Reanna Norwood

Reanna Norwood

Jan. 2, 1977 — Dec. 27, 2018

From Richland, WABorn in Richland, WA

Celebration of Life

  •   Starts:
    Thu, January 3 2019, 2 p.m.
  •   Location:
    Einan's at Sunset
    915 Bypass Highway

    Richland, WA US 99352

Reanna Elizabeth Norwood (Norton) died peacefully at home on December 27, 2018. She was 41 years young and a blessing to everyone she met. Reanna was born January 2, 1977 to Susan Roper (Murison) and Steve Norton in Richland, Washington.

Reanna was an individual who marched to her own drum beat and never met a rule she was afraid to break. Growing up she would write her own notes excusing herself from school and write her own teacher to parent notes, mostly good of course, and complete with a few areas for improvement. Very authentic indeed. Barely into her teens, she would sneak out of the house at night and even taught herself how to drive the family truck (with a 4 speed). She was brilliant, she was convincing, and she did what Reanna wanted to do.

As a child she loved to dress up in outlandish clothes, she would dance like there was no tomorrow, and refused to eat gross things such as hamburger. As the oldest of “the 5 cousins” (Reanna, sister Beth, and cousins Crystal, Jessica and Melissa) Reanna always took charge and ordered the others around as a queen would her minions. Every now and again you might hear a “Reanna, you’re not the boss of the playroom!” float down the stairs from the kids’ playroom of Grandma Betty’s house but the rebellion would be quickly squashed and (Reanna’s) order restored once again.

As she grew into an adult, raising her four kids (Jacob, Justice, Jada, and Derrick) was her overwhelming passion. Her family was the center of her life and she loved her four children through all of life’s ups and downs.  The only rival to that labor of love might have been spoiling her grandkids Carmelo, Zeke, Braelynn, and Makkaia. When she worked outside the home, it was usually in some type of service capacity. She was a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) and an incredibly compassionate caretaker. This also spilled over into her family life where she helped take care of ailing family members including her grandpa Bill and her aunt Kathy.

She was preceded in death by her grandparents Al and Betty Murison, her grandpa Bill Norton, and aunts Paula Henry and Kathy Norton. She is survived by her parents Sue Roper (Randy) and Steve Norton (Denise Ciarlo), former spouse Derrick Norwood, grandmother Betty Norton, sister Beth Mata (John), children Jacob Norton (Dana), Justice Norwood, Jada Norwood, and Derrick Norwood. She is also survived by her grandchildren Carmelo, Ezekiel, Braelynn, and Makkaia; her aunt Kay (Chip) and uncles Brian Murison (Candy) and Larry Murison (Lisa); her cousins Crystal Williamson, Jessica Henry (Nate), and Melissa black; nephews Devin and Gavin Mata; and many, many cousins.

A celebration of Reanna’s life will be held at 2:00m PM Thursday January 3, 2019 at Einan’s, 915 By Pass Hwy, Richland, WA.



Guestbook for

Reanna Norwood


  • My heart goes out to her family, especially Randy and Sue. Although not close, I hope all of her family can remember the good times and feel her in your sole... now and forever.

    Carl Wallskog
    Jan. 7, 2019
    Pasco, WA
  • So sorry about Reanna. my condolences and prayers go out to you. may god wrap his arms around you .thinking of you and family at this time. Joy hirsch n family

    joy hirsch
    Jan. 6, 2019
    benton city
  • This is heartbreaking. So young and full of life. Reanna and I were not close but I knew her through family. But what I do know is she was always kind to me. I know that she cherished her children. A few years back I sat in a booth at Red Lobster. Idk why I was eavesdropping, I had no idea it was her but her gentle tone and love for her son struck a cord in me. I listened to every word. The tenderness in her voice. The love for her child was apparent. I poked my head around to say good job and saw her. We giggled. And I apologized for being noisy. I wish now I could recall the details but the love for her child was apparent. I could feel it. I knew afshe was an amazing individual by her words and tone.

    Sara Hussey
    Jan. 4, 2019
    Kennewick Wa
  • Steve, Sue, and family. I have no words. I’m so sorry. Truly a great loss. Much love and prayers to you all. Sincerely, Cecily

    Cecily McClanahan
    Jan. 3, 2019
    Vancouver, Wa.
  • Aunt Reanna, from Erika and Robert we love you dearly. We are sad to see you go but happy to know you are in heaven free from this crazy world. You will be missed beautiful angle. Tell my dad we love him. Xoxo

    Erika Garcia
    Jan. 3, 2019
    Kennewick wa1
  • Reanna, honey! I love you and miss you, and will never forget all you have helped me with! Love forever. Grandma Betty

    Betty (Bell) Norton
    Jan. 3, 2019
    Richland, Washington
  • You will be truly missed. You were such a good mother and friend. You always put smiles on people face. Your were just a truly good person. Miss you

    Kyla labat
    Jan. 3, 2019
    Kennewick, wa
  • I knew Reanna by sister Jaymi they were the bestest of friends her smile and laughter was contagious. My heart aches for her loved ones she left behind prayers to the family and friends she left behind to soon! Wishing I could have been there today for support until we meet again!

    Jessica Stafford
    Jan. 3, 2019
    Orofino,ID
  • To the family I send endless prayers. May God give you all peace during this difficult time. Beth I have known you guys since forever..My heart aches for you. Losing a loved one is never easy, but a sibling is so hard. I know first hand. If you need anything please let me know. I love you.

    Scherrie Cleveland
    Jan. 2, 2019
    Spokane Wa
  • We will always love And miss you. I hope you enjoyed your birthday today with Grandpa Bill and Aunts Paula and Kathy. We will meet again. You are now pain-free in God’s loving arms.

    Kay Hass
    Jan. 2, 2019
    Kennewick
  • Reanna I will never forget the great times we had. You will truly be missed ..

    Lisa Weyers
    Jan. 2, 2019
    Richland Wa
  • Whenever we got to see Reanna, we always enjoyed her beautiful smile and all the laughter. Now, we might hear the Angels saying "Reanna, you're not the boss of this room". She will be missed! With Deepest Sympathy! John & Connie Cornwell

    Connie Cornwell
    Jan. 2, 2019
    Pasco, WA
  • Reanna will be greatly missed by many. Many goods times and great memories are her doing. From the ski trips up in Idaho (girl didn't ski much but was awesome at the lodge) to the gatherings in the tri-cites. Too young to leave us. May there be a million outlandish free clothing shops and a never ending dance floor for you.

    Mike Brighton
    Jan. 2, 2019
    Richland WA
  • Cousin Reann~The "boss of the playroom," the oldest of us five cousins...your huge heart, ability to take control and lead, and your crazy sense of humor has touched all those that have been lucky enough to have met you!!! You are and will be missed so much!!! I love and will miss you always! Until we meet again~

    Melissa Black
    Jan. 2, 2019
    Richland, WA

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