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Joanne Norris

Obituary of 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.