Funeral services for Norma Sue Cockrum, 62, of Lovington, NM will be held on Monday, November 5, 2018 at 2:00 pm at First Baptist Church with Bro. Matt Thackerson officiating. Burial will follow at Lovington Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Kirby-Smith-Rogers Funeral Home. Norma was born on August 1, 1956 in Roswell, NM to Paul Eugene and Margie Pearl (Long) Patterson and died on October 29, 2018 in Lubbock, TX. She grew up in the Dexter- Roswell area and attended school at Dexter. During the years she worked, she had been employed by an insurance company, NMMI and school system but mainly her job was being a homemaker for her family. She enjoyed cooking and baking for her family and grandchildren, and letting the grandchildren help with the cooking. Norma had a passion for gardening and flowers, puzzles and painting and loved being outdoors. She also liked to go hunting and take road trips. She loved church and church activities and attended First Baptist Church when she was able. She was a giver and loved her family very much.
Preceding her in death were her parents, her husband, John Cockrum and a step-son: James Clinton Cockrum.
Surviving her are two sons: Robert Morris of Lovington, NM and Michael Morris of Roswell, NM; two brothers: Johnny R. Patterson of Pontotoc, MS and Paul Eugene Patterson of Roswell; one sister: Letha Mae Judkins of Nettleton, MS and her first husband and her sons' father: Robert "Robbie" Morris of Roswell; also her cousin who was very close to her: Diana Burns of Oklahoma and three precious granddaughters: Madelyn, Hailey and Gracie Morris and many friends.
Memorials may be made to "Laces", c/o Cheryl, 1800 West Washington, Lovington, NM 88260 or to St. Judes Childrens Hospital or to anything relating to kids.