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Chuck Norris pens moving tribute to his 101-year-old mom who raised 3 kids alone after dad left
She sounds like an amazing woman.
Luis Gaskell
10.17.22

Behind most successful people is a loved one supporting them every step of the way.

It’s usually our parents, and big names like Chuck Norris are no exception.

The 82-year-old action star made a name for himself in Way of the Dragon and Walker Texas Ranger.

But Chuck Norris couldn’t have made it this far without his mom, whom he thanked in a social media post.

The man who fought Bruce Lee and spawned the creation of infamous Chuck Norris jokes still needed to start somewhere.

He owes much of his success to the woman who raised him, despite humorous claims that he drove his own mother to the hospital when she gave birth to him.

Of course, that’s not true. The roundhouse-kicking, karate-punching, beard-sporting action star is a normal person behind the scenes.

He was born Carlos Ray Norris to his mother Wilma Norris.

Norris is now 82 years old, just around grandpa-age. And yet his mom is still with him and kicking it at 101 years old.

Considering the image Norris has of a relentless tough guy, it’s no surprise that his mom is a remarkably strong woman on her own.

She had to be tough since she raised him and his brothers by herself.

The boys’ father left when Norris was but sixteen.

So he has a lot to thank his mother for. W

hen she celebrated her 101st birthday in May, Norris wrote a greeting on his Facebook page where he let her know how much he loved her.

“There are no words to describe how much I love and appreciate you. Thank you for everything you have done for us over the many years God has blessed us together.”

It can’t be stated enough just how tough Wilma is.

She raised 3 boys, lost 2 husbands and one of her sons, and even had cancer multiple times.

Wilma also underwent dozens of surgeries through the years but is now here at 101 to show what a fighter she is.

I suppose that’s where Chuck gets it from.

That beating he got from Bruce Lee in Way Of The Dragon is nothing compared to everything his mom went through.

And that’s why he’s so grateful for her. Her birthday falls on mother’s day too, which was perfect.

Besides his mother, Chuck Norris has another strong woman supporting him: his wife Gena O’Kelly.

They wed in 1998 and have been together ever since.

He’s nothing but smiles in many photos with her. When the time came to greet her on their 22nd wedding anniversary, he made sure to express how happy she makes him.

Norris is proud to share the women in his life who helped him become the man he is.

Besides his wife and mother, he also thanked his late grandma Scarberry.

“I am overwhelmed with gratitude to God for three women’s influence in my life. I wouldn’t be the man I am without them,” he wrote on Facebook

Even the strongest men need help from some equally strong women.

Let the strong women in your life know how much they do for you, and how much it means to you!

Learn more about Chuck’s mom, Wilma Norris, in the video below!

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By Luis Gaskell
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Luis Gaskell is a contributor at SBLY Media.
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