Norma Muse Rayfield


Mrs. Norma Muse Rayfield, 84, wife of the late George R. Rayfield and a resident of Birdsnest, passed away Wednesday, March 16, 2022, at Nassawadox Rehabilitation and Nursing in Nassawadox. A native of Elizabeth City, N.C., she was the daughter of the late McKinley Muse and the late Mammie Dale Muse. She was a retired teacher’s aide for Northampton County Public Schools and a member of Epworth United Methodist Church.

She is survived by three children, Mary Lynn Farlow, of Prince George County, Va., Arthur Wayne Rayfield, of Exmore, and Michael R. Rayfield, of Birdsnest; a sister, Maxine Harrell, and her husband, George, of Elizabeth City; five grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

A graveside service was conducted Sunday, March 20, 2022, at 2 p.m., at Red Bank Baptist Church Cemetery, with Pastor Jonathan Carpenter officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to SPCA Eastern Shore Inc., P.O. Box 164, Onley, VA 23418.

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Arrangements were made by Doughty Funeral Home in Exmore.

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