Published 5:00 pm Wednesday, April 12, 2023
The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want. Psalms 23:1
At age 71, The Lord called Delores Norman home to Glory. Delores was born to Cornelius Norman and Maebelle Norman Burkhalter on April 2, 1951. She departed to eternal rest on Thursday, March 30, 2023. She was a loving and caring person with a giving heart. She enjoyed life to the fullest. Delores enjoyed spending time with family and friends. She had a passion for family. During any given day, she was always found spending time or showing selfless love to her family. Her personality trait gave her the nickname “The Giver.”
The apostle Paul wrote, “Each of you should give what you decided in your
heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.”
2 nd Corinthians 9:7.
Delores was the epitome of a cheerful giver. She gave cheerfully to her children, grandchildren, sisters and brothers, extended family, friends, neighbors; and to anyone who asked or was in need of her assistance, she gave. Her giving was not limited to material things; it was her time, her talent, and especially, her advice.
Delores was a 1970 graduate of Mt. Hermon High School. Upon graduation, she moved to New Orleans where she worked in the hospitality and tourism field.
At an early age, Delores became a member of Union Chapel AME Church under the leadership of the Rev. Clarence Young. She attended with her family until she graduated high school and relocated to New Orleans.
She will forever be remembered and loved by her children; Dion Norman of New Orleans, La., Mahogany Norman of Houston, Texas., and Mallory Cains of Metairie, La; grandchildren; Tyreke, Tyron, Tyler, Micah, Calvin, and Alijah. Two brothers; Kelly Norman of Portland, OR. and Edward (Deborah) Norman of Mt.
Hermon, La. Three sisters; Ola (Richard) Magee of Franklinton, Katherine
Norman Gibbs, and Tammee Burkhalter both of Bogalusa, La. Three stepsisters;
Georgia Bickham of, La., Augustine White of Cincinnati, Ohio., and Gwen Dyson of Los Angeles, Calif. Five stepbrothers; Weston Burkhalter of Kentwood, La. , Curtis Burkhalter of Roseland, La. Leroy Burkhalter of Franklinton, La., Allen Burkhalter of Mt. Hermon, La., and Willie Burkhalter of Calif. A host of nieces, nephews, cousins, friends, , and special friends Priscilla Brown and Deloris Fisher.
Delores is preceded in death by her parents Cornelius Norman and Maebelle Norman Burkhalter; son Demeku Norman.; brothers Michael Norman; JesseNorman; David Norman; and Leroy Norman; sister; Judy A. Burkhalter stepsisters; Dorothy Briggs and Carol Bell; and her fiancé Nathaniel Flowers.
Visitation 9 am-11 am Service at 11 am
Richardson Funeral Home in Amite City, La.