Celebrating the Life of Our Precious Mom,
Norma Jean Yancey, 87, of Dayton Ohio passed away on Saturday, July 30, 2022, at the Bridgeway Pointe facility in Cincinnati, Ohio, surrounded by her 4 children.
Norma was a full-time homemaker and wife that exhibited elegance and style in everything she did. Norma was the beloved wife of the late Robert Lee Yancey.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Gordon and Katherine Ormes and her brother, Maurice Ormes. Norma is survived by her sisters: Esther Saunders, Carol (Robert)Thombs and Suzanne Tyson and 4 children: Kym (Sandra)Yancey , Tony (Rita)Yancey, Lynne (Ken Stone)Yancey Stone, and Todd (Renee)Yancey, her 12 grand children, 12 great grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews.
Visitation was held at Church of the Incarnation, 55 Williamsburg Ln., Dayton, OH 45459, on Friday, August 12, 2022, from 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM, funeral mass followed visitation from 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM. There was a beautiful Celebration of Life reception, Honoring Norma from 12:30 PM – 4:30 PM
The Lord is my Shepherd
The LORD is my shepherd;
I have everything I need.
He lets me rest in fields of green grass and leads me to quiet pools of fresh water.
He gives me new strength.
He guides me in the right paths, as he has promised.
Even if I go through the deepest darkness, I will not be afraid, LORD, for you are with me. Your shepherd’s rod and staff protect me.
You prepare a banquet for me, where all my enemies can see me; you welcome me as an honored guest and fill my cup to the brim.
I know that your goodness and love will be with me all my life; and your house will be my home as long as I live.
It’s the End of an Era
By: Ashley Yancey
It’s the end of an era.
The words first shared after announcing the news.
The beginning of the end has arrived,
Prepare to bid farewell, adios, goodbye.
But where to begin!
When reflecting on a life spanning 87 years,
You’ve seen so much, done even more,
And left memories lasting lifetimes to come.
One husband of 50 years, 4 children, 12 grandchildren, and more.
The love you bestowed was unique and all your own.
Right or wrong, up or down,
There was no challenge bigger than the fight in your heart.
All is fair in love and war,
And you never made apologies, fiercely protective and bold
They truly don’t make ‘em like you anymore.
It’s the end of an era.
Your heels were high, and your standards higher.
No winter night was competing with your floor-length mink.
No ice was shining brighter than that ring on your finger.
Your cup ranneth over. And over. And over.
A woman of presence and charisma, your smile lit up every room you entered.
That certain zest for life, “Joie de Vivre,” ever evasive, you personified.
You were thrilling, magnetic, saucy, commanding…
And you knew it.
So many generational blessings you’ve passed down to your family.
Entrepreneurship, advocacy, commitment, and grit.
You put yourself first, prioritized self-care.
Taught us to never abandon each other or quit.
Regardless of the challenges and bumps in the road,
You stayed the course, remained steadfast, refused to fold.
Our beloved Norma Jean, a queen who reigned supreme!
Truly, it is the end of an era