Jimmie Clardy Norwood, 91, passed away Sunday morning, June 7, 2020 at her home in Greenwood surrounded by her loving family. Graveside services will be 2 P.M. Wednesday, June 10 at Clear Springs Baptist Church Cemetery near Maben, MS. Rev. Billy Ray Stonestreet will officiate. Friends are welcome to sign the register Tuesday afternoon at Greenwood Delta Funeral Home.
Jimmie was born April 1, 1929 to Jim Joe and Annie Pearl Clardy at Self Creek near Starkville, MS. She graduated from Maben High School in 1946 and moved to Leflore County in 1955 where she taught English at Sunnyside Elementary School and eventually received her Master’s degree from Delta State University where she also received her BA. She moved to Greenwood in 1967 and was the Librarian at East Elementary School where she left a legacy of the love of reading. After influencing thousands of young lives and dedicating 36 years of service to the Leflore County School system, she retired and became a volunteer at Cottonlandia Museum. Mrs. Norwood has been a faithful member of St John’s United Methodist Church since 1967 and a supporter of Minter City United Methodist Church for many years. She was also a member of several educational associations, honorary societies and an active member of the Delta State Alumni Association where she held several positions. She was a supporter of various museums throughout Mississippi and a constant patron of the Crystal Grill. She was an avid Ole Miss football fan and enjoyed attending bible study classes and changing the Paraments at St. John’s.
She was preceded in death by her parents; two sisters, Eva White and Maxine Elliott; and a brother, Boyce Clardy. Jimmie (known as Memaw to her grandchildren) is survived by: her three children, Glenn “Shorty” Norwood, Jr. of Memphis, TN, Linda Norwood Waggoner of Daphne, AL and Joe Norwood of Murray, UT; two grandchildren, Scott Norwood of Southaven, MS and Keely Waggoner McGee (Scott) of Birmingham, AL; three great grandchildren, Presley Norwood of Southaven, Moss McGee of Birmingham and Laura McGee of Birmingham; a brother, Stennis Clardy (Glenda) of West Point, MS, a sister-in-law, Norma Clardy of West Point and her close cousin, Otheal Weathers of Columbus, MS.
The family would like to thank her devoted caregivers: Jennifer Wiley, Cassandra Streeter, Shanka Summerville, Ernestine Greer, Fannie Johnson and Leona Thomas as well as the staff from Adoration Hospice Care especially Monica Hill and Mary Fleming. They would also like to thank Dr. Kenneth Hines and his team for their loving care.
Memorials may be made to St. John’s United Methodist Church or the charity of donor’s choice.
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