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Virginia Lady Norfleet
October 7, 1923 - August 13, 2021

Virginia Lady Norfleet, 97 passed peacefully August 13, 2021, after an illness of pneumonia at the Garden Villa in John Knox Hospice.  Virginia was born October 7, 1923, the first of four children born to Mr. and Mrs. J.F Virginia Lady of Trumann, Arkansas.  And grew up in Trumann.  At the age of 15 Virginia accepted Jesus Christ and this experience lasted her a lifetime serving the Lord. Virginia attended Trumann High School in Trumann Arkansas graduated Valedictorian and President of the Class in 1941. Virginia attended Blue Mountain College earning a degree in Music and English in 1945. She was honored in 1945 as the Permanent Class President and was awarded the Who' Who in American Colleges and Universities. June 12, 1945, Virginia married Frank Ford Norfleet. This began their life as a couple serving God and began her teaching career. Later in life she obtained her Master of Science in Counseling from University of Missouri at Kansas City. Virginia became a High School Counselor for the Kansas City School District in 1967. For twenty-five years Virginia encouraged her students to pursue their dreams and goals. During her years as a counselor Virginia helped numerous students obtain scholarships to continue their dreams. She was very well respected and known in the educational community. As a minister's wife. Virginia served in and on many committees in the church. One being the President of the Minister's Wife's at the Southern Baptist Convention in 1969. She was a faithful member of Leawood Baptist Church where she also served as a Deacon of the church. She enjoyed making visits to those that were homebound or in the hospital. Virginia retired from the Kansas City School District, she enjoyed attending concerts, the theater, traveling, entertaining friends and family and helping others.  Virginia is preceded in death by her husband of 43 years' Frank, her daughter Lady Beth, her parents J.F. and Virginia Lady, her siblings Frank Lady, Jr. and Mary Julia Houston. Virginia is survived by her daughter and husband, Mary and Gerry Sepulveda of Blue Springs, MO, her grandson and his wife Brandon and Melissa Hail, of Pleasant Hill, MO, her sister Lena Jo Wornat of Huntsville, AL and sister-in-law Sue Lady of Jonesboro, AR, as well as numerous nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews, and many lifelong friends. The family will receive friends Thursday evening from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Thompson  Funeral Home in Trumann.  Graveside service will be Friday, August 20, 2021 at Jonesboro Memorial Park Cemetery with Rev. John Maley officiating.   Burial will follow at Jonesboro Memorial Park Cemetery in Jonesboro.   In lieu of flowers, Memorial gifts may be given to the Virginia Lady Norfleet Endowment Missouri Baptist Foundation Jefferson City, MO or to Leawood Baptist Church 8200 State Line, Leawood, KS. As a family we would like to thank the caregivers from Home Instead, The Village Helpers from John Knox, and PCU at St. Luke’s East for the comfort and care they gave mother in her final days, and in her final days the staff at John Knox Hospice.       In compliance with COVID-19 guidelines, a mask or other facial covering is optional and social distancing will be observed.       An online register book can be signed at www.thompsonfuneralhome.net

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August 19, 2021
06:00 PM - 07:00 PM

Thompson Funeral Home
220 Viva Drive
Trumann, AR 72472

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August 20, 2021
10:30 AM

Jonesboro Memorial Park Cemetery
3910 Harrisburg Road
Jonesboro, AR 72404

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