of Pangburn, AR
January 22, 1932 - December 27, 2022
Norma Leona Abney, 90, of Pangburn passed away in her daughter's home in Berlin, NH on December 27, 2022. She was born in Staunton, VA on January 22, 1932. Norma was the daughter of Fredrick (Pops) Brown and Hattie Jane (Lyons) Brown. She resided in many places ending up in Pangburn, AR for more than 30 years. She owned her own donut shop for 30+ years. She received rewards for her wonderful donuts and for her contributions to many local causes. Norma loved music, she took voice lesson as a child, study concert piano and played for many years in her church. Norma and her husband Richard traveled around the country going to and participating in square dancing. She was the life of the party, full of energy, loving life and her family. Norma was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. She was strong in her faith and loved the Lord.Norma is survived by family her children Lynda Patrick of Pangburn, AR, Kathy Springer and her husband John of Berlin, NH, many grandchildren, great grandchildren and great great grandchildren. She was preceded by her husband James Richard (Papa) Abney, her children Sharon Ann George, Richard Allen Duncan, Karen Jane Duff, Debbie Duncan, and Kenneth Duncan and her beloved dog Waddles. Her brothers Thomas Edward and Harry Brown were also called home by our Lord.Funeral Services will be held on Monday, January 9, 2023 at 11 am at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in Searcy, AR. Viewing will begin at 10:15 am. A graveside service will be held at the Henderson Cemetery in Pangburn, AR. There will be a small celebration of life where music will be played and balloons will be released.Onine Guestbook: rollerfunderalhomes.com/searcy
We'll remember Miss Norma as a the spunkiest older lady we knew. We'd we her drive by on her daily trips to Karen's and the post office. Sometimes we'd have great conversations on the road. We're going to miss her.
Hi Mom! Wish I got to see you more. Best boss I ever had. So good to us kids and a great friend. Say Hi to Ricky and Karen for me. I will celebrate our birthdays!! Love, Jackie
Grandma I'm gonna miss you so much and never gonna stop loving you! Thanks for never giving up on me when I gave up on myself! I'm going to keep fighting and moving forward to keep making you and mom proud! Hope you and mom are shopping at Walmart in heaven and cracking the crazy jokes like y'all use to and grandma stay away from the vanilla ice cream cones lol!
We will miss you forever Gigi!!! You was the best Gigi and G³! We love you so much!! ❤️
I love you Mom. I miss you. May God keep you in heavenly embrace always.