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Marilyn Cox Norman

October 24, 1939 ~ December 18, 2023 (age 84) 84 Years Old
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Marilyn Norman Obituary

Marilyn Joyce Norman, age 84, of Pittsboro, died Monday, December 18, 2023, surrounded by her family at UNC Hospital in Chapel Hill.

Marilyn was born in Bradford County, Florida on October 24, 1939, to the late Edward Cox and Lois Cox. She was also preceded in death by her brother, Pearson Cox.

Surviving relatives include her husband, Jason Earl Norman, Sr., of Pittsboro, three daughters, Cherie Reece and husband William of  New Bern, NC, Lisa Sparrow and husband Rusty of  Surf City, NC, Diane Norman and fiancé Mario Villanueva of Cary, NC, one son, Jason Norman, Jr., and wife Amber of Apex, one sister, Linda Curry of Fort Worth, Texas, six grandchildren, William Sparrow and wife Kristina, Daniel Sparrow and wife Hallie, Joshua Bennett, Joseph Blanchet, Jessica Blanchet, Merritt Norman, and four great-grandchildren, Maddie Sparrow, McKenna Sparrow, Elliott Sparrow, and Jane Sparrow.

Marilyn graduated from the University of Florida with a Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing and received her Master’s in Public Health Nursing at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She was a huge animal lover from foxes to kitties and all in between. Her family was the light of her life.

The family will receive friends Friday, December 29, 2023, from 12:00PM to 1:00PM at Donaldson Funeral Home & Crematory Griffin Chapel. The funeral service will follow at 1:00PM with Rev. Jim Folks presiding. A private family burial will take place after the services.  

In lieu of flowers the family asks for memorial contributions to be made in Marilyn’s memory to C.A.R.E. Chatham Animal Rescue P.O. Box 610 Pittsboro, NC 27312 or Carolina Tiger Rescue 1940 Hanks Chapel Road Pittsboro, NC 27312.

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December 29, 2023

12:00 PM to 12:50 PM
Donaldson Funeral Home & Crematory Griffin Chapel
396 West St.
Pittsboro, NC 27312

Funeral Service
December 29, 2023

1:00 PM
Donaldson Funeral Home & Crematory Griffin Chapel
396 West St.
Pittsboro, NC 27312

Private Burial

Chapel Hill Memorial Cemetery


CARE - Chatham Animal Rescue & Education
Post Office Box 610, Pittsboro NC 27312
Tel: 1-919-542-5757

Carolina Tiger Rescue
1940 Hanks Chapel Rd., Pittsboro NC 27312
Tel: 1-919-542-4684


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