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 Author: Mike Mrs. Viola P. Norris Posted Date: March 20, 2019
(October 26, 1922 - March 19, 2019)

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Obituary Picture     Mrs. Viola Proffitt Norris, age 96, of Boone, passed away Tuesday morning, March 19, 2019 at Glenbridge Health & Rehab. Born October 26, 1922 in Watauga County, she was a daughter of the late Henry Harrison and Mae Norris Proffitt. She was a member of Hopewell Community Church. Viola enjoyed baking, embroidery, and crocheting. She was formerly a member of the Green Valley Extension Home Makers Club where she held various positions.
    She is survived by four sons, Kenneth W. Norris, Larry Norris, and Rex Norris and wife Susan all of Boone, and Jerry Norris and wife Cleta of Edgewood, Maryland, seven grandchildren, Eddie Norris and wife Barbara, Tim Bledsoe and wife Shelia, Randy Norris, Larry Norris and wife Fatima, Carolyn Pardo and husband Reuben, Andrea Norris and husband Chris and Laura Norris, eleven great grandchildren, Paul Norris, Elyse McDaniel, Monica Jardines, Cynthia Norris, Veronica Norris, Laura Norris, Bianca Pardo, Shane Norris-Eddy, Ava Norris-Eddy, Mason Barnes and Maggie Barnes and three great-great children, Holden, Keegan and Donovan, and a special friend, Mary Helen Greene.
    In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Russell Norris, a daughter, Carolyn Norris Bledsoe and one granddaughter, Rene’ Bledsoe Barnes, and seven siblings, Edith Miller, Blanche Miller, Cleo Coffey, Grady Proffitt, Lloyd Proffitt, John Denver Proffitt and Baxter Proffitt.
    Funeral services for Mrs. Viola Proffitt Norris will be conducted Saturday afternoon, March 23 at 2 PM at the Hopewell Community Church. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
    The family will receive friends Friday evening, March 22, 2019 at Austin & Barnes Funeral Home from 7 PM until 8:30 PM
    Flowers are accepted or memorials may be made to Hopewell Community Church, in care of Barbara McKinney, 5585 NC Hwy 194 North, Boone, NC 28607 or to Medi Home Hospice, 400 Shadowline Drive, Suite 102, Boone, NC 28607.
    Online condolences may be shared with the Norris family at
    Austin & Barnes Funeral Home & Crematory is serving the Norris family.

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