Mildred L. Norsworthy
Mildred L. Norsworthy, 92, of Orange, passed away Tuesday, June 25, at Baptist Hospital in Orange. Funeral Services will be held 2:00 p.m. Friday, June 28, at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange. Officiating will be Dr. Andy Pate, pastor of First Christian Church in Orange.Burial will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens near Bridge City.
Serving as Pallbearers will be Delle Bates, Don Covington, Jack Moore, Pleas Evans, Brian Norsworthy and Harold Haunschild.
Visitation will be from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Thursday, at the funeral home.
Born in Groveton, on March 17, 1921, Mildred was the daughter of Hiram Norsworthy, Sr. and Pearl (Hager) Norsworthy. She graduated from Groveton High School in 1938, and moved to Orange in 1951. Mildred retired after working in accounts payable for Levingston Ship Building until the yard closed in 1983. Afterwards, she helped set up Gulfport Shipbuilding in Port Arthur. She was an avid bowler, a member of the PBA and a loyal Dallas Cowboys fan.
She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Hiram Norsworthy, Jr., Hyman Norsworthy and wife, Evelyn; and sister, Helen Haunschild and husband Otho.
Mildred is survived by her nieces and nephews, Harold and Ginnie Haunschild of Ft. Worth, Brian and Joyce Ann Norsworthy of Beaumont, Ann and John Bookout, III of Houston; numerous great nieces and nephews; and longtime business partner, caregiver and close friend, Norma “Susie” Sorrels.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to First Christian Church, 611 9th Street, Orange, Texas 77630.