Mary J. Norman, of Horse Cave. Was born into this world June 25, 1929 in Hart County, Kentucky, she was the oldest of seven sisters and two brothers, she was the first child of Herbert and Clemmie Coates.
She married Donald Norman of Northtown on October 30, 1945. They were saved in the same revival earlier that month and both joined Northtown United Baptist Church in 1945 where she remained a faithful and lifelong member. Mary and Donald remained married for 70 years until she answered the Lords’ call on August 8, 2016 at the age of 87 years and 44 days.
To this union were born four children, Donnie, Joe, Loretta, and Lisa. Mary was a hard worker all her life, working on the farm, raising a family, and also retired as a cook from the Hart County School System. She loved her Church, her family, and her friends. She also loved to garden, sew, and raise flowers of all kinds. It would be hard to find anyone who could raise a garden or flowers as pretty as hers.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Herbert and Clemmie Coates, and a sister, Elizabeth Bush; two brothers-in law, Clayton Adwell and Sonny Kerr.
She is survived by her husband, Donald Norman of Northtown; four children, Donnie Norman, Joe Norman (Vickie), Loretta Merideth (Steve), and Lisa Norman-Ray (Steve); four grandchildren, Tracey Norman-Taylor (Kevin), Johnny Merideth (Rachel), Brian Merideth (Ashley), and Joey Norman; five great-grandchildren Chloe Norman, Ella Norman, Grant Merideth, Garrison Merideth, and Annabelle Merideth; five sisters, Eldora Adwell, Janetta Bunch (Earl), Rosie Gentry (Wayne), Adell Poynter (James), and Tommie Kerr; two brothers, Clifford Coates (Kim), and David Coates (Elaine) and several nieces, nephews, and friends – all of which will truly miss her.
Funeral Services will be held at 1PM, Saturday, August 13, 2016 at the Northtown United Baptist Church under the direction of Winn Funeral home. Burial will follow in the Northtown Cemetery.
Visitation will be Friday, August 12, 2016 from 3-9 p.m. at Winn Funeral Home and continue on Saturday from 9 a.m. until the time of service at Northtown United Baptist Church.