Norman R. Meads

Published 8:09 am Thursday, May 7, 2020

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Norman Ray “Barnrat” Meads, 65, of Elizabeth City, died at home surrounded by his family on the morning of April 30, 2020. A lifelong resident of Elizabeth City, he was born December 1, 1954 to Leila Davis Meads of Elizabeth City and the late Marshall Meads and was the husband of Charline Winslow Meads. He was a lifelong contractor and took pride in his work.

In addition to his mother and wife of thirty-seven years, he is survived by daughters Jenna Miller (Benjamin), Kara Spence (John T.), and Lara Meads; granddaughter Scarlett Spence; sister Peggy Trotman (Marvin); brothers Nicky Meads (Bonnie), Dennis Meads (Jennette), Terry Meads (Marvetta), Randy Meads (Lisa) and Kevin Meads (Helen); and many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. He was predeceased by sister-in-law Earline Meads.

A private memorial service will be held at a future date. Twiford Funeral Home, Memorial Chapel, Elizabeth City is assisting the Meads family. You may express condolences to the family by visiting

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