Cummings & Davis Funeral Home

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Norrine Shirley Gilham

June 16, 1933October 24, 2019

Long time Streetsboro resident Norrine Gilham, nee Burks, age 86, passed away on October 24, 2019. She was born in East Liverpool, Ohio on June 16, 1933 one of seven children born to James and Alice Burks. She was a 1951 graduate of East Liverpool High School. Norrine was a long time employee of the East Cleveland Public Schools. There, she worked in food service at Superior Elementary, Kirk Junior High ultimately working in management at Shaw Public High School for the remainder of her career. After moving to Streetsboro in 2001, Norrine began working part-time at Kent State University. Her dedication to service earned her a Quality Services Team Distinguished Staff Recognition Award Nomination. Norrine retired from Kent State University in 2012. Norrine is survived by sons, Timothy (Brenda) of Richmond Heights, Gregory (Audrey) of North Royalton, Steven of Streetsboro, and daughter Alicia O’Connor (Michael) of Oakton, Virginia. She leaves behind 13 grandchildren: Shannon, David, Sonnet, Rachael, Michael Jr, Brandi, Nicole Norrine, John, Carol, Sara, Jessica, Ashlee and Matthew. Six great-grandchildren: Sidney, Isabelle, Lucius, Azjah, Francis and Alexander. Norrine is also survived by her beloved sisters Billie Rose, Carol Ann, brother James and brothers-in-laws, Andrew Gilham and Walter Hicks. In addition to many nieces, nephews and friends. Norrine was preceded in death by her mother, father, sisters (Carlotta, Betty Mae, Jeannette) and husband (Sylvester).


  • Visitation Friday, November 8, 2019
  • Wake Saturday, November 9, 2019
  • Funeral Service Saturday, November 9, 2019


Norrine Shirley Gilham

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Janet Kovach

November 10, 2019

Rest in Peace "Mom". You will be missed by many.❤

Shannon Gilham

November 1, 2019


You define what a grandmother should be, from birth to my last hug and kiss. You were always so much more to me though. Our moments together have always only brought me endless joy, warmth to my heart, a smile on my face, laughter from my soul, music in my ears, delicious bites to my mouth, and pep in my steps. Thank you for your sweet loving voice behind that beautiful smile and for your warm loving embrace...the best medicines to numb the pain I feel knowing that you are gone.

Love Shannon Charisse

Steven Gilham

October 31, 2019

Mom the world was a brighter place with you in it. Not only were you my mom your were my best friend the love that you gave me was the best love any mom could give there child. Your a great grandma to your grandkids and a great friend for those you knew I will miss you very very much and my love for you and dad will be forever. Love you for every and always Steven

Mark Lewis

October 30, 2019

We have lost a wonderful person. My thoughts and prayers to the family.

elaine moore

October 30, 2019

Norrine was a wonderful woman i ever worked with here at kent state university she was another grandma to me she always know how to make my bad day go away and make me smile she was always loving and supportive and caring i well miss her laughter and smile and amazing hugs she always made my day better i well forever miss her and grandpa and they are finally together again. I love ya grandma and i well miss you so much. And prayers to the steve and the rest of gilham family i am so sorry for your loss my heart goes out to you and your family.