Norma Delrose Douglas McGregor was born August 25, 1943, in Kingston, Jamaica to Olive Virgo and Clifford Clarke. Norma and Geraldo (Raldo) grew up with their grandmother “Mimi” in St Catherine. They had a wild childhood with many wonderful years of love and togetherness. She is survived by her sister Merle Clarke. Norma married her first love Kenneth Thompson. Their union created five amazing children. After many years they decided to go separate ways but have remained best of friends. Norma traveled extensively in her youth. With one of her travels landing her in Toronto, Canada, where she studied nursing at night, and work three jobs to keep her family safe, fed, and loved. She obtained a Nursing degree from George Brown College, in Toronto, Canada. She earned a Diploma in Design. Norma also went on to earn a Degree from New York school of Dietary Food Management. Norma was also a Master Seamstress for Simpson Sears in Canada.
She met Leslie McGregor, who accepted her and her children with open arms, and treated her children’s as his own. To this very day I can still remember him telling her that anger solves nothing. Especially, when she was upset from us not doing our chores. Of this union they had a son.
Norma yearned for the warmer climates of her native home, Jamaica and decided that the sunny state of Florida was the closest climate to her Jamaica, this was her final destination.
Norma loved to travel and is always ready to go on a quick get-away. She loved to entertain, and her home was always open to everyone. Norma was always helping someone either by offering a meal, or a place to stay. If you needed legal advice she would get that information for you. If you needed counseling, she would offer an ear, and then let you know her opinion. However, should you cross and do her family an injustice, you will have hell to pay, she will kick your royal butt from here to timba-bow-tuu and she will let you know “where the monkey hid the peanut”. She was a little fire cracker. A real spicy tongue when you get on her bad side but the best of friends, when you’re in need of help, you know you can always call on Norma to be there for you.
On January 25, 2019, the Lord looked down and saw his beloved child, and decided it was time to come home. You’ve done a good job, but it’s time to rest.
She left behind:
Her husband Leslie McGregor, Her daughters and sons, Jennifer Thompson Hardwick, Delroy Thompson, Charmaine Thompson, Stafford Thompson, Franklyn Thompson, and Michael McGregor. Her son in law Robert Hardwick. Her grandchildren: Sean, Michael, Kenesha, Kenneth, Andy, Devonte, Marcuisse, Adryon, Michael jr., Kyle, Cheyenne and list of nieces, nephews and number of great grandchildren.
Visitation is Wednesday, February 6, 2019 from 11 AM - Noon with services at Noon at CONRAD AND THOMPSON FUNERAL HOME 511 Emmett St Kissimmee FL 34741 (407) 847-3188.