Date of Service: December 13, 2013
Interment Location: Sermon on the Mount
Dixie D. Ward Norris, 87, Elizabethton passed thru the Heavenly Portals on Sunday, December 8, 2013, at Life Care Center of Elizabethton. She was the daughter of the Late N.D. and Sarah Tester Ward. She was preceded in death by her Husband, Bert E. Norris, Brothers; Robert Lee Ward, Nathan Ward Jr., Sisters; June Swift, Hazel Vaught, Sarah Long Shepherd, Brother-In–Laws; Rod Swift, Toy Vaught, Clifford Church, Giles Long, Alton Shepherd, Jack Scott. Sister-In–Laws; Julia Ann Fenner Ward and Charlotte Fortner Ward. And her only Son–In–Law, Don Brewer. Mrs. Norris lived most of her life in Elizabethton. She was a Member of Valley Forge United Methodist Church where she sang in the choir for a number of years. She loved to sing God’s Praises.
Survivors include one Daughter, Joyce Norris Brewer of Sewanee, South Carolina, four Sons and daughter-in–Laws; Larry W. and Liwen Norris, Robert H. and Katherine Norris, James E. and Glenda Norris, and Michael S. and Laura Norris. Grandchildren include; Jonathon Brewer and wife, Kim, Susan Norris, Steven Norris and wife, Michelle, Jennifer Carr and husband, Steven, Bobby Norris, Nathan Taylor, Natalie Jacoby and husband, Nick, Katrina Graybeal and husband, Stacy, Natasha Trivette and husband, Scott, James Norris and wife, Jaime, Lindsay and husband Gabe Williams. Great–Grand children include; Brandon Norris, Julia Norris, Emily Carr, Justin Carr, Jesse Carr, Nicholas Jacoby, Dawson Jacoby, Kaylissa Jacoby, Kalib Graybeal, Khloe Graybeal, Logan Trivette, Austin Trivette, Lexi Trivette. One Great-Great-Grand Daughter, Jasmine Carr. Brothers; Charlie Hill Ward and wife, Jan, Conrad Ward. Sisters; Nola Church and Goldia Scott. Several Nieces and Nephews also survive.
Funeral Services will be conducted at 7 p.m. Thursday, December 12, 2013 in Memorial Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Joel Cook and the Rev. Danny Bright officiating. Graveside Service and Interment will be at 11 a.m. Friday, December 13, 2013 in Happy Valley Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday in the funeral home.
The Family will also receive friends at the home of James Norris, 159 Warriors Lane, Johnson City. Active Pallbearers will be Grandsons and Grandsons–In-Laws. Honorary Pall Bearers will be all of Her Brothers and sisters in Christ. The Family would like to express a Special “Thank You” to the staff of Life Care Center and to the Wonderful extra care given by Caris Healthcare, to include; Pat Blevins, Michelle Aminge, Trula Berry, and Uzoma Alu, RN. In lieu of Flowers, make donations to the Valley Forge United Methodist Church, in memory of Jeff and Mike McKinney. Family and friends will assemble at the funeral home at 10:20 a.m. Friday to go to the cemetery.
Condolences may be e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge.