Norva Fagan

Obituary of Norva Kay Rodgers Fagan

Norva Kay Rodgers Fagan, 77, of Charlotte, passed away January 15, 2020.  Born May 20, 1942 in Green Creek, North Carolina, she was the daughter of the late Benjamin Franklin and Dora Lorena Jones Rodgers.  Norva had an eye for fashion and was known for her sense of style.  She began her love of sewing when she was just a teenager creating her own outfits (frequently without a pattern) and she continued her passion by pursuing Masters Studies in Fashion Design and Construction at Winthrop University.  This led to her becoming the founder and proprietor of Creative Couture on Kings Drive in Charlotte.  Norva married her high school sweetheart, Jim, who refers to her as “THE LOVE OF MY LIFE!” and together, they began a lifetime of adventures.  She enjoyed bicycling, exercise, dancing, tennis, skiing with family in Steamboat, Colorado near the family ranch, as well as spending time with her family and friends. 


Norva is survived by her loving husband of 53 years, Dr. James Arthur Fagan, Sr.,“Jim”; son, James Arthur Fagan, Jr., “Jim” and his wife, Beth, of Charlotte, and Jason Patrick Fagan, “Jake” and his wife, Lynn, of Midland, Michigan; grandchildren, Lindsay Taylor Fagan, James Arthur Fagan III “Jack”, McCord Davis Fagan, Jason Patrick Fagan, Jr. and William Wellington Fagan; sisters, Martha Ruth West of Greenville, South Carolina, and Rebecca Rodgers Wilson of Tucson, Arizona; along with her caring canine companion, Diego, who remained constantly by her side, and many more loving family members and friends.


In addition to her parents, Norva was preceded in death by her brothers, Dexter Franklin Rodgers and James Milton Rodgers; and sister, Rosella Wilson.


A celebration of life service will be held January 25th at 10:00AM at New City Church (2500 Carmel Road) with Rev. Ken Schultz officiating.  The family will receive friends at a reception immediately following the service.


The Fagan family is particularly grateful for the kind, professional care rendered by Novant Hospice, under the direction of Dr. Ted Clontz, with particular thanks reserved for the visiting RN Chanaya Johnson for her calm, caring, professional demeanor, and persistent eagerness to help.  Special thanks and highest praise is given to Dr. Charles H. Edwards II, and the capable, caring staff at The MEMORY CENTER CHARLOTTE, for lengthy consultations, comprehensive evaluations, therapeutic guidance, and caregiver referral and counseling.  


The family is also very grateful for the loving care provided by all of her caregivers and want to especially recognize Roslyn Gray, her mother Betty, Susan Cureton, Stephanie Foulks, and Sharon Rice who has worked for the family for over 25 years.  


The Fagan Family requests that any Memorials, in lieu of flowers, or otherwise, be directed to MEMORY CENTER CHARLOTTE, 300 Billingsley Road, Suite 108, Charlotte, NC  28211.

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Celebration of LIfe

10:00 am
Saturday, January 25, 2020
New City Church
2500 Carmel Road
Charlotte, North Carolina, United States