Monzelle “Sparky” Norris, 73, of New Bern, passed away Friday, May 25, 2018 at his home.

Monzelle “Sparky” Norris, 73, of New Bern, passed away Friday, May 25, 2018 at his home.

A graveside service will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Sunday, May 27, 2018 at Gethsemane Memorial Park.

He is survived by daughter, Mildred Diane Garvin and husband, Jeff, of Chicago, IL; son, John Norris and husband, Steve Key, of Raleigh; grandchildren, Aaron Meister and Monty Meister.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Lynda Smith Norris; parents, John Corbitt Norris and Thelma Armstrong Norris; sisters, Betty Lou Nethercutt, Marie Wallace, Iris McGee; and brothers, John “Jimmy” Norris, George Norris, Sr. and Bobby Hardee.

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be sent the SPCA, Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals at 102 Enterprise Dr., Elizabeth City, NC 27909.

Online condolences may be made at www.mundenfuneralhome.net.

Arrangements are by Munden Funeral Home and Crematory in Morehead City, NC.