James Edward Norris

10/15/1939 - 11/08/2021


James Edward Norris

10/15/1939 - 11/08/2021


Obituary For James Edward Norris

James Edward Norris, 82, of Richlands, went home to be with his savior on November 8, 2021. He was born on October 15th, 1939, to the late Benjamin and Viola Wells Norris. James was also proceeded in death by his daughter Laurrie Ann Norris Kane, two granddaughters, Amy Cameron and Lexi Norris, five brothers and two sisters. He is survived by his loving wife of 51 years, Betty Crews Norris, son Michael Norris (Gail), daughter Lisa Williams (Russell) of Richlands, son Eddie Norris (Joanne) of Wallace, and daughter Wanda Brown (Donald) of Currie, along with eight grandchildren, ten great-grandchildren, brother John Norris, sisters Perline Davis and Evelyn Parker and his faithful pup, Oreo.

James loved his family and enjoyed spending time with them. He was always ready to tell a story or joke, he had a contagious laugh and could often be found watching a good western or his all-time favorite, wrestling. If fishing is allowed in heaven, it is certain that he is wetting a hook, as his body wouldn’t allow for it in his later years.

The visitation for James will be held Friday evening from 6-8pm at Christian Community Church, 732 Nine Mile Rd, Richlands, NC. A funeral service will also be held at Christian Community Church on Saturday at 2pm with reverends Anthony Davis and Tim Norris officiating.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Johnson Funeral Home 2685 Henderson Road, Jacksonville. Share condolences to the family at www.johnsonfhnc.com.

Photos & Video

Add New Photos & Video


  • 11/10/2021

    My heartfelt condolences to Mr. Norris' family. You will miss him greatly, but I pray your memories will comfort your hearts.

  • 11/10/2021

    James, I will truly miss you and pray to see you in heaven one day. You have been my inspiration and I will never forget how gentle, kind, and humble you are. God Bless You as you have bless others. Wish I could be back home to see you. Always in my heart. Willow

Add a Candle

Click a candle below to add a candle to your message.


For older obituaries, please visit our obituary archive by clicking on the button below.

Call Now Button