The Newnan Times-Herald


Sonya Yvette Norman

  • By The Newnan Times-Herald
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  • Apr. 10, 2018 - 1:48 PM

Sonya Yvette Norman

The Newnan Times-Herald

Sonya Yvette “YMama” Norman, 68, of Jacksonville Fla., died Saturday April 7, 2018, at Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville Fla.

Services will be held at 1 p.m., Saturday, April 14, 2018, at Ocilla Baptist Church in Ocilla, Ga., with Reverend Billy Stephens officiating.

The family will receive visitation Friday evening from 7-9 p.m. at Paulk Funeral Home in Fitzgerald, Ga.

In her retirement she enjoyed: traveling, shopping, playing bridge, as well as many other card games with her friends and family. She dearly loved her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren, earning her well-known name of “YMama”.

Mrs. Norman was born in Atlanta, Ga., to George Rayford Carroll and Willie Kate Carroll July 21, 1949.  

She lived in Atlanta, Fitzgerald and Lawrenceville Ga., throughout her life and recently moved to Jacksonville Fla., to enjoy retirement with her husband.

Yvette is survived by husband, Scott Norman; four children, Bryan Raffield and Stacey, Greg Raffield and Hope, Walter Norman IV and Byra, and Jeff Norman and Merideth.

She is also survived by her mother, Willie Kate Carroll; siblings, Pamela Arrant and Gene, Terry Carroll and Stephanie Carroll; as well as nephews Mathew Carroll, Scott Morgan and Lisa, Phillip Morgan and Chica. She was proceeded in death by her father, George Rayford Carroll.

There are 11 grandchildren: Ashlee Phelps (and John), Ethan Hertz, Alex Hertz, Rachel Hertz, TJ Strawder, Tate Strawder, Emma Grace Raffield, Eva Joy Raffield, Olivia Nicodemus, Gracen Norman and Walter Norman V; and two great-grandsons, Abraham Phelps and Axel Phelps.

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Paulk Funeral Home, Fitzgerald, is in charge of arrangements.