Betty Joean Norris

Published 9:31 am Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Mrs. Betty Joean Norris, 83, of the Shell Creek Community of Roan Mountain, went home to be with her Lord, on Saturday, January 21, 2017, at The Waters of Roan Highlands Nursing Center following an extended illness. She was a daughter of the late James Bert and Nellie Briggs Elliott and was born in Carter County. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a son, Ernie Norris; two brothers, Darwin Elliott and J.B. Elliott; and a sister, Jessie Harrison.
Mrs. Norris had worked at Cannon Memorial Hospital as a ward clerk, and also had cared for children as a home day care provider. She was a member of High Point Baptist Church.
Those left to cherish her memory include her husband of 68 years, Beryl Norris, of the home; a son, Harvey Norris and his wife, Brenda, Elizabethton; a daughter, Pat Shell and her husband, Wayne, Roan Mountain; two granddaughters, Beth McLaughlin and her husband, Troy, and Aleshia Cuthbertson, all of Roan Mountain; two grandsons, Jason Norris and his wife, Jennifer, Knoxville, and Lee Norris and his wife, Jennifer, Rumford, Maine; several great-grandchildren; two brothers, Therman Elliott and Bill Elliott; and two sisters, Ruth Oaks and Judy McKinney. Several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews also survive.
A service to honor the life of Mrs. Norris was conducted at 2 p.m. Monday, January 23, at Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, with Rev. Tull Oaks Jr. officiating. The family received friends in the funeral home chapel from noon until 2 p.m. Monday, prior to the service. Friends may also call at the home at other times. Interment followed the funeral service on Monday at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers were selected from grandsons and great-grandsons. Honorary pallbearers were Johnny Ledford and Danny Miller. The family would like to express a genuine and heartfelt thanks to the staff of The Waters of Roan Highlands for the love and care shown to Mrs. Norris and the family during her illness. Online condolences may be shared with the family on our website,
Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, is serving the Norris family. Office: (423) 542-2232. Obituary Line: (423) 543-4917.

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