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Emma Norton

Funeral service for Mrs. Emma Jean Dedmon Norton will be held 2 p.m., Friday, August 28, 2020, at Solid Rock Pentecostal Church with burial at Pleasant Ridge Cemetery. Visitation will begin at noon on Friday, until the time of service.

Mrs. Norton, of Wesson, completed her journey on earth August 25, 2020, at the age of 88, at her residence. She began this journey January 19, 1932, born to David Damascus Dedmon and Eurvie Esther Carter Dedmon, in Holly Bluff, Mississippi. Mrs. Norton was a homemaker, but that included everything from making wedding cakes to making pageant dresses and making clothes for her family. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother to 12 grandchildren and great grandmother to 26. She leaves behind a beautiful legacy and will be greatly missed by those who loved her.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Joe Robert Norton, Jr.; parents; grandson, Clay Norton; daughter-in-law, Jena Presley Norton; brother, Harold D. Dedmon; and sister Clara Mae Dedmon. Those who remain to cherish her memory are her sons, John Alvin Norton (Kim) and Joe Robert Norton III (Cathy Lynn); daughters, JoAnn King (Neal), Linda Jean Smith (Tony Lynn), Mary Esther Chance, Kathy Diane Smith (Craig); 12 grandchildren, Lori Norton Brown (Chad), Sarah Marie Adams (Gary), Darren White, David Lynn Case (Jennifer), Joseph Darren Dunn (Lenie), Justin Clark Dunn (Kacelyn), Joe Robert Norton IV (Sara), Sonny Wade Norton (Beth), Michelle Lofton Thornton (Brad), Dennis Smith, Jr. (Shyannah), Daniel Evan Smith (Janele), and Mollie Elizabeth Howard (Michael); and 26 great grandchildren.

Condolences and other information are available online at www.riverwoodfamily.com.