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 was 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 27 years, she taught students at Eastside Elementary in the Elizabethton City School System.
Mrs. Norris is survived by four children, Sharon Mooney and husband Neil of Bristol, Tenn., Lynn Norris and wife Jatana of North, S.C., Beverly Miller and husband Rusty of Atlanta, Ga., and Steve Norris and wife Janie of Knoxville, Tenn.
Mrs. Norris loved and adored her nine grandchildren, Kevin Mooney of Bristol, Tenn., David Mooney and wife Becky of Kingsport, Tenn., Jim Norris and wife Jessica of Fort Mills, S.C., John Norris and wife Michelle of Columbia, S.C., Brian Miller of Richmond Hills, Ga., Kelly Stephens and husband Brad of Atlanta, Ga., Daniel Norris and wife Suzi of Austin, Texas, Drew Norris of Chicago, Ill., and Claire Conkin and husband Matt of Knoxville, Tenn. She loved her seven great-grandchildren as well.
The Celebration of Life service for Mrs. Norris will be conducted at 3 p.m. Saturday, July 27, in the Chapel of Peace at Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, with Rev. John Bunn officiating. Music will be under the direction of John Norris, grandson. The family will receive friends in the funeral home chapel from 1:30 to 3 p.m. Saturday, prior to the service. The graveside and inurnment service will follow at 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, c/o 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: (423) 543-4917.