BLOOMINGTON- Lavenia Marie Norris, 87, Bloomington, formerly of Mitchell, passed away at 10:50 a.m. Friday, May 18, 2007, at Hospitality House in Bloomington.
Born March 3, 1920, in Muncie, she was the daughter of Noah and Goldie (Cooper) English. She married Louis Redding January 27, 1951, and her second marriage was to Paul Norris on March 16, 1974.
Surviving: a niece and nephew who were reared in her home,
Sharon J. Brown and husband, William T., Bloomington
Kenneth Lee Hall, Bloomington
Stephanie Sears, San Francisco, CA
and a host of honorary grandchildren and great grandchildren
Her parents; both husbands; daughter, Patricia Sears; sisters: Margaret English, Irene English, Maribelle English, Golda Goode, and Anna Hall; and brothers: Henry, Noah, and Eugene English, preceded her in death.
Funeral service will be at 7:00 p.m. Tuesday, May 22, at the Second Baptist Church, Bloomington, with Rev. Bruce Rose, Rev. Donald Griffith, and Rev. Marvin Chandler officiating.
Friends may call from 4:00 p.m. until the service on Tuesday at the church.
Graveside service will be at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday at Mitchell Cemetery.