Elizabeth Stafford Norford, 82, quietly departed this life on Monday, March 9, 2020. Elizabeth was born on May 27, 1937 to the late Garfield and Lena Stafford. She was preceded in death by her parents, as well as her beloved husband, James Norford and brothers, Billy Frank, Arthur, Harold, and Felix McKnight Stafford.
Elizabeth was educated in the Cabarrus County Schools and graduated from Logan High School. After high school, she enjoyed being a homemaker for a while before obtaining employment with Winn-Dixie and the Cabarrus County Schools Child Nutrition Program from which she ultimately retired after 29 years of service
During her early life, she attended Parker’s Chapel A.M.E Zion Church along with other family members, and visited other churches throughout her life. Elizabeth loved her family and always looked forward to their visits. She also loved entertaining and hosted many special events at her home, especially at Thanksgiving. She really loved football and was an avid Minnesota Vikings fan.
Services will be held on Saturday, March 14, at Clark Funeral Home Chapel, 923 Indiana Street, Kannapolis, NC. Visitation will be from 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM, with funeral services at 1:00 PM. Burial will be Monday, March 16, 2020 at 10:00 AM at the National Cemetery in Salisbury, NC.
Those she leaves to cherish her loving memory include her son, Anthony Peay (Gail) of Chesnee, SC; her sister Dorothy Childs (Walter) of High Point, NC and her brother, Harry Stafford (Patricia) of Atlanta, GA; a sister-in-law, Harriet Stafford of Concord, and a host of nieces, nephews, and family members to include special nieces, Sylvia Wagoner, Stephanie Stafford, and Arthette Walker of Concord, and cousin Rev. Charles Woody. Special thanks to devoted friends Rodney Brown, Robin Brown, and David Black, and to the kind staff at Tucker Hospice House. She will be missed by all.
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