Deborah Lynn Norris

Age 54, of Holt, MI, passed away Wednesday, July 17, 2013 in Ann Arbor, MI.  She was born in Kalamazoo, MI on November 12, 1958 to Vern and Betty Norris.  Betty preceded her in death in 1996.  She was a Harry Hill High School graduate, and a faithful State of Michigan employee for 37 years.

A much loved Mom of Calvin Norris Reed; sister of Sue (Randy) Janetzke and Sally (Mark) Beckner and devoted aunt and great-aunt of Kyle (Jenny) Janetzke, and their son Bryant, Colin (Kyleen) Janetzke, Kacie (Chris) Walenczak, and their daughter Madison, Kim (Jamie) Hipsher, and their daughter and son, Emma and Bryson, Chad (Monica) Beckner, and her many friends too many to list.

The funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, July 23, 2013 at Trinity Ev. Lutheran Church, 501 W. Saginaw, Lansing, with The Rev. G. Travis Downs officiating.  Interment will be in Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens.  The family will receive friends at the Estes-Leadley Greater Lansing Chapel from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Monday.  Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society or to Trinity Ev. Lutheran Church Memorial Fund.

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July 18, 2013 at 10:47 pm

So sorry for your family’s loss.

Bruce Auger
July 19, 2013 at 8:03 am

Such a wonderful lady from a wonderful family.. Heaven just got a new angel

Sheila Truman
July 19, 2013 at 9:23 am

I worked with Deb for many years. She was a wonderful person and a joy to be around. She will be missed. My condolences to the family.

Diahann Curtis
July 19, 2013 at 9:47 am

I worked with Deb for several years and was a wonderful person and friend to everyone she met. She will be missed by everyone who knew and loved her.

Mike & vicki Robinson
July 19, 2013 at 4:55 pm

Vern, we are so sorry to hear the news about Deb, we will be thinking of you an the rest of the family.

Marlyn and Carol Lundgren
July 19, 2013 at 6:28 pm

Vern, we were so sorry to hear of Deb’s death. You and and your family will be in our prayers. May the Lord comfort all of you and give you peace and strength at this difficult time.

Marlyn and Carol Lundgren
July 19, 2013 at 6:36 pm

God bless you

Debbie Kline
July 19, 2013 at 7:53 pm

Deb is and always will be my dearest and oldest friend. She is the most giving, loving person. My heart is shattered of her loss. I am very thankful for all the memories I have with her and our kids. My thoughts and prayers are with your family at the very difficult time. I love you Deb, and will miss you always. RIP

Becky Sanborn Esch
July 20, 2013 at 8:24 am

I was saddened to hear of Debbie’s passing. You will all be in my prayers during this difficult time. I spent the first 10 years of my life living down the street from the Norris family and have many happy memories of that time. God be with you all.

Donna Greyerbiehl
July 21, 2013 at 2:04 am

Sharon, Vern, family,

I so very sorry for your loss. Praying for all of you during this most difficult of times.

May you all have extra measures of peace & strength.

Missy Smith
July 21, 2013 at 12:01 pm

Calvin, my heart goes out to you. Even though I didn’t know your mom very well she was so wonderful to Lee. I did hear about all her cooking stories from lee, the things she always made you guys to eat, all the times she was willing to do the driving to the skate park. I know she will be missed and was loved.
With much love and sympathy to you and your family.

mary ann turner
July 21, 2013 at 2:50 pm

To calvin and marvin, I want to express my deep felt sorrow for both of you for loss. She was a great mom, great friend, and I know she will be missed by both of you and the rest of her family and friends. Sincerely, mary ann

Rebecca McAlpine
July 22, 2013 at 9:36 am

Dear Deb…about thirty years ago you helped me have my one and only yard sale. I remember how organized you were and you helped me get through that day cause I didn’t know what I was doing. We lost touch…but I’ve thought of you often. We laughed and smiled every time we were together. That’s how I remember you…laughing and smiling. I know you were a terrific mother…and my heart aches for your son. Rest in peace, old friend.

Don and Deb Brinson
July 22, 2013 at 8:57 pm


We want you to know that you are in our prayers and thoughts. You Mom was so very proud of her and she was a blessing to everyone.

Karen Kesling & Bob Donaldson
July 23, 2013 at 3:25 am

Vern, Calvin, Marvin, Sally, Sue
Thoughts and prayers are right there with you.
hugs and love to all of you.

Joe Bell
July 29, 2013 at 3:02 pm

Norris Family

I am so sorry to hear of your loss. It has been a number of years but many fond memories and cherished friendship. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family during this difficult time.

Bay Area Mobile Homes LLC
September 20, 2013 at 1:19 am

I am really sorry to hear about Deb, she helped me out when I was getting my business started. I had a few phone conversations with her and I still have emails in my inbox from her, she was a really nice person. I found out she passed when I went back down to Lansing to get my Service/Installer License just a couple of weeks ago. I am sorry for her families loss.


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