Jane “Janie” Martin Norris
Published 8:53 am Tuesday, September 1, 2015
Jane “Janie” Martin Norris, 59, of Farragut, Tenn., native of Gaffney, S.C., a treasured and devoted wife, mother, grandmother, daughter and sister, went to be with the Lord on Friday evening, August 28, 2015.
Janie was a member of First Baptist Church, Concord. She taught and served in the youth group, and she mobilized, trained and led mission trips all over the world. Her passion and vision for missions was contagious, and it was key to the development of FBCC’s extensive missions outreach. She was a godly example of Christian service to all she came in contact with, both here and overseas.
She was preceded in death by her mother, Margaret Martin; her mother- and father-in-law, Geneva and Claude Norris; and her dear nephew, Will Martin.
Janie is survived by her loving family, her husband of 37 years, Steve Norris; her son Daniel Norris and wife Suzie and granddaughters Scarlett and Makayla; her son Drew Norris and wife Bethany; her daughter Claire Conkin and husband Matt and granddaughter Emmy; her father John Wayne Martin; her brother Phillip Martin and wife Laura; her sisters Joanie Martin and husband Jimbo, Carol Lowry and husband Craig; brother-in-law Lynn Norris and wife Jatana; sisters-in-law Sharon Mooney and husband Neil, Beverly Miller and husband Rusty; and many beloved nieces and nephews.
The family received friends from 5 until 6:45 p.m. Monday at First Baptist Church, Concord, followed by a 7 p.m. celebration of life service with Dr. John Avant, Dr. Doug Sager, Reverend Phil Nelson and Dwight Bass officiating. Family and friends will meet at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday at Frederick Memorial Gardens in Gaffney, S.C., for a graveside service with Dr. Mike Hamlet officiating. In lieu of flowers, family requests memorials be made to First Baptist Concord’s Missions Ministry at 11704 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, TN 37934. Online condolences may be made at www.rosemortuary.com.
Services are under the direction of Rose Mortuary, Mann Heritage Chapel, 6200 Kingston Pike, Knoxville.