Ruby Inez Guthrie Norris
June 25, 1923—November 4, 2019
Ruby Inez Guthrie Norris, 96, went to her heavenly home on Monday, November 4, 2019. She was born in Punta Gorda, Florida on June 25, 1923, to the late Thomas Hubert and Lina Parker Guthrie.
Ruby was married to Wilbur H. Norris, a WWII Veteran, both members of the greatest generation. Ruby spent many years as a seamstress assistant to the Master tailor at Camp Lejeune making custom fit officer uniforms. She is remembered by her quick wit, charming smile, and heart for serving others. She never met a person who did not soon become a good friend. She spent the last 12 years as a resident at Robinwood Retirement Community in Wendell, where she has many wonderful friends especially her caregiver, Connie. Ruby was a member of the Wendell United Methodist Church while residing in Wendell. She enjoyed her many visits from the loving members of this congregation.
She is survived by her three sons, Marcus Steven Norris (Kay) of Fayetteville, Kenneth Wayne Norris (Jackie) of Wendell, and Wilbur Daniel Norris (Rhonda) of Swansboro; sister-in-law Juanita Lisk Guthrie of Cedar Point, seven cherished grandchildren, Marc Norris (Mindy), Kim Crissman (Travis), Matt Norris (Allison), Jill Herzog (David), Rebecca Carter (Brian), Lindsay Epperson (David), Jake Norris, eight great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Wilbur Harden Norris, her mother and father, and her brother, Tommie Jerome Guthrie.
Funeral service Thursday 11:00 am at Wendell United Methodist Church followed by visitation in the Fellowship Hall. Burial Seaside Memorial Park at 1161 Hammock Beach Rd, Swansboro, NC 28584 on Friday at 1:00 pm. The family requests that those wishing to make contributions to 3HC Home Health & Hospice at 2402 Wayne Memorial Drive, Goldsboro, NC 27534.