Norma J. Abernathy

December 19, 1928January 25, 2011

Of Jackson, went to spend eternity with her Lord on January 25, 2011 at the age of 82. She was born in Mountain Home, Arkansas on December 19, 1928. She was preceded in death by her husband, William Martin Abernathy; and grandson, David Troy McMurtrie. She leaves behind two children, Troy (Brenda) Abernathy of Pleasant Lake, Donella (Wayne) Jones of Knoxville, Tennessee; two grandchildren, Dawn (Steve) Filippine, Denise (Matthew) Morgan; two great-grandchildren, Spencer Matthew Morgan, Leonardo Lewis Filippine; brother, Charles Walter Brunson of Kevil, Kentucky; and a very special friend, Ed Young. Norma was a member of Grace Church. She retired from K-Mart at the age of 80 after many years of service. We rejoice that she is whole again and celebrating in heaven with her family and friends that have gone on before her. This is not the end...but the beginning. A special thanks to Great Lakes Hospice for their care and support. Funeral services will be held Friday, January 28, 2011 at 11 a.m. at the funeral home with Pastor Jerry Bailey officiating. Family will receive friends Thursday, January 27 from 4 to 7 p.m. Burial will be at Hillcrest Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to Great Lakes Hospice.

Chas. J. Burden & Son Funeral Home 1806 E. Michigan Avenue Jackson, Michigan 49202 (517) 784-3104


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Dixie R

January 29, 2011

Our thoughts and prayer's are you and your family.

Teresa Brown

January 29, 2011

Norma was truelly a great person. I had the privalge of being able to be her hair stylist for the last 4 years. She was always so sweet and funny. I will miss her dearly. God bless you all.

Magi Yarbrough

January 28, 2011

I am blessed to be able to say I knew Norma. I know you will miss her. She now walks the streets in heaven. My prayers are with you. She left behind such good memories. Magi Yarbrough

January 27, 2011

deepest sympathy to Norma's family. I worked with her 1964 she was the nicest ,sweetest lady ,a good friend to all that knew her.
Betty Burton-Curry

Kathy (Curtiss) Tallman

January 27, 2011

I have known Norma since I was a young girl going into Matthew's 5 & 10. Then I got to really know her when she and I worked for my grandparents Orrin (Con) & Ruby Converse at RuCon's Party Store. We were reconnected when my niece Holly and Dave were in a tragic accident together that took Dave's life. All of our lives were forever changed that night. Norma was a very sweet and caring person who will be missed. My thoughts and prayers go out to the family.

Phyllis Lowery

January 27, 2011

Troy, Brenda & Family, I loved your Mom. I knew your Mom & Dad since the early 60's. I really enjoyed the pictures. She & I were on a Sun Sch party committee at Gorham...I enjoyed that pict. We belonged to the B'Day club/Secret Pal w/our wonderful friend Gerry DeCoste. Thank you for sharing the picts. I'll be thinking of you Fri.

gretchen milliman

January 27, 2011

norma was the sweetest person at kmart while i worked there. she will be sadly missed by myself and my mother. her family is in my prayers.

David Wilson

January 27, 2011

Donna, Our deepest sympathy during this time of loss.

Harry Porter

January 26, 2011

Troy and brenda and family sorry to hear of your loss you will be in my thoughts and prayers.
Harry Porter

shirl stutz

January 26, 2011

Absent from her body,now present with her Lord.
Troy,Brenda and family,we love you.Shirley and Rick