This year, Chuck’s mother turns 11 and remains his strongest supporter.
A martial arts expert, belt-holder, and outstanding actor, Chuck Norris rose to fame in the 1970s. However, his most notable accomplishments are as a devoted father and a grateful spouse.
The legendary actor is never slow to give Wilma Norris, the lady who gave him life, accolades. He praises her for being a pillar in the family and for raising him and his two brothers on her alone.
On Mother’s Day of the previous year, the actor shared a touching tribute in memory of his mother. He also mentioned his wife Gena, saying how much of an impact both women have had on his life. He stated:
I am so grateful to God for these two extraordinary women’s impact on my life.
It’s interesting to note that the Mother’s Day request was only the cherry on top. Chuck’s tribute to his mother, who turned 100 on the same day, was filled with love and gratitude. Added he, “Mom, I adore you! Cheers to 100 years!”
Chuck previously disclosed that his mother leads a full life of prayer. Wilma prayed for his future as a family man as well as his professional future. Chuck said
She even prayed for me to meet a woman who would transform my life, and it was successful.
Sadly, Wilma never experienced easy times. She was born into extreme poverty and raised her three sons alone because their father had left them when they were little.
But she made sure that each of her boys had a good life. In addition to prayers, the mother of three instilled in her children important morals. She instilled in her sons the notion that no challenge is insurmountable while she was parenting them.
Such convictions had tremendous impact on Chuck, and he showed it in his career as a highly accomplished martial artist and a major player in Hollywood.
The star also gave his family care. He didn’t wander because of wealth or fame. He wed Gena in 1998, and the two of them had children in 2001.
She was due for an MRI ten years after she first shown signs of arthritis. She reacted to the treatment as a result, and she needed round-the-clock nursing care to recover.
Chuck entered the situation without thinking. He admitted, “Right now, keeping her alive is all I care about.”
The family grew closer as a result of this experience. Because his family will always come first, Chuck got absorbed with love for them rather than seeking a profession.
Wilma is honored by Chuck as she turns 101.
Despite being a family man, Chuck has been shown as a man who respects his mother and is constantly prepared to honor her whenever possible.
Chuck consistently expresses his love and admiration for his mother, demonstrating how important she was to his career as an actor and father.
The Norris matriarch reached 101 in May 2022, and her 82-year-old son wrote a public post celebrating the family’s illustrious history. He posted a picture of the celebrant wearing a yellow top with a high neck and some brown sunglasses. The caption for the picture said:
“Mom, happy birthday! 101 YEARS OLD WOW! There aren’t enough words to express my love and gratitude for you. We appreciate all that you have done for us over the many years that God has given us to be a family.”
He’s never had any trouble expressing how he feels about his mother. Chuck has repeatedly praised her and mentioned how she always prayed for him and that it all started when he was a baby. He said this:
“I nearly passed away from problems at my birth. She was back at home praying for my prosperity and salvation when I was on the verge of losing my soul to Hollywood a few decades ago.”
Wilma did not have a golden childhood. She was raised in a little town in Oklahoma. She lived in such extreme poverty that at the age of eight, she was declared a state child.
Young Wilma lived in a children’s hospital for two years as she had numerous therapies for her unusual ailment. With three sons, Chuck being the oldest, the Oklahoma native began a family as she grew older. Their father Ray served in the war and came home with a lost limb and drinking issues.
He was unable to hold onto a career due to his addiction with drinking. Sadly, Ray’s employers lacked faith in him, and he was unable to provide for his family.
In the end, Wilma decided to go to her mother’s house in Wilson, Oklahoma, with the boys. Chuck and his siblings were born and reared in the little town.
Even though it was difficult to raise a family during the Great Depression, Wilma succeeded because she never gave up on her loved ones or her religion. The actor earlier explained to his fans how hopeful his mother is by saying that she has demonstrated an immeasurable amount of faith and tenacity. Through challenging circumstances, including as losing loved ones and going through many health problems, Wilma remained unflappable. He joked:
“Mom has lived her entire life as a testament to tenacity and faith. Along with losing her two husbands, a stepson, two grandkids, and my younger brother Wieland in the Vietnam War, she has also had to deal with these losses. She has experienced multiple bouts with cancer and has had about 30 surgeries for various problems, but she is still alive to share her story.”
Without a doubt, Wilma is always willing to talk about her experiences and pass them on to the younger generation.
In 2012, Wilma commented about how Chuck matured quickly to set a better example for his children during a heart-to-heart interview with Mike Huckabee on his show.
She acknowledged that she routinely took them to church and that they always observed prayer time when asked about her parenting secrets. The centenarian underlined how important her spiritual life is.
Her words of wisdom for newer parents were: “Shower them with affection. Bring them to Sunday services and church. However, as you can see, God didn’t give us our kids. He merely temporarily loaned them to us.”
Chuck consistently expresses his love and admiration for his mother, demonstrating how important she was to his career as an actor and father. She did inculcate principles that time, money, or family could never take away.