Norma Jean

July 28, 1934 - November 23, 2021

Norma Jean Rickard, age 87, of Florence, passed away November 23, 2021.  The family will receive friends at Williams Funeral Home on Friday, November 26, from 11:00 a.m. until 12:30 p.m.  A graveside service will follow at Tri-Cities Memorial Gardens at 1:00 p.m.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Tom and Georgia Smith; husband of 70 years, Bobby L. Rickard; 2 sisters and a brother.

Survivors include her children, Barbara Phillips (Jimmy), Bonnie Calhoun, Bobby Rickard, Jr. (Cindy), and Brian Rickard (Wanda); 2 sisters; 3 brothers; 9 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren, and 1 great-great grandchild.

Mrs. Rickard was a three-time cancer survivor.  She was the rock of the family.  She used to trade blackberries for their school lunch.  She would babysit her siblings while the parents worked in the fields.  She got more joy from giving than receiving and was a hero to many people.

Mrs. Rickard was a member of Woodlawn Church of Christ and loved camping and “Diana Singing”.

The family would like to express their appreciation to her Compassus caregivers, and also to June Phillips, Donna Ivey, Teresa Lovell and Annie Gibson.




November 26, 2021
11:00 am - 12:30 pm


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November 26, 2021 11:00 am

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Graveside Funeral

November 26, 2021
1:00 pm

Graveside Funeral

Tri-Cities Memorial Gardens, Florence Boulevard, Florence, AL, USA

November 26, 2021 1:00 pm

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3 Comments on “Norma Jean Rickard”

  1. Mrs. Norma was a very kind Christian woman loved by all.
    We’re sure she & Bobby are reunited enjoying one another again.
    God Bless the entire Family as you deal with her passing.

  2. One of the sweetest ladies I’ve ever known, and her two daughters follow suit! Love y’all bunches!

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