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Patricia Ann Norwood

Funeral services were held December 7, 2013, at Mt. Moriah Church, Mt. Olive, for Mrs. Patricia Ann Smith Norwood, age 58, who died November 29 at her residence in Mt. Olive. Rev. Columbus O’Banner officiated with interment following in the Oak Grove Church Cemetery, New Hebron. Johnson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Patricia Ann Norwood was born to the late Fordie and Etta Mae Smith. She was the oldest of their children. She was married to the late Rodney Norwood and to this union two children were born.

She joined Oak Grove M.B. Church at an early age and later joined the Mt. Moriah Church, Magee, Mississipi where she was a Greeter until her demise.

Mrs. Norwood was educated in the Jefferson Davis county School District and graduated in 1973. She furthered her education by attending Prentiss Institiute, Alcorn State University and Draughon’s Business College. She was employed with Millcreek Rehabilitation Center for over 20 years.

She is survived by two children, Roderick (Shemeka) Norwood of Mt. Olive, Pamela (Tim) Chapman of Prentiss; five grandchildren, Tyus Norwood, Tayshaun Chapman, Taylan Chapman, Radaisia Norwood and Takoyah Weathersby; seven sisters, Waverlyn Payne of Prentiss, Kathy (Ricky) Shephard of Mt. Olive,  Cynthia (Chris) Fowler of San Antonio, TX, Florene Taylor of Maywood, IL, Louise Hardaman of Palms, CA, Wanda (Charles) Hayes of Byram, and Pameler Bullock of Gary, IN; two brothers, Ford A. Smith of Junction City, KS, and Fredrick Smith of Mendenhall; one uncle, W.C. Smith of Magee; and many other relatives and friends.