Norma J. Justice Whitney Pitre Singletary was born Jan. 24, 1926, in Tennessee and died Saturday, May 7, at her home in Louisiana surrounded by her family.
Norma spent many years in St. Louis before moving to Gonzales, La., in 1971. She was co-founder of Fun Spot Skating Arena in Belleville, Ill., and was a silver medalist at the U.S. Roller Skating Nationals in Ladies Speed Skating in the 1940s. She was a horse lover and actively involved with the East Ascension Riders Club in the 1970s. She was former owner of the Double H Bar and loved spending Sunday afternoons at the Music Box.
She is survived by her husband, Loden Singletary; daughters, Charlene Horton and husband Michael, Brenda Whitney and fiancé Paul Sloan; grandchildren, Cassidy Horton, Emily Horton, Julia Whitney and Christine Sloan; great-grandchildren, Christian Sloan, Alexis and Aleigha McGee; stepchildren, Carl Singletary and wife Kim, Antoinette Villar and husband Clyde, David Singletary, Eugene Singletary and wife Linda, Kathy Dedon and husband Matthew and their families; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Whitney; mother, Julia Aline Davis Geders; father, Robert B. Justice; sisters, Virginia Simmons and Daisy Hayden; and brother, Robert Justice.
Visitation is at Faithful United Methodist Church, La., 431, in St. Amant, today beginning at 3 p.m. with service at 7 p.m., conducted by pastor Russ Clunan. Cremation to follow per her wishes. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and/ or Cancer Services of Baton Rouge.
Church Funeral Services & Crematory, St. Amant (www.churchfuneralservices.com) is in charge of arrangements.
(McMinnville, Tenn.) May 11, 2011