Norwood Cecil Anderson

Norwood Cecil Anderson

September 11, 2023, 84, Goldsboro —

Norwood Cecil Anderson was born on January 1, 1939, in Goldsboro, NC to the late Herman Steele & Carrie Martin Anderson.

Although originally from Goldsboro, Norwood spent the majority of his life in Rocky Mount, NC. He was in sales for the majority of his life, and he was exceptional at it. He was so likable that many would say, “He could sell ice to an Eskimo”. He had a quick wit and loved to crack jokes. If he picked on you, that meant he considered you a friend.

In his younger days, he enjoyed acting and performing. Being a theatre buff fueled his passion for movies and television. He loved to impress people with his knowledge of actors and directors.

His love of the arts didn’t end there. Much like his father, Herman, he could draw anything. He was also a gifted writer and poet. He would often write poems to commemorate family members’ birthdays or special events.

Perhaps his most notable quality was his strong faith. He loved the Lord with his whole heart. Even when he felt horrible fighting cancer, he still thanked the Lord for giving him another day. Many days he would pray out loud in the hospital, never losing hope.

Outside of his love for his family, he loved watching Duke basketball more than anything. He attended classes at Duke University and was a true-blue fan until the end of his days. We ask that you wear his favorite color, Duke Blue in his honor.

Mr. Anderson, passed away Monday, September 11, 2023, at Santa Rosa Medical Center in Pensacola, FL.

A service to celebrate the life of Mr. Anderson will be held Saturday, September 23, 2023, in the Wayne Memorial Park Mausoleum Chapel in Dudley, NC at 2:00 p.m. Entombment will follow the service in the Chapel. The family will briefly greet friends after the service.

Mr. Anderson is survived by his wife of 48 years, Carol Burroughs Anderson; his daughters, Heather Anderson Shearer (Bill) of Florida and Kimberly Anderson Boykin (Jeff) of Wilson, NC; his son, Norwood Gregory Anderson of Wilson, NC; his siblings, Roger Anderson, Dortch Anderson (Glenda), Katherine Anderson Kermiar, Judy Anderson Green (Don), Jane Anderson, Dorothy Anderson; his sisters-in-law, Julia Darden and Lou Ellen Smith; his grandchildren, Kaitlyn Prezioso, Greyson Prezioso, Willa Shearer, Kai Shearer, Kellie Bailey (Luke) and Allison H. Boykin.

Shumate-Faulk Funeral Home & Crematory is honored to be serving the Anderson family, and online condolences can be directed to