Melissa Mae Joyner Norman, 74, of Ronda passed away Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2020, at Rose Glen Manor in North Wilkesboro.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 11, 2020, at Temple Hill United Methodist Church, with Pastor Matthew A. Nichols and the Rev. Clyde Holleman officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery. The family received friends from 1 until 2 p.m., prior to the service at the church.

Mrs. Norman was born Jan. 23, 1945, in Davie County to Wilson Joyner and Mamie Welborn Joyner. Melissa was a graduate of Appalachian State University, where she obtained a master’s degree.  She retired from the Iredell County School System as a school teacher and was a member of Temple Hill United Methodist Church.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Mrs. Norman is survived by her husband, Benjamin H. “Benny” Norman of the home; a sister, Magdalene Pinnix of Boonville; a sister-in-law, Faye Cornog of Springfield, Ill., a brother, Woodrow Joyner of Ronda; a brother-in-law, Paul Norman and wife, Jean, of Mint Hill; and several nieces and nephews.

Flowers will be accepted.

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