Norma Louise (Staten) Powell was born August 17, 1948 in New York City to Katherine Elizabeth Roberts and William Howard Staten. Norma was educated in the New York City public school system. She attended Bronx Community College and pursued courses to further her career working for The City of New York. Norma was married to Harry Powell on March 9, 1974. They had a son, Brandon Jerome Powell. Norma Lou (as she was affectionately called) was looked up to by family and friends alike. She was there as a support system for many of her family members. If you needed help of any kind and she was able, help would be given. As soon as she was able, Norma set out to see the world. She sailed, flew, traveled by rail and car. Norma saw many places in the United States, Canada, South America, Europe and the Caribbean. She was sorry that Egypt had not been included. Norma loved music and attended accelerated music classes in school where she played the cello. Dancing, especially Latin dancing was a favorite thing for her to do. She was a lover of art, Greek mythology and theatre. Norma will be missed by her family and friends. She is survived by her cousins: Gerald McCollin, Leonard Warner, Jackie Ellison, Bland (Ricky) Roberts and Sharon Roberts. Norma, we love you and we will hold fond memories of you. Rest in peace.
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