Norfleet Oliver Lynch was born December 16th 1935 in Ahoskie, North
Carolina to (Father) William Henry Lynch and (Mother) Mabel Keene Lynch.
Norfleet Lynch attended high school at Atkins High in Winston-Salem North
Carolina where he lived and also played football during his education.
In 1952, at the age of seventeen, Norfleet Lynch had enlisted into the United
States Navy. Mr. Lynch was assigned to Dietary Chef on the ship he was
assigned. During his time in the navy, Lynch rose to the rank of Master Chief.
Chief Lynch served in the Korean War but did so with dignity and honor.
After receiving his honorable discharge in 1968, from serving 21 years in the
United States Navy Chief Lynch decided to make San Diego, California his
home. Shortly afterwards, Chief Lynch wanted to further his skills as Chef at
the San Diego Probation Department. After a few years of working with the
San Diego Probation Department Chief Lynch would make this his second
In 1968, Chief Lynch met Mattie Strong who also lived in San Diego,
California. Once they both met they both had a surprise for each other which
was Lynch already having a son, Paul Lynch, and Mattie having 4 boys and 4
girls which he loved as his very own.
Chief Lynch was a very kind and loving Husband, Father, Brother, Grandfather
and friend to many. Just remembering some of the things Chief Lynch loved
doing was dancing, hitting the biggest hills with his siblings as they would
skate and hanging out with family. In his teenage years he started playing with
the older guys. Him and his brothers loved hanging together getting into fights,
stealing watermelons and enjoying the swimming holes. Once he retired he
started to enjoy taking long walks, loved watching sports tv, playing the daily
3, playing his horses, cooking in the kitchen but most of all traveling with his
beautiful wife Mattie Lynch.
The two traveled together and seen a lot beautiful places as well as shared a lot
of beautiful memories together that will always be kept.
On Wednesday, May 26, 2021 Chief Lynch was called home. He leaves to
cherish his memory his loving and devoted wife Mattie Strong Lynch, (Sisters)
Gloria Lorraine Johnson (Dupree) and Nancy Ann Hillian, (Brothers) William
Henry Lynch Jr., James Leon Lynch both preceeded him in death, (Son’s) Paul
Lynch, Eugene Strong, Demetrius Strong, Philip Strong, Ernest Strong, John
Strong,(Daughter’s) Ernestine Strong, Joanne Anderson, Rubynell Turner,
Gladys Strong, Courtney Strong, host of other great, great great nieces and
nephews, grandchildren and great great grandchildren that will always but
truly love and miss him.
We’re wishing Chief Lynch to rest in peace until we all meet again!
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