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Sheila Marie Norris

May 4, 1948 — November 24, 2023

Sheila Marie Norris, a beloved mother, sister and friend, passed away on November 24, 2023, in Hiawassee, Georgia. Born on May 4, 1948, in Arab, Alabama, she was the daughter to the late Dexter and Ellen Burgess.

Throughout her life, Sheila showcased immense talent and dedication in the world of cosmetology. She pursued her passion by becoming a successful Salon Owner and used her skills to enhance the beauty of countless individuals. Sheila's expertise in hairstyling and makeup artistry earned her admiration and respect from both clients and colleagues alike.

Sheila's warm personality and caring nature made each visit to her salon an enjoyable experience for all who patronized it. She had a great ability to connect with people, building strong relationships with her clients over the years. Sheila went above and beyond to understand their needs, always ensuring they left feeling confident and satisfied.

She is survived by her loving son, Brent Norris of Hiawassee, GA; siblings, Berretta Davis, Tim Burgess (Karen); brother-in-law; Sid Jones, and her dear friends Marilyn Wolffbrandt and Linda Reeves.

Sheila is proceeded in death by her parents, Dexter and Ellen Burgess; first husband, Don Frederic Williamson; love of her life second husband, Russell Norris; sister, Rita Jones; brother-in-law, Gilbert Davis; and friend Jim Wolffbrandt. 

A celebration of life will be held at on a later date. 

Cochran Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of Sheila Norris ; you may send condolences to the family and sign the guest register at

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