Norma was the daughter of Jesse Henderson Cude and his second wife Sallie Louiva Aaron. She was the granddaughter of George Travis Cude and Sarah Ferguson Cude. She was the great-granddaughter of Timothy Wright Cude and Serena Johnson Cude. She was the great-great-great-granddaughter of William Arthur Cude, Sr. and Darcus Jones. She was the great-great-great-granddaughter of Timothy Cude and Lydia Horner.