Norma Gillis Wheeler
Norma Gillis Wheeler

January 5, 1931 - June 12, 2018
Born in Ware County, Georgia
Resided in Waycross, Georgia
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Mrs. Norma Gillis Wheeler, 87, died Tuesday morning (June 12, 2018) at the Baptist Village Retirement Communities.

She was a native and lifelong resident of Ware County and a member of Winona Park United Methodist Church. She attended South Georgia College and was a partner along with her husband at Best Rexall Drug Store and Riverside Pharmacy. She was also partners with her brothers in Dounoco Land Company and a former member of Lyman Hall DAR, Cherokee Garden Club, Pink Lady Auxiliary of Satilla Regional Medical Center, and Waycross Exchange Club.

Mrs. Wheeler was a daughter of the late Tot Gillis and Rose Mae Courson Gillis. She was married to the late Aubrey Wheeler.

She is survived by her three children, Wanda Morton (Tandy) of Waycross, Nancy Slaughter (Tate) of Savannah, and Dr. George A. Wheeler (Trina) of Waycross; six grandchildren, Nena Morton Spearman (Edward) of Atlanta, Joe Morton of Austin, TX, Annie Slaughter of Savannah, Aubrey Wheeler of Waycross, Jay Slaughter of Savannah, and Hannah Wheeler of Waycross; three great grandchildren, Addie Tomlinson, Edward Spearman, and Ben Spearman all of Atlanta; two brothers, Dougal Gillis (Olivia) of Waycross and Conway Gillis (Ann) of Waycross; a sister-in-law, Connie Wheeler of Alma; and numerous nieces and nephews.

A funeral service will be held 3:00 p.m. Friday (June 15, 2018) at Winona Park United Methodist Church. Burial will follow in Oakland Cemetery. The family will be receiving friends Friday afternoon at the church starting at 1:30 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations made in her memory to Winona Park United Methodist Church, 900 N. Augusta Ave., Waycross, GA 31503.

Sympathy may be expressed by signing the online registry at

Music Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.




Winona Park United Methodist Church
900 N. Augusta Ave.
Waycross, GA US
Friday, June 15, 2018
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Winona Park United Methodist Church
900 N. Augusta Ave.
Waycross, GA US
Friday, June 15, 2018
3:00 PM
Oakland Cemetery
2410 Alice St.
Waycross, GA US 31501
Friday, June 15, 2018