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Beverly Ann Norton

Beverly Ann Norton

June 21, 1940 - April 28, 2018     Age: 77

Mrs. Beverly Ann Wood Norton of Fernandina Beach, Florida went to be with God on Saturday, April 28, 2018 after a brief illness.

Beverly was the eldest of three children born to Ralph and Mary Evelyn Wood. She was born June 21, 1940 in Jesup, Georgia. She grew up in Fernandina Beach, where she graduated from Fernandina Beach High School Class of 1957. She continued her education at Stetson University and St. Luke’s Hospital School of Nursing and graduated with a degree in Nursing. Beverly worked as a registered nurse in Jacksonville for many years at St Luke’s and Wolfson Children’s Hospitals, all the while continuing her education. She earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing and a Master’s degree in Allied Health from University of North Florida.

Beverly was a long-time parishioner, Lector and member of the Altar Guild of St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in Fernandina Beach.

In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband of 55 years, Jerry Norton.

Beverly is survived by her sister, Gail Crim, her brother Ralph “Chip” Wood and his wife Margaret Ann, and by her four sons: Richard Norton and his wife, Tammy, Greg Norton and his wife, Sheila, Randy Norton and his wife, Valerie, and Jeff Norton and his wife, Megan. Also surviving her are six grandchildren, Elizabeth, Shawn, Sarah, Kyle, Maia, and Marissa, as well as three great-grandchildren; Natasha, Robin, and Victoria. She leaves behind four nephews as well; Jerry Sapp II, David Imbs, Curtis Lentjes, and Jeremy Wood and one beloved niece, Dana Whitekus.  Beverly Ann will be missed by her family, friends, her church family, and her bridge club.

A memorial service will be held on Wednesday May 2, 2018 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in Fernandina Beach with the Reverend Stephen Mazingo officiating. A reception will follow the service in the church’s Burns Hall.

Beverly will be laid to rest in St. Peter’s Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made in her name to the Youth Program at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church; 801 Atlantic Blvd., Fernandina Beach, Florida 32034.

7 Condolences

  • Carolyn Oxley Grafton Posted April 28, 2018 7:36 pm

    Bev was a dear friend., and a special part of our Class of 1957.. She will be missed…God Bless her Family and those that loved her…

  • Wayne Libby Posted May 1, 2018 7:15 am

    Bev was a special person and will be missed by all. Her smile always reflected her friendship and love.

  • Ken Townsend Posted May 1, 2018 9:04 pm

    So sorry to hear of Beverly’ passing. Saw her at our reunion and had a nice visit. My condolences go out to the family.

  • Colleen nee Ely Miller Posted May 5, 2018 1:20 pm

    Surprised to hear of Beverly’s passing. I remember fond teenage memories of visiting with her( one month older than myself)and family in Fernandina Beach—great hospitality, and laughter; always concerned about others, not themselves.

  • Travis Caudill Posted May 9, 2018 6:56 am

    We were so sorry to hear of Beverly’s passing. She was one of the many people that make Worldwide an amazing place to work. I’ll miss Beverly’s energy and amazing work ethic; she always made us laugh.

  • Daniel Martinez Fuentes Posted May 9, 2018 2:17 pm

    My most sincere support to the family, in which revolved her world, always proud and her source of reasons.

    First of all strength for this sad moment and above all peace, we only time will allow us to soften the blow of her farewell

    It is important to remember all the small and big thinks have she left us and what have her taught us. let us honor her thoughts and above all her attitudes she is still in our hearts and in our mind.

  • VERONIKA POLUEKTOVA Posted May 10, 2018 6:12 am

    I was so sorry to hear of Beverly’s death and I want to express my deepest sympathies to the Beverly’s family at this time. Beverly was a highly valuable and respected member of our team and the effects of her passing are already being felt here. She was always more focused on the good of Worldwide Clinical Trials and the department than on her own benefit. Her work here will not soon be forgotten.

    She will be greatly missed and everyone here is saddened by her death.

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