(Orange, Texas)

June 18, 2013

Dorothy “Dot” Norwood Wallace

The Orange Leader


Dorothy “Dot” Norwood Wallace, 81, of Orange passed away on Sunday, June 16, 2013 at Harbor Hospice in Beaumont.

She was a native and life long resident of Orange; born on September 10, 1931 to parents Rosie (Hock) and Butler Lawrence. Dorothy loved taking care of her grandchildren and helping anyone who needed it. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother and friend who will be missed dearly.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Butler and Rosie Lawrence, first husband, Floyd “Nick” Norwood, second husband, Jake Wallace, sisters, Gloria May Norwood, Lottie Lawrence, Susie Dorman; brothers, Ray Lawrence, John Ray Lawrence, James Lawrence and Eugene Lawrence.

Dorothy is survived by her son, Jacob “Jake” Norwood of Orange; daughter, Irene “Winkie” Kirby of Orange; sisters, Bessie Norwood , Sharon “Shirleen” McPhearson both of Orange; six grandchildren, twelve great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

A Funeral Service will be held on Thursday, June 20, 2013 at 2 pm at Dorman Funeral Home Chapel, with a gathering of family and friends one hour prior to services. Burial will follow at Bland Cemetery in Orange. Condolences may be sent for the family at

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