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Lelia O'Day (King) Norfus

January 17, 1944 ~ July 25, 2019 (age 75)


Lelia “O’Day” King Norfus, 75 went to eternal rest on, Thursday, July 25, 2019 in Waco, TX.


Lelia O’Day (King) Norfus was born January 17, 1944 in Tallahassee, Florida to James King and Lottie Earline(Pinckney) Street.


O’Day was a graduate of Jones High School in Orlando, Florida in 1964. O’Day lived in California, Mississippi, Texas and Florida; where she met and married Kenneth Norfus in Orlando. 


She was a Missionary and Usher of H.O.P.E. for Life Ministries Church of Orlando, Florida. She was very active in the community with youth such as Precious Lambs of Praise, YBA ( Young Blacks in Action) and Kat Cadogan Home for Children where her love for children also enabled her to become a foster and adoption parent. O’Day was creative and loved to sew, creating a variety of dresses, suits and dance uniforms. With her creativity, she also wrote poems and was proficient in Calligraphy.


O’Day was preceded in death by her parents; grandparents: Rev. Edmond Pinckney and Lottie E. P. Pinckney and Kinley King and Maria King, sister: Glory Ann Rodriguez, brother-in-law: David Swinson, Jr, granddaughters: QuanShay Henderson and Kamani Steplight and niece: Angel Roderick. 


O’Day leaves to cherish her memories: husband, Kenneth Norfus of Orlando, FL; five sons, Bernard Berry (Nicole) of Daytona Beach, FL; Derrick Berry of Orlando, FL; Grover Chambliss, III of Austin, TX; Derrick Chambliss of Gatesville, TX; Sharod Norfus of Orlando, FL; six daughters, Lottie Rodriguez of Waco, TX; Chellani Bowman (Steve) of Waco, TX; Yolanda Williams (JeRyan) of Modesto, CA; Nykeitria Chambliss of San Antonio, TX; Elizabeth Norfus of Winter Haven, FL; Shariece Norfus of Orlando, FL; two sisters, W. Penny Swinson of Woodway, TX; and Loretta King of Orlando, FL. 


Also, to cherish her life a host of grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

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