Clarkey E. Norris, 94, went home to be with her Lord and Savior, Tuesday; February 12, 2013, at Surrey Place Care Center after an extended illness. She was born in Columbia County to the late Eli and Jane [Thomas] Box and in 1972 she moved to Suwannee County.
She was a loving wife, mother, grand, great grand & great great grandmother who enjoyed gardening, cooking and crocheting, but she loved her church and her family, most of all, her grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, her brothers, Alfred & Frazier Box; sisters, Marie Box Norris and Delma Vining; her son, Carrol G. Box and her devoted husband of 43 years, Milford Norris.
Survivors include her grand daughters, Glenda Box Musgrove (Jamie) of Live Oak, FL and Lisa Rene Valentine (Paul) of Bumpass, VA; great grandchildren, Jared and Mandy Musgrove & Nicholas and Mathew Valentine; great great grandchildren, Landen and Andrew Jared Musgrove.
Funeral services will be conducted on Friday; February 15, 2013 at 3:30 p.m. at Mt. Olive Baptist Church (Wellborn). Burial will follow in Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens (Lake City).
Visitation with the family will be held one hour prior to service time at the church (2:30 p.m. until 3:30 p.m.)
GATEWAY-FOREST LAWN FUNERAL HOME, 3596 South U.S. Hwy 441, Lake City, FL 32025, (386) 752-1954 is in charge of arrangements. Please leave words of loving comfort for the family at www.gatewayforestlawn.com