Joyce Yvonne Norris Russo, age 78, passed away on April 11, 2017, at the Baton Rouge General Medical Center. She was a resident of Baton Rouge and a native of Georgetown, Louisiana.
She is survived by daughter, Theresa Russo; and sons, Paul and wife Michelle of Prairieville; Tony of Baton Rouge and fiancée Laura Richardson; and Steve of Baton Rouge and fiancée Sherri Harlan. She is also survived by her beloved grandchildren, Lauryn Russo Felder (husband Chris); and Ryan (fiancée Blair Huval), Jordyn, Anthony, Alexandra, and Marisa Russo; and two great grandsons whom she adored, Brayden and Peyton Felder. Joyce was also survived by two brothers, Huey Norris and wife Dorothy of Georgetown; and Gerald Norris and wife Juanita of Deville, Louisiana; and sister Mildred Hayes of Baton Rouge; as well as sisters-in-law Joan May and Beatrice and Lorena Russo, all of Baton Rouge; and many nieces and nephews.
Joyce was preceded in death by her husband, Tony “Bo” Russo; as well as her parents, Lee and Pearl Sweat Norris; and two brothers, Jim and Dorman “Doc” Norris.
Visitation will be on Monday, April 17, from 9:00 am until 11:00 am at Resthaven Funeral Home, with services at 11:00 am. Burial will follow at Resthaven Gardens of Memory.
Pallbearers will be Tony, Paul, Steve, Ryan, and Anthony Russo; and Chris Felder.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her memory to the American Cancer Society or a charity of choice.
Family or friend may sign the online guestbook or leave a personal note to the family at www.resthavenbatonrouge.com.
Dear Russo family,
I am so sorry to hear of your mother's passing. She was always so kind to me and all of my family. Wishing you all peace and love. You will be in my prayers.
Beth AltazanBaton Rouge, LA
Joyce was our sweet neighbor and I loved every conversation we ever had. Our deepest sympathies to her family whom she loved dearly. She always smiled when we spoke of you. Rest In Peace dear Joyce, we will miss you so. Tony and Sherry
Sherry and Tony GuariscoBaton rouge, LA