Nancy Jill Norton, 66, a resident of Williamsburg for 35 years, died at home Nov. 8. She was born in Worcester, MA on Jan. 16, 1946 to the late Bennett Kellam and Gail Livermore.
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In Wetumpka, AL, she leaves her son, Paul Norton and wife, Heather, and grandsons Zachery and Luke. In Charlotte, NC, she leaves her daughter, Jill McCarn and husband, Dennis, and granddaughters, Sarah and Abigail. Also from Charlotte, she leaves her sister, Martha Caddell and her nephews, Mark and Matthew Caddell and their families. In Hawaii, she leaves behind her half-sister, Kendall Sharpless. She was preceded in death by her brother, Mark Kellam of Auburn, MA. His wife, Jeanne Burdette, and their son, Brian Kellam and his wife reside there. In Williamsburg, she leaves behind Judy Jones as well as many devoted friends and colleagues.
Nancy was a graduate of David Prouty High School in Spencer, MA as well as The Memorial Hospital School of Nursing in Worcester. She worked for many years as a school nurse, in both York and Williamsburg-James City County school divisions, ending her career at Matthew Whaley Elementary School. After she retired, Nancy became a Virginia Master Naturalist, always advocating for the environment.
Nancy loved bird-watching, traveling, fishing, and was known for her collection of flamingoes. She was blessed throughout her life with deep and lasting friendships. She received so much from those whom she loved and, in return, gave so much back to everyone.
A reception to celebrate Nancy's life will be held 4-7 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 10 at Nelsen Funeral Home, 3785 Strawberry Plains Rd, Williamsburg. Please join us for a casual, colorful celebration.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Nancy Norton Nature Camp Scholarship Fund. Please make checks out to HRC VMN and annotate "Scholarship Fund" in the remarks section. Mail donations to the Historic Rivers Chapter, Virginia Master Naturalists, P.O. Box 5026, Williamsburg, Virginia 23188. Online condolences may be expressed at www.nelsencares.com
Published in Virginia Gazette from Nov. 9 to Dec. 8, 2012