Norma J. Green Jones, age 95 passed away March 8, 2020 in Carterville, Illinois. She was born June 26, 1924 in Sullivan County Indiana to the late Everett and Sadie Wilson.
Norma married Lewis F. Green on August 2, 1941 and he preceded her in death on May 23, 1991. She married Bob Jones on July 26, 2002 and he preceded her in death on July 14, 2017.
In addition to her parents, and husbands, Norma was preceded in death by two sons, Frank Green and Larry Green; son-in-law, Terry Wisehart; five siblings, Louise Owens, Bill Wilson, Thoral Wilson, Edith Robertson, and Willie Wilson.
Norma is survived by daughters, Sheila (John) Hill of Maricopa, Arizona; and Cheryl (Jim) Fuhr of Eldorado, Illinois; step daughters, Sue (Bob) Robinson of Galatia, Illinois; Cathy (Bob) Cosby of Arizona; step son, Jeff (Sharon) Jones, Michigan; grandchildren, Tim Green, Rhonda (Mike) Green, Misty (Ryan) Ollis, Sarah (Pedram) Hejazifar, Kara (Gil) Hurwitz, Jerome (Jennifer) Wisehart, Nathaniel Fuhr; step grandchildren, Ada, (Brandy) Robinson, Erin (Ely) House, Ethan (Lizzi) Robinson, Rob (Chrissy) Cosby, Beckisue (Andy) Knight, Monica (Todd) Halsey, Dale (Michelle) Cosby, Rhonda (Kyle) Amyx, Jonathan (Courtney) Cosby, Amanda Cosby, Stephanie (Wade) Reed; thirty-nine great grandchildren, one great great granddaughter and a special daughter-in-law and her husband, Reta and Jim Tolbert.
Norma's greatest love was for her Lord and the church. She touched many lives through witnessing and prayer. She taught Sunday School in her younger years and sang on the radio in a gospel group consisting of family members, Edith Robertson, Ruel Robertson, Shirley Siler and Willie Wilson. Norma was a member of the Assembly of God Church in Jasonville, Indiana for many years and attended Little Chapel Church in Harrisburg, Illinois in her latter years.
Norma worked as a bookkeeper for Okeefe Lumber, the Bank of Harrisburg, Kresge, (Later K-Mart) in both Harrisburg, Illinois and Terre Haute, Indiana. Norma also worked as a secretary for the Assembly of God Church in Terre Haute, Indiana and secretary for the Assembly of God Church in Jasonville, Indiana. She was also a licensed realtor in Illinois and Indiana.
Norma had many hobbies including basket weaving, quilting, sewing, gardening and crocheting. Norma will be sadly missed by her family and friends.
Funeral services for Norma J. Green Jones will be held at 11 AM CT, Saturday, March 14, 2020 at Reed Funeral Chapel in Harrisburg. Bro. Darrell Eisenhauer will officiate. Visitation will be held from 9:00 am CT to 11:00 am CT, Saturday, March 14, 2020 at Reed Funeral. Norma will be laid to rest in Lebanon Cemetery in Midland, Indiana at 2:00 pm ET, Sunday March 15, 2020 where Rev. Sam Bush will officiate. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Southern Illinois and envelopes will be available at the funeral home and cemetery. Condolences may be left for the family at www.reedfuneralchapel.com.
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