Rivie Mae Norris was born in Odessa, TX on
August 19, 1951 to the parentage of Lafayette Norris and Juanita Pullin. She confessed her faith at an early age and was baptized at the St. James Missionary Baptist Church under the pastorage of the Late Rev. W. R. Ockletree, Sr. She later united with the Living Visions C.O.G.I.C. family, Elder James Porter, Pastor.
Rivie attended Ector County Public Schools. After her formal school years, she continued her education in nursing and in began studies in the field of education. She united in marriage to London Willard of which two children were born.
She is preceded in death by both parents, one son Cecil Norris and one daughter Aretha Sullivan.
She leaves to cherish her precious memory; one brother,
Deacon Larry Norris, two sons, Eric Sullivan and Laron Willard both of Odessa. Two daughters Charmain Sullivan of Odessa and Olivia Willard of Bryan, TX. fifteen grandchildren, and a host great-grandchildren, relatives and friends.
So sorry to hear of Rivie’s passing. She is my 2nd cousin. Her grandfather, Gaston, and my Dad, R.L. were brothers. When we were children, we played together often. Such fond memories. RIHP, Rivie!
Robert NorrisAtlanta, GA