Carrie “Louise” Tyson Norman

Published 6:55 pm Friday, June 19, 2020

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Mrs. Carrie “Louise” Tyson Norman, age 86, a resident of West Fifth Street, Washington, died Wednesday, June 17, 2020, at Vidant Medical Center in Greenville.

A graveside service will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, June 20, 2020, at Pamlico Memorial Gardens in Washington, conducted by Pastor Doug Batchelor.

The following will serve as pallbearers: J.D. Toler, Robert Norman, James Massie, Chris Toler, Michael Chapman, Billy Davenport and Richard Markland. James “Petey” Alligood and Dallas Boyd will serve as honorary pallbearers.

Mrs. Norman was born in Pitt County on Jan. 2, 1934. She was the daughter of the late William Jesse Tyson and Ruby Mae Lofton Tyson. Mrs. Norman graduated from Washington High School. She served as assistant cafeteria manager at John Cotten Tayloe school for 15 years. Later, Mrs. Norman owned and operated an in-home daycare and home health. She was a member of Love Missionary Baptist Church.

On March 9, 1952, she married James Leon “Jamie” Norman, who preceded her in death, Feb. 7, 1999.

Mrs. Norman is survived by three children, Linda Gail Norman Massie, Judy Elaine Norman Toler and husband Dalton, James Leon Norman Jr. and wife Lori Brickhouse Norman, all of Washington; two sisters, Evelyn Joyce Tyson Smith and Ruby Jean Tyson Manning, both of Washington; half-brothers, Jerome and Troy Tyson, both of Washington; two stepbrothers, David and John Tyson, both of Washington; and six grandchildren, Rhonda Sue Massie Markland, James Alexander Massie, J.D. Toler Jr., Christopher Lee Toler, James Robert Norman, Ashleigh Marie Norman; 20 great-grandchildren; 22 great-great-grandchildren; special sister-in-law, Goldie Tyson; and dear friend, Frances Davenport.

In addition to her parents and her husband, Mrs. Norman was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Tammy Louise Massie Carrow; great-granddaughter, Ella Delilah Toler; three brothers, Billy Ray Tyson, Willie James “Buddy” Tyson, Harold Linwood Tyson; and a son-in-law, Wallace Massie.

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the family will receive friends at Mrs. Norman’s children’s homes. Anyone wanting to pay their respects to Mrs. Norman can come by Paul Funeral Home & Crematory during normal business hours Friday and until 9:30 a.m. Saturday.

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Paul Funeral Home & Crematory in Washington is honored to serve the Norman family.