Norene Reeves Carlisle

December 24, 1921 – November 11, 2021

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Amory – Norene Reeves Carlisle, 99, passed away on Thursday, November 11, 2021 at Oak Tree Manor in Amory. Born on December 24, 1921, in Smithville, MS, she was the daughter of the late Willie Jefferson and Martha Clara Scott Reeves.

Norene grew up in Monroe County and graduated from Amory High School. She was a dedicated bookkeeper for several businesses during her lifetime which included the City of Amory (Deputy Clerk), Gilmore Puckett Lumber Company, F.S. Reeves Lumber Company, Rowan Hardware, Lann and Stockton Hardware, and Amory Federal Savings and Loan.

On January 5, 1946, she married her prince charming, the late James Coleman Carlisle. Together, they were blessed with two daughters. Norene was a faithful member of First Baptist Church in Amory. If you were to ask her what her greatest enjoyment in life was, she replied “my family”.

Norene is survived by two daughters, Jeannine C. Riley (Mack) of Young Harris, GA and Suzanne C. Mobley (Ricky) of Becker; four grandchildren, James M. Riley (Paula) of Cumming, GA, John C. Riley (April) of Naples, FL, Patrick C. Riley (Adrienne) of Huntsville, AL, and Brian C. Mobley (Amy) of Becker; six great grandchildren, Andrew Riley, Jacob Mobley, Jack Riley, Ella Riley, Drew Mobley, Noah Riley; several nieces and nephews, William “Red” Reeves, George Wayne “Doc” Reeves, Clara R. Donaldson, Cathy R. Stanley, Ray Reeves, Russell Reeves, Carolyn R. Fondren, Martha Reeves, Buddy Carlisle.

In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by two sisters, Catherine and Ruth Reeves; three brothers, Willie Neal Reeves, Floyd S. Reeves, Sr., and Jeff Carroll Reeves; six nephews, Bobby Neal Reeves, Floyd Scott “Sonny” Reeves, Jr., Daniel E. Reeves, Gary Reeves, James D.” Don” Reeves, & Edwin C. Reeves.

A Celebration of Life Graveside Service will be held at 2:00 PM on Sunday, November 14, 2021 at Masonic Cemetery with Dr. Allen Simpson officiating. Pallbearers will be her grandsons, James, John, Patrick, Brian, Andrew, Jacob, Jack, Drew, & Noah.

Visitation will be held on Sunday, November 14, 2021, from 12 Noon until 1:45 p.m. at E.E. Pickle Funeral Home in Amory.

Memorials in lieu of flowers may be made to First Baptist Church, P.O. Box 540 Amory, MS 38821.

Memories and condolences may be shared with her family at


NOV 14.
12:00 PM – 1:45 PM

E.E. Pickle Funeral Home, Amory

500 3rd Avenue South

P.O. Box 127

Amory, MS 38821

Graveside Service

NOV 14.
2:00 PM

Masonic Cemetery

A Avenue

Amory, MS 38821

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