November 12, 1932 - April 21, 2019
“I can do all things through Christ which strengthenth me.” Phillipians 4:13 KJV Mother Gladys Mae Rollins Norfleet was born on November 12,1932 in Pitt County to the late Lillie Mae Howard and Guy Vernon Rollins. She peacefully transitioned from earthly labor and was promoted to Heaven on Sunday, April 21, 2019 in her home church. Mother Norfleet attended Bethel Union Schools and W.C. Chance Schools. She was united in holy matrimony with James Norfleet in 1953 and they were the proud parents of eleven children. Mother Norfleet continued her education at Martin College earning certifications as a Nursing Assistant and a Licensed Cosmetologist. Mother Norfleet exemplified a living legend having given over sixty five years of dedicated Christian service to do God’s work. She was affiliated within the following church axillaries: Missionary Department, Mother Board, Assistant Choir Director, Radio Broadcast Assistant Choir Director, Pastor’s Aide Club, and Building Fund. She was known for her warm smile and compassion for serving others. Mother Norfleet was a woman of faith, prayer and love. She is known among family and saints as a sweet woman of God, an energetic shouter, and for her insightful, anointed, and original fervent prayers. Calls for prayer came to her throughout the United States. Mother Norfleet traveled and visited many states. She enjoyed attending church convocations, conferences and spiritual retreats. Numerous ministries have been birthed out of her kingdom work. Mother Norfleet has been a member of the Way of The Cross Churches of Christ, Inc., for over sixty years. She is also a founding member of her current church home, Full Gospel. People all over the region knew her for wearing elegant attire and as the infamous “glad-glad shouter” who would set the church on fire! Mother Norfleet shared many happy moments with her family and friends. She was a loving wife, mother and a doting grandmother who loved working in her flower garden, sewing, preserving fruits and vegetables, and baking mouthwatering cheese biscuits for the grandchildren whenever they came to visit. Mother Norfleet was an active participant in her community, serving as a foster parent, chauffeur and neighborhood babysitter. She was an advocate for education and life-long learning. Mother Norfleet was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, James Norfleet, Jr. Mother Norfleet leaves to cherish her memories, five sons, Elder Johnny Ray Little (Diane), Robersonville, NC, James Earl Norfleet (Maxine) Williamston, NC, Elder Marcus Norfleet, Whiteville, NC, Austin Norfleet (Nivea) Henderson, NC, Jonathan Norfleet (Blonnie) of Greenville, NC; six daughters, Marie “Gladys” Williams, Austin, TX, Carolyn Dixon, Greensboro, NC, Linda Doughty (Thomas) Williamston, NC, Peggy Allen (Vance) Robersonville, NC, Phyllis Norfleet of the home, Shelly Norfleet of Raleigh, NC; one sister, Verna Marie Andrews of Robersonville, NC; many foster brothers and sisters; two brothers-in-law and two sisters-in-law, Eddie Norfleet (Rosa Lee) Rocky Mount NC, Milton Norfleet (Rose) Tarboro, NC; twenty grandchildren, Minister Darian Little, James A. Ward, Q’uintina Little, Dr. TimMarie Williams, Lt. Timothy G. Williams of the United States Navy, Elder Ronald E. Dixon, Jr.,District Elder Vincent Allen, Nicholas Dixon, Jermaine Doughty, Latoya Norfleet, Patrick Dixon, Yulonda Doughty, Tyler James Stewart, Jakai Norfleet, Kionni Norfleet, Marcus Norfleet, Jr., Amiya Norfleet, Zari Norfleet; Julius Norfleet, twenty great-grandchildren; two great-great grandchildren; seven nieces; six nephews; a host of relatives and friends.
“I can do all things through Christ which strengthenth me.” Phillipians 4:13 KJV Mother Gladys Mae Rollins Norfleet was born on November 12,1932 in Pitt County to the late Lillie Mae Howard and Guy Vernon Rollins. She... View Obituary & Service Information
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