Shelbey Jean Norman

May 27th, 1940 - May 19th, 2020


Mitchell-Hughes Funeral Home

Fri, Jun. 19th, 2020 10:00 AM ~ 11:00 AM


Mitchell-Hughes Funeral Home

Fri, Jun. 19th, 2020 11:00 AM

Shelbey Jean Norman

Shelbey Jean (Miner) Norman, age 79, of Marion, passed away at 11:55pm on Tuesday, May 19, 2020 at Herrin Hospital.

Shelbey was born in Marion on May 27, 1940, the daughter of Charles Herbert and Velda Mae (Bloodworth) Miner. Prior to her retirement, she had worked for Wal-Mart.

Shelbey loved to go dancing and play bingo. She enjoyed making goodies for her family. She would share her last penny with anyone in need. She never drove except that one time she took off a front porch. Shelbey lived the last 3 years of her life at The Voyage in Marion. She enjoyed spending time with her neighbors and bible study. She now joins her parents, sister, and daughter in heaven. We are sure that she is dancing for Jesus. 

“Rejoice and be glad, for your reward is great in heaven…” Matthew 5:12

Survivors include-Two Sons- Shawn Dale Norman of Herrin

     Charles Dean Norman of Marion

Daughter- Valetta Lynn and Gary Pritchett of Goreville

Eleven Grandchildren- Richelle and Nick Williams of Marion

     Joshua and Kari Pruitt of Bristol, TN

     Jessie Goines and Amanda of Marion

     Kalinda Dunning of Marion

     Makesha Pritchett of Goreville

     Kaitlynn Royal of Marion

     Taylor Royal of Marion

     Dylan Royal of Marion

     Rhiannon Royal of Marion

     Whitney Royal of Marion

     Whitney Smith of West Frankfort

Numerous Great Grandchildren

She was preceded in death by her parents, daughter- Leslie Norman, and sister- Lynda L. (Miner) Hawkins.

Private memorial services will be held at Mitchell-Hughes Funeral Home in Marion with Rev. Todd Greiner officiating.

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7 Guestbook Messages

  • Guest: Denny & Pam Lueke

    From: Carmi, Illinois

    Date: May 21, 2020

    Shawn, so sorry for the loss of you Mother. Such a special lady. Prayers for you and family.

  • Guest: Laura Groves

    From: Herrin, Illinois

    Date: May 21, 2020

    I had the privilege of working with Shelbey for many years at Buds. She was like a second mother to me. She was always there to give me advice. And on many occasions she would feed me…usually her great spaghetti. I couldn’t tell you how many movies we went to see together. She had such a great laugh! Sadly I lost touch with her in the last ten years or so. But I will always remember her as a kind and caring friend. My prayers to the family.

  • Guest: Terri McNeill

    From: Carterville, Illinois

    Date: May 22, 2020

    Shawn, Valletta Lynn, and Charles Dean, I am so sorry to hear your mom passed. She and all of you kids share special memories in my childhood. I always admired your mom when I was a little girl; she was so beautiful and so kind to everyone. My deepest sympathy to you all.

  • Guest: Sue Cox

    From: Marion, Illinois

    Date: May 23, 2020

    So very sorry to hear of Shelbey’s passing.She was a very dear friend .I have lots a good memories of our friendship .She will be missed by all.My houghts and prayers are with the family .

  • Guest: Dianne Artis

    From: Goreville, Illinois

    Date: May 31, 2020

    Shelbey always had a smile on her face-i will miss her hugs….I liked the way she would roll her eyes when she knew you where lying to her….true story

  • Guest: Marvin and Tina Fry

    From: Johnston City , Illinois

    Date: June 14, 2020

    Shawn-we are sorry for your lose. You are our prayers❤️

  • Guest: Mary Ann Planinc

    From: Marion, Illinois

    Date: June 17, 2020

    Shawn,I just found out today about your mom,so very sorry for the family loss,I been thinking of her lately and still wonder if she was still at Shawnee apartments,I knew Shelby when she was young and running around with Joan Glenn and me,she a cousin to my oldest son,I married Shelby 1st cousin years ago Donald Simmons,I even worked with at Walmart for years,she was always funny and great to be around,I will miss you Shelb,but now your the child of God and a beautiful..R.I.P. Shelby…