Delia Evelyn Norman
Delia Evelyn Norman
  • December 10, 1917 - February 7, 2017
  • Texas

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Delia Evelyn Norman passed away Tuesday, February 7, 2017 at Texoma Medical Center in Denison, Texas after 99 years of an extraordinary life.

Delia was born December 10, 1917 one of 5 children, the Daughter of Don William Bailey & Emmie Dea Rice Bailey. She married John Henry Wilburn (Love of her Life) March 30, 1934. Henry passed away June 17, 1977. She then married Woodrow Norman February 1, 1997 and he passed away January 6, 2008.

She was a proud Mother of two sons, Lewis & Carl.

Delia attended Shiloh School on E. Main St., & Denison High School at B. McDaniel in Denison. She was very active in her children's schools; served as president of Peabody PTA; held several offices as president and received a Texas Life Membership and National Life Membership award.

Delia was also very active in church work at Trinity Methodist Church Leadership. She became a Christian and joined the church in 1942, held several offices in United Methodist Woman leadership for a number of years, she was elected to the Board of Trustees and was the first woman to serve at Trinity Church as a Board Member & Trustee; a choir person four years, member of Trinity for 60 plus years, teacher for Sunday School, bible school and bible studies for United Methodist Women.

She started working at Texoma Medical center in 1983 as an Auxiliary Volunteer and received a plaque at the hospital for having served 9000 Hours. She also worked the election polls from 1950 to 1996 and was elected judge for several years.

Delia was also a very accomplished artist, seamstress and craftsman until she lost her eye sight to Macular Degeneration in 2007.

She is survived: By her Son: Carl E Wilburn & daughter-in-law Christa, Bonsall, CA
Granddaughter: Sandra & Scott Mackinnon, Great Grandchildren Jessica, Lauren & Shawn, Escondido, CA
Grandson: Bryan Karl Wilburn, Brea, CA
Brother: Don William Bailey Jr. and Family of Irving, Texas
Brother-in-law: AJ & Wanda Wilburn & Family Richardson, Texas
Brother-in-law: Donald K Wilburn & Family Oklahoma
Granddaughter: Kimberly Davis of Denison, Texas
Great Granddaughter: Johnice & Tywon Hull & Great-great grandchildren Rebecca Hansley, Tyonna, & Neveah Hull of Denison, Texas
Great Grandson: Johnathon Hansley & Great-great Grandchildren Kiley Hansley & Libby.

She was preceded in death by: Granddaughter Cynthia Ann Wilburn died December 1, 1979 & Son William Lewis Wilburn died October 1, 1999.

Memorial services will be 10:00 AM, Saturday February 25, 2017 at Trinity Methodist Church in Denison with Pastor Griffin officiating and burial of cremains to follow at Oak Ridge Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to Trinity Methodist Church or Oak Ridge Cemetery.