Norma Jean Saul Doss left her home on earth Saturday, January 2, 2021. Norma Jean was born on October 26, 1943 to the late Lloyd Ray Saul and the late Dorothy May Saul in Danville, Virginia.
Norma Jean married Kenneth Doss on May 20, 1959. Their life was not always perfect, but they shared lots of love and it’s apparent in Kenneth’s care for her. He absolutely would not consider a nursing home when Parkinson’s Disease kept Norma Jean from caring for herself. Kenneth still called her his girlfriend.
Norma Jean is survived by her loving husband of 61 years, Kenneth. She is also survived by her children, Kathy Tate (Frank), Keith Doss (Karen), and Leslie Stevens (Gerald); six grandchildren, Andrew Tilley, Matthew Tate, Brian Doss, Britney Powell, Trey Stevens, and Collin Stevens; four great-grandchildren, Maggie, Rebecca, Lewis, and Ellie Powell; sister, Pat Pruitt (Mike); her loyal doggie, Little Bit; and beloved kitty-cat, Punkin.
Norma Jean was a faithful member of Calvary Baptist Church. She loved spending time with her family. She loved shopping, eating out, and growing beautiful flowers. She always said food tasted better when it was with a large group of family. She loved sweet tea in a glass, no plastic.
Norma Jean loved taking care of her pets and the neighborhood animals too. She also loved watching crime shows and The Walton’s.
Norma Jean worked many years as a seamstress, sewing for all the neighborhood ladies so she could stay home with her children. Being a mother was definitely one of her best jobs. In late years, she worked for J.C. Penney in the catalog department and also for Belk wrapping gifts at Christmas.
Graveside services will be conducted Tuesday, January 5, 2021 at 1 PM at Danville Memorial Gardens with Reverend Rick Markham officiating. At other times, the family will be receiving friends and family at the residence of Kenneth Doss. (597 Elizabeth Street, Danville, Virginia 24541).
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The family takes comfort in knowing she is reunited with her beloved family that has gone before her. Finally, in a healed body, planting flowers in heaven. The family would like to thank Liberty Home Healthcare and Hospice, Deacon George Barker for his faithful weekly check-in’s & Meals on Wheels. Please consider a random act of kindness today in memory of Norma Jean.
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