Norine Marcia Wright

Norine Wright

Norine Marcia Wright gained her heavenly wings on Wednesday July 28, 2021 at the age of 64 after a courageous battle with cancer.

It would be wrong to say that Norine – or Renie as she was known to family – lost her battle because she never stopped fighting. No matter how sick she was, she was always determined. When anyone else would have broken, Renie stayed strong. Through her, we know what resilience and perseverance truly look like. There was no quit in Renie. Just because she is no longer here, it doesn’t mean she lost her fight.

Norine is preceded in death by her loving husband Vincent Wright, whom she married on May 19, 1979, mother Margaret Stewart and father Vandell Stewart.

Norine is lovingly remembered by her daughters Tracy Marcine Stewart and Courtney Nicole Ramirez (Ricardo) and son Vincent Walter Wright (Paula); as well as her grandchildren, Christopher Anton Williams, Jasmine Marcia Stewart, Madison Carter Wright, Grace Elidia Ramirez, and great granddaughter Mya Rose Williams.

Norine was born in Chicago, Illinois on July 3, 1957.

She eventually became one of eleven siblings: Janice Stewart, Angela Morris (the late Willis), Candace Jordan (Alfred), Henry Stewart, Jennifer Penn (Richard), Margaret Stewart, Lisa Stewart, Vandell Stewart Jr., Julie Stewart, Nina Newberry (Kenneth). Growing up, as each child aged and more were born, the older siblings were put in charge of the younger ones. Norine often reminisced about her brother Vandell Stewart Jr. who was her charge. Norine’s always-on smile and shining personality will also be remembered by a host of loving nieces, nephews and other relatives and many caring friends.

Norine graduated from CVS high school in 1975. Married with two kids, Norine held positions in sales and retail before starting her career at the Chicago Stock Exchange where she would become a Department Supervisor. There she would meet her dear, lifelong friend Veronica Grey. A consummate caregiver and contributor to her family, Norine continued to work outside the home even after the birth of her third child. Later in life, Norine earned an associate degree in Management from American Intercontinental University.

This degree helped propel Norine’s lengthy career at Bunge Foods which spanned several years and two states (Illinois and Missouri). Shortly after the death of her husband, Norine retired and returned to the Chicago area. In retirement, Norine was able to reconnect with her true passion: her family. She helped raise her granddaughter Grace (now 5 years old), often visited with her son Vincent and his family in West Virginia and spent many phone hours catching up with her siblings. Norine enjoyed jazz music, good food, the beach, and reading but found that her greatest joy was her grandchildren. After spending her life with her soulmate, Vincent Wright, Norine sometimes found living on her own difficult. But her family always centered her.

Norine met many people in her life’s journey, leaving her imprint on many hearts. Norine’s beautiful spirit had a knack of pulling people in – even without her meaning to. She will be fondly remembered as a compassionate and a loving human being and her spirit will live on in her family and friends forever. Foremost, she will truly be missed.

Please join us in celebrating the life and love of Norine Marcia Wright, nee Stewart, age 64, of North Riverside formerly of Country Club Hills, IL and Wentzville, MO. Loving mother Tracy Stewart, Vincent (Paula) Wright, Courtney (Ricardo) Ramirez; devoted grandmother of Christopher Williams, Jasmine Stewart, Madison Wright, Grace Ramirez; great grandmother of Mya Williams; dear sister of Janice Stewart, Angela (the late Willis) Morris, Candace (Alfred) Jordan, Henry Stewart, Jennifer (Richard) Penn, Margaret Stewart, Lisa Bland, Vandell Stewart, Jr., Julie Stewart and Nina (Kenneth) Newberry; aunt and great aunt of many.

Visitation Saturday, August 7, 2021 from 1 P.M. to time of Service 2 P.M. at Hitzeman Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 9445 W. 31st Street, Brookfield, IL 60513.

All are invited to attend the service remotely which will be streamed on Saturday, August 7,2021 at 2:00 P.M. at

Interment Private

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  1. Jacqueline Jackson condolence:

    You all Have Our Deepest Condolences from the Fields Family. She Truly Was A Awesome Person. God Bless you all.

  2. Rhonda Simmons condolence:


  3. Jim Miller condolence:

    Worked with Norine for over 15 years at Bunge. My condolences to the family. There are people that cross your path when you are alive that leave a lasting impression Norine was one of those people. Pure class. My honor to have known here.

  4. Britianny Kalvachev condolence:

    My sincerest condolences to the family and friends of this truly remarkable human. Her kindness, intelligence, and class graced my life for a very brief seven years, but they mattered to me and she left an impact.
    She was the epitome of patience and professionalism. I learned a lot from her when we worked together and feel privileged to have been in her midst.

