Rev. Billy Edward Norris, 79, of Dunn died Saturday afternoon at Transitions Lifecare in Raleigh. He was born in Harnett County on November 24, 1937 to the late William Ervin and Mary Hodges Norris. He was preceded in death by a brother, William Gardner Norris and a sister, Mary Helen Norris.

Billy worked in the retail grocery business for over 30 years. In 1992 he became an ordained minister and pastored Unity PFWB Church for five years. He was also a member of Hodges Chapel Church.

A funeral service will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. at Skinner & Smith Funeral Home by Rev. Curtiss Tatum, Rev. Tommy Futrell, and Rev. Linda Wood. Burial will follow in the Billy Norris Family Cemetery.

He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Peggy Parker Norris of Dunn, a son, Brent Norris and wife Trena of Dunn, two daughters, Kathy Walker and husband Bryan of Lillington, Janet Allen and husband Tony of Four Oaks, six grandchildren, Amanda Strickland and husband Brian, David Allen and wife Brittany, Gina Allen, Matt Norris and wife Chrissy, Kyle and Brendan Norris, four great grandchildren, Ty Strickland, Leyton Strickland, Riley Strickland and Bryson Allen.

The family will receive friends Wednesday from 1 to 2 p.m. at Skinner & Smith Funeral Home.

Memorials may be made to:
Transitions LifeCare
250 Hospice Circle
Raleigh, North Carolina 27607