Norma Jean Womble Ferber, 84 of Gainesville, FL, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, January 14, 2016. Norma was born in Mayport, FL and was a lifelong resident of Florida.
Norma was a dedicated wife and homemaker, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, and was known to all as “Granny.” She enjoyed watching classic movies, spending time with family, and writing.
She is preceded in death by her husband- John A. Ferber of 58 years, 3 brothers- Edward T. Womble, Jr., James A. Womble, Franklin V. Womble and sister- Lilly M. Skinner. She is survived by her son- John E. Ferber of Archer, FL, daughter- Joanne Ferber of Gainesville, FL, daughter- Linda Jean Ferber Palmer (Andy) of Gainesville, FL, brother- Neil C. Womble of Jacksonville, FL, and sister- Beverly C. Milicich of Jacksonville, FL, and 7 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren.
The family will be gathering at Forest Meadows Funeral Home, 725 NW 23rd Ave. on Tuesday, January 19th from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm; all are welcome to come and share with the family. Norma’s celebration of life service will be Wed., January 20th at 2:00 pm at the funeral home. Please come and celebrate with the family. Arrangements by Forest Meadows Funeral Home, 352-378-2528.