Margaret Mason Norman

margaret norman

December 29, 1926 ~ March 15, 2024

Born in: Atlanta, Georgia
Resided in: Tucker, Georgia

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the peaceful passing of Margaret Mason Norman on March 15, 2024, at the age of 97. Margaret leaves behind a legacy of love for her family and friends, and will be remembered fondly for her signature smile to all she came across. A proud native Atlantan, she was the sixth child – and only girl – born to M.B. and Margaret Mason, and admits she was spoiled by her five older brothers. She attended Peeples Street Elementary School in West End, Joe Brown Junior High, Girls High School, and the University of Georgia evening college.

She married her best friend and lifelong partner, Thomas Hall Norman, in the post World War II years, and their home was always open to friends, neighbors, and strangers who soon became friends. Margaret and Tom spent 59 beautiful years together and raised three children. Margaret’s journey on this earth was marked by her love of family, her faith in God, and her desire to give back to her community. She volunteered all her life, from the early days supporting her children in their activities and events, to the “empty nest” days standing beside Tom as they participated in and later led community service activities for the BellSouth Pioneers. After Tom’s passing in 2006, Margaret proudly took over the role of coordinating the volunteers for the USO at the Atlanta Airport, which gave her great joy.

A devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, Margaret is survived by her children Vicki, Tommy (Judy), and Nancy (Paul Kozak), her grandson Robbie (Bethany) and great-grandchildren Cole, Annabeth, Hudson, and Eli. As we mourn the loss of Mama (“Bumba”) we also celebrate that she is now at peace and reunited with the love of her life. Her gracious smile, her ever present red lipstick and black purse, and her loving spirit will forever be remembered in the hearts of those who were fortunate enough to know her.

The family would like to express our heartfelt gratitude for the outpouring of love and support during this difficult time. A memorial service will be held at 11:00 AM on Saturday, April 13, 2024 in the Rand Chapel of Central Presbyterian Church, 201 Washington Street SW, Atlanta, GA 30303. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her memory to the USO of Georgia P.O. Box 20963 Atlanta GA 30320, or to Albert’s House, Inc. 4528 Candler Lake East Brookhaven, GA 30319, or to a charity of your choice.

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  1. This Woman…she was one of a kind, and she will be missed!!! Her and “Silver Fox” were like my 2nd parents. I loved them, and they loved me back. Being Besties with Nancy was even better with these two as her parents. The Norman children were blessed!
    Miss Margaret loved deeply. I will miss her dearly for the love she had for Silver Fox and her children, her love for the military, her love for singing worship hymns, her love for the USO, her love for the Georgia Bulldogs, and most of all her high leg kick and the hula!!
    Again, one of a kind!!! Heaven gained a great one, and the waiting is over for her beloved Tom Norman (aka my Silver Fox).
    Until we all meet again sweet one. ♥️

  2. I met Mrs. Norman in 1966 when Vicki and I were suite mates in college. Our families became friends. When I transferred to UGA, Mrs. Norman became my second mother. I was far from home but had the Normans close by! When I married and Mason was now my last name, I learned that Mrs. Norman was also a Mason! Mrs. Norman was a true southern lady. I was blessed to know her.
    Love, Betty Mason

  3. Our first memory of her was in 1975 as we enjoyed dinner at her dining room table. She and Tom had invited us in upon our arrival in Atlanta for a new job with Southern Bell (reporting to Tom). Through Pioneering, we came to know her well and she was always so good to us. Tom always introduced her as his bride, Miss Mah-grut (in his most southern brogue). She was such a lady of character….and we loved her dearly. So, our most sincere condolences to Vicki, Tom and Nancy. To Miss Margaret, we simply say “Farewell Dear One and goodbye ’til we meet again”.

    -Don & Wilma Wright

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