Norma Jean Thornton Higgs
May 22, 1944 -
September 19, 2020

Visitation

September 22, 2020
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Service 

September 22, 2020
2:00 PM

Interment

Obituary

Funeral service for Norma Jean Thornton Higgs, age 76 of Fayetteville, will be conducted at 2pm on Tuesday, September 22, 2020 at Higgins Funeral Home, with Bro. Joe Wayne McGee officiating. Burial will follow in Wright’s Cemtery. Visitation with the family will be Tuesday, September 22, 2020 from 12pm until 2:00pm at Higgins Funeral Home.

Ms. Higgs passed away on September 19, 2020 at Donalson Care Center in Fayetteville, TN. She was born on May 22, 1944 in Lincoln County, TN to the late James A. and Thelma McGee Thornton.

Ms. Higgs worked for the State of Tennessee, Family’s First Program until her retirement. She was of the Church of Christ faith.

Norma is survived by her son, Allan (Teresa) Higgs of Fayetteville; grandchildren, Mikhala Dorminey, Robert Wade Dorminey, Austin Beddingfield, Ryan Kinsey, Lilly Higgs, and Piper Higgs; great-grandchild, Maddilyn Kinsey; brothers, Eddie Lee (Judy) Thornton of Fayetteville and Ronald (Bernice) Thornton of Gainsville, FL; sister-in-law, Ann Higgs (Bobby) Thomas. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband, Jimmy Wade Higgs; daughter, Melissa Higgs Dorminey; and brother, Roger Thornton.

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to the National Kidney Foundation, Inc., c/o Finance Department, 30 East 33rd Street, New York, NY 10016.

Higgins Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family of Ms. Norma Jean Thornton Higgs.

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15 Comments

  1. Rita Wood

    My deepest sympathy to the family of Norma Higgs! She was married to my second cousin, Jimmy Wade! I always thought of Norma as a kind, sweet and loving person! She endured a great loss of family! May she Rest In Peace 🙏🏻❤️

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  2. Bennie &Priscilla Brewer

    So sorry about Ms. Norma .You all are in our thoughts and prayers. May God comfort you in the days to come. We are thinking of you all.

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  3. Jane McGee Tully

    So sorry to hear this. Besides being a cousin, Norma and Jimmy lived in our house on East Washington.

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  4. Rita King

    I am so sorry for your loss. I have known her a long time and went to school with Melissa. She was always sweet and helpful. May God bless all of you.

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  5. Bill & Shirley Limberg

    Condolences to the Higgs and Thornton families for the loss of my cousin Norma. My mother, Sarah, was Thelma’s sister. I have fond memories of visits to TN when I was young. You are in our prayers.

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  6. Wanda Williams

    So sorry about Norma’s passing. She was always so sweet and kind to me and our daughter’s family. My husband preached at Harms Church of Christ and we so loved your grandparents too. You have my sympathy. Love, Naomi Wallace

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  7. Debbie Wescott (daughter of Pat Wells, granddaughter of Sarah Limberg)

    I’m so sorry for your loss. Your mom was a special lady.

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  8. Cynthia Dunivan

    So sorry Allen to hear about Norma. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and the kids, now and in the weeks ahead.
    Bob & Cindy Dunivan

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  9. Farley Newton

    Allen and Teresa I’m so sorry, Norma was a wonderful lady inside and out! I loved her, I’ve already missed her, prayers for all of you! She loved her family ❤️

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  10. Wanda and Bob Williams

    Allan and family, So sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing. She was a great friend and lady. We always enjoyed our visits with her when we saw her. We will be thinking of all of you and praying for you.

    Reply
  11. bill barnes

    the loss of a great lady and a longtime friend. my prayers for the family.

    Reply
  12. Wanda Preston

    So sorry to learn about Norma’s passing. Such a sweet lady.

    Reply
  13. Phillip and Diane Knowles

    We are so sorry to hear about Norma. We’ll miss seeing her at Walmart and talking and catching up on everything. God bless you all during these hard days and days to come.
    Much love,
    Phillip and Duane Knowles

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  14. Scarlet Watson

    I’m so sorry to hear this! Such a wonderful lady! Sending prayers!

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  15. Nancy Barnes woods

    I am so sorry to hear about Norma I remember her from Fairview where we grew up knowing each other my prayers go with all of you in this time of sorrow

    Reply

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15 Comments

  1. Rita Wood

    My deepest sympathy to the family of Norma Higgs! She was married to my second cousin, Jimmy Wade! I always thought of Norma as a kind, sweet and loving person! She endured a great loss of family! May she Rest In Peace 🙏🏻❤️

    Reply
  2. Bennie &Priscilla Brewer

    So sorry about Ms. Norma .You all are in our thoughts and prayers. May God comfort you in the days to come. We are thinking of you all.

    Reply
  3. Jane McGee Tully

    So sorry to hear this. Besides being a cousin, Norma and Jimmy lived in our house on East Washington.

    Reply
  4. Rita King

    I am so sorry for your loss. I have known her a long time and went to school with Melissa. She was always sweet and helpful. May God bless all of you.

    Reply
  5. Bill & Shirley Limberg

    Condolences to the Higgs and Thornton families for the loss of my cousin Norma. My mother, Sarah, was Thelma’s sister. I have fond memories of visits to TN when I was young. You are in our prayers.

    Reply
  6. Wanda Williams

    So sorry about Norma’s passing. She was always so sweet and kind to me and our daughter’s family. My husband preached at Harms Church of Christ and we so loved your grandparents too. You have my sympathy. Love, Naomi Wallace

    Reply
  7. Debbie Wescott (daughter of Pat Wells, granddaughter of Sarah Limberg)

    I’m so sorry for your loss. Your mom was a special lady.

    Reply
  8. Cynthia Dunivan

    So sorry Allen to hear about Norma. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and the kids, now and in the weeks ahead.
    Bob & Cindy Dunivan

    Reply
  9. Farley Newton

    Allen and Teresa I’m so sorry, Norma was a wonderful lady inside and out! I loved her, I’ve already missed her, prayers for all of you! She loved her family ❤️

    Reply
  10. Wanda and Bob Williams

    Allan and family, So sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing. She was a great friend and lady. We always enjoyed our visits with her when we saw her. We will be thinking of all of you and praying for you.

    Reply
  11. bill barnes

    the loss of a great lady and a longtime friend. my prayers for the family.

    Reply
  12. Wanda Preston

    So sorry to learn about Norma’s passing. Such a sweet lady.

    Reply
  13. Phillip and Diane Knowles

    We are so sorry to hear about Norma. We’ll miss seeing her at Walmart and talking and catching up on everything. God bless you all during these hard days and days to come.
    Much love,
    Phillip and Duane Knowles

    Reply
  14. Scarlet Watson

    I’m so sorry to hear this! Such a wonderful lady! Sending prayers!

    Reply
  15. Nancy Barnes woods

    I am so sorry to hear about Norma I remember her from Fairview where we grew up knowing each other my prayers go with all of you in this time of sorrow

    Reply

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