Norma Dean Padgett Gurganus, 74, of Willard passed from this earthly life on Tuesday, March 20, 2018 from the Brian Center of Wallace.
She was born on January 6, 1944 in Pender County and was the daughter of the late Earl and Gertrude Maready Padgett. Norma was also predeceased by her loving husband of 54 years, Larry Leon Gurganus, Sr. and son, Larry Leon Gurganus, Jr. who died on December 13, 2017 and sister, Peggy English.
Norma was a member of Willard Baptist Church.
Norma is survived by her son, Nelson Gurganus of Willard; daughter, Wanda G. Parker and her husband, Tommie of Wallace; grandchildren, Brittany Mercer and her husband Brantlee, Ashley Gurganus and Timothy Parker; great grandson, Colton Mercer; sister, Carolyn Brooks of Wallace; brother, Pete Padgett of Willard and numerous extended family and friends.
Norma was a devoted mother, grandmother and sister who loved her family dearly She was a woman of uncommon character, beauty and grace; and to those who knew her, “an instrument of God’s love on this earth.” Norma was a strong yet gentle presence who looked for and encouraged the best in everyone. She will surely be missed but treasured memories of her will forever remain in the hearts of those who knew and loved her.
The family will receive friends from 6pm to 8pm on Friday, March 23, 2018 at Quinn-McGowen Funeral Home in Wallace.
Funeral service will be held at 11am on Saturday, March 24, 2018 at the Church of Pentecostal Gathering., 1342 N. Norwood Street (US 117), Wallace, NC.
Burial will follow at Riverview Memorial Park in Watha.
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Quinn-McGowen Funeral Home and Cremation Service of Wallace, NC. 910-285-4005
Riverview Memorial Park
Friday March 23rd, 2018
9332 Hwy 117 N
Watha, NC 28478
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Quinn-McGowen Funeral Home (Wallace)
Friday March 23rd, 2018
6:00pm - 8:00pm
612 S. Norwood St.
Wallace, NC 28466
Church of Pentecostal Gathering
Saturday March 24th, 2018
11:00am - 1:00pm
1342 N. Norwood Street (US Hwy 117)
Wallace, NC 28466
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Wanda, Iam so sorry to hear about your mom. You and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers
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I was so sorry to hear of Mrs. Normas passing. She was a wonderful woman of whom I will always cherish my knowing. She always had a smile and pleasant greeting..making one feel as though we'd known each other all our lives. My thoughts and prayers are with you Wanda, Nelson and your familys.
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Wanda, thinking of you and all your family as you face the difficult days and months ahead. Your family has already endured more mountains than most families will in an entire lifetime! But rest assured, God Is Still on the Throne! He has promised to never leave you nor forsake you! He Is your strength and very present help in your time of need! ❤️
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Nelson you and your family is in our thoughts and prayers.
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