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03/04/09 - NNHS Newsletter -
Norma Roady

Norma Lou Roady
(d. 01 Mar 2009)


Dear Friends and Schoolmates,    

   There is more sad news this early Wednesday morning.    Norma Roady, older sister of    Bill Roady ('60) of VA, passed away in Newport News on Sunday, March 1, 2009 at the age of 82. 

 From the Daily Press - 03/04/09:  

              Norma Lou Roady

  NEWPORT NEWS - Norma Lou Roady, 82, died on Sunday, March 1, 2009, at her home.

Born in Florence, S.C., and raised in Newport News, she retired back to Newport News after a long and distinguished career teaching and coaching at Averett University in Danville. She graduated from Longwood College with a degree in Physical Education and received her Master's of Education from the University of Virginia.

Norma Roady spent the first 12 years of her career teaching in the Danville Public School System. She spent the next 30 years as a physical education teacher at Averett University where she coached field hockey and basketball and later became the Department Chair. Ms. Roady was the foundation of Averett's Physical Education, Wellness/Sports Medicine Dept. and athletic program as they exist today. The Norma L. Roady Senior Academic Excellence Award was developed to honor Roady's influence on physical education at Averett University.
Norma Lou Roady

She is survived by her brother, Bill Roady and his wife, Diane, of Parksley; her eight nieces and nephews, Chip Roady and his wife, Colleen, of Chesapeake, Michael C. Roady of Short Pump, John S. Roady of Chester, Gloria Williams and her husband, Bob, of Milwaukee, Wis., Cindy Limeberger and her husband, Randy, of Cartersville, Ga., Amy Minter and her husband, Michael, of Melbourne, Fla., Allison Heckling and her husband, Eddy, of Millboro, and Elizabeth Roady of Raleigh, N.C.; her dear friend, Carolyn Pully, and a host of loving family, neighbors, colleagues and friends.

A graveside service will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, March 6, 2009, at Peninsula Memorial Park.

Arrangements are by Weymouth Funeral Home. View and post condolences on our online guestbook at

Published in the Daily Press from 3/4/2009 - 3/5/2009.
Guest Book

March 4, 2009

So sorry to hear of your loss.

~ Brownie Shaffer Haracivet, Gloucester, Virginia

March 04, 2009

Chip, I'm sorry to hear of your aunt's passing. You and your family are in my prayers at this time of sadness.

~ Pamela Adelman Das, Newport News, Virginia

March 04, 2009

Bill, Chip, Allison, and family, We're sorry to hear of your loss.
Tom & Susie Jones, Huntsville, AL

Tom & Susie Jones, Huntsville, AL  



   Our sincerest condolences are extended to Bill and his entire family at this time.

  Y'all take good care of each other!  TYPHOONS FOREVER!  We'll Always Have Buckroe!

                          Love to all, Carol





Carol Buckley Harty

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