Reverend Dr. Jerry Norris
Reverend Dr. Jerry Norris, retired United Methodist Church Minister passed away April 7 at St. Dominic Hospital in Jackson. He entered this world in Raleigh, Mississippi September 10, 1948, the fifth of twelve children born to Josie and Leroy Percy Norris Sr.
A graduate of Jackson State University and Gammon Theological Seminary, Reverend Norris performed pastoral duties in the following United Methodist churches during a forty year span: Mount Zion, Columbus, MS, Saint Stephen's, Yazoo City, Wesley United, Kosciusko, MS, Weems Chapel, Picayune, MS, Saint Paul, Hattiesburg, MS; then Taylor's Chapel. He was a Chaplain of Methodist Central and Methodist South Hospitals, Memphis, Tennessee. In 2005, he retired. His last ministerial work was Lynch Chapel United Methodist Church, Forest, MS.
After retiring, Reverend Norris became a member of Central United Methodist Church in Jackson.
Reverend Norris is survived by two sons and one daughter, eight grandchildren, eleven siblings and numerous nieces and nephews.
Family and friends may visit 9:00 A.M. to 12:00 noon Tuesday, April 14 at Central United Methodist Church, 500 North Farish Street, Jackson. A graveside service will be follow at 2:00 p.m. at the Percy and Josie Norris Family Cemetery, Raleigh, MS. (adjacent to Mt. Nebo Baptist Church in Raleigh.)
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