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Bobby  Lavell Norman
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Obituary for Bobby Lavell Norman

Mr. Bobby L. Norman passed away on Monday, December 25, 2017 at St. Mary’s of Michigan-Saginaw. Age 74 years. He was born on August 12, 1943 in Greenwood, South Carolina, to Talbert Clark and Gladys (Norman) Moss.

Bobby resided in Saginaw, Michigan and was a member of Messiah Missionary Church. He enjoyed golfing, bowling, playing chess, cards and reading.

He leaves to cherish his memory his former wife, Shirley Norman; one daughter, Bobbi L. Norman; one son, Brent L. (Sharon) Norman; godson, Steven Davis; two grandchildren, Hannah Norman and Natalie Norman; two sisters, Shelia (Coleman) Clark and stepsister, Virginia Smalls; one brother, William (Francis) Norman; many nieces including Tangela Lowe and Carmela Lowe; many nephews including Reginald Smith, Jr., Derrick Williams and Eric Williams; uncles, Harvey Norman and Clifford Norman; cousins, Bess Andrews, Inez Thorne, Diane Norman, Dennis Norman and many others; sister-in-law, Phyllis Lowe; brothers-in-law, Nealon McAdoo and Reginald Smith; many other relatives and friends including special friends, Clarence and Bernice Scott, Willie and Wanda Hale, Nolan and Earlene Smithers, Jimmie and Sharon Sanders, John and Lucille Chaffer, Deborah Thompson, Alicia Scott, James Scott, Jr., and many, many others.

Mr. Norman was preceded in death by his parents, Talbert Clark and Gladys (Norman) Moss; Grandson, Brent Norman, II; grandparents, Ethan and Lessie Norman; aunts, Lessie Mae Wideman and Ossie Andrews; mother and father-in-law, Ruth D. Taylor and William McAdoo.

The family expresses special thanks to Pastor Otis Washington, Rubie White, Willie and Wanda Hale, Nolan and Earlene Smithers, Ruthie Couch (Willie), Messiah Missionary Baptist Church, St. Mary’s of Michigan-Saginaw, Select Specialty Care, and Medilodge of Cass City.

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3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Paradise Funeral Chapel

3100 South Washington Ave.
Saginaw, Michigan 48601

Celebration of Life




11:00 AM
Messiah Missionary Baptist Church

2615 Williamson Road
Saginaw, Michigan 48601

Officiating: Pastor Otis Washington

Cemetery Details


Great Lakes National Cemetery

4200 Belford Road
Holly, Michigan 48442


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