NORRIS, Nancy Louise|
Nancy Louise McNeill Sheldon Norris passed away peacefully in her home on February 18, 2014. Louise was born on October 14, 1920 in Montgomery, AL. to Henry and Pauline McNeill and she grew up in Pine Level, AL.
Louise met and married Harold Sheldon from Norwich, NY in 1942, while stationed at Maxwell AFB in Montgomery AL.
They had three children together before Harold's death in 1978. In 1982, she found happiness, and married Charles Norris; they were together until his death in 1996.
Louise was a successful real estate agent and broker, with Sheldon Real Estate in Austin, Texas for over 35 years. She loved her career and thrived at it because of her engaging, outgoing personality. She also loved dancing and gardening, and in her later years, Louise was especially fond of bird watching and providing a habitat for birds in her yard.
As active members of Tarrytown United Methodist Church in Austin, Louise and Charles founded the Christian Adult Fellowship (CAF). Louise was also very involved in other ministries of the church, including driving members to and from services, baking and providing recipes for the church cookbook, and performing many other duties of service that she felt privileged and blessed to give.
In her last few years, Louise had several special caregivers during her illness with Alzheimer's disease. Her family expresses their thanks and appreciation for Dianna Kennedy, Patrice Thompson, Renee Gomez, Sherri Morgan, Shirley Horelica, and for her live-in caregiver, Debbie Cox.
Louise is preceded in death by her husband, Harold Sheldon, and their son, Frederick Sheldon and Charles Norris. She is survived by her sister Helen Russell of Vero Beach FL; son Ronald Sheldon and wife Sharon Sheldon of Smithville, TX; and daughter Sharon Jackson and husband Don Jackson of Round Rock, TX. Her greatest loves were her children, six grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be at Weed-Corley- Fish Funeral Home on Thursday evening from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Funeral services celebrating Louise's life will be held at the Tarrytown United Methodist Church at 2601 Exposition Blvd on Friday at 1:00 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Austin
or Austin Hospice.
Obituary and memorial guestbook available online at www.wcfish.com
Published in Austin American-Statesman from Feb. 20 to Feb. 21, 2014