In Loving Memory of

Mrs. Faye Norris Jackson

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Mrs. Faye Norris Jackson, aged 87, a loving mother, grandmother and great grandmother was called home to rest with her Lord and Savior on July 29th. Her passing came after a long journey with Alzheimer’s Disease. She is preceded in death by her husband, Leonard D. Jackson who passed away in 2009. They were married for 52 years. She leaves behind three daughters, Elizabeth Stark (Steven), Stephanie Nowell, Jennifer Kane (Rick), four grandchildren, Jamie Mosley (Garrett), Hannah Stark, Addyson Kane, Jackson Kane and two great grandchildren, Scarlett and Jackson Mosley. She will be greatly missed by all. Faye was born in Warrenton, Georgia on December 12, 1932 to parents Clara and Homer Norris. She had seven siblings Jack, Catherine, Bennett, Joan, Linda , Luther Allen (LA) and Harry. She left her home in Union Point to go to nursing school and practiced nursing until her third child was born. Her first nursing position was in Savannah, Georgia which is where she met Leonard. They married in Savannah which is where all three of their children were born. They lived there until moving to Athens, GA where Leonard completed his doctorate at the University of Georgia. After he graduated, they settled in Gainesville, Florida where she lived until she passed. She was an active member of the Micanopy Homemakers club and loved to play bridge with her bridge club, was an avid reader, and making crafts for others. She received her real estate license and worked as a realtor for a short time. She was a long time member of Trinity United Methodist Church. Faye’s greatest joys were being a mother, grandmother and great grand mother. She was the consummate caretaker and her face lit up anytime she heard the name “Granny” being called. All who knew her loved her and appreciated her kind “southern” ways – especially her cooking! She had the most elegant southern draw which always put people at ease. Her final years were spent at the Windsor of Gainesville where she received outstanding care. This truly became her home and “Miss Faye” was the life of the party and she was loved by so many people. She could usually be found singing or dancing with the staff or friends. She made such great friends and the family is very appreciative of the staff for loving her and caring for her the way they did. A special thanks has to be given to her long time caregiver, Brenda Cox, who is considered a part of the family. Brenda helped care for Faye for over eight years and they were the best of friends. The family is so very thankful for her.  Arrangements are being made by the Forest Meadows Funeral Home. Due to COVID-19 we will need to limit the guests to the immediate family. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Gainesville Alzheimer’s Association or Haven Hospice.


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21 Responses

  1. Patricia Stump at · Reply

    May the Peace of Christ give you comfort in the loss of your mom. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Love you, Pat Stump.

    1. Liz at · Reply

      Thank you, Pat! 💔

  2. Robin at · Reply

    My sincere condolences for your loss of your loved one. Thoughts and prayers during this time of sorrow.

  3. Cean Norris at · Reply

    You all wrote a beautiful obituary for your Mom. Her picture is so beautiful.
    We are thinking of you and praying for all of you !
    Wish things were different so we could share this time with you . Just know we hold all of you in our hearts.
    Love,
    Uncle LA, Aunt Cean, and family

    1. Liz at · Reply

      Thank you, Aunt Cean. 💔

    2. Jennifer Kane at · Reply

      Thank you, Aunt Cean. Love you and wish we could be together.

  4. Dawn Wessling at · Reply

    I am holding your family up in prayer–thinking of all of you and wishing you peace. What a lovely tribute to a beautiful life filled with love.

    1. Jennifer Kane at · Reply

      Thank you, Dawn.

  5. Barb Brant at · Reply

    So sorry to hear about your mom’s passing.. God bless you all at this time and my prayers are with you. She was lucky to have such a living family.

  6. Jack Norris at · Reply

    Aunt Faye never failed to share her loving and precious smile with anyone and everyone. She always made me feel special and welcome into her home and I am eternally grateful for the truly blessed family that remains as her legacy for each of you are exceptionally intelligent, beautiful of spirit, and genuinely warm as only your parents could hope and pray that you would be. God has already granted her a serene peace of mind and renewed being such that she will undoubtedly linger in His presence.

    1. Liz at · Reply

      Thank you, Jack!💔

    2. Jennifer Kane at · Reply

      Thank you, Jack. Love you!

  7. Donna Foster at · Reply

    So sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.
    Love, David, Donna, Alyssa, Scotty, and DJ.

    1. Liz at · Reply

      Thanks, Donna! 💔

  8. Barbara Norris at · Reply

    I hope that I can find the picture of Faye siting in Leonard’s lap when we had a family reunion at my parent’s home on Jekyll Island.. They ae sitting in a beautiful white
    wicker chair . One year when they met us at Jekyll, I let Lee and Stewart go home with
    them to Savannah. Do not know how it happened, but her freezer door had been left
    open and she lost the contents. We visited them several times in Savannah and
    even got to Gainesville, FL. They always made us feel welcome. I shall always miss
    her. At this time my sister,Peggy, is coping with Alztheimers,also. . I always was
    disappointed if they did not make it to the family reunion. That was seldom..
    We love all of you. She had pet names for our four boys; Leebo, Stewbo,Billy boy,
    and Danny boy.. Love and happy memories, Aunt Barbara

    1. Stephanie at · Reply

      I would love to see that picture! I remember going to that house when we were little. We were able to find it summer before last when we were on Jekyll Island!

    2. Liz at · Reply

      I found that picture! Love it!!

    3. Jennifer Kane at · Reply

      Thank you, Aunt Barbara. Love you!

  9. Liz at · Reply

    Awww that’s so sweet! Thank you, Aunt Barbara! 💔

  10. Karen Rayfield Auvenshine at · Reply

    I am so sorry to hear of your mother’s passing. I always enjoyed seeing her at the Abbott family reunion. She was such a sweet person. It was a lovely obituary, learned things about her I didn’t know. Y’all are in my prayers

  11. Liz at · Reply

    Thank you! 💔

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