Betty Joean Norris

Betty Joean Norris


Betty-Norris-1-23-17Betty Joean Norris

January 21, 2017

Date of Service: January 24, 2017

Interment Location: Christus Garden


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 at Roan Highland 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, 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 sixty-eight 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; Aleshia Cuthbertson, all of Roan Mountain; two grandsons, Jason Norris and his wife, Jennifer, Knoxville; Lee Norris and his wife, Jennifer, Rumford, Maine; several great-grandchildren; two brothers, Therman Elliott; Bill Elliott; two sisters, Ruth Oaks, and Judy McKinney. Several nieces and nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews also survive.

A service to honor the life of Mrs. Norris will be conducted at 2:00 PM on Monday, January 23, 2017, at the Tetrick Funeral Home, Chapel of Peace, with Rev. Tull Oaks, Jr., officiating. Music will be under the direction of Mr. Jerry Barnett, soloist. The family will receive friends in the funeral home chapel from Noon – 2:00 PM on Monday prior to the service and at the home at other times.

Interment will follow the funeral service on Monday at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be selected from grandsons and great-grandsons. Honorary pallbearers will be Johnny Ledford and Danny Miller.

The family would like to express a genuine and heartfelt thanks to the staff of The Waters at Roan Highlands for the love and care shown to Mrs. Norris and the family during her illness.

Happy Valley Memorial Park