James Ray Norris

Published 12:00 am Monday, April 11, 2011

James Ray Norris, of Alexandria, passed away April 7, 2011 at the age of 62. He was born to Rosy Gary and Henry Norris, Sr. on January 24, 1949.
James was a loving, kind and generous person who will be dearly missed by two
daughters Angela and Tammie Norris; three grandchildren Sylvon Stevens, Darrion Norris and Taylor Clark; five sisters, Alice Weeks, Helen Anderson and her husband Rosco, Odeal McNight and her husband Johnny, Jessie Woodard and her husband Joseph,
Mary Jackson, Alice Claibourne and her husband James, and Laura Johnson. He is also survived by his two brothers Joseph Morris and his wife Irene, Billy Norris and his wife Jean; a host of nieces and nephews; and many other family members and
James served his country in the United States Army for his entire life, retiring as a master sergeant.
James’ family will receive friends and family for visitation on April 16, 2011 from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the
Chapel of Memorial Oaks Funeral Home. A service to celebrate his life will follow at 12:30 p.m., officiated by Rev. Vickie Bush. Mr. Norris will then receive full military honors at a graveside service in Memorial Oaks Cemetery.