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Norma Jean Vermillion

Norma Jean Vermillion


Norma Jean Vermillion, 79 passed away on Saturday, September 24, 2022 in Orange City, Florida. Norma was born on March 11, 1943 in Bowling Green, Kentucky. She was preceded in death by her parents Freeman Petty and Ruth Petty. Norma was married to Stanley “Stan” Vermillion whom passed away on March 3, 2010. He was the love of her life and they were married for 50 years. She is survived by her daughter Dawn (Jeff) Ramsey, her sons Paul Vermillion and Stanley Michael Vermillion. She is also survived by 11 grandchildren, Kandi, Trea, Kadie, Kayla, Kyle, Emma, Riley, Macy, Tamara, Dillon and Krysta and 13 great grandchildren, Brealyn, Trenton, Logan, Kaylie, Alyssa, Marceline, Max, Auggie, Jackson, Evie, Fraya, Charlie, and Chase.

Norma had many nicknames including Norma Jean, Mrs. V, Coach, and Gran. She recently moved back to Florida from Greeneville, Tennessee to Orange City, Florida.

Norma previously worked as an auction clerk, worked at Attorney Title Orlando and was a homemaker. She was also an award winning quilter and loved to sew. She was an active member in her church, Cedar Creek Presbyterian. She made backpacks for Haiti, local hospitals and Isaiah House for Children as part of her Monday morning workshops in Tennessee. She was involved in the summer mission youth groups, and was a coach in youth sports as well. Norma loved her family and friends and was always involved in their lives. She was also a jack of all trades and helped with many projects around our homes. She never stood still, she was always doing something. She will be greatly missed.

The family will greet friends at Lankford Funeral Home, 220 East New York Avenue, Deland Florida on Friday, October 7, 2022 from 1:00 - 2:00 PM and the service will be from 2:00 - 3:00 PM.

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Memories of Norma and Stan Vermillion

Meeting Norma and her late husband Stan back in the summer of 2005 was a life-changing event. That morning we visited the mountain house on Doe Branch Road in rural Madison County where they lived most of the year. They had recently put the house on the market with a three-acre lot, and we were looking for a mountain cabin. We visited with Kathy Hendricks, the realtor they had chosen. We were in the area just for one night, taking our son Logan to a spoon and bowl carving workshop at Drew Langsner’s off I-26 on the Tennessee border. We’d seen the house on Kathy’s website and decided we had time for one…

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