“I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith”
–II Timothy 4:7
Jannie Norris was born in Walterboro, South Carolina on January 2, 1929 to the late Joe and Netta Williams. She peacefully returned home to the Lord on Tuesday morning, July 19, 2016.
As a young woman, she was baptized at Shiloh Baptist Church in Hudson, New York. She was a long-standing member of Morning Glory Temple of Deliverance Church (formerly Pilgrim Missionary Baptist Church) under the spiritual leadership of the late Reverend Kenneth Crawford.
During her life, Jannie (also affectionately known by her great and great-great grandchildren as “poo-poo”), was never afraid to make her voice be heard or express an opinion. She enjoyed cooking and sharing her love for food with her family; sharing her recipes and cooking techniques with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Through her rough exterior and sharp wit, she was respected as a matriarch who cared for her family and was willing to offer support to many in her life. She is fondly remembered as a woman who loved God, loved others, and enjoyed the simple things in life such as strawberry ice cream and the “Price is Right”. Jannie was loved by many, and will be missed by all who came to know her.
She was preceded in death by her father, mother, four brothers, six sisters, and one son.
She leaves behind to cherish her memories, her two sons, Ellis Gadson (Diane) of Pittsfield, MA and Walter Gadson of Rincon, GA, two daughters, Angela Mobley of Rincon, GA and Wesaline Gadson of Pittsfield, MA, one stepson, Tommy Norris, one brother, Joe Williams, Jr. of Savannah, GA, 14 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren, 11 great-great-grandchildren, and a host of nieces, nephews, other family and close friends.
Visitation will be Tuesday, July 26, 2016 from 10 am to 11 am at Morning Glory Temple of Deliverance. Funeral Services will be immediately following. Burial will be a Hillcrest Abbey Memorial Park – West.Print This Obituary & Condolences