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James L Norwood
July 2, 1945 ~ May 19, 2023 (age 77) 77 Years Old
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James L. Norwood, 77, of Roland passed away Friday, May 19, 2023. He was born the sixth of nine children on July 2, 1945, in “The Bottoms” of Maumelle, Arkansas to the late William Horace Norwood, Sr. and Virgie V. Norwood. James accepted Christ at a young age, and he joined St. Paul Maumelle United Methodist Church where he was a faithful member until he was called home to be with the Lord.
James attended Dunbar Junior High School and Horace Mann High School where he mastered the art of masonry following the tradition of craftmanship established by the Norwood family. James worked tirelessly for many years as a Master Bricklayer for many extraordinary projects throughout the State such as the William J. Clinton Presidential Library and Museum.
James began his most fulfilling commitment in life when he married his love, Idella Moore, in 1963. They shared life and love together for sixty years. He also truly loved his cat (name), hunting with his favorite dog (Spook), riding horses and watching westerns. But James always carried a special place in his heart for his grandkids. They brought him immeasurable joy all the days of his life.
In addition to his parents, James was preceded in death by his daughter, Kimberly Voncile Peoples; grandson, Antoine Norwood; brothers, William Norwood, Jr., Woodie A. Norwood, and Cecil E. Norwood; and his sister, Evelyn Brown.
He is survived by his wife, Idella; sons, Anthony Norwood (Janice), Edward Norwood (Lolita), and Bryant Norwood; daughters, Carrie Simmons and Antoinette Lee; sisters, Hattie Williams, Patsy Jennings, Nona Threet (Valda), and Glenda Campbell (Michael) and numerous grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins and extended family.