Norma Dean Padgett Gurganus



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