Jean Harrington Norfleet

December 7, 1929 - August 3, 2018

12/07/1929 - 08/03/2018

Past Services

Sunday August 05, 2018
Chapel of Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service
205 NC Highway 42 W
Ahoskie, NC 27910
Sunday August 05, 2018
2:00 pm
Chapel of Sykes Funeral Service Rich Square
116 Short Street
Rich Square, NC 27869

ROXOBEL, NC – Jean Harrington Norfleet, age 88, of Roxobel, passed away peacefully at her home on August 3, 2018, surrounded by her family.

Mrs. Norfleet was born in Lewiston-Woodville, Bertie County, on December 7, 1929, a daughter of the late Julian Picott and Ethel Mae Barnes Harrington.  Jean attended East Carolina Teachers College.  She worked for Wormack Lumber Company and was an accountant at Harrington Manufacturing Company, which her father started.  When her daughter was born, she stayed at home to raise her.

Jean and Bill’s courtship and marriage lasted for 68 years.  She was a loving wife, mother, mother-in-law, sister, and Aunt Jean to many.

Besides her parents, Jean was preceded in death by her brother, Joseph Julian “Monk” Harrington, and beloved sister, Ann Harrington Cullifer.

Left to cherish her memory is her husband William S. Norfleet, Jr.; her daughter, Jeanne Norfleet Brinkley, and husband, Ralph; two granddaughters, Jenny Vaughan and husband, Bill, and Amy Roberts and husband, Josh;  great grandson, Lil’ Bill and great granddaughter, Katie.

The family would like to express a special thanks to Mrs. Norfleet’s caregiver, Marjorie Bazemore and her husband, Otis, for the kind and compassionate care they gave.

A celebration of life service will be held on Sunday, August 5, 2018, 2:00 pm at the Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service – Rich Square Chapel, with the Rev. Greg Hurdle officiating.  The family will receive friends in the chapel, immediately following the service, or any time at the home.  Burial will be in the Norfleet Family Cemetery, Roxobel, NC.

Memorial contributions may be made directly to the Roxobel Fire Department, P.O. Box 54, Roxobel, NC, 27847; or you may donate online by clicking here.

Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service – Rich Square Chapel is handling the arrangements for the Norfleet family and online condolences can be directed to the family by visiting

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Wendy and Jim Quattlebaum
5 years ago

Jeanne, we are so sorry for your loss! Our prayers are with you for peace and comfort.

Steve & Christine Coley
5 years ago

So so sorry for your loss. Heaven got a beautiful angel. Prayers sent with many hugs sent to all.

Lynn and Michael Peele
5 years ago

Jeanne we are thinking of you, your Daddy and family! Prayers of HIS Peace! Love, Lynn and Michael

Tommy Belch
5 years ago

She was a lovely lady. Jeanne, Bill you both are in our prayers.

Susan Lewis
5 years ago

My prayers & thoughts are with you.

Sue Parker
5 years ago

My deepest sympathies to Bill and Jeannie and the whole family.

Gwen Harrington Bland
5 years ago

One of my very favorite cousins! She and Ann and Mary Margaret were the three who tolerated Pat and me as we followed them around Uncle Picot and Aunt Ethel’s house, fatherless girls that we became. Jean was funny and sarcastic and wore great clothes, many of which went to. college with me, Have missed seeing her as we aged,,,,,,,,,,My best her Bill and the family

Patsy Moore
5 years ago

My deepest sympathy to Bill, Jeanne and family on your loss. You are in my thoughts.

Susie Austin
5 years ago

So sorry. My sympathies and prayers for all of you.

Carolyn Jernigan Martin
5 years ago

My love and condolences to Jeanne, Bill and all the family. Jean and her family was a great part of my past. She will be truly missed.