A Celebration of Life for Mrs. Norma Jean Allison, 88 of Decatur, Alabama will be noon, Saturday at Macedonia C.P. Church in America with the Reverend Vicki Mayberry officiating and inhumation to follow in Decatur Cemetery. The body will lie in repose one hour prior to funeral. Public viewing will be Thursday from 2-7 and Friday from 10-7 at Reynolds Funeral Home.
Mrs. Norma Jean Sutherlin Allison was born on October 15, 1930 in Morgan County, Alabama, to the late William Sutherlin, Sr. and Patty Adair Sutherlin. She entered into eternal rest of July 14, 2018, passing peacefully with her “little mama- Eloise” and sister-in-law, Mattie by her side, holding her hands.
She confessed her hope in Christ at an early age and joined Wayman Chapel A.M.E. Church.
Norma attended school in Morgan County, Alabama. She was a loving sister, stepmother, auntie and friend. She loved listening to Christian music. She was loved by her many friends and her fellow residents at USA Rehabilitation Center. While at USA Rehabilitation she loved her weekly Tuesday visits from her brother-in-law, Willie Key, and she really looked forward to them.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Sammie Allison; two brothers, William Sutherlin, Jr. and William (Teddy) Sutherlin; two sisters, Clara Ruth Nance and Dorthy Miller.
Norma Jean leaves to cherish her memory; a stepson, Sammie (Sharlene) Allison; three brothers, Walter E. (Mattie) Sutherlin, Garfield Sutherlin and Anthony Sutherlin all of Decatur; three sisters, Leila Thompson and Eloise Sutherlin both of Decatur and Ernestine (Willie) Key of Huntsville, AL; a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Pallbearers will be Nephews. Flower Bearers will be Nieces and Cousins.