Donald Ray Norris, 67, passed away Wednesday, September 22, 2021. A celebration of his life will be 10:00 AM, Monday, September 27, 2021 at First Baptist Church, Merkel Texas.
Don was born November 22, 1953 in Houston, Texas to Oren and Doris Norris. On January 3, 1976 Don married the love of his life Lawana and the couple shared 45 wonderful years together. Don was a pastor for several Baptist Churches which included, FBC Pasadena, Wylie Baptist in Abilene, Crestview Baptist in Midland, Piedmont Baptist in Georgia, and FBC Odessa. Don was a father to many fatherless men. He took care of the orphans and widows. He touched people deeply and taught them to love Jesus because he loved them first. He enjoyed working with his hands and wood working. Above all Don loved his family and raised them in a home full of faith, love, and laughter. Don has fought the good fight, he has finished the race and he has kept his faith along the way. He has left a legacy that will carry on for generations to come.
He is preceded in death by his parents; and his brother, Wayne Norris.
Don is survived by his wife, Lawana Norris; his children, Karri Beard and husband Joshua; Michael Norris and wife Kate, Matthew Norris and wife Callie; and Cortney Norris; eleven grandchildren; his sister, Karen Norris; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.
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