Norma Lee Pigott
May 17, 1934 – Jan. 7, 2023
Norma Lee Vince Pigott, was born May 17, 1934, at home in Vincetown to J. Leamos and Hezzie Vince. She died Jan. 7, 2023, at Asbury Hospice House in Hattiesburg.
She enjoyed singing gospel songs, singing in a girl’s trio and years later in a quartet at Knoxo. She loved to attend gospel concerts making a yearly trip to Nashville, Tenn., for a gospel singer convention.
She married Glen E Pigott Aug. 11, 1965. On the farm during hay season she raked hay while Glen baled hay. They both had a love for square dancing, traveling to all the surrounding counties to dance.
She graduated high school from Dexter High School. She drove a school bus when she went to Improve school. After graduation she went to Women’s College in Hattiesburg now called William Carey University where she earned her BS in education in 1955. She made her career teaching first at Columbia Primary School then at Salem Attendance Center and completing her career at Tylertown Primary School teaching 1st grade for 30 years. She later subbed and worked with the Barksdale Reading Program for 20 years.
She had one daughter Michelle Alexander and they had a special bond. Then in 1996 her granddaughter Sarah came along. She was a member of Crystal Springs Baptist Church where she enjoyed working, serving others at funerals, Vacation Bible School, teaching Sunday School.
She is survived by her husband Glen E Pigott, daughter Michelle Alexander; granddaughter, Sarah Michelle Alexander; a special great niece, Jessica K. Bedwell; great great niece Hanna Bedwell; and a special great great nephew Dustin Ard.
She is preceded in death by her parents J. Leamos and Hezzie Vince; brother Lavon Vince; son-in-law Keith Alexander; and an infant grandson Vince Toney Alexander.
Funeral services were Jan. 10, 2023, at Crystal Springs Baptist Church, burial in Crystal Springs Cemetery, Rev. Danny Stevens and Rev. Lonnie Case officiating.
Pallbearers were Jason Ard, Dustin Ard, Pete Ferguson, Jeremy Ferguson, Jeffrey Vince, Kenny Martin, Jon Pigott, and Wade Pigott.
Honorary pallbearers were the Martha Morris Sunday School Class including Suzanne Rutan, Carolyn Reagan, Pat Sumrall, Irma Hughes, and Denise Crum.
Special music was performed by Randy Pigott.
Hartman-Hughes Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements. An online guestbook may be signed at www.hartmanhughesfuneralhome.com