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Ruth Taylor Norris

February 12, 1943 - March 20, 2020

Ruth Taylor Norris born February 12, 1943 passed away March 20, 2020 surrounded by her loving family. Beloved Wife, Mother, Grandmother and Sister. She is survived by her 3 children John Higdon, Rebecca Morgans (David) and Michael Taylor (Ginger), 5 grandchildren Amanda Morgans-Peltola (Andrew), David Morgans III, Cassidy Ramey, Joseph Morgans and Dawson Taylor, 1 great-grandchild Camden Richards and 5 sisters Shirley Hall, Frances Bowen-Crawford, Bertha Luna, Barbara Murphy and Debbie Balderson. She was preceded in death by her husband Houston Norris Sr, her mother Mildred Grigsby and her stepfather Mason Grigsby.

Ruth had worked as a Bartender and Assistant Manager at Reno on the Potomac. Head Cook and Assistant Manager at Pizza Chef. CNA at Heritage Hall and Head Cook at Westmoreland Rehab Nursing Home.

She enjoyed family reunions and was a family historian who knew all the old stories. She loved working in her flower gardens and watching the many hummingbirds that enjoyed her flowers. She spent a lot of time growing up on the old Martin Family Farm. Some will say she was Great-Grandpa Martin’s favorite, and some say his terror. She loved watching classic movies and classic TV shows and often talked about the classic actors.

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, Ruth’s funeral will be private. She will be interred at Historyland Memorial Park in King George, VA.

A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date and time to be announced.

Donations in her memory can be made to your favorite charity or to your local First Responders.

Online Condolences may be left for the family on her Facebook page “In Memorial of Ruth Taylor Norris” or at

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