Gayle Arlene Norton, 59, of Jackson, Mich., formerly of Watervliet passed away on July 21, 2020, at Henry Ford Allegiance Health, Jackson.

Surviving are her father, William (Jearldine) Cole; and sisters, Cheryl (Dale) Midkiff and Stephanie Cole (Scott) Conway.

She was preceded in death by mother, Hollis Cole; and her husband, Ed Norton.

Gayle grew up in Watervliet. It was here that she gained her passion for music. She played several instruments, including piano, oboe and clarinet, and was learning to play the saxophone and flute as well. She also enjoyed singing in her local church. Gayle was a regular attendee of the Maple Grove Baptist Church in Jackson, Mich. Gayle worked as a helper/caregiver to physically disabled people. She will be greatly missed by her friends for her loving kindness.

The family will be holding a memorial service at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug 1, at Midway Baptist Church, Watervliet.