Betty Sue (Austin) Norris age 56, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on Thursday, September 12, 2019 at the Jackson Madison County General Hospital. She was born on July 20, 1963 in Brownsville, TN to the late Mr. O. B. Austin and Mrs. Nell (Taylor) Austin. She was known for her many years of working on the Norris Strawberry Farm, decorating cakes, being a homemaker and was also a long-time Residential Assistant for Morningside Assisted Living Center and was much-loved by all her residents.
Funeral services will be conducted on Monday, September 16, 2019 at 10:00 A.M. in the Chapel of the Brownsville Funeral Home with son-in-law, Mr. Billy Gordon officiating. Burial to follow in the Providence Cemetery. A visitation for the Norris family will be held on Sunday, September 15, 2019 at the Brownsville Funeral Home from 5:00 P.M. until 7:00 P.M.
She was preceded in death by her parents: O. B. and Nell Taylor Austin; one brother: Thomas Earl (Tommy) Austin; and one nephew: Timothy Scott Tinsley.
Mrs. Betty is survived by her loving husband of 39 years, Mr. Ben E. Norris, Sr. of Bells, TN; one daughter: Amanda Norris Gordon (Billy) of Jackson, TN; one son: Ben E. Norris, Jr. (Lil Ben) of Bells, TN; three brothers: Kim Allen Austin (Tina), Jessie Lee Austin (Norma) all of Bells, TN, Billy Roe Austin (Charlotte) of Jackson, TN; three sisters: Reba Nell Austin, Shelia Kay Austin and Janet Fay Tinsley all of Bells, TN. She was known as “Ya-Ya” to her loving grandson, Will Gordon. She also leaves two special grands: Jack and Stella Gahagan; a host of beloved nieces and nephews to whom she was known as Sue-Sue. She will also be missed by her loyal Boston Terrier, Clyde.
Pallbearers serving are Chris Austin, Blake Meeks, Brice Meeks, Gunner Sergeant Taylor Austin, Joseph Austin, Wesley Austin, Zachary Tinsley.
Honorary Pallbearers are Rafe Jernigan, Andy Norris, Wade Norris, Chad Norris, Bob Bond, Gwynn Reece, Nathan Isom and Rowe Brookfield.
In lieu of flowers, the Norris family requests that Memorials be made to: American Cancer Society, Harrah's Hope Lodge, 718 Union Ave., Memphis, TN 38103