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Obituary for Edna E Crisp (Norton)

Edna Norton Crisp (Sis), 93, passed away at home surrounded by family on Sunday, May 21, 2023.

Born to Ray Elias Norton and Agnes Baty Norton, Edna was a Highlands native. Growing up on a farm with eight brothers and sisters, Edna learned an appreciation for time spent with family and the simple things in life. She enjoyed nature and the outdoors, with wild strawberries, hummingbirds, and creek fishing being a few of her favorite things. She was an avid reader and an expert at needlework and puzzles. She finished Brevard College with a degree in economics, afterwards working for 30+ years at First Union Bank.

Edna was married to Guy Henderson Crisp for 58 years and had 3 sons: Jack, Mike and Charles “Chuck”. She was a devoted mother and cherished her family. Above all, Edna had a remarkable love for Jesus. Edna was a dedicated member of Shortoff Baptist Church and served her church family and community with unmatched passion and care. Her life was a paradigm of faith; she moved through each day with a singular and unwavering focus on love. She was a testament to the power of example for sowing faith in others, and she showered grace and joy on everyone she met. Although her humility would cause her to disagree, those of us who knew her make no exaggeration in saying that we know our lives have been touched by a saint.

In addition to her husband, Edna was predeceased by a son, Michael Aaron Crisp, siblings: Herman Norton, Marion Higdon, Leona “Toni” Dupree, Edwin “Bud” Norton, Charlie Ray “Bo” Norton, Robert “Bob” Norton, and John Evan Norton; and daughter in law, Leesa Scott Crisp.

She is survived by a sister, Nancy McClain; sons, Jack Henderson Crisp and Charles Stanley Crisp; daughter-in-law, Judith Elizabeth Crisp; grandchildren: Michele Martin (Josh), Krista Chapman (Justin), David Crisp and wife Alyson, and Clara Beth Crisp; great grandchildren: Karson Martin, Emory Martin, Rachel Chapman, Zachary Chapman, and several nieces and nephews.

Family will receive friends from 10-11 at Shortoff Baptist Church in Highlands on Saturday, May 27th. The funeral will proceed directly after.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Shortoff Baptist Church, PO Box 1417, Highlands, NC 28741 or the Highlands Historical Society, PO Box 670, Highlands, NC 28741.

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Macon Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.