Toni Norris Obituary
Lodge and Stella Ayo Toni in her younger years

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In Memory of

Toni Ayo (Ayo) Norris

September 7, 1953 - March 24, 2011
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"Though I WALKED through the valley of the shadow of death, I FEARED no evil, for now I am with Jesus. Now I will dwell in the house of the Lord for EVER" NEW IBERIA – Funeral services will be conducted for Toni Ayo Norris, age 57, 2:00 pm on Monday, March 28, 2011 at Evangeline Funeral Home. Pastor Dave Rousse of Faith Cathedral will officiate. Interment will follow in Memorial Park Cemetery. A gathering of family and friends will be held at Evangeline Funeral Home on Sunday from 3:00 pm until 9:00 pm, with a prayer service to be held at 6:00 pm. The funeral home will reopen on Monday from 8:00 am until services. A native and...
"Though I WALKED through the valley of the shadow of death, I FEARED no evil, for now I am with Jesus. Now I will dwell in the house of the Lord for EVER"

NEW IBERIA – Funeral services will be conducted for Toni Ayo Norris, age 57, 2:00 pm on Monday, March 28, 2011 at Evangeline Funeral Home. Pastor Dave Rousse of Faith Cathedral will officiate. Interment will follow in Memorial Park Cemetery. A gathering of family and friends will be held at Evangeline Funeral Home on Sunday from 3:00 pm until 9:00 pm, with a prayer service to be held at 6:00 pm. The funeral home will reopen on Monday from 8:00 am until services. A native and resident of New Iberia, Toni passed away peacefully on Thursday, March 24, 2011 at her residence. Toni was born September 7, 1953 to Lodge and Stella Borres Ayo in Morgan City, but was raised in New Iberia. She was a chef, and worked with many different catering companies, oilfield companies, deli's, and with the school board throughout her cooking career. She loved preparing meals daily for family and friends and enjoyed the fellowship shared by all. She leaves behind many fond memories that will forever be cherished by all who knew and loved her. Survivors include her one and only child Toby James Norris and wife Brandie Norris; and three beloved grandchildren (one of God's biggest blessings) McKinley, Noah and Rylee, Norris her dear angels. She is preceded in death by her parents, Lodge & Stella Borres Ayo, her grandparents Tom & Marie Borres, and her aunt Pearl Fequa of Gretna, LA. Pallbearers will be Beatrice Decoux, Scotty Romero, Berna Brossard "Duson", Terry Norris, Linda Gale Myers & Beau Norris. Her one and only grandson, the love of her life, her lil man Noah N., will serve as Honorary Pallbearer. Toni wrote a special thank you note that read, "A special Thank You to my son, Toby and grandson Noah, who was always there to help me, with all their love. Noah, my little angel, helped get my breathing machine and would sleep close by to make sure everything was alright. All that he did, he did with a deep and pure heart. God is good!" "Also to my pet Liza, and to my ex-husband, Terry J. Norris and his wife LaWanda, and to my dear friends that were always there for me, old and new, so many that I can't name them all, but they know who they are. I want you all to know how much I love you. What a beautiful blessing from God." A very special thanks to Dee & Burn for helping me take care of my mother through these very rough past weeks. You both were heaven sent. God bless & thanks, Toby Norris!!! To view the online obituary, video tribute and sign the guestbook, please visit HYPERLINK "http://www.evangelinefuneralhome.com"; www.evangelinefuneralhome.com Evangeline Funeral Home of New Iberia (337) 364-1881 is in charge of arrangements.

"Toni say hi to Mamma and nanny for me. I know y'all are in a better place and having fun. Toby I so sorry for your lost my prayers are with you and your..." Tiffany Keel (New iberia, LA)

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