(GREENSBORO, N.C.) The Rev. Jimmy J. Norred, 81, of Greensboro, N.C., passed away Thursday, Aug. 19, 2021, at Moses Cone Hospital after a brief illness.

The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 28, at Davidson Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow at Paul's Chapel Church Cemetery.

Rev. Norred was born Dec. 30, 1939, in LaGrange, Ga., to James Larkin and Sarah Edna Bales Norred. Jimmy graduated from Troup County High School in 1958 and LaGrange College in 1962. He received his bachelor of divinity from Duke Divinity School in 1967 and his master's in 1971. He was a pastor for 55 years at churches, including Antioch Christian in Roanoke and Forest Home Christian in Rock Mills. He retired in 2016.

He is survived by his wife of almost 60 years, Nora Hawkins Norred; son, Joseph Gregory Norred (Sara) of Kaukauna, Wis.; daughter, Jennifer Norred Fountain (Rob) of Greensboro; four grandchildren; sister, Barbara Norred McIntyre of LaGrange; and other family. Jimmy was predeceased by his parents; and three sisters, Estelle Norred Swann, Lois Norred Eunice and Evelyn Norred Rutland.

In lieu of flowers, memorials should be made to Peace United Church of Christ, 2714 W. Market St., Greensboro, NC 27403, Paul's Chapel Church, 2791 W. Center St. Ext., Lexington, NC 27295, Heifer Project or Crop Walk. Online condolences may be made at www.davidsonfuneralhome.net.

Davidson Funeral Home, Lexington.