Julia Denise Norris Ford, also known as Corky, to her beloved husband of 31 years, David, of New Boston, 69, passed away Monday December 28th at SOMC Hospice Center.
She loved the Lord mightily and serving Him as best as she could. She held positions of service to Him, in which were many. She was saved approximately 32 years ago at the Portsmouth Church of God in the year 1987. She honored, loved greatly and respected her parents in the Lord, Pastors Don and Viola Rhein who guided her through the truths of the Lord and of the Holy Spirit.
Julie also was an avid tea pot collector and loved to sew and crochet as taught to her by nieces Jeannette and Jeannine.
Julie greatly enjoyed talking, and reminiscing of family and friends to her special niece Linda.
She enjoyed in the early 90’s Singing with her husband and niece Sherri Norris (Echoes of Praise) whom was also considered to her as a sister rather than a niece.
She had many nieces and nephews that she loved as if they were her own. of those, she loved, adored and delighted in helping to raise her great niece, Bayleigh Lindamood of Friendship. Bayleigh and Julie spent countless hours laughing and sometimes crying at Bayleigh’s successes and triumphs.
Julie was preceded in death by her brothers, Roy, Wesley, Clarence (her personal grounds keeper) and Donnie. She had two sisters whom also preceded her, Joyce and Thelma. Karl is the only surviving member of the John and Edna Norris Family.
Julie is also survived by father in law David Sr., who enjoyed jokes quite often and friendship with him as well. She is preceded also by mother in law, Linda. Julie enjoyed Linda’s musical talents both singing and piano playing.
Her sister in law, Martha Norris of Stout, provided much of Julies caregiving towards the end of her life. These two “sisters” enjoyed each other’s company, talking about important issues and concerns and laughing and crying.
She is also preceded in death by her “children” Malachi, Windy, Abby, Boochie, Fred, Roxy and Felix. She delighted in there company and companionship. Her “babies”, Hannah, Simon, Coco and “G” (who she spoiled frequently), survive her also.
Julie’s longtime friend Jack Howard and Jim Lens, friend and former pastor will be bringing final words on her behalf at the funeral service, Monday at 1:00 p.m. at D.W. SWICK FUNERAL HOME in Wheelersburg. Friends may call at the funeral home Sunday from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. and one hour prior to the service on Monday. Interment will follow at Memorial Burial Park in Wheelersburg.