Times West Virginian
Mary Louise Norris LeMoine passed peacefully after a brief illness with family and friends around her to enter heaven on Tuesday (Oct. 29, 2013).
Mary was born to Opal Eddy Norris and Roy (Red) Virgil Norris on Sept. 10, 1930 in Idamay.
She is survived by two daughters, Skeeter (Madelyn) Norris Ash and husband Richard Ash of Mannington and Juanita Nickerson and husband Charles of Monongah; two sons, Raymond (Junior) Norris and wife Kitty of Colonial Beach, Va., and Victor Rand of New York; nine grandchildren, Kenneth Ash of Walkersville, Md., Mitzy Kay O’Dell and husband James of Owingsburg, Pa., Jason Norris of Colonial Beach, Va., Alex Rand of New York, Sheldon Nickerson, Maddie Nickerson, Chloe Nickerson and Caleb Nickerson all of the Monongah area, and Timothy Snoderly and wife Kelly of Monongah; seven great-grandchildren, Ricky O’Dell, Matthew O’Dell and Andrew O’Dell all of Pennsylvania, Austin Norris and Hunter Norris both of Virginia, and Tanner and Katie Ash both of Maryland.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Frenchie LeMoine of Texas; brother, Roy Robert Norris of West Virginia; and two grandchildren, Jeremy Lee Norris of Virginia and Nicky Nickerson of West Virginia.
Mary was a member of Charity Baptist Church and was baptized on Nov. 2, 2008. Mary lived most of her life in Dalhart, Texas, and was a diehard Dallas Cowboys fan. She moved back to her home state of West Virginia in 2006. Mary was a great cook and loved sharing her hot flavors of her Texas years. Crafts became a big part of her retired years, and making things to give to others brought her much joy. One of her biggest highlights was playing cards with all of her friends and taking the pile every chance she got.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Charity Baptist Church, P.O. Box 145, Wyatt, WV 26463. Family and friends will be received at the Dorsey Funeral Home, 701 S. Pike St., Shinnston, from 2 to 8 p.m. Friday, where services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday with Pastor Dan Adkins officiating. Interment will follow in the Elizabeth Mason Memorial Cemetery.
Condolences may be made to the family at www.dorseyfuneralhomewv.com.