Norma L. Lane
August 6, 1935 – May 29, 2021
Norma L. Lane was born August 6, 1935 in Middletown, OH to Albert Covington and Erma Cline. After prolonged illness, she took her final rest on May 29, 2021 at home in Columbus, GA surrounded by family. She will be remembered as a most caring, loving, and genuinely compassionate person with a joyful spirit and infectious sense of humor.
As a young child, Norma grew up in Nashville, TN and after graduation, moved to Philadelphia, PA to pursue a nursing career after training at Hahnemann University Hospital. She eventually met and married Carlo C. Lane, and their union was blessed with one daughter, Rochelle. After marrying and relocating to Moorestown, NJ, Norma continued her professional nursing career spanning over ten years of local hospital and nursing home care prior to the family move to Florida.
Also active in the church, school, and Moorestown community, Norma engaged in various civic and social organizations. She was an active education and school volunteer, offering her expertise as Room Mother and volunteer school nurse for the local elementary school system. She also volunteered with the local Girl Scout troops as a troop nurse for eight years. As an active member of Second Baptist Church, she participated in the Adult Choir and chaired the Education Committee for over five years. She also enjoyed hosting community dinners as an active participant in the local Newcomer's Club, a community organization focused on welcoming new residents to the Moorestown community. She also enjoyed relaxing and having fun with friends as a member of the Moorestown Bowling League for several years.
After the family relocated to Lehigh, FL, Norma enjoyed a long and successful career with the Lee County Health Department from which she retired after over 20 years of dedicated field service in public health and private-duty nursing at Shell Point Retirement Community. Once again Norma continued her commitment to her faith and community. As an active member of First Baptist Church of Lehigh and eventually New Life and First Assembly of God Ministries, Norma continued to share her love of music through her participation in the church choir and enthusiastically continued to be an active school volunteer throughout her daughter's high school years as a band booster. Her community service flourished with her active membership in the Lehigh Acres Pilot Club for over five years serving as chapter president and multiple appointments as convention delegate. In further support of her Ft. Myers community, she was a volunteer and honorary member of the Florida Sheriff's Association receiving a Distinguished Service Award.
Upon her retirement from the Lee County Health Department, Norma became a full-time care nurse for her "adopted family" Marc & Lori Collins. Having lived with Marc & Lori for over 15 years, she was no longer just Lori's nurse and caretaker, but truly was embraced by their entire family as another devoted family member. Norma leaves behind to cherish her memory her only daughter Rochelle Lane Odom (Bill), grandsons William S. Odom, III (Shelby) and Bryan Quinn Odom, nieces Cynthia Bellamy and Kelli J. Reid, nephew Charles Ware, Jr., special family Marcus Collins, and a host of relatives, family, and special friends.
Visitation will be held at Hodges Funeral Home at Lee Memorial Park on Saturday, June 12th from 1:30 pm until the time of the funeral service at 2:30. Interment will take place immediately following the service in Lee Memorial Park Cemetery. Arrangements by Hodges Funeral Home at Lee Memorial Park. (239) 334-4880
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