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Gordon Norris


December 27, 2017

Gordon Norris

October 15, 1986 ~ December 23, 2017 (age 31)

Gordon Lee Norris, age 31, also known as "Chippache" and "Cheeks" formally of Red Lake, Minnesota and the Makwa (Bear) Clan unexpectedly began his journey to the spirit world on Saturday, December 23, 2017 from his home. He was born to Alvina Norris and John Williams, Jr. on October 15, 1986 in Minneapolis, MN.

Gordon loved to spend time with his kids, his family and his friends. He enjoyed playing basketball and video games and listening to music. Gordon had a joy for life and was well known by numerous friends. Whenever he could, Gordon liked to sit at the drum and sing. His most recent employer was NWICDC in Bemidji. He had attended a peer support training course that he really enjoyed and was excited about applying his new skills to his job. Gordon loved all his co-workers. He was feeling very good about himself and his recent accomplishments in getting his life back on track. Gordon also worked at the 7 Clans Casino in Thief River Falls, on and off, for numerous years and he was a PCA for a few years. Gordon loved helping and serving people.

Gordon is welcomed to the spirit world by his father; John Williams, Jr., little brother; Michael McNeal, grandfather; Wilber George "Micky" Norris, grandmother; Henrietta "Chubby" Neadeau, uncle; Frank Norris, sister-in-law; Yvonne Fineday and numerous great aunts and uncles.

Family that he leaves behind are his three children; Aliyah, Gabriel and Eli Norris, the mother of his children; Alicia Lyons, mother; Alvina Norris, step father; Bob McNeal, brothers; Reynaldo and Carlo (Amy) Norris, Robert (Stephanie) and Joey (Jerrell) McNeal, sister; Jessica (Johnny) Norris, many great aunts, great uncles, nieces, nephews, other relatives and too many friends to list.

A wake for Gordon will begin at 4:00 p.m., Thursday, December 28th and continue until his traditional service at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, December 30th all being held at the Old Little Rock Community Center in Red Lake, MN. Steve Jackson will be his Spiritual Advisor. Pallbearers for Gordon will be Carlo Norris, Frank Norris, Terrance "Hokes" Neadeau, James Norris, Clyde Neadeau, Lee Neadeau, Lydell Neadeau, Josh Neadeau and Michael Johnson. His honorary pallbearers are Keenan Norris, Tyrone Norris, Reynaldo Norris, Randy Norris, Mark Kingbird, Dallas Kingbird, Naygahj Kingbird, Brandon Neadeau, Keith Neadeau, Jr. and Montana Kingbird. Interment will be in the Mission Cemetery at Red Lake, MN following his Saturday service.

Gordon's care has been entrusted to Northern Peace Funeral Home of Walker. Online condolences for family may be left


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