Norma Long Deal, 67, of Conover went home to be with the Lord on Saturday May 29, 2021 at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center after a battle with cancer. She was born in Baltimore, Maryland on January 27, 1954 to the late Lester Long and Gladys Paige.
She was a member of New Vision Baptist Fellowship where she shared her love for the Lord with everyone she met. Norma enjoyed spending time with her family and grandchildren, who she adored. She loved working in the yard and would help anyone she met. She never met a stranger and was loved by all who knew her.
She is survived by her husband of 36 years, Richard Lynn Deal Sr., children Natalie Deal and significant other Julius Powell of Hickory, Nicole Peterson and husband Shannon of Conover, Richard Deal Jr. and wife Tonya of Hickory, Shannon White and husband Tim of Hickory. Her grandchildren, Jay Powell of Hickory, Bryce Peterson of Conover, Trey and Jessie Deal of Hickory, and Lindsey White of Hickory.
She is also survived by her brother Edward Long of Granite Falls, sisters Lin Deal of Conover, Gail Hackney of Granite Falls, Kathie Goodrum of Granite Falls, and numerous nieces and nephews who loved her.
A service to celebrate Norma’s life will be held on Friday June 4th, 2021 at 1:00 pm at Jenkins Funeral Home in Newton. Pastor Clyde Bumgarner will officiate the service. The family will receive visitation immediately following the ceremony.
Please sign the online guestbook at www.jenkinsfuneralhome.net. The Deal family has entrusted arrangements to Jenkins Funeral Home and Cremation Service in Newton 828-464-1555.
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