OBITUARY

Toni Ayo Ayo Norris

September 7, 1953March 24, 2011

“Though I WALKED through the valley of the shadow of death, I FEARED no evil, for now I am with Jesus. Now I will dwell in the house of the Lord for EVER”

NEW IBERIA – Funeral services will be conducted for Toni Ayo Norris, age 57, 2:00 pm on Monday, March 28, 2011 at Evangeline Funeral Home. Pastor Dave Rousse of Faith Cathedral will officiate. Interment will follow in Memorial Park Cemetery. A gathering of family and friends will be held at Evangeline Funeral Home on Sunday from 3:00 pm until 9:00 pm, with a prayer service to be held at 6:00 pm. The funeral home will reopen on Monday from 8:00 am until services. A native and resident of New Iberia, Toni passed away peacefully on Thursday, March 24, 2011 at her residence. Toni was born September 7, 1953 to Lodge and Stella Borres Ayo in Morgan City, but was raised in New Iberia. She was a chef, and worked with many different catering companies, oilfield companies, deli's, and with the school board throughout her cooking career. She loved preparing meals daily for family and friends and enjoyed the fellowship shared by all. She leaves behind many fond memories that will forever be cherished by all who knew and loved her. Survivors include her one and only child Toby James Norris and wife Brandie Norris; and three beloved grandchildren (one of God’s biggest blessings) McKinley, Noah and Rylee, Norris her dear angels. She is preceded in death by her parents, Lodge & Stella Borres Ayo, her grandparents Tom & Marie Borres, and her aunt Pearl Fequa of Gretna, LA. Pallbearers will be Beatrice Decoux, Scotty Romero, Berna Brossard “Duson”, Terry Norris, Linda Gale Myers & Beau Norris. Her one and only grandson, the love of her life, her lil man Noah N., will serve as Honorary Pallbearer. Toni wrote a special thank you note that read, “A special Thank You to my son, Toby and grandson Noah, who was always there to help me, with all their love. Noah, my little angel, helped get my breathing machine and would sleep close by to make sure everything was alright. All that he did, he did with a deep and pure heart. God is good!” “Also to my pet Liza, and to my ex-husband, Terry J. Norris and his wife LaWanda, and to my dear friends that were always there for me, old and new, so many that I can’t name them all, but they know who they are. I want you all to know how much I love you. What a beautiful blessing from God.” A very special thanks to Dee & Burn for helping me take care of my mother through these very rough past weeks. You both were heaven sent. God bless & thanks, Toby Norris!!! To view the online obituary, video tribute and sign the guestbook, please visit HYPERLINK "http://www.evangelinefuneralhome.com" www.evangelinefuneralhome.com Evangeline Funeral Home of New Iberia (337) 364-1881 is in charge of arrangements.

Services

  • Funeral Service Monday, March 28, 2011
  • Visitation Sunday, March 27, 2011
  • Prayer Service Sunday, March 27, 2011
  • Visitation Monday, March 28, 2011
REMEMBERING

Toni Ayo Ayo Norris

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Tiffany Keel

April 1, 2011

Toni say hi to Mamma and nanny for me. I know y'all are in a better place and having fun. Toby I so sorry for your lost my prayers are with you and your family

Sharon "J J " Onellion

March 29, 2011

Toni you were a dear friend always. May you rest peacefully now. Toby, I pray for you and your family. May Liza give y'all as much joy as she did your mother. Hold on to those beautiful memories. God Bless!

McKinley Norris

March 29, 2011

dear,Maw Maw Toni this is Mckinley i just wanted to let you know that you are a strong woman who lived life to the fullest and i just wanted to say i will always remember you as the funnest grandma EVER! I Love You<3

Marlene Broussard

March 28, 2011

Toby,
We are so sorry for your loss. I attended school with your Mom and never realized you were her son until today.Again I am so sorry for your loss.

Bonnie R Vedrines

March 28, 2011

Toby sorry to hear of your mom passing.she was a wounderful person ,and will be miss by all that knew her. GOD BLESS You and Yours.

Jewel Hebert

March 28, 2011

Celebrating a life well lived.
All will cherish the memories forever. Always take comfort in knowing that now you have a special guardian angel to watch over you. Sorry for you loss Toby!!

Vicky Romero

March 28, 2011

Toni, how I sat still and gave thought to all our "growing up" years.I look around and I see so many of my friends are gone....Time,can get stolen,but our memories live on forever...Rest In Peace My Beautiful Friend

SHELIA Simon

March 28, 2011

Toby you and your family have my deepest condolence love you

DIANNA DELCAMBRE

March 28, 2011

OH MY,HOW THE MANY MEMORIE'S CAME POURING BACK AS I VIEWED THOSE BEAUTIFUL PICTURE'S,REMEMBERING OUR CHILDHOOD DAY'S..TO ALL OF HER LOVING FAMILY,YOUR PEACE WILL COME IN MEMORIE'S, AND FROM KNOWING YOU DID ALL YOU COULD FOR HER WHILE SHE WAS ALIVE~GOD BLESS AND KEEP YOU ALL.WE WILL REMEMBER YOU IN PRAYER..DIANNA & BRIEN DELCAMBRRE

Miss Tina and Mr. Curtis Romero

March 27, 2011

Toby, I am so sorry for your lost. Our prayers are with you and your family.