July 22, 2013
Date of Service: July 27, 2013
Interment Location: Garden of Devotion
Geneva Norris, 94, of Elizabethton, passed away on Monday, July 22, 2013, after a brief illness. A native of Butler, she was the daughter of the late Joseph Millard and Winne McQueen Grindstaff. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband, Claude Norris; two sisters, Margery McPeake and Dorothy Livingston; and a brother, Coolidge L. Grindstaff. Mrs. Norris was an active member of First Baptist Church. She was a graduate of Watauga Academy and Tennessee State Teachers College. For twenty-seven years, she taught students at East Side Elementary in the Elizabethton City School System. She is survived by four children: Sharon Mooney and husband, Neil, of Bristol, TN, Lynn Norris and wife, Jatana, of North, SC; Beverly Miller and husband, Rusty, of Atlanta, GA, and Steve Norris and wife, Janie, of Knoxville, TN. Mrs. Norris loved and adored her nine grandchildren: Kevin Mooney, of Bristol, TN, David Mooney and wife, Becky, of Kingsport, TN, Jim Norris and wife, Jessica, of Fort Mill, SC, John Norris and wife, Michelle, of Columbia, SC, Brian Miller, of Richmond Hills, GA, Kelly Stephens and husband, Brad, of Atlanta, GA, Daniel Norris and wife, Suzi, of Austin, TX, Drew Norris, of Chicago, IL, and Claire Conkin and husband, Matt, of Knoxville, TN. She loved her seven great grandchildren as well. The celebration of life service for Mrs. Norris will be conducted at 3:00 PM on Saturday, July 27, 2013, in the Chapel of Peace at Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, with Rev. John Bunn officiating. Music will be under the direction of Mr. John Norris, grandson. The family will receive friends from 1:30 PM to 3:00 PM in the funeral home chapel, prior to the service on Saturday. The graveside and inurnment service will follow in Happy Valley Memorial Park. Those who prefer memorials in lieu of flowers, may make donations to First Baptist Church of Elizabethton, 212 East F Street, Elizabethton, TN 37643; or to the American Cancer Society, ? Lou Cooter, 415 Washington Avenue, Elizabethton, TN 37643. Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.tetrickfuneralhome.com and signing the guest book. Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, is serving the Norris family. Office 423 542-2232, Obituary line 543-4917.