Teresa Jean Morris Birchfield Metcalf

Published 8:27 am Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Teresa Jean Morris Birchfield Metcalf, 56, of Elizabethton, Tenn., passed away Saturday, January 17, 2015, at her residence following an extended illness.
A native of Carter County, she was the daughter of the late Floyd D. and Flossie V. McAninch Morris. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two brothers, Terry Edward Morris and Roy Lee Morris.
Teresa was a light among the darkness, she was selfless, compassionate and always saw the best in everyone. She was the fastest runner in her 4th grade class; she outran all the boys in her class at Keenburg Elementary. She won several occupational awards and was the “Best Mother of a Lifetime.”
She was the manager of the First Utility District of Carter County, and had worked at Levi Strauss, Fingerhut, Sossner Steel Stamps and Wal-Mart of Elizabethton. She was of the Baptist faith and had attended Lynn Valley Baptist Church, Happy Valley Baptist Church, College Park Freewill Baptist Church and Zion Freewill Baptist Church.
Teresa was a mother to everyone and was loved by everybody. She enjoyed being with family, yard sales, softball, and going to the beach. She also liked antiques, being social at church, and was involved with several groups to help those in need; in fact, she would give the shirt off her back to anyone. Her greatest joy was being with her children and grandchildren, Carrie, Cody, Bronson, Mason and Isaiah.
Survivors include a daughter, Carrie Renee Birchfield, and a son, Cody Wayne Birchfield, both of Elizabethton; three grandchildren, Bronson Troy Norman, William Mason Norman and Isaiah Daniel Birchfield, all of Elizabethton; and two sisters, Marylin Trivette and husband William “Billy” Trivette, Hampton, and Rose Stout and husband Glenn Dale Stout, Elizabethton. Several nieces and nephews also survive, along with her special friends, Kathy Baker, Jane Davis, Joan Carr, The Birchfield Family, Cathy Arnold, Starr Honeycutt, June, Shirley, Jewel and Patty Glover.
A service to honor the life of Teresa Jean Morris Birchfield Metcalf will be conducted at 7 p.m. Wednesday, January 21, in the Riverside Chapel of Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, with Pastor Matthew Guy, of College Park Freewill Baptist Church, officiating. A eulogy will be delivered by Glenn Dale Stout. Guest speakers will be Rene Stout, Danielle Johnson, Amy Hall, Crystal Lingerfelt, Carrie Birchfield and Heather Bowling-Tester. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, prior to the service. Friends may call at 121 Ranger Drive, Elizabethton, at anytime. The graveside service and interment will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday, January 22, in the Jones Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be William Birchfield, Cody Birchfield, Charlie Norman, Terry Montgomery, Robert Franklin, Matthew Taylor, John Papantoniou, Daniel Cranford, Glenn Stout, Travis Rasnick, and her grandchildren, Mason Norman, Bronson Norman and Isaiah Birchfield. Honorary pallbearers will be Reed Trivette, Billy Trivette, Jacob Stout, Ed McDuffie, Joe Williams, Gene Davis, Steve Shaffer, Steve Oliver, Rick Bowers, Hazen Street, William Richardson, Kim Richardson, Alan Richardson and Larry Widener. Everyone will meet at the funeral home at 10:15 a.m. Thursday to go in procession to the cemetery. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.tetrickfuneralhome.com and signing the guest book or by fax at (423) 542-9499.
Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, is proudly serving the Metcalf family. Office: (423) 542-2232. Obituary Line: (423) 543-4917.

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