Norma J. King

Norma Jean King, age 88, of Charlotte, passed away peacefully at her home on Thursday, September 30, 2021. She was born April 10, 1933, in Jonesboro, Ill., the daughter of Perry and Mae (Eudy) McLane. Jean had a happy childhood growing up on a farm in Southern Ill.. Upon the confession of her faith in Christ, she was baptized in the river near the Reynoldsville Baptist Church. On June 29, 1949, she married Fred King in Jonesboro, Ill. Jean was a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother. She was a magnificent cook and enjoyed preparing beautiful meals for her family. Jean was a gifted homemaker. She sewed the clothing for her family, canned and preserved all their home-grown goodies, and made certain that her household functioned like a well-oiled machine. Jean was a devoted Christian and lifelong member of Calvary Baptist Church in Charlotte.
Jean is survived by her husband of 72 years, Fred; children: Brenda King of Flint, Darlene (Tim) Leever of Fayetteville, N.C., Fred King of Charlotte; grandchildren, Jason (Arlene) King, Steven (Stephanie) King, Destiny (James) Forward, Joshua King, Elizabeth Leever; five great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; siblings, Pat Parent, Clara Dobbs, and Henry (Vicki) McLane.
She was preceded in death by her parents; grandson, Caleb King; daughter-in-law, Shirley King; and brother, Raymond McLane.
Funeral services were held on Tuesday, October 5, 2021, at the Burkhead-Green-Kilgo Funeral Home with Pastor Tim Potter officiating. Burial took place at West Carmel Cemetery.
Those desiring, may make contributions in Jean’s honor to Calvary Baptist Church 825 N. Cochran Ave., Charlotte, MI 48813.
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