Norma (Sizemore) Lord
October 25, 1925 – February 6, 2020
Services for Norma Sizemore Lord, 94, of Etoile, will be held at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, February 11, 2020 in the Gipson Funeral Home Chapel, with Luther Bolenbarker and Jason Trick officiating. Interment will follow in the Garden of Memories Memorial Park.
Mrs. Lord was born October 25, 1925 in Groveton, Texas, the daughter of the late Mary Velma (Martin) and E. V. Sizemore. She passed away Thursday, February 6, 2020 at her residence.
Norma grew up on a farm in Pennington, Texas and loved country living. She graduated from Pennington High School. She moved to Lufkin in 1943 where she met Ernest Lord and married him in 1945. They were married for 57-1/2 years. She was employed at Cavanaugh Jewelry. Norma was a member of Herty Church of Christ.
She and Ernest moved to Etoile in 1976 where they designed and built a home on the shores of Lake Sam Rayburn. There, Norma enjoyed fishing, boating and bird watching. She also loved to travel.
Survivors include her son, James Frederick Lord; grandchildren, Jennie Piotrowski and husband Tom, Chris Lord, and Heather Jackson and husband Michael; great-grandchildren, Devin, Destiny, Dakota, Sailor, Colton and Kinsey; sister-in-law, Gloria Sizemore; brother, Royce Sizemore and wife Linda; and a number of nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.
Norma was preceded in death by her husband, Ernest Edward Lord; father and mother, E. V. and Velma (Martin) Sizemore; brothers, James Sizemore, Pete Sizemore and Jerry Sizemore; sisters, Tiny Montgomery and Gloria Wideman; and daughter-in-law, Shirley Lord.
Pallbearers will be Devin Lord, Dakota Lord, Jerry Maxwell Sizemore, Mike Lamb, Dennis Johnston, Jerry Montgomery and Ronnie Montgomery.
- James Frederick Lord, Son
- Jennie Piotrowski and husband Tom, Granddaughter
- Chris Lord, Grandson
- Heather Jackson and husband Michael, Granddaughter
- Devin, Destiny, Dakota, Sailor, Colton and Kinsey, Great-Grandchildren
- Gloria Sizemore, Sister-in-Law
- Royce Sizemore and wife Linda, Brother
Norma was also survived by a number of nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.
Shewas preceded in death by her husband, Ernest Edward Lord; father and mother, E. V. and Velma (Martin) Sizemore; brothers, James Sizemore, Pete Sizemore and Jerry Sizemore; sisters, Tiny Montgomery and Gloria Wideman; and daughter-in-law, Shirley Lord.
- Devin Lord, Active
- Dakota Lord, Active
- Jerry Maxwell Sizemore, Active
- Mike Lamb, Active
- Dennis Johnston, Active
- Jerry Montgomery, Active
- Ronnie Montgomery, Active
- Visitation Monday, February 10, 2020
- Funeral Service Tuesday, February 11, 2020
Norma (Sizemore) Lord
February 9, 2020
Steve and I are praying for the family of this sweet christian lady. We have lived in the neighborhood with her for twenty years. She has been a blessing to us, our children and all of the other neighbors. We will miss her.
February 8, 2020
MS. Lord was always a sweet and kind lady.
All of you are in my Thoughts and Prayers.
(( M. L. ))
February 7, 2020
Tracy and I have lived next door to Norma for 14 years, and it has been a very special time. I would have coffee with her (Norma had coffee & soda for me) almost every week. She was a very special friend, (more like a mother) and neighbor. One year she ask me to walk around the neighborhood with her (she was in her 80's) so we did. She did better than I did on some days, but she really enjoyed herself.
Tracy and I will really miss seeing and talking with her.
Love Kay and Tracy Schory