James Joseph Norris, “Jimmy”, passed away Friday, March 25, 2016 due to a senseless act of violence. He was born in Bartow, FL, June 18, 1978, son of James Norris and Diane Shams.

Jimmy was a good man with a good heart. He loved his family and treasured the time spent with his kids.  If he wasn’t at work, he was home. He will be dearly missed.

Surviving are his wife, Stacy Brevins; his children, Alexsandra, Samantha, Angellica, Devon, Alexzander, Christopher, and Enzio; stepchildren, Dylan and Kaylie; his mother, Diane Shames; sister, Leanna Wiertel; best friend, Michael Greco; other relatives and friends.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday, April 5, 2016, at Grace Church, 3626 Hwy 31, with Reverend Tim Blackburn officiating. Relatives and friends may meet Tuesday at the church 5:00 P.M. until time of service at 7:00 P.M.  In lieu of flowers, memorials to the family have been suggested.

The family wishes to thank the first responders for their compassionate care and the Racine community for all your support.

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Denise Lockwood has an extensive background in traditional and non-traditional media. She has written for Patch.com, the Milwaukee Business Journal, Milwaukee Magazine and the Kenosha News.

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