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Norma Schoppa, 84 of Vernon, Texas, passed away on Friday, Feb. 9 2024, in Dallas, Texas after suffering a traumatic fall on Jan. 27. At Baylor Dallas Hospital she had successful spinal cord surgery, but endured complications with her respiratory system. Friday with peace in her heart, she was ready to meet her Savior, and had a pain-free glorious home going with her family surrounding her, singing hymns to our Lord accompanied by a ministry guitarist who happened to visit at the right time.

Funeral services were held Friday, Feb. 16, 2024, at 11 a.m. at Zion Lutheran Church with Pastor Steven Brummett officiating. Burial will follow at Zion Lutheran Cemetery under the direction of Sullivan Funeral Home. Visitation was Thursday, Feb. 15, 2024, at Sullivan Funeral Home.

Norma was born May 1, 1939 in Vernon, Texas. She was the daughter of the late Willis Wilkinson and the late Florence Prather Wilkinson. She married Edgar Schoppa on May 30, 1957 at the home of Pastor Birnbaum in Vernon, Texas.

Norma and Edgar started their marriage in Vernon, and moved to Wichita Falls for 3 years. They moved back to Vernon in order to help Mom Clara Schoppa when Edgar Sr. passed to Heaven. They never left again, now settled and loving their Vernon community.

They were thankful for the joy of a multitude of friends, many of whom were made in the young couples group at St. Paul Lutheran, and most especially in their tight-knit treasured Zion Lutheran family.

Norma enjoyed her years of being home with her children and later cared for other working moms’ children, loving them as her own. When her son Brian entered elementary school, she began her career at Osborne’s in their office department, enjoyed being a Buyer for a season, and retired when Osborne’s closed.

To say Norma was an active member of Zion Lutheran Church is practically an understatement as she volunteered in many capacities at her beloved church. She loved being treasurer of her Ladies Aid for 17 years. She diligently was the membership and visitor recorder every Sunday service. She became known for her Italian Cream Cakes, and her Peanut Brittle, taking lots of orders over the years and loved it! High in request were her Twin Coleslaw and Chocolate Delight Dessert for potlucks and special events. Norma was also known for her storytelling with her sharp memory, her love for her friends, and her funny wit.

Norma is survived by her daughter, Lisa Schoppa Full, son-in-law Dennis, grandchildren Carson Full and his wife Katie, Colin Full, Marissa Full Pace and her husband Reagan, and great-grandchildren Kayla and Caden Full, Carson and Katie’s children. She is also survived by her sister-in-law Ann Clark, her brother Jesse Wilkinson and his wife Linda, her great helper in need, along with many nieces and nephews.

Norma is preceded in death by her parents, her son Brian, her husband Edgar, one sister, and three brothers.

Memorials can be made to Zion Lutheran Church earmarked for BBQ or for Medical/Funeral expenses c/o Lisa Full at 3209 Kennedy Dr., McKinney, TX  75071.

Online condolences may be made to the family at www.sullivanfuneralhomevernon.com

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