NORMA JEAN CABELL was born on January 11, 1942, to Raymond and Drusia Burns. She was the baby sister to five older brothers, Edward, Paul, Harold, James and Woodrow Burns, whom she adored.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 50 years, Charles Clyde Cabell; her son, Tony Cabell; and her infant granddaughter, Emily Rae Peters. Her brothers, Paul, Harold, James and Woodrow Burns, also preceded her in death.
Left to cherish her memory are her oldest brother, Edward Burns; daughter, Debbie (Ray) Peters; son, Chuck (Amanda) Cabell; and daughter-in-law, Linda Cabell Asbury.
She had six grandchildren who share fond memories of her and growing up on Cabell Drive, Candice (Josh) Sharps, Nick (Amy) Cabell, Whitney Rae (Jeremy) Hatcher, Cortney (Reuben) Browning, Zach Peters and Alex (Harli) Cabell. Her great-grandchildren, Jayden, Cayden, Gianna, Demi, Caraline and Jhett, also brought her great pride and joy.
Norma Jean loved her family dearly and enjoyed being outdoors. In her early years, her life was full of adventure and travel and she lived in many states across America. In the late ’60s, she returned to her childhood home in Quinland and was a homemaker. She held a brief career as a beautician after attending Beauty School in Louisville, Ky., and also worked in the 4-H WVU Extension Office in Boone County. She sold Avon and cleaned local mining offices. Over the years, she was an avid movie-watcher and collected thousands of ’90s shows that she recorded on VHS tapes. She never missed an episode of “Grey’s Anatomy,” “Dexter,” “Homeland” and “Six Feet Under.” Her favorite movie of all time was “Star Man.” Although she was a private person, she had a smile and laugh that filled an entire room. She loved all animals, especially her current four-legged friend, Russell. Watching birds was one of her favorite pastimes. Prior to her illnesses, she enjoyed playing cards with her husband and their friends, Donna June and JD Loftis, canning, farming and raising her family.
With respect to Norma Jean’s wishes, no service will be held and her body will be cremated. The family wishes to thank Rachel Hill Loftus, Boone Memorial Hospital and Handley Funeral Home at Danville, W.Va., for their care and compassion toward our family during this time.
You may express your condolences to the family at www.handleyfh.com.