Carter Funeral Home announces with profound humbleness the peaceful transition of Mrs. Norzilla Tolbert Jones, 99, of the Armstrong Community on Sunday, April 26, 2020.
Services celebrating the earthly experience of "Ms. Honey" were held Sunday, May 3, 2020 at 1:00 p.m. at the County Line AME Zion Cemetery. Pastor A.R. Cannon of the County Line AME Zion Church delivered the message of comfort.
Public visitation was held Saturday, May 2, 2020 from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at Carter Funeral Home. Please note, all visitations and services will be conducted exercising prescribed social distancing protocols.
On the beautiful day of January 12, 1921, Norzilla Tolbert Jones, affectionately called ‘Honey’, was born to the now late Monroe Tolbert and the late Savannah Davis Tolbert.
She was preceded by her siblings: Courtney, John, Henry, Fred, Alfred, Frankie Lee, Fletcher, Dorothy, Mamie, Rosie, Lucy, Naomi, and Beatrice. She was also preceded by some of her grandchildren: Nagene Allums Codio, Jeanette Delores Smith, and Alfretia Jones-Chambliss.
She confessed Jesus Christ as her personal Savior at an early age and joined the County Line AME Zion Church in Union Springs, AL.
She received her education in the school system of Bullock County, AL. In 1938, Norzilla was united in Holy matrimony to Stimmie Jones. They were blessed with 4 children, two of which preceded her in death: Effie Mahoney and Nathaniel Jones, Sr. After 41 years of marriage, Stimmie was called home to his eternal rest.
Norzilla was a faithful and dedicated servant to the kingdom of God and her church. She served as a missionary, a consecrated deaconess, a stewardess, and stood, dutifully, as a doorkeeper until her health declined. She was an excellent seamstress and a servant to the Armstrong community by feeding and nursing the sick. She was a surrogate mother to all she encountered.
She was an avid gardener, had a love for cooking, and the neighborhood craved her tea cakes. On Sunday, April 26, 2020, the Lord spoke and said, “Move to where I am. You have fought a good fight. You have kept the faith. You have finished your course. Come on up a little higher. Enter into Thy Master’s joy.”
Norzilla’s memories will be forever cherished by her loving and devoted daughters: Geneva Moore, Orlando, FL, and Mary Anna Smith, Fort Davis, AL; her grandchildren: Nathaniel, Jr., Sharon, Alonza, Janice, Bryan, Henry, and Yvonne; 19 great grandchildren, 5 great-great grandchildren; a god-daughter: Suzanne Bledsoe; and a host of nieces, nephews, relatives and friends will also cherish her memories.
The Staff of Carter Funeral Home is honored to support the Jones family with End of Life Services.