Norma Jean Lease


July 10, 1928 — August 8, 2018

Norma Jean Lease, age 90, of Jasper, passed away on Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2018, at The Oaks on Parkwood.

The family will receive friends on Saturday, Aug. 11, 2018, at 2 p.m. at Collins-Burke Funeral Home, with funeral services following at 4 p.m. in the Collins-Burke Chapel. John Gates will officiate the services.

Mrs. Lease was preceded in death by her parents, Bert and Irene Altman of Fremont Ohio; husband, M. D. "Dale" Lease, a retired Navy Officer/retired civil servant; and daughter, Paula Jean Lease, who passed at age 6 (1956) in Agat, Guam.

She is survived by her sons, Dean Lease (Rhoda), Russell Lease, and Kent Lease (Barbara); grandchildren, Cody Lease, Kyle Lease, Nathan Lease, and Alexander Lease (Jerica); and great-grandchildren, Norah Lease and Grace Lease.

Norma’s life centered around her Christian faith, her husband and family, along with her choice to live a positive, energized and faithful Christian life daily for her husband, family, work and church associates and friends. After reflection, although her attitude, character, spiritual life’s journey was consistent without waver. She worked 30 plus years for the medical records department at People's Hospital and Walker Baptist Medical Center. She and her husband became members of three different Baptist churches in Walker County over the approximately 45 years they lived here. She sang with Sweet Adeline's for several years, with the Jefferson County group traveling to N.Y. Carnegie Hall, among many other places for competition.

Collins-Burke Funeral Home, Jasper; 205-384-5571