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Nora Virginia Renfro
July 15, 1942 ~ July 22, 2023 (age 81) 81 Years Old
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Nora Virginia Milsap-Renfro was born on July 15, 1942, in Grandfield, Oklahoma, to her beloved parents, Minton Richard Milsap and Nora Bell Jackson-Milsap. On July 22, 2023, surrounded by the love of her family, Nora peacefully passed away in Decatur, Texas.
From a young age, Nora's faith in Jesus was a cornerstone of her life. She was raised in the Church of Christ and believed that everyone should embrace its teachings. In 1956, fate brought Nora into the life of Robert "Bob" Renfro Sr. in Frederick, Oklahoma. The two souls found love and solace in each other's presence and were united in holy matrimony in 1958. Throughout their marriage, they were inseparable, holding hands wherever they went until Bob's passing.
Nora had an immense capacity for love, and her family meant everything to her. She adored her husband, Bob, and his absence left a void in her heart. Together, they created a legacy of unwavering commitment and devotion. Their union was blessed with three children: Debra Murray, Robert Renfro Jr., and Dana Roderick. Nora cherished being a mother and grandmother, always ensuring that her family felt loved and supported.
Every year, Nora hosted a grand family reunion on the Fourth of July weekend, and over 100 relatives would gather to celebrate togetherness. Her renowned fried chicken was a symbol of her nurturing and caring nature. But above all, it was her cinnamon rolls and bread that captured the hearts of those who tasted them, earning her a reputation as the maker of the very best.
Nora was an honest and principled woman. She valued decency and integrity, and she didn't tolerate those who challenged her moral code. When it came to raising her children, she was firm but fair, using a flyswatter and wooden spoon for discipline, believing in instilling high moral character in her offspring.
During Bob's work assignments in Jamaica, Nora found joy in cooking for the locals and sharing her delicious treats. Her cinnamon rolls became a symbol of comfort and delight for those fortunate enough to savor them.
Nora leaves behind a cherished legacy of love and devotion. She is survived by her daughter, Debra Murray; her son, Robert Renfro Jr.; and her daughter, Dana Roderick. She also leaves behind eleven grandchildren, numerous great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and extended family members who adored her.
Preceding her in death were her parents, Minton Richard Milsap and Nora Bell Jackson-Milsap, as well as her two sisters, Margaret and Donna, and two brothers, Rural and Larry. Additionally, she was reunited with her beloved husband, Bob Renfro Sr., in the eternal embrace of heaven.
Nora Virginia Renfro will forever be remembered for her unwavering faith, her love for her family, her delectable creations, and her commitment to living a life of honesty and virtue. Her memory will live on in the hearts of all those whose lives she touched with her warmth and kindness. May she rest in peace, reunited with her loved ones in the arms of her Savior.
Visitation will take place on Thursday, July 27th, 2023, at 9:00 AM at Azle and Lake Worth Funeral home, with service beginning at 10:00 AM and interment to follow at Azleland Cemetery & Memorial Park.