Joyce Broome, 73, of Elizabethton, passed away peacefully Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2013, at her residence surrounded by her family, following a brief illness.
Joyce was born in Valley Forge Jan. 13, 1940, to the late Carl and Alida Rash Garrison.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a grandson, Austin James Frazier, and a step-son, Brian Broome.
Mrs. Broome was a retired Registered Nurse Practitioner from the James H. Quillen VA Medical Center.
She was an active member of the First United Methodist Church in Elizabethton.
Joyce was a very special and caring person, who touched the lives of so many people. She loved to sew, cook and have dinners with her family and friends. She was very active in her church and never stopped being the nurse practitioner that she was.
She always cared for those around her in their time of need and was a very special mother and a very special friend to those around her. She was truly an Angel.
The Lord called her home after an illness from which she could not recover. Her love and devotion to family and friends will leave lasting memories for everyone she touched.
A special thank you goes out to all of the family and friends that helped her in her time of need.
Survivors include her husband of 29 years, Carroll Broome of the home; one daughter and son-in-law, Jama and Jim Frazier, Elizabethton; one step-daughter, Linda Crowe, Elizabethton; one sister and brother-in-law, Marie and Howard Matherly, Elizabethton; three brothers and their wives, Clyde and Joyce Dean Garrison, Johnson City, Ray and Sue Garrison, Kingsport, and C.F. and Olene Garrison, Jonesborough; and several nieces and nephews and her beloved dog, “Millie.”
The celebration of life service for Mrs. Broome will be conducted at 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 25, 2013, in the Riverside Chapel of Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton with the Rev. Ray Amos, officiating. Music will be under the direction of First United Methodist Church Music Department. The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. in the funeral home chapel, prior to the service on Friday; or at the residence at anytime.
The graveside and interment service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 26, 2013, at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be Charles Dugger, Carl Gilbert, Tony Hughes, Gayle Hood, Rick Broome and Kelley Geagley. Honorary pallbearers will be members of First United Methodist Church, her nieces and nephews and her many friends. Those wishing to attend the service are asked to meet at the funeral home at 10:15 a.m. Saturday, to go in procession to the cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the First United Methodist Church Music Department, 325 E. E. Street, Elizabethton, TN 37643; or to the Carter County Animal Shelter, P.O. Box 134, Elizabethton, TN 37644.
Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.tetrickfuneralhome.com and signing the guest book. Tetrick Funeral Home of Elizabethton is serving the Broome family. Office 423 542-2232, Obituary line 543-4917.