Joanne Walton Norris

Joanne Walton Norris, 74, wife of Martin Thomas Norris, Sr., died Monday, May 28, 2018, at Palmetto Health Tuomey Hospital.


Born in Sumter, she was a daughter of the late Johnnie James Walton and Ruby Lee Lloyd Walton.


Mrs. Norris was a member of St. Anne Catholic Church and was a retired licensed practical nurse at Tuomey Hospital.


Surviving are her husband of Sumter; one son, David Anthony Norris (Veronica) of Sumter; one brother, Johnny Mack Walton (Nancy) of Sumter; one sister, Jean Mimmick of Myrtle Beach; an adopted daughter, Dawn Helen Francis (Ronnie) of Clyde, NC; three grandchildren, Austin Goff, Jordan Goff and Angel Christmas.


She was preceded in death by a son, Martin “Mark” T. Norris, Jr. and a brother, Earl Preston Walton.


Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association, Memorial & Tribute Processing Center, 4217 Park Place Court, Glen Allen, VA  23060-9979. 


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Elmore Hill McCreight Funeral Home & Crematory, 221 Broad Street, Sumter, is in charge of the arrangements (803) 775-9386.