Bessie Rose Norwood, age 86, of Orange, Texas, passed from this life on Friday, September 18, 2020, in Utopia, Texas, surrounded by her loving family. Funeral services will be held at Dorman Funeral Home in Orange, Texas on Saturday, September 26, 2020, at 10:00 AM, with Bruce Page officiating services. Visitation for family and friends will be held at Dorman Funeral Home, on Friday, September 25, 2020, from 5:00 pm until 8:00 pm. Interment will follow funeral services at, Bland Cemetery in Orange, Texas.
Bessie Rose Norwood was born in Orange, Texas on Wednesday, August 8, 1934 to parents, Rose Lee (Hock) and Butler Lawrence. Bessie was a lifelong resident of Orange, Texas where she was known and loved by many. For the last 6 years, she has resided with her daughters and family in Utopia, Texas, where she became just as known and loved as she was in her hometown of Orange. She was known to be the most selfless human being that loved and cared for everyone. She fed every single person that entered her home and considered many of them her own family, as they reciprocated that same love for her as well. Bessie enjoyed living in Uvalde County where the deer, jack rabbits and diverse group of birds and wildlife live and roam the beautiful hill country. She would give her daughters a daily reminder to go outside and feed the deer so that she may sit and watch them. Bessie loved to be outside and enjoy the beautiful flowers and watch nature take its place.
Bessie was a loving daughter, mother, sister and grandmother, great grandmother, mother-in-law, aunt and wonderful friend, who will forever be loved and missed by all who knew her.
Bessie is preceded in death by her loving husband of 25 years, Gene Norwood; parents, Butler and Rose Lawrence; grandson, Michael Miller; brothers, James Lawrence, Ray Lawrence, Eugene Lawrence and Johnny Lawrence; sisters, Gloria Mae Norwood, Suzie Dorman, Dorothy Norwood and Lottie Lawrence.
Left to treasure her memory are her loving children, Jimmie Page and husband, Bruce, as well as, Betty Miller and husband, Richard; grandchildren, Brian White and wife, Jeannie, David White and wife, Candice, as well as, Travis Miller and wife, Sol Maz, Heather Page, Forrest Page and wife, Renee and Deserie’ Page; great grandchildren, Morgan Miller, Kaycee White, Preston Pyland, Connor Kilgore, Madi Dujka, Harleigh Souza, Dakota Robinson, Rain Robinson, Michael McBride, Tristian Page and Evan Page, as well as, a host of nieces and nephews.
Serving as pallbearers are, Brian White, Bruce Page, Rick Miller, David White, Connor Kilgore and Preston Pyland.
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