William A. “Bill” Norris
June 5, 1942- December 9, 2020
William (Bill) Alexander Norris passed away on December 9, 2020 at the age of 78, in his hometown of St. Mary’s County, Maryland from complications of COVID-19. Born on June 5, 1942, he was the son of the late James and Gertrude Norris who raised him and his 7 siblings on a 100-acre tobacco farm in Hollywood, MD.
After serving in the U.S. Army, Bill served on the Prince George’s County Police Department until he retired as a lieutenant in 1992. His hobbies were hunting, crabbing, sporting clay shooting and napping! He was a humble, gentle, and honorable man that listened more than he spoke. William Shakespeare wrote “Men of few words are the best men,” and that was true in his case.
Bill is survived by his wife Jeanne Ferguson Norris whom he married in 1995; siblings Ann Sweeney, Ray Norris, David Norris, Michael Norris, Ronald Norris, and Teddy Norris; his children Hollie Brogunier and husband Carl, and Chris Norris; stepchildren Donny Ferguson, Jan Peregoy, and Shelley Ferguson; grandchildren Nathan Brogunier, Allyson Brogunier, Lyndsey Stephens, and Derek Ferguson; great-grandchild Jolene Stephens. Bill was preceded in death by a brother Patrick Norris.
Bill will be remembered for his love of the water, dad jokes, the silly little jigs he would only do for his kids and grandkids, and the feeling that you were always safe and protected in his presence.
No immediate services will be held due to COVID-19. A celebration of life will be planned for a later date.
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