Norma Jean Vakoc

March 8, 1941 - October 24, 2022

03/08/1941 - 10/24/2022

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Monday October 31, 2022
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Forest Lawn Funeral Home
538 Tracy Grove Road
Hendersonville, NC 28792
828-692-9188 | Directions

Norma Jean Vakoc, 81, of Hendersonville, passed away on Monday, October 24, 2022, at Pardee Hospital. She was born in Gaffney, SC, to the late Edwin and Nannie Jolly. She was also preceded in death by her daughter, Diane Heatherly. She lived in Henderson County most of her life and worked at Day International for 30 years.

Norma is survived by her husband of 65 years, Ron Vakoc; sons, Fred Vakoc (Vicki), Rod Vakoc (Tammy), and Brad Vakoc; daughter, Lorie Vakoc; grandchildren, Tonya Reeves (Seth), Holly Tramil (Chris), Rodney Vakoc, Jennifer Ward (Jeff), Andrea Vakoc, Bradley Vakoc (Rayna), Christopher Vakoc (Lacie), and Victoria Vakoc; 14 great grandchildren; sisters, Carolyn Ayle (Pat), and Shirley Eckenrode (Randall); brother, Edwin Jolly (Janet); and several nieces and nephews.

A family visitation will be held at Forest Lawn Funeral Home on Monday, October 31, 2022, from 1:00 – 2:00 p.m.

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Snowdena Scott
1 year ago

So sorry for the loss of Norma. I worked with her at Day International and enjoyed talking to her. I also enjoyed working with Chris. May God bless and comfort you as only he can do during this difficult time.

John and Carol Harness
1 year ago

We are so saddened to learn of the passing of your dear wife and mother and grandmother.
We offer our sincere sympathy to each of you.

Angie Tullis
1 year ago

Tonya, you and your precious family are in my heartfelt prayers during this time of great loss. Everyone who knows you, understands the beautiful love shared between you and your sweet grandma. She will always be watching over all of you from Heaven with incredible pride and immeasurable love. Sending my own love to each of you now.

Toni Keenan
1 year ago

My thoughts and prayers are with the family.So sorry for your loss. I loved Norma.I had the pleasure of working with her for 30 years and now I work with her grandson Chris, whom I know she was very proud of..You will be missed.

Brenda Sheldrick
1 year ago

Paul and I offer love and prayers at this time for the family. May you remember all the wonderful moments.

Patty Croyle
1 year ago

So sorry for your loss. I worked with Norma for many years. She was great. My thoughts and prayers are with the family.

Sandy Cox
1 year ago

So sorry for the loss of Norma ! Enjoyed working with her for many years !

1 year ago

I am so sorry for your loss. I worked with Norma at Day for 30 years. She was a dear friend. We talked on phone but not enough. I will always remember her. I can’t attend service; I have a doctor’s appointment. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Much love, Lynn Franks

Cheri Lunsford
1 year ago

I am so sorry for your loss. She was a great mother in law. I have some wonderful memories together. So glad I was apart of her life. My she rest in peace. Love you Norma. You will be be missed Love Cheri