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Norma Mae Schmidt
February 18, 1933 - June 22, 2021
Obituary For Norma Mae Schmidt
Haverhill – Norma Mae (Jackson) Schmidt 88, beloved wife of the late Rev. Howard P. Schmidt, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, June 22, 2021 in North Conway, NH surrounded by her loving family.
Born in Niles, Michigan, she was the daughter of the late Lawrence A. and Ethel J. (Scofield) Jackson.
Mrs. Schmidt earned her master’s degree in Elementary Education with a concentration in Mathematics from Old Dominion University in Norfolk, VA, all while raising her four children and being employed full time.
Mrs. Schmidt had been employed for over thirty-five years as an elementary school teacher in Chesapeake, VA. Upon her retirement, she was contracted by the community to which she had moved and was asked to help revamp the Mathematics Department with her expertise in this area.
A beloved child of God, saved by faith in Jesus Christ, Mrs. Schmidt served the church tirelessly throughout her lifetime. She joyously supported her husband in ministry and was a highly esteemed and dearly loved Pastor’s Wife, serving the Lord at Cedar Road Assembly of God Church in Chesapeake, VA to which her husband was the Founding Pastor. She was the Co-Founder of Green Pastures Children’s Home in Brunswick County Virginia, a home that provided safe shelter and care for abused and abandoned children. More recently she was a faithful member and affectionately called the “Queen Mother” of Calvary Christian Church in Lynnfield, MA, a title that she well deserved!
Surviving her are two daughters, Cynthia Miller and her husband, Greg of North Conway, NH and Laura Giannino and her husband, Jon of Haverhill, two sons, Pastor Timothy Schmidt and his wife, Jacquie of Lynnfield and Howard J. Schmidt and his wife, Denise of Rowley, seven grandchildren, Jared Schmidt, Kimberly Schmidt Clervois, Kendra Key, Vanessa Correa, Timothy J. Schmidt, Lauren Zmanovskia and Rachel North, three great grandchildren, Thomas “TJ” Correa, Levi Correa and Savona Clervois and many nieces and nephews.
Her funeral service will be held at the Calvary Christian Church, 47 Grove St, Lynnfield, Friday, July 2, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. A visitation will be held on Friday morning prior to the service at the church from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. Burial in Forest Hills Cemetery, Lynnfield. Expressions of sympathy may be made in her memory to the Calvary Christian Church Missions Fund, 47 Grove St.. Lynnfield, MA 01940.
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