Funeral services for Seth Emon’e Norwood, 42, Lawrence, will be at 10 a.m. Friday at First Presbyterian Church, with Pastor Leo Barbee Jr. officiating. Interment will follow in Oak Hill Cemetery.
Mr. Norwood died Thursday, May 26, 2011, at Stormont-Vail Regional Medical Center.
He was born Aug. 28, 1968, in Wichita, KS. the son of Lafayette and Betty Ann White Norwood. He Attended Lawrence High School and received his associates degree from Johnson County Community College while playing basketball for his father. He received his Bachelors of Arts degree in Psychology and Communications from Avila College, Kansas City, MO. He continued to play basketball through his college years and was ranked 4th in the nation in free throw percentage in Division II basketball. Later, Seth coached the Kansas 76ers in AAU circuit where his team achieved many honors including a national championship in 1999.
Mr. Norwood worked at Hallmark Cards in Lawrence, Jostens in Topeka, and HP Pehzer in Eudora. At the time of his death he was employed at Amarr Garage Door.
Survivors include two daughters, Ashlyn Rae Norwood and Janae Nicole Norwood, both of Lawrence; his father, Lafayette Norwood, Lawrence; sister, Fayetta Norwood, Nashville, TN; and a brother Cory Norwood, Lawrence; and a Host of relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Betty Norwood, on May 11, 2010.
Friends may view from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home. Visitation with the family will be from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
The family suggests memorial contributions to the Norwood Children’s Educational Fund, in care of the funeral home, 601 Indiana, Lawrence, KS, 66044.