OBITUARY

Patsy Harwell Norris

March 27, 1948April 3, 2019
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Patsy Harwell Norris, a resident of Crane Hill, Alabama passed away at her home on April 3, 2019 at the age of 71.

Patsy Owned and operated Secretarial Office Services “SOS” in Vestavia, Alabama. She was the first woman to join the Kiwanis Club in Hoover. She was a very outgoing person and never met a stranger. She enjoyed the outdoors, music, and Alabama football. She loved her family dearly and cherished all the time she was able to spend with her children and grandchildren.

Patsy was preceded in death by her husband, Ray Norris; parents, Eva and William M. Harwell; sisters, Deana Eddins and Sue Boone, and a brother, Joe Harwell.

Patsy is survived by her son, Roddie Morris, Jr., and a daughter, Amanda Meredith Snyder (Michael; five grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and a host of friends.

Celebration of life visitation will be held on Monday, April 8, 2019 at Ridout’s Gardendale Chapel in the Fireside Room from 11:00 am until 12:00 noon followed by a graveside service at 12:15 pm in Oakwood Memorial Gardens, Gardendale, Alabama.

Services

  • Celebration of Life Visitation Monday, April 8, 2019
  • Graveside Service Monday, April 8, 2019
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Patsy Harwell Norris

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Wayne King

April 5, 2019

Forty years or more,what a great friend.i was her StateFarm agent..One year I told Patsy I needed 14 rooms at the golden moon casino,and was bringing 14 millionaires and their wife’s,she said are you sure they have money and I said they are all agents in my district...she gave us everything we wanted...free rooms and golf...she was always helping people..we will all miss her...rest in peace ...my friend

Anna Trott

April 5, 2019

Roddie took me to my first prom. I was a sophomore at John Carroll and he was a Junior at Vestavia. Roddie’s mom was courageous enough to have everyone over to their house after the dance. I will never forget, I was the only one who wasn’t allowed to spend the night. I remember Patsy driving me home safely in order to make my curfew, which was a long drive from her house. The whole time I kept apologizing for the inconvenience (&probably sobbing too, bc it just wasn’t FAIR That I had to go home!! LOL). Patsy just kept rubbing my arm, reassuring me I was no trouble. I kept waiting for her to get upset or stop wanting to talk to me and all my teenage woes. But she never did. She made me feel welcome, but also found a way to make me smile & not be so upset with my folks for having a curfew. I remember getting out of her car, feeling like an adult finally “got me”. Which was quite the feat for Patsy, bc I also remember being pretty resentful and mad at my parents for seemingly being so strict. She had a magic touch about her, that’s for sure! 20 years later, I can still see her looking over at me and smiling and laughing, windows down, in that tan Mercedes, and making me feel like I was right where I was supposed to be. Xoxo love you Patsy and Roddie

Noah and Cheryl Bowman

April 4, 2019

My heart is breaking at the loss of my dear cousin, Patsy. I have so many memories from our childhood and many years after. I will not be able to attend due to a medical procedure scheduled for Monday morning, but please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers during this time of grief. She will not be forgotten! ❤️ I want to share the photo I took, when I visited her on New Years Day. (She tried to delete it, when I showed it to her.😊)

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