Norris, Brenda Elaine
Birth: Thursday, January 21, 1954 in Leonardtown, Maryland
Residence: St. Inigoes, Maryland
Death: Sunday, July 10, 2016 at the age of 62
Laid to Rest: Thursday, July 14, 2016 in the St. Michaelís Catholic Church Cemetery, Ridge, Maryland
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Brenda Elaine Norris, 62, of St. Inigoes, MD passed away on July 10, 2016, at her home surrounded by her loving family. Brenda was born January 21, 1954, in Leonardtown, MD to Arlene Pickell Tennison of Leonardtown, MD and the late H. Leland Tennison.
In 1972, Brenda began her career with the Department of Defense and retired after over 26 years of dedicated service as a Supervisor of Contracts in 1998. She was later employed in food service by the St. Mary's County Public Schools from 2001 to 2007.
On November 17, 1979, she married her beloved husband, James E. "Jamie" Norris, Jr. Together they celebrated over 36 wonderful years of marriage.
She was an excellent home cook and was known for the lavish holiday dinners. She was a master at canning her husband's harvest and picked many crabs for crab cakes. Family was her greatest love, and she enjoyed spending as much time as possible with them. She also enjoyed her family cruise to Alaska and taking shopping trips to Lancaster, PA. Other hobbies included crossword puzzles, watching soap operas and law sitcoms, and country music; finally seeing George Strait live on his Farewell tour in Oklahoma City in 2013.
In addition to her husband, she is also survived by her children, Rebecca N. Bauman (Craig) of Oklahoma City, OK, Brian Norris of Leonardtown, MD, and Tracey Norris of St. Inigoes, MD; her grandson, Jace Norris; and many extended family and friends. She is preceded in death by her father.
Family will receive friends for Brenda's Life Celebration on Wednesday, July 13, 2016, from 5:00-8:00 p.m. with prayers recited at 7:00 p.m., at Brinsfield Funeral Home, P.A., 22955 Hollywood Road, Leonardtown, MD 20650. A Mass of Christian Burial will celebrated by Reverend Peter Giovanoni on Thursday, July 14, 2016, at 11:00 a.m. at St. Michael's Catholic Church, 16566 Three Notch Road, Ridge, MD 20680. Inurnment will follow in the church cemetery.
Servings as pallbearers will be Matthew Alderson (nephew), Craig Bauman (son-in-law), Paul Hafner (friend), Darius Hawkins (friend), Brian Norris (son), and John Ridgell (friend). Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice House of St. Mary's, P.O. Box 625, Leonardtown, MD 20650 and the American Cancer Association, 1041 Route 3 North, Building A, Gambrills, MD 21054. Arrangements by the Brinsfield Funeral Home, P.A., Leonardtown, MD.