It would be stupid to tell anyone who Chuck Norris is. The legendary actor is also a black belt in Tang Soo Do, Brazilian jiu-jitsu, and judo. He has served in the United States Air Force and won many martial arts championships. Norris later founded his own discipline Chun Kuk Do. However, none of it would be possible without the support of his mother Wilma Norris. On many occasions, ‘The Delta Force’ actor has paid tribute to his single mother who raised three successful sons. In another instance, the actor couldn’t help but dedicate his success to his mother.

He has never failed to explain that his mother was his biggest influence. Chuck Norris explains, “My mother has prayed for me all my life, through thick and thin. When I was born, I almost died from complications. When nearly losing my soul to Hollywood a few decades ago, she was back home praying for my success and salvation. She even prayed for me to find a woman to change my life, and it worked.”

Chuck Norris pays beautiful tribute to single mom Wilma Norris

The actor says, “Mom has been an example of perseverance and faith her whole life. She’s also endured the deaths of her two husbands, a stepson, two grandchildren, and my younger brother Wieland in the Vietnam War. She’s had cancer repeatedly and has gone through roughly 30 different surgeries for a host of issues – and yet she’s still here to tell about it.” He continues, “I equally celebrate my wife, Gena, during this Mother’s Day week. Gena helps me run all my enterprises and is CEO of our new artesian bottled water company, CFORCE. But most of all she is the mother of our twins, the love of my life, and my best friend.”

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Norris has been a formidable force in Hollywood. He has starred in several projects like Walker, Texas RangerThe Way of the DragonLone Wolf McQuadeCode of Silence, and more. In a heartwarming mother’s day wish, Norris writes, “I am overwhelmed with gratitude to God for these two incredible women’s influence in my life. An ounce of mother is worth a pound of clergy. I love you, Mom! Happy 100th birthday! And Happy Mother’s Day, Mom and Gena! I thank God for you both every day! And I thank you for helping God to make me all I can and should be.”

Life was not so easy for Wilma Norris. The 82-year-old actor explains that his mother had been severely sick a couple of times in her life. Norris says, “She’s had cancer repeatedly and has gone through roughly 30 different surgeries for a host of issues — and yet she’s still here to tell about it.” Through thick and thin, the mother-son duo has enjoyed larger-than-life moments.