Norma Mae Deas
August 27, 1932 – April 1, 2018
Norma Mae Morrison Deas
Norma M. Deas left her earthly body and joined Jesus in Heaven early on Easter morning, Sunday, April 1, 2018 at Parks Senior Living. She was 85 years old. She was born August 27, 1932 in Patmos, Arkansas to Eva Mae Stiles Morrison and Everad L. Morrison. She grew up in Hope, Arkansas, where she played basketball and was valedictorian of her senior class in 1950. There, she met the love of her life, Clifton M. Deas, and they married June 22, 1950. They were married 52 years until Cliff passed away in 2002. Norma was a long-time resident of Odessa and worked in the insurance business for over 30 years. She was a member of Beta Sigma Fi, and a member of Vine Baptist Church. Norma loved reading, listening to music, cooking for her family and playing with her grand-children. She was beautiful, fun and she loved her family unconditionally.
Funeral Services are scheduled for Thursday, April 5, 2018 at 1:00 p.m. in the chapel at Frank W Wilson Funeral Home, followed by a graveside service at the Ector County Cemetery. Johnny Touchstone is officiating. Visitation for family and friends will be held Wednesday, April 4, 2018 from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. at the funeral home.
Norma was preceded in death by her husband, Clifton M. Deas; her parents, Eva Mae and Everad Morrison, and her grandson, Coby Dale Uhlhorn. She is survived by her daughter, Lisa Uhlhorn and son-in-law Billy, step-son Glen Deas and wife Ann, sisters Nadine Stringer, Sandee Campbell and husband Ralph, brothers Leon Morrison and Larry Morrison and wife Jan, granddaughter Heather Spruill and husband Gordon Spruill, and great-grandchildren Ashley Uhlhorn, Jonathan Spruill, Krystal Spruill and Bethany Spruill and numerous nieces and nephews.
The family would like to thank the staff at Parks Senior Living for the loving and compassionate care they gave her in the last years of her life.
- Clifton M. Deas, Husband
- Eva Mae Stiles Morrison, Mother
- Everad L. Morrison, Father
- Coby Dale Uhlhorn, Grandson
- Lisa Uhlhorn, Daughter
- Billy Uhlhorn, Son-in-law
- Glen & Ann (wife) Deas, Step-son
- Nadine Stringer, Sister
- Sandee & Ralph (husband) Campbell, Sister
- Leon Morrison, Brother
- Larry & Jan (wife) Morrison, Brother
- Heather & Gordon (husband) Spruill, Granddaughter
- Ashley Uhlhorn, Great Granddaughter
- Jonathan Spruill, Great Grandson
- Bethany Spruill, Great Granddaughter
- John Rodgers, Active
- Jonathan Spruill, Active
- Gordon Spruill, Active
- Havenn Zarate, Active
- Jimmy Sawyers, Active
- Matthew Stringer, Active
- Visitation Wednesday, April 4, 2018
- Services Thursday, April 5, 2018
Norma Mae Deas
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April 5, 2018
Aunt Norma was one the most beautiful, loving, and influential women in my life. I have so many awesome memories to choose from for just one. I do remember and always looked forward to, that when you stepped into her home or heart you felt her unconditional love. I love you my Aunt "Nornie" and you will be forever in my heart.
April 5, 2018
Gran has always been there, ready to talk, listen or make a bowl of ice cream. She loved to tell the story of how her and Papa met. How she thought she was having a boy only to find she'd been blessed with a beautiful girl. She was always direct and ready for hugs. I love her and will miss her greatly as will all of my family.