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Grammier-Oberle Funeral Home

4841 39th Street, Port Arthur, TX

OBITUARY

Barbara Viator Norwood

August 25, 1934March 28, 2020

Barbara “Granny” Viator Norwood, 85, received her angel wings on Saturday, March 28, 2020 in Port Neches. Barbara was born in Coto, Louisiana to Anthony and Mable Viator. She moved to Port Arthur as a young girl and was a proud graduate of Thomas Jefferson High School Class of 1953. She met and married the love of her life, J.D. Norwood. She worked for Port Arthur Teachers Federal Credit Union. She was very involved in the community, from volunteering in Port Arthur schools, founding board member of Mardi Gras of Southeast Texas, to being honored to help at her church, Saint Catherine, in any way needed. Barbara was a people person, always had a smile on her face, always trying to help others and always made everyone around her feel special. One of her biggest life enjoyments was being involved with anything that her grandchildren were doing. She became known as “Granny” to everyone that met her. She is preceded in death by her parents, husband and brother Gerald Viator. She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Toya and Merv Hebert; granddaughters Chrissy Huotari; Amy Hill-husband Travis; and grandson, John Hebert-wife Leslie. She leaves behind great grandchildren: Mackenzie Huotari, Bailey Huotari, Arinn Hebert, Aidenn Hebert, Lillian Hill, Lauryn Hill and Riley Hill. A Memorial Mass we be celebrated 2:00pm Monday, July 13, 2020 at St. Catherine of Sienna Catholic Church, where the family will receive friends from 1:00pm until the service hour. Please join the family in prayer as they celebrate her life.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.grammier-oberle.com for the Norwood family.

Services

13 July

Visitation

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

St Catherine of Sienna Catholic Church

3840 Woodrow Drive
Port Arthur, Texas 77642

13 July

Memorial Mass of Christian Burial

2:00 pm

St Catherine of Sienna Catholic Church

3840 Woodrow Drive
Port Arthur, Texas 77642

Memories

Barbara Viator Norwood

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Georgia Caillouet

April 1, 2020

My Deepest Sympathy goes out Toya Hebert and her family for the loss of mother. Front the family of Georgia Caillouet. 🙏

Darlene Landry

April 1, 2020

I remember Barbara's kind heart and always willing to help. She was always so much fun to be around.....those many occasions at St Catherine's church needed a volunteer.....Barbara was always first to volunteer then recruit others. I thank God to have known her.

Rosalie Johnson

April 1, 2020

I remember all the years working Mardi Gras with Granny, had so much fun. Hardest working,giving lady. She will be missed

Jimmy Fitch

March 31, 2020

We're so sorry to hear of Barbara's death. She was a dear friend for many years.. love and sympathy to all of you. Jimmy and Audrey Fitch

Robert Durio

March 31, 2020

It is hard to say goodbye to a high school classmate, co-worker of many years and most of all a great friend. My sympathy, thoughts and prayers go out to her family.

Ellen Garacci

March 31, 2020

So many wonderful childhood memories visiting in Port Arthur. It was always like a mini-vacation to go visit "Aunt" Barbara and "Uncle" J.D. Much fun with our cousins. Rest in peace and love to all of our family.

Pat Sierra

March 30, 2020

Barbara was always smiling and ready to help me, never letting me know that I should have already known the answer. She was kind to everyone, and was ready to tell you funny stories about her grandchildren.

Barbara will be greatly missed.

Joyce Nelson

March 30, 2020

My sincere condolence to the Norwood family and friends. May God continue to strengthen all of you. She was a beautiful and kind person.

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY