Norma D. Stillman, 90, former fashion coordinator at Rose Hall

Norma D. Stillman
Norma D. Stillman

Norma D. Stillman, 90, mother, grandmother, sister and friend to all who knew her, died peacefully Thursday, May 30, 2019, at home in Virginia Beach, after a long illness.

Born July 6, 1928, in Creswell, North Carolina, Mrs. Stillman was preceded in death by her parents, Hoyt R. Davenport Sr. and Vesta P. Davenport; brothers, Jewel H. Davenport and Dennis L. Davenport; and sisters, Nita D. Horton, Lula Mae Davenport and Rose Mary Davenport.

She is survived by her son, Gregory N. Stillman of Virginia Beach; grandson, G. Neil Stillman of Virginia Beach; brother, Hoyt R. Davenport Jr. of Williamsburg; and sister, Kerry D. Cain of Cary, North Carolina. She is also remembered by nieces, nephews and friends too numerous to mention.

During her working life, Norma made a career in fashion, serving many years as fashion coordinator at Rose Hall in Virginia Beach. She never measured her life by professional accolades, but by her daily love and devotion to family and friends, particularly her grandson Neil. Few have known a more giving person, and we so mourn the loss of this quintessentially southern lady.

The family and Mrs. Stillman will forever remain indebted to her many caregivers during her prolonged illness. Heartfelt thanks and appreciation beyond measure are extended to Regina Davis, Alexis Jordan, Rosa Wilkins and Earnestine Mitchell. Above all, the family owes an enormous debt to Shawn and Edward Cooper, whose love, service and devotion to Mrs. Stillman during her final days can never be repaid. Finally, special thanks are extended to Sentara Hospice Services.

A celebration of Mrs. Stillman’s life will be held at 1 p.m., Monday, June 3, at H.D. Oliver Funeral Apts., Laskin Road Chapel. The family will receive friends at noon prior to services.

In lieu of flowers, everyone is invited to make a donation to the charity of your choice.

Share online condolences with the family at H.D. Oliver Funeral Apts.

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