Norwood James Houston
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Norwood James Houston
  • April 14, 1935 - May 24, 2017
  • Washington, North Carolina

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Norwood James Houston, 82, passed away on May 24, 2017 at his home in Washington, NC, to be with his heavenly father, whom he worshiped throughout his life and death.
His strong devotion to his family and his firm belief in God supported him in his struggle and ultimately gave him peace.
Norwood James was born to the late Alfred Houston and Nannie Houston in Duplin County on April 14, 1935. He was married to his wife of 59 years, Carol Lee Houston, who survives.
He is survived by five children, Glen Houston (Melissa), Ann Singleton, Barbara Houston, Dawn Hamilton (Gary) all of Washington, NC, and Colleen Woolard (Gary) of Elizabeth City; seven grandchildren and four great grandchildren.
Norwood was a member of Love Missionary Baptist Church of Washington, NC.
Norwood is also survived by two sisters, Ruby Cozzens of Lebanon, TN, and Reba Griffin of New Bern, NC.
He is predeceased by his parents and brothers, Julian Houston, Al Houston; and sisters, Phoebe Houston, Virginia Hart, Mable Hall, Yvonne Bradshaw, Dorothy Mae Bradshaw, and Doris Sumner.
Norwood is also survived by many nieces, nephews, family and friends.
Visitation will be held at the Family Life Center at First Church of Christ, 520 East 10th Street, Washington, NC, from 2:00 to 3:00 pm on Sunday, May 28.
A Celebration of Life Memorial service for Norwood James Houston will be held immediately following visitation at 3:30 pm in the First Church of Christ sanctuary.
Pastor Doug Batchelor of Love Missionary Baptist Church will officiate the service.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the American Cancer Society Relay For Life or a mission of your choice.
The family will receive friends and family at the home on 101 Sweetbriar Road, Washington, NC. - See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/newbernsj/obituary.aspx?n=norwood-james-houston&pid=185631414#sthash.7ZkyixmX.dpuf