Arthur Norris - Mobile Memorial Gardens Cemetery
December 26, 2014
A chapel service for Arthur Norris will be held at 10:00AM on Monday, 12/26/2014 from St. Mary’s Catholic Church followed by a committal service at the grave site.
Sept. 4, 1946 – Dec. 23, 2014 Arthur Gerald “Jerry” Norris passed away in South Carolina on December 23, 2014. Jerry was born on September 4, 1946, to Ruby Ruth Norris and Arthur Nathaniel Norris, and raised in Mobile, AL. After graduating from Murphy High School, he was the catcher for the University of South Alabama baseball team and a member of Phi Kappa Sigma Fraternity. He graduated from Mobile College with a Bachelor of Science in Business. Mr. Norris moved to Summerville, South Carolina to become the marketing manager for Westvaco Development Corporation’s Summerville Lumber Mill, as well as a corporate vice president for its lumber division. He served on the board of the Southern Forest Products Association. Jerry attained a Masters in Business Administration from Charleston Southern University while diligently performing his duties to Westvaco and his family. Mr. Norris leaves a legacy of five grandchildren (Marah, Jackson, Madeline, Hamilton, and Mary Katherine Norris), and his three sons honor his example: Marc (Melissa) is a commercial fitness equipment sales representative; Josh (Leanne) is the managing partner of the Houston office of Jones Walker, LLP; and Nicholas is entering the U.S. Army JAG Corps upon graduation from Tulane Law School. Proud of his sons, Jerry adored their mother, Lucy, his college sweetheart and devoted wife. She survives him. He is also survived by a brother, Richard A. Norris of Mobile, AL. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated from St. Mary Catholic Church on Monday, December 29, 2014, at 10 a.m. The family will receive friends at Dignity’s Funeral Home on Dauphin Street on Sunday, December 28, from 5-8 p.m. Interment will be in Mobile Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in Jerry’s name to the Medical University of South Carolina Brain Tumor Research Fund, 18 Bee St., MSC 450, Charleston, SC 29425.
Interment arrangements by Mobile Memorial Gardens Cemetery and Mausoleum, 6100 Three Notch Rd., Mobile, AL 36619 | 251-661-1333