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Marian Jane Norton

"A lovely cup of tea" Marian Jane Norton was born in Norwich, England on April 9, 1935. At the age of 83, she entered heaven's gate on July 1, 2018. She passed away peacefully in her sleep. Marian was a loving mother, homemaker, animal lover, humanitarian and survivor of World War II. As a resident of Sylva for 40 years with her husband, Ed Norton, their kitchen was often filled with rescued or lost dogs. She was passionate in helping others and would often volunteer to drive military veterans to and from their appointments. She donated her time and money to endless charities. With her British accent and wit, people immediately fell in love with her. Traveling around the world with her husband, a career Air Force Veteran, she never lost her connection to her home and family in Great Britain. In her spare time she would enjoy working in the garden and feeding the birds. After working hard all day and making sure everyone was taken care of she would sit down, relax and enjoy a lovely cup of tea. Marian is survived by her husband, Ed Norton, daughters, Sally and Sharon, and son, Eddie. Also surviving are nine grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and five sisters. She is preceded in death by daughters, Susan and Sona; sisters, Pauline and Elaine. From the Norton family a special thank you goes out to the nurses at the Sylva Harris Hospice and the staff at Morningstar Assisted Living. Their dedication and compassion helped Marian remain comfortable during this time of transition. Thanks to Appalachian Funeral Services of Sylva. A memorial service will be held in the chapel of Appalachian Funeral Services in Sylva on Saturday, July 14 at 11:00 a.m. Donations can be made in memory of Marian Norton to Hospice of Sylva or the Human Society of Jackson County. . .

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Dear Ed and family, we are so sorry for your loss, we have some very happy memories which will always be close to heart, sending you all hugs and love xxx

Wendy & Graham Jul 17 2018 12:00 AM

Aunt Mary was a woman with a ready smile and an infectious laugh, she could simply light up a room. Generous with her time and always a busy bee who loved to chat with anyone who would listen, Mary loved an audience and was never shy to give her opinion, standing by her principles. But always that smile and a laugh waiting in the wings. Aunt Mary was a lady who made a difference to so many and we shall not forget her.

Mark Mackenzie Jul 14 2018 12:00 AM

Sharon, So sorry for your loss, you all are in my thoughts and prayers. Love you always!

Ashley Shrader Jul 7 2018 12:00 AM

Sharon...your in my heart. To you and your family my deepest sympathy. I love you!

Nancy Shrader Jul 6 2018 12:00 AM

My Nanny....Marian Jane Norton was my light at the very end of a long tunnel. She felt me worthy enough to share her life story as I did share too. Time has run away from me so much more to say. So many people must wish For just one more day. My Nanny was definitely one of a kind. She told you how it was, always spoke her mind. She made me laugh, And made cry. But only with happy tears From my eyes. I know she'll be looking down on us Thinking...who's going to cook the ham!! But there's no need to worry Nanny, Cos Captain D's got it planned.

Samantha Rix Jul 6 2018 12:00 AM

Sharon, we are so sorry for the loss of your mother. Marian was always a lovely person whenever she was around. I could sit and listen to her for hours. Prayers for you and your family.

Mark and Martha Jones Jul 5 2018 12:00 AM

Sally,Sorry to hear about your mom, you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers .

Pam mathis Jul 5 2018 12:00 AM

Keegan, We are so sorry about the passing of your nanny! We will continue to pray for you and your family. Prayers, Doug,Machelle,Chelbie Samuel Clay Buchanan

Machelle Samuel Jul 5 2018 12:00 AM

Sharon, so sorry about your mom! I remember her from our days at the bank. She was an awesome lady! My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time! Love you much! Linda

Linda Cline Jul 4 2018 12:00 AM

We are so sorry to hear of the passing of your mother, Sharon. We feel for all of you at this sad time and are praying for peace and comfort for you all. We love you.

Joey Aust Fields Jul 3 2018 12:00 AM

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