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Arthur V. Norris 1943-2020

Arthur V. Norris, 76 years old, of Meriden, CT devoted husband of 51 years to Rosalyn (Osborne) Norris died on Sunday, July 5, 2020 at home in the loving care of his wife and family after a lengthy illness.


Arthur was born in Shorter, Alabama on October 27, 1943, the son of the late John Norris and Mary (Boggie) Norris where he attended Deborah County School. He was employed at Gaylord Hospital in Wallingford, CT until he retired.


He was a member of the Jehovah’s Witnesses Congregation in Meriden, CT. Besides his wife, he is survived by five children- Alisa Stringer (Darryl); Sean Norris, Sondra Norris, Jalon Norris, and Sheena Lassiter (Cemal). Twelve grandchildren- Brittany, Darielle, Laci, Lexi, Jaya’Chanel, Cemaya, Kobe, Jayden, Joshua, Cemal, Javae, Alexander, and two great grandchildren,Taji and Zanaya.


He is survived by one brother, Joseph Norris (Gladys) and several nieces and nephews. He is perceived in death by siblings Dorothy Samuel, John Norris, Ruby Norris, Mary Lertridge (Ernest), and George Norris (Ozella).


A memorial talk will be held on Zoom Cloud Meeting

Saturday, July 25, 2020

Pictures will begin at t 1:30 PM

Talk will begin at 2:00 PM


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A FEW WORDS ABOUT ARTHUR V. NORRIS


As a young man Arthur enjoyed playing basketball and baseball with his many friends. His nickname was “Champ” by his friends. He was a quiet man, but when you got to know him well, he can be a jokester. He loved joking with his brother in law, Harry, who would call him “Chicken George”. Then he would call Harry “Meat Head”. That was their normal greeting. 


At work Arthur was known as a diligent worker and many knew that he was a Jehovah’s Witness. He enjoyed his family and loved them dearly. He found pleasure watching Caleb and Sophia videos with his grandchildren alongside his wife and would rock his grandchildren to sleep. If you need anything, he would give all he had to help, even take you under his roof until you can get back on your feet.


Most of all, Arthur loved his God Jehovah up until his death. He was a joyful quiet man serving Jehovah. Arthur and his wife would discuss why we had to endure, keep enduring, and never give up. He endured cancer for 14 years and was courageous and kept his spiritual routine until he could no more. One of his favorite songs was “Give Me Courage.” He loved the ministry and wanted others to know how loving Jehovah really is. He also loved his spiritual family. He trusted in Jehovah’s Word to help him cope with his illness and other difficulties. He had confidence that Jehovah will fulfill his promises for mankind. He wanted to set an example for his children, that is, to stick with Jehovah no matter what problems may come up in life.


Now Arthur is awaiting the fulfillment of what Jehovah’s promises at Revelation 21: 3, 4 – “With that I heard a loud voice from the throne say: “Look! The tent of God is with mankind, and he will reside with them…And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away.” He firmly believed this hope.


Rosalyn Norris

THOUGHTS ABOUT OUR DAD…

“My dad truly loved his family, taught us to be responsible, to love Jehovah, to be a person that’s true to your word, and to help others. I am really going to miss him. I really can’t wait to see him in paradise.”


From Sean

“He was a great dad. Anytime we needed him he was always there. No questions asked…anytime of the day. One thing he taught me was hard work, you go to work every day no excuses, Sean!!! He also set a good example for the field service.”


From Sondra

“My dad was amazing, self-sacrificing dad that put his family first before his own needs and who loved his kids and grandchildren so much. That taught us the true value of family love.”


From Jalon

“My dad was a great father figure. He was a hard-working man that put his family first. He’ll do anything for the kids and raised us to be good to others and respectful as well. My dad was a kind person to everyone he met and never talked bad about anyone. He loved Jehovah with his whole heart and set a good example for us.”


From Sheena

“My dad was a great father, friend, grandpa, and set a good example as a husband. He adored his grandchildren and loved spending much time with them. They made him happy. He was very caring and respectful toward others. His home was your home. I love you dad; you are gone but not forgotten.”

“DEAR GRANDPA”


I am happy to have had you a part of my life. You taught me many things in life. For example, how to save money, be a gentleman, work hard, and be caring and loving. You were an amazing grandpa and dad, we had a special bond and I loved` you more than I love myself. I wish you were not taken away from me. I’m going to miss returning bottles with you and seeing you race after school. I’m also going to miss your stories and jokes along with the music you always played in the car. But the one thing I’m going to miss most is eating McDonald’s with you and our conversations.


And I promise I’ll try to start going to the Kingdom Hall for you. And I’ll try to keep the family together because I know that’s what you want. I’ll try to stay strong even though there’s not a day that goes by that I don’t stop thinking about you. A week before you died, we talked about all the places we could return the bottles to and it hurts to know we never got to return them. I’m also going to miss having my personal Uber driver.


I love and miss you grandpa.

Joshua Dozier



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