Vernon B. Norwood, 80, of Fremont, OH passed away very peacefully because of her faith in the Lord on Monday, July 21, 2014 at Arbors at Clyde. She was born August 19, 1933 in Birmingham, AL, the daughter of Hugh Clinton and Elizabeth (Nash) Jones. She was a graduate of Roosevelt High School in Birmingham.
Vernon married Rev. Herman Norwood in 1979 at Mt. Pleasant Missionary Baptist Church and he survives. She worked as a Laborer and Supervisor at Whirlpool Corp, retiring after many years of service. She had previously worked at Woolworth’s.
Vernon was First Lady at Mt. Pleasant Missionary Baptist Church and a Sunday School Superintendent for thirty-five years. She also served on many Auxiliaries at the church. Vernon was a member of Volunteer Christian Women’s Club and volunteered at Share and Care. She was a devoted Christian and she confessed Jesus Christ as her personal Savior at an early age. She was very dedicated to her Church. Vernon remained faithful to her church and church family until her illness in December of 2013.
Vernon is survived by her husband of thirty-five years, Rev. Herman Norwood, Fremont, OH; son, Willie Norwood, Fremont, OH; step children, Christopher Norwood of Texas, Lula Mae Akins of Mississippi, Theresa (Patrick) Johnson, Marion, IN; siblings, Martha Ann (Charles) Glover, Fremont, OH, Viola (Aaron) Gunn, Gary, IN; several step grandchildren; a host of special nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews and great-great nieces and nephews; sisters-in-law, Ruby Jones and Christine Jones both of Fremont, OH.
She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, George, Newman, William, Arthur Earl and Johnny Jones; sisters, Celia James and Ethel Jones.
Visitation: Saturday from 10:00 amPrint Obituary & Condolences