January 1, 1935 ~ February 5, 2020

Born in: Augusta , Georgia
Resided in: Stone Mountain, Georgia

Annette Norman, 85, passed away February 5, 2020, in Atlanta, GA with her children by her side.  Annette was born January 1, 1935 in Augusta, GA to Alice and Henry Lee Banks.  She is survived by her brother, Robert Banks, sister-in-law, Judy Banks and Joan Lovinggood, her niece, in Augusta, GA. Annette was preceded in death by her spouse, life partner, soul-mate, loving husband and devoted father, Rev. Howard H. Norman. Annette and Howard married the day they graduated from Bob Jones University in Greenville, South Carolina.  They then began their lifes mission together which included raising their four children, Sherry, Tim, Donna and Dana.  Annette is also survived by her seven grandchildren, Tom, Ben, Annelise, Chris, Leila, Georgia, Will and her daughter-in-law, Haliday, all currently living in the metro Atlanta area.  While their children were young, Annette and her husband, Howard, lived in Evansville, Indiana where she earned her Masters Degree from Indiana University.  During that time Howard attended seminary and pastered Gateway Baptist Church.  A talented pianist, Annette supported Howard’s ministry with her gift of music for the congregation and choirs.  Annette was a wonderful wife, mother and a highly respected elementary school teacher in Dekalb County School System.  She taught close to the home they built in the Smoke Rise community.  After 30 years in her profession, Annette retired to spend her days with Howard and visit with their children and grandchildren.  Annette, Howard and their four children were devoted members of Smoke Rise Baptist Church.  After a special service at their family church, Annette was laid to rest next to her beloved husband, Howard, at Hamilton Mill Memoriál Chapel and Gardens in Buford, GA.


Visitation: February 9, 2020 1:00 pm - February 9, 2020 2:00 pm

Smoke Rise Baptist
5901 Hugh Howell Rd.
Stone Mtn., GA 30087


Room: Chapel

Funeral Service: February 9, 2020 2:00 pm - February 9, 2020 3:00 pm

Smoke Rise Baptist
5901 Hugh Howell Rd.
Stone Mtn., GA 30087


Room: Chapel

Hamilton Mill Memorial Gardens


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  1. CandleImageDear Mama,

    I love you and will forever. You gave me the greatest joy, happiness, peace, and comfort my entire life. I am so proud to be your daughter.

    I thank you for all that you gave of yourself to me and to others. All who know you love you. You are already greatly missed, but I have no doubt that you are in Heaven among the angels….and rightfully so.

    May God, our Father, lift you up and grant unto you his peace. Please tell Daddy that I said hello and that I miss him too.
    No worries…I am strongly surrounded by our beautiful family that you and Dad created.

    Again, I love you and miss you. One day I will see you again and we will recount our joy filled lives.

    Yours, always with love, I will remain,

    Your grateful daughter… Donna

  2. So many loving memories of our fifty years of friendship. You & Howard were so much a part of our family’s life .
    You will be in our hearts forever.
    Love & strength to all 🙏🙏
    Bud & Diane Christian

    • Dear Diane and Buddy,
      Thank you so very much for your presence on the day we laid our mother to rest. I still have fond memories of going to the “ Riches Warehouse Sales “ among other great places! Mama and Daddy adored you both and you two will remain forever in our minds, one of our parents fondest couples! With love and gratitude,
      Sherry and Tom ( my son)

  3. My heartfelt sympathy to all you children of Annette. Growing up, we spent lots of time together in Augusta and Greenville.
    My love to each of you,

    • Dear Thomas,
      We all deeply appreciate your kind words and wonderful lifetime friendship
      with our mother and then, our family. When Mama and Daddy would reminisce about the good ‘ole days, I recall hearing your name mentioned from time to time. I must had thought you were a member of our family and named my son, Thomas, thinking it was indeed a Banks family name! ☺️
      We regret not getting the word out soon enough for folks who had a drive. Mama’s services were simple but elegant and she still looked beautiful , at 85.
      Please keep in contact with us. You always have friends in metro-Atlanta.
      We love you too, Thomas. Sherry
      Tim’s phone number is (770) 313-1057 and he’ll gladly give you the rest od our contact information if ever here in the area.

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