By | June 26, 2020

Aaliyah Grace Norris, age 7, of Forest City, went home to be with her Heavenly Father on Thursday, June 25, 2020 at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center.

Aaliyah was born April 14, 2013 in Rutherford County. She had just finished her first-grade year at Dunbar Elementary School and faithfully attended Chase Baptist Church. Aaliyah loved life and enjoyed swimming, riding bikes, playing with Barbie Dolls, and spending time on Tik Tok.

She was preceded in death by great-grandparents, Dewitt “Bud” and Betty Ledbetter and John and Elizabeth Cox.

Those left to cherish her memory include her mother, Breanna Ledbetter (Emmanuel Briggs) and father, Terry Norris, Jr. (Renee Ledford) all of Forest City; siblings, Kingston Briggs, Kaden Briggs and Tayana Logan; stepsister, Nevayah Ledford and stepbrother, Kaiden Ledford; grandparents, Scott and Brenda Ledbetter, Terry Sr. and Jenny Norris of Rutherfordton and Tacha Surratt of Shelby; great grandparents, Kathy Surratt of Shelby and Rosie Moore of Rutherfordton. She is also survived by a host of aunts, uncles, and cousins.

The funeral service will be conducted at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, June 30, 2020 at Crestview Baptist Church with Reverend Scott Butler officiating. Interment will follow in Alexander Cemetery. There will be a drive-thru visitation from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m. on Monday at Harrelson Funeral Home. The family asks that social distancing be observed, and masks be worn when distancing is not possible.

Harrelson Funeral and Cremation Services has been entrusted with arrangements.

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