BRANCHVILLE -- Mrs. Rose Marie “Bootsie” Norton (Brown), 80, died Wednesday, December 6, 2017, at her residence. Bootsie was born in Summerville, a daughter of the late Edgar Fredrick Brown and Alma Lucille Heaitley Brown. She was a devoted member of the Branchville Christian Church, a Sunday school teacher, member of the woman's circle. She also enjoyed helping with VBS crafts, playing the piano, being a past Girl Scout leader, canning and gardening. She dearly loved the children of her church and spending time with her family.

A memorial service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, December 10, 2017, at Branchville Christian Church, with Rev. Wayne Manning officiating.

She is survived by her husband of 62 years, Vernon D Norton Sr.; four children, Daniel Ethan Norton (Catherine) of Beech Island, Melody Summers (Sheckie) of Branchville, Darlene Horne (Doug) of St. George and Dell Norton Jr. (Robin) of Branchville; nine grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and a number of nieces and nephews.

She is preceded in death by one brother, Edgar F. Brown Jr.

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