Gladys Annette Norman, 75, died on Thursday, May 17, 2012, in Lubbock, Texas.
She was born April 28, 1937, in Dimmitt, Texas, to Walter Elbert Griffith and Johnnie Bob Davenport, who are both deceased. Her parents moved to Roswell when she was very young. She married Lionel Reed Norman in June 1955. Lionel preceded her in death in June 2006.
Annette is survived by sons, Lionel Eugene Norman and his wife Linda and their children, Briana Renae and Kyle Reed, of Albuquerque, Donald Michael Norman and his wife Jamie, and their daughter Ashley Michelle, of Rowell; and daughter, Alice Ann Norman, of Roswell.
Annette had three siblings, two of whom survive her, Curtis Griffith, of Rio Rancho, and Lynette Grant, of Hagerman. Her brother, Harry Don Griffith, preceded her in death.
Annette began her successful career as a cosmetologist in Roswell, and owned Annette’s Beauty Salon, for more than 25 years. When Annette chose to semi-retire, she continued her career and found her home away from home at Town and Country Wig & Beauty Salon. She loved her customers and colleagues and considered them friends and family. They were all very important to her.
Annette had many talents, but her true passion was gardening. She loved plants, and her yard looked like an English garden. Annette loved animals, which included several box turtles, pond turtles, fish, cats, and her beloved Shelties, Bella and Hope. She dearly loved her family, and valued every moment she could spend with them. Annette was a hard worker who put others before herself.
Lastly, Annette was a faithful member of the Church of God, in which she was baptized in the late 1950s.
“And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.” – Rom 8:28
There will be a memorial service for Annette on June 10, 2012, in Roswell.