Norma Lorene Bourlon Priest Burnett was born Nov. 17, 1929 and went to be with Jesus on Sunday, Sept. 11, 2016 in OKC.
Norma was born and grew up in Jones, OK. She was the oldest sister and one of seven kids born to Fred and Gladys Bourlon. She graduated from State Center High School in 1947. She married Frank Priest and they started Priest Grocery until he passed June 27, 1954. They had two sons together: Bill and Monty.
She married Donald Ray Burnett in Aug. 1964 and blended families for 52 years.
She was a wonderful daughter, sister, wife, mother, granny, great grandmother & friend. She loved all children in her family and in her Newchurch family where she served for 25 years as preschool teacher. Ms. Norma and Donut Don were tremendous help in starting & serving faithfully at Newchurch.
She was a hard worker and a strong, tough and tender lady. She was a cancer survivor. She loved sports, especially OU football, OKC Thunder basketball, bowling, and enjoyed gardening. Don and Norma also enjoyed their pets and Model A Car Club together.
She is preceded in death by her mother & father, by her husband Frank Priest, by her sister Maralyn Bourlon and brothers Jack Bourlon, Thomas Bourlon, and by her son William Franklin Priest.
She is survived by her sisters Shirley Rader, Sue Moore and her husband Eddie, Donna Bourlon, and brother Harold Bourlon & wife Carole. She is survived by her husband Donald Ray Burnett, and stepchildren Billie Smith and husband Roland, Donna Maag and husband John, Mark Burnett and wife Desly, Damon Burnett and wife Nancy and all their children and grandchildren.
She is also survived by her son Monty Norman Priest Sr. and wife Debbie, and her granddaughter Marcy Priest Jackson and husband Bryan and great grandson Bridger Edward Jackson, grandsons Buddy Priest and Sonny Priest and wife Amaka, and many other family and friends and her Newchurch family.Norma gave her life to Jesus Christ on April 16, 1972 and has been a good & faithful servant to the end, and now lives forever in Heaven as her home eternally rejoicing!
The family would like to thank all of her medical personnel and her amazing caregivers for the past several years.
Donations may be made in her memory to Newchurch, 9201 N Rockwell Ave, OKC 73132.