East Flat Rock
On October 13, 2012, Ada Pearl Norris Orr, 77, was finally able to rest in the arms of Jesus after a long battle with multiple myeloma.
Ada was born on September 15, 1935. Even at birth, she never walked this earth alone. Her identical twin sister, Lavada Reese, has been right by her side since conception. They share a unique bond that we are not meant to understand.
She is survived by her caring & loving husband of 42 years, Glenn Leonard Orr, of the home; three daughters, Genny Orr Nicholson, Frances Orr Hall married to Anthony M. Hall and Brandi Orr Ramsey; 3 grandchildren, Hope, Johnathon and Jewels, 8 great grandchildren, Brittany, Blake, Dallas, Kaileah, Hunter, Brayden, Rayleigh and Drake, 1 great-great grandchild, Nevaeh, along with Siblings: Sue Sweeney and Lavada Reese of Etowah, Genevieve (GG or Bug) Ward of Saluda; four brothers, C.L. Norris and John Norris of Etowah, Webb (Jack) Norris of Fletcher and Jim Norris of Hendersonville and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by three brothers, Richard, Bill (Red) and Mack Norris and a daughter, Kathy Mae Reese Peterson.
Ada retired from GE Lighting in East Flat Rock, NC after 30 years of dedicated service.
She was of the Baptist Faith and a member of East Flat Rock First Baptist Church. For many years, she enjoyed spending time with her ìother kidsî, the youth group at EFR First Baptist. There was always a big turn out when they knew it was Nannyís turn to have them over.
She enjoyed sewing, making any number of crafts, cooking and gardening. However, she would stop any of those and drop everything, if anyone needed anything or for the chance to spend time with her grandbabies. She was a true example of what unconditional love really is. You knew that no matter who you were or what choices you made in life, she would never stop loving you. She was a mother, ìNannyî, friend and mentor.
Fittingly so, she chose to continue her giving, even after death by donating her earthly remains to Wake Forest for medical research. It is her hope that others are able to benefit from what she no longer needs.
Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, and always perseveres. Love never fails. 1 Corinthians 13: 4-8.
At her request, no services will be held.