Martha Louise Lawrence Norman was born In Albany, Georgia on August 16, 1927 to Jerrial Turner Lawrence and Vivian Ross Lawrence. Mrs. Norman graduated from James A. Gray High School.
Martha had a wonderful life, a deep faith in Jesus Christ, walking daily with her savior. The happiness of Martha's life was on the tennis court. She played in Asheboro and on the Senior Circuit for over forty years; she represented the National Senior Women's Tennis Association in 2001 playing in Austria 2004. Martha's devoted friend, Hazel Anderson was her doubles partner. Her mother introduced her to the sport at eight years of age. Martha's theory and motivation of her health and tennis was "use it or you are going to lose It" and with no injuries under her belt, that goal was attainable.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Albert L. Norman and brother Jack Lawrence of Rock Hill, SC. She is survived by daughters Marty Norman Disney (Dave, deceased) of Asheboro, NC and Nancy Norman Huneycutt (Ross) of Lewisville, NC; two grandchildren Beth Tyndall (Chris) and Lee Stroud both of Asheboro, NC, and sister Lucille Kimel of Winston-Salem, NC and many nieces and nephews. The family would like to thank Louise and Bonnie for their compassionate care to our mother. Due to Covid 19, there will be a private memorial service for the family.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to North Carolina Tennis Foundation, 2709 Henry Street, Greensboro, NC 27405 or Hospice of Randolph, 416 Vision Drive, Asheboro, NC 27203.
Services entrusted to Midstate Cremation & Funeral Service.
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