ForeverMissed

This memorial website was created in the memory of our precious mother, Norma Mitchell Davis ("Honey") who was born on April 16, 1926 and passed away on January 3, 2011. 

Momma... We will all miss you more than our words could ever express.  We pray that you will now dance again.... sing to your mother... and grow a beautiful garden in heaven.  

 

 

Posted by mary Lou mcwhorter on February 6, 2011
Mary Lou McWhorter Candle lit Feb 2nd, 2011
Will always remember Norma as she brought me to Mary Kay with her as she wanted me to learn the power of Positive Thinking. She was always an inspiration , also as she took care of so many elderly persons and they often came before her in her way of life.
also her beautiful flower gardens which were so beautiful.
Posted by Gail Adams on January 19, 2011
I was so fortunate to have met Norma. She became my closest friend and confidant. Norma was one of those rare people who not only saw the glass half full, she would pour the contents into a smaller glass and hand you a full one. If everything around her seemed to be crumbling, she would gather the crumbs and hand you a cake. Norma made the world a better place and me a better person. I love her.
Posted by Brooke Cox on January 12, 2011
While I didn't know Norma very well, I do know that she made my grandfather, Bob Hamill, very happy in his later years. He would beam when he was around her, and for that I'm truly grateful. Norma's warm smile and sweet disposition will live on in my memory.
Posted by ken hamill on January 11, 2011
Hello Lou Ann and Norma,

Your Mom (Norma) sure brightened up my Dad's life for several years until his death. And, perhaps vice versa. They always seemed to be laughing and kidding with each other. Always had fun with them when we visited Tampa, especially when we took them to dinner. We never knew which one would select what they would eat.

Life goes on, but the memories linger. Thanks Noma
Posted by audra miller on January 10, 2011
Best wishes and condolences.
-Raymond Miller
Ballsat Point-Class of 1941
Plant High-Class of 1944
Posted by Barbara Wilder on January 10, 2011
I will always remember my Aunt Norma as being very beautiful. When we were children at our nanny's house we would go to the part to play (The park was several blocks away) and when it was time to come home Aunt Norma could step out on the front porch and we kids could hear her whistle for us to come home. Good memories always!Love Barbara
Posted by Kanda McMullen on January 9, 2011
Grandma Davis, you were a beautiful person inside and out. I have always been impressed by your strength and determination and strive to exhibit those same characteristics in my own life. You were loving and kind and always put others first. We love you very much and will miss you.
Posted by Jan Kanoy on January 9, 2011
Norma; I first met you in Mary Kay where you were once a Red Jacket leader. You always had a smile and was so helpful to others. I miss your smiling face in our MBC church choir before you left. Several other MK friends and I were just speaking of you just last week. May you rest in peace in His arms.
Posted by jesse beasley on January 9, 2011
Grandma Davis, you were always a light to the world for this family and for all those you touched. I didn't have a whole lot of time with you in my lifetime with you, but all the times I did have, you always had words of wisdom and ways of teaching things about life that otherwise seemed unimportant. Thank you for touching my life and the lives of others that you came in contact with. We love you
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Posted by Lou Ann Ehret on April 16, 2021
Happy Birthday, Momma!! You have been on my mind a lot lately... as Tom and I have moved back to Florida to be closer to family. We have some beautiful flowers in our front yard and they bring you to my mind because I remember how much you loved your garden. I love and miss you, Momma... every day.
Posted by Charles R Beasley on April 16, 2021
♫ Happy Birthday to You, ♪ Happy Birthday to You, ♫ Happy Birthday My Momma, ♪ Happy Birthday to You ! ♫  ♥ I Love and Miss You !! ♥
Posted by Ellanora Hamill on April 16, 2021
Lou Ann, Tom and Family...thinking of you today on Norma's 95th birthday. We never stop missing our parents and know that you have fond memories.
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I miss you so much, Mom.

Shared by Lou Ann Ehret on January 3, 2015

I remember... My Mom's love for God and Family - in that order - above all else.

I remember... Her love for music and her musical talent.  ... She often told us, "You can't be angry when you are singing."  How true. She would encouraged us to sing or whistle. Then she would join in. ... she would even whistle "in harmony" with my brother and me - and it would create an "overtone" which always made us laugh out loud.

I remember her hugs. They were always so warm and comforting. Every time she had the opportunity... she told us how much she cared. To this day, I can hear her saying "I love you, Lou".  Because of her... I believe that is the best thing any parent can do for their children.

She had a way of giving everything she could to others - always putting other people ahead of herself. She believed her purpose in life was to help others. She was a caregiver to her mother.. and when her mother passed away... she continued her selflessness by taking in three little elderly ladies... and she provided 24 hour care to them in her home - until she could no longer physically manage it.

There are so many other wonderful things about my mother that I remember.  I wish life had been kinder to her.  She deserved so much. I wish I could tell her now, how much I love her - She passed away 4 years ago... today...

I miss you - my sweet Mom.... so very much.
 

The Rooster Story

Shared by Charles R Beasley on February 13, 2011

 

Mom always used life experiences to teach life lessons. On one occasion we (mom, my sister, and I) were visiting Aunt Marianne (mom’s older sister) at her farm outside of Zephyr Hills, Florida. They had orange groves and many of the various farm creatures one might expect. Among these creatures was a very territorial rooster who considered the barnyard as his and was quite intolerable of strangers. I on this day was out in the barn playing with my cousins when the Big Bad Rooster decided that I was intruding on his ‘turf’! He charged me with his wings flapping and screaming at me as though he was ten times the size he really was! My first instinct was to run to safety as fast as I could, which meant to the house. As it were mom and her sister were standing by the fence surrounding the barnyard watching as I ran toward them and the house. That Huge Rooster was hot on my heels and I was running and screaming, terrified at the consequence of being caught! Mom and her sister were yelling “turn around and face him” over and over but I kept running! I got to mom and she stepped in between the rooster and me as my protector and that Mean Old Rooster stopped abruptly and ran the other way! Later in life mom recalled that story to me telling me that one should stand and face life’s adversities and not run from them. Although many years had passed she always had the right anecdote stored away to address a life issue. She was always subtle, but to the point when teaching me how to be a man.
Oh, and as a footnote to this story……as a youngster I was involved in track and field. Mom would always come to my “meets” to root me on. When I was running a race and someone was catching me I would hear this loud ‘rooster crow’ coming out of the stands inspiring me to run faster! Mom was always watching out for me!     

Wonderful Neighbor

Shared by Monnie Martin on February 2, 2011

I remember Norma from Tampa Fl.  She lived across the street from me and I was always SO impressed that she took care of little old ladies in her home in order that they not be sent to a cold place to live out their lives.  She saw to it that their medical needs were taken care of and that they had a very cheerful place to live.  I remember one lady called Frances who had Alzheimers. Frances loved to read and Norma and I giggled over the fact that she never had to buy Frances another book.  She could reread the same one over and over.  One major thing I could say about Norma was "To know her was to love her"  Her heart was bigger than she was.  I am SURE her place in Heaven is a palace and I look forward to seeing her there as I haven't much longer here myself.  I feel God was so good to allow me to know her as a friend.  Monnie Martin