    Norine- you were so good! You will be truly missed.

  5. Beau Meneley condolence:

    Norine was a friend and coworker at Bunge for many years. She was one you could always count on, a professional. I will always have good memories of my time with her. Remember how much she loved you and how loved she was by others. So sorry for your loss.

  6. Derrick and Marcey Morse condolence:

    On behalf of the Morse family in Decatur, Georgia we send our deepest condolences and heartfelt prayers to the family. May God continue to comfort and console each of you during this time of transition.

  7. Justin Davis condolence:

    Truly saddened to hear the news and I wish my condolences to the family. I worked with Norine at Bunge and she was my manager for a few years. Aside from her being my boss she was my friend. We had some great, deep conversations over the years and shared a lot with each other. We had somewhat of what Norine would probably describe as a spiritual connection too. Norine was also my mentor and helped me find my way in my career. She was an important person to me and I will miss talking with her. Norine was full of wisdom and I’ll never forget how great of a friend she was to me and others. Now she can be with her husband forever and that puts a smile on my face.

  8. Harold Miller condolence:

    Norine was one of my favorite people because of her genuine and infectious kindness. She was loved by everyone that had the pleasure of knowing her. My condolences to all the family. God bless you, Norine.

  9. Haywood Solomon condolence:

    I worked with Norine for several years at Bunge. She was a joy to work with, my condolences to her family

  10. Rosary Brown condolence:

    My precious beautiful cousin will always be remembered fondly for her smiles and spending summers in Oakland, TN when all of Fred and Savannah Smith’s grandchildren would descend upon their farm and have a grand time. It was rare and a blessing for cousins who lived states apart had and opportunity to meet, greet and love another.

  11. Carol Graydon condolence:

    Expressing my deepest condolences to Jennifer (Richard) Penn and the family. So sorry for your loss. I pray that God’s love brings comfort and peace.

  12. Vivian Carroll condolence:

    You are in my thoughts and prayers during this time. May The God of all comfort, comfort you.

  13. Linda and Mike Hudson condolence:

    We are so sorry for your loss. You all are in our thoughts and prayers. We are so blessed to have been part of your family for the past 12 years. Your mom was a wonderful lady she will be truly missed. All our love Linda and Mike

  14. Doreen Burton condolence:

    First time meeting Courtney’s mom,was impressive.,her warm
    and pleasant personality,felt like you’ve known her for awhile.
    May she rest now,God has called her home.

  15. Venessa Howell condolence:

    My Deepest Condolences to My Wrignt Family on the loss of my cousin Norine Wright, She was a very special person. I love the relationship that I had with her. She always made me feel so special in her life. I truly enjoyed our long talks. Remembering all the wonderful times we spent together at our many Family gatherings. I will never forget Renie and Vinnie coming to my surprise birthday party and annoncing that they had gotten married earlier that day!! Gone but never forgotten. They are togther again in Heaven. Love and Peace to My Wright Family. Venessa

  16. Ed Williams condolence:

    I am sorry for your loss. I worked with Norine at Bunge for many years. She was such a kind and helpful person. She always had time to help solve an issue regardless if it was after hours or weekend. We also had many wonderful dinners where we would discuss both personal and professional beliefs. I too will miss her too.

  17. Lester Family condolence:

    Our thoughts, love and prayers go out to all of you.

    The Lester Family.

  18. DIANE DAVIS condolence:

    I was very sadned by the news of Norine passing. My condolences to my cousins and the rest of the family. I will truly miss our weekly calls and conversations about cooking different recipes and planning trips. Norine had very kind spirit you don’t fine often and I always admired that about her. I had a hard time this week not being able to pick up the phone to call her. Norine will truly be missed but will always be in our hearts

  19. Greg Schneider condolence:

    Dear family, I was saddened to hear of Norine’s challenges after she left Bunge (where I was a coworker) and am saying prayers for your loss. She will be remembered as a wonderful and caring person. God bless.

  20. Nancy Scherrer condolence:

    I had the pleasure of working with Norine at Bunge. As a member of the IT department, I was generally reaching out to her for her expertise, which she always shared very willingly, no matter how busy she was. Her smile and perpetually pleasant demeanor even at stressful times was not only a gift but an inspiration. I am heartbroken that she got to enjoy so few years of retirement. Deepest condolences to her friends and family. She was a lovely lady and a kind human being!

  21. Vanessa Adams condolence:

    My condolences to Norine’s family. We were high school classmates spending loads of time together in Interior Design class. Although we lost touch after graduation, I always admired her strength and commitment to family. So distraught to hear about her demise but know that she is in God’s care.

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