Memorial for Sherri Norton w/New Video Homage

November 7, 2011

It is with Great Joy that I announce that my Lovely Bride of almost 14 years Sherri Lynn Schroeder-Norton went to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ at approx. 6:30 PM Sunday (the Lord’s Day) November 6, 2011.

Sherri was my best friend and the Love of My Life. I already miss her tremendously, but I know she is no longer suffering and that she is in the Lord’s presence.

[Updated 11/07 - Memorial Service Details]
I’ve set up the Memorial Service for this Saturday, November 12, 2011 at 2:00 pm, rain or shine:

The Celebration of Sherri’s Life

North Hills Church
3100 East Birch Street
Brea, CA 92821

Please RSVP by emailing Dave Long  (lawdog206atgmaildotcom?subject=RSVP%20to%20Sherri%20Norton%20Memorial)   so we know how much food to order.

I would like for this Saturday’s (Nov 12 Nov 19) Canyon Velo Ride to be Sherri’s Memorial Ride.
[Updated 11/08] Due to rain, Sherri’s Memorial Ride has been postponed until Saturday, November 19. It starts at 7:30 AM from the parking lot of the convenience store/gas station just south of Lincoln (at the 55 freeway) on Santa Ana Canyon Road. Some people might want to park in the Ralph’s shopping center in Villa Park (the ride will pass by here within the first 1-2 miles of the start) as we will finish the ride there and stop for coffee at Bagel Me. This will be the medium route going up Irvine Blvd. and then turning left at El Toro. We will regroup at the top of Cooks Corner. Please feel free to join us at any point along the route. We will not be stopping anywhere near the scene of the accident, as I don’t want to!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

God Bless You All and thank you for the outpouring of support. I have always known how much you all have loved my wife, and the last four days have just reinforced that.

In lieu of flowers (Sherri didn’t want flowers just bike parts) please give in Sherri’s name to one of the following:

  1. We have supported an orphanage in Moldova (Eastern Europe) for 12 years. They are in need of money for fuel for the winter. Donations can be made out to:

    Leadership Strategies
    PO Box 588
    Los Alamitos, CA 90720

    Write in the memo box of the check “Moldovan Orphanage”

  2. Operation Christmas Child ( Download Operation Christmas Child Flyer – 1.3M) by Samaritan’s Purse sends a shoe box filled with Christmas gifts for children around the world from ages 2-14 years old. You can either use your own box or there will be ones available at the Church for the Memorial Service that you can use. The Church where we are holding the Memorial Service is a regional collection center for the boxes so you can leave them there on Saturday or drop them off Nov. 14-20 at the church. If you would like to just bring the fillings for the boxes at the Memorial Service, you can then just put them in a shoe box at the Church. Please include a note to the child wishing them a Merry Christmas and telling them this is a gift for them on behalf of Sherri Norton. Please don’t mention “in Memory of” as I don’t want them to know that anyone died (except Jesus Christ for their sins).

With God’s Love
Mark Norton

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The following video homage courtesy of CanyonVelo:

3 Responses to Memorial for Sherri Norton w/New Video Homage

  1. Kristina Vu on November 14, 2011 at 12:42 am

    Hi Mark, my name’s Kristina; we met on the Santa Ana River Trail earlier today. I’m honored that you shared your story with me, and was so deeply moved by what I heard. I couldn’t help but feel pain when I read the announcements detailing what had happened. More than anything, however, I’m glad that you and Sherri were brought together and were able to share such wonderful moments together. I don’t think anything else in life could come close to inspiring such a sense of joy and completeness. Although I haven’t had the opportunity to have known either of you personally, it doesn’t stop me at all from feeling an immense love for the both of you. My most heartfelt thoughts and prayers go out to you. God has you in his care.

  2. Kal on November 12, 2011 at 9:04 am

    What a wonderful testimony of the love of our Lord Jesus Christ. I am grieved to hear of Sherri’s passing but not as some would grieve. We as Christian’s have a sure promise of a wonderful reunion with our loved one’s who have gone into God’s presence before us. I look forward to this reunion and the opportunity to get to know Sherri much better. I am very happy to call Mark my brother in Christ and am hopeful that I may be such a good witness when my time shall come.
    Much Love brother

  3. dolly ginter on November 8, 2011 at 5:27 pm

    Thank you Mark for updating us. I regret that I will be out of town for Ana’s wedding in Tuscon, but know that you, your family and of course Sherri will be in my thoughts and prayers. May God Bless and comfort all of us who were fortunate to have known Sherri. She most definitely was a bright light among us.

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