Ruby Inez Guthrie Norris

Ruby Inez Guthrie Norris

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.


  • Shirley Dale Posted November 5, 2019 3:45 pm

    You are in my prayers and thoughts at this time of loss of your loved one. God Bless you and your family.

  • Gregory Guthrie Posted November 5, 2019 3:54 pm

    Love and miss my favorite Aunt Ruby. We had many discussions on the telephone until she didn’t have one. We both enjoyed each other,. May you Rest In Peace with Uncle Wilbur your brother Tommie (my father) your mother and father. We will see you again sweetie.

  • Janice Jarman Smith Posted November 5, 2019 8:02 pm

    My memories of her she was a sweet person. My Mom and Dad, John and Mavis Jarman were friends with her and Wilber many years ago.
    Prayers of peace for the family

  • Karen Tucker Posted November 6, 2019 1:41 pm

    I had the good fortune of knowing Ms Ruby while she was living at Robinwood … she truly was a “ruby” – that rare and precious gem! The faithfulness of her sons (and daughter-in-laws) in caring for her those last years, speaks volumes about the character of the woman that raised those remarkable children! I will never forget her and I pray the family finds peace in knowing just how much she meant to those around her. See you on the other side beautiful lady!

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