Norma Tompkins Puckett

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God called one of his most faithful servants home on September 10, 2015. Born Norma Jeane Pursley on August 8, 1927, in Duncan, Oklahoma, she was the youngest of five children. She graduated from White Oak High School in 1944, where she served as class vice-president and was elected both Class Beauty and Most Athletic Girl. Shortly after graduation, she married her first husband, Otis Tompkins, and enjoyed her life as a wife, mother, and homemaker. However, her life changed drastically in 1964 when she became a widowed mother of three young children. While caring for her ailing husband, she recognized her calling to serve others as a medical professional. She went back to school and became a licensed vocational and then registered nurse. She worked for 22 years at Conroe Regional Hospital, serving in the Intensive Care Unit for the majority of her career. In 1992, Norma retired and began another important chapter of her life when she married WC Puckett. They enjoyed 22 years together, traveling extensively and volunteering for numerous church and community activities. Norma will always be remembered for her beautiful smile and infectious laugh, her twinkling eyes, and her caring spirit. She exemplified a Christ-centered life, drawing great joy from serving and taking care of others and sharing her unconditional love with her family, her many friends, and the members of her Conroe Church of Christ family, especially the "quilting ladies," the 39ers, and Food Pantry volunteers.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Wilbert Winford (Bert) Pursley and Eva Marie Bryson Pursley; husband, William Clayton Puckett, Jr., previous husband, Otis Efford (Tom) Tompkins; three sisters, Mary Jane Rasberry, Kathryn Marie Wheeley and Francis Roberta (Bobbie) Pursley; and brother, Wilbert Lee Pursley. She is survived by daughter Charlotte Jean Alford and husband Sam, daughter Tricia Thompson, son Tommy Lee Tompkins, stepson Michael David Puckett, and stepdaughter Sandy Casey and husband Pat. She is also survived by grandchildren Lori Brown and husband Scott, Damon Thompson and wife Juli, and Cara Will and husband Stuart, and numerous step grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Her family would like to extend their heartfelt thanks to Dr. Nimesh Patel, the caregivers at Village Green, and the staff of Cornerstone Hospital for their loving and compassionate care in Norma's final year.

Visitation will be at Cashner Funeral Home on Monday, September 14, 2015, from 5-7 p.m. Funeral Service will be Tuesday, September 15, 2015, at 3:00 p.m. at Conroe Church of Christ (1860 Longmire Road, Conroe, Texas 77304) with Steve Yates officiating. Burial will follow in Conroe Memorial Park.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Conroe Church of Christ or the Lone Star College Foundation, where the family is establishing a nursing scholarship in Norma's memory. Contributions to this scholarship should be made payable to the Lone Star College Foundation, 5000 Research Forest Drive, The Woodlands, Texas 77381-4399. Please include "Norma Tompkins Puckett Memorial Scholarship" in the memo field of your contribution. If you have questions, you may contact the LSC Foundation at 832-813-6637.

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Published on from Sept. 12 to Sept. 26, 2015
Arrangements under the direction of:
Cashner Funeral Home
801 Teas Road | Conroe, TX 77303 | (936) 756-2126
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