James Norris Hecker

May 7, 1956November 28, 2018

Garner James Norris Hecker, 62, passed away on Wednesday, November 28, 2018. A memorial service will be held on Thursday, December 6, 2018 at 1:00pm at the Garner Church of God.

He had many passions in life including watching the Three Stooges, playing horseshoes and attending church. Recently, he was a member of the Church of God in Garner. Before that, he attended Wake Forest Church of God.

James is survived by his sister, Barbara Ann Goad and husband, Terry, of Wake Forest; brothers, Ricky Lane Hecker and David Wayne Hecker, both of Garner; nephew, David Hecker; sister in law, Mary Beth Hecker; aunt, Pearl Barefoot and husband, William; uncle, Bobby Clifton and wife, Judy; uncle, Bill Clifton and wife, Sue; cousins, Lynn and Peggy Clifton as well as cousins in Portsmouth, VA and close friends, Roger and Helen Barbour. He is preceded in death by his parents, James and Elizabeth Hecker.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Children's Home Society of NC, 2200 E 7th St, Charlotte, NC 28204.


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Dorinda Hayes

December 23, 2018

I loved Norris just like a brother. We spent decades together, and grew up together from the time I was 11 years old. I loved his family. He had wonderful friends and a lot of people in the Oakwood neighborhood that loved him dearly.
People like my mother, and Teresa Peedin, the Lanes. A lot of people missed Norris.
Roger and Helen so selfishly just snatched him out of that neighborhood, and pretty much never let him even have any contact with his friends or anybody that cared about him over there at all. ,
There are alot of people that never got to see him again, and would have liked to said goodbye to him. A lot of people like my mother who died two months ago and loved Norris dearly. She was just recently asking about him and wanting to see Norris so bad.
I have tons and tons of pictures of Norris and all of us having fun from the time I was 12 years old. A lot of people cared a lot about Norris that never got to see Norris again. I was broken hearted to see he had passed. I had just been thinking about Norris, and just decided to do a Google search to see if I could find Norris.. I came up with the obituary.
I am so sorry to David, Ricky and Barbara and the family. Norris was a pure and very special soul.

Debbie Pajula (Blazonin)

November 30, 2018

Dear David , Davey, Barbara, and Ricky,
We were so sorry to hear of Norris’ unexpected death. I will always remember what a wonderful guy he was! We only met him a few times while visiting in North Carolina, but whenever we did, his friendliness and kindness radiated from him to us. He was a very special man! Our mom, Judy Blazonin, loved him dearly; and he was SO kind and good to her. She really enjoyed visiting with Norris! Perhaps the two of them are visiting together now ....with Ann and Jimmy and our dad, Frank. Know that your family is in our thoughts and prayers!!!
Sincerely, Debbie and Dave Pajula

Maribeth Hecker

November 30, 2018

My deepest sympathies to David, Barbara, and Ricky Hecker. You had an amazingly sweet brother who I hold dear in my heart and always will. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. I will remember Norris coming through my door with that big smile who was always charming, fun loving, and happy. I have many memories of Norris and they all make me smile. May you rest in peace by God's side with your mom and dad my friend. Your missed. Many blessings to the family
Much Love Maribeth