Graveside funeral service for Mrs. Barbara Jean Norris Rowland, age 82, of Huntsville, AL, will be held at 10 AM on Monday, September 6, 2021, at Campbell Cemetery, with Bro. James Strope officiating. There will be no visitation prior to the graveside service.
Barbara was born on July 26, 1939, in Fayetteville, TN to the late William Roy and Annie Mildred Hayne Norris. She was a member of the Church of Christ. Mrs. Rowland passed away on September 2, 2021.
Survivors include her daughters, Cindy Lee of Merritt Island, FL, and Pam (Bill) Melvin of Huntsville, AL; sisters, Juanita (Gene) Dunn, and Geraldine (Clarence) Bain; grandchildren, Miles Melvin, Holly Melvin, Maria Melvin, Jodie Lookenbill, and Lee Lookenbill. In addition to her parents, Barbara was preceded in death by her husband, Raymond Rowland; brothers, Melvin Norris, Robert Norris, and Lloyd Norris; and sisters, Wilma Keith, and Nancy Burton.
Higgins Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family of Barbara Jean Norris Rowland.
I am so sorry about Mrs. Barbara’s passing. She lived across the street from my daddy and she was a wonderful neighbor to them. She was also wonderful to my granddaughters – she loved them and they loved her. Lexi cried when we explained to her that Mrs. Barbara was with Jesus in Heaven now. The girls were so excited when they would make crafts at my house and they would always make one for Mrs. Barbara. They took her flowers not too long ago, which they bought with their own money. She was precious to them as I know she was to you – her family. You are in my thoughts and prayers. May God comfort you through your time of sorrow.
Cindy & Pam, there are so many good memories I cherish of your sweet Mom & the Hopkins family many years ago. Barbara had beauty & personality plus that made you want to be around her. We used to have a lot of fun together didn’t we? I am so thankful for her influence. May God be with you as you lay her body to rest after a long & productive happy life. Sending love as always.