Norma, passed away peacefully at home May 29th, 2023, in the presence of her husband and Patrice (caretaker for Mother). Norma was born in Lorman, Mississippi on June 29th, 1936, the first born of four.
Norma was preceded in death by her father Edwin Galtney Brown, her mother Laurie Doering Brown, her first husband John Samuel King, her brother Edwin Doering Brown and sister-in-laws Margaret Hymum Brown and Wanda Scallan.
She is survived by her loving husband, Thomas Daniel Paul, brothers David Dennis Brown and Ronnie Clayton Brown and sister-in-laws, Dyan Hansley Brown and Marcie Williamson Brown. Her only sister Kathy McMahon Brown. Daughters Kim Callais and Kelley King Carter and spouse Scott Callais and Mike Carter. Russell Gregory Paul, Brandon Daniel Paul and Brandi DeChe’ Paul. Grandchildren Anthony Clayton Callais, David Corona, John Michael Callais, Christina Felder, and Hannah Carter.
Norma graduated from Redlick High School in Mississippi in 1953 with honors. Then attended Millsaps College and was awarded an associate’s degree in education. She then went on a Methodist mission to Puerto Rico for two years. She came home and got married and began to teach in Jefferson County. Later, she began working in Social Services in Natchez and Baton Rouge until she became a Public Relations Administrator for Capital Home Health. She was often well dressed in high heels and was often referred to “Scarlett O’Hara”. Norma had a special gift of playing the piano at an early age. She played by ear and played for her church when she was very young. Anywhere we went if there was a piano she was playing it. She played hymns mostly but could play anything she heard. She played at many nursing homes after her retirement. Her gift was a gift to others.
Special thanks to Gentiva Hospice care and their very special staff. Thanks to aids Patrice Williams and Kita. We are forever grateful.
Visitation will be at Resthaven Funeral Home on Friday June 2nd, 2023, from 12:00 pm until Memorial Service at 1:00 pm.
Family and friends may sign the online guestbook or leave a personal note to the family at www.resthavenbatonrouge.com.