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NORRIS, Joyce AnnAge 80. Passed March 17, 2013 in West, TX. Born August 21, 1932 in Taylor, TX, daughter of Neal L. & Mary Lee (Vidler) Norris. She received her RN Degree from Scott and White Nursing School, a BS from Houston College and a MA at Teacher's College in NY. Joyce worked in the VA Hospitals in TX, NJ, NY, & AR and retired as Chief Nurse in the Nashville VA after 17 years in 1989. Joyce was active in the civil rights movement in the 60's & 70's and was a member of the National Association of Retired Veterans and served in the USAF during the Vietnam War. Preceded in death by her parents; brother, Neal L. Norris, Jr. & nephew, Kevin Helms. Survived by Dawn (Stoltz) & Rod Thurley, Hannah & Hunter Thurley of Nashville; sisters, Pat (Drue) Helms, Bettye Holzmann, Barbara Arnold, all of TX; nieces & nephews, and many special friends that she loved as family. Friends are invited to a celebration of Joyce's life to be held on July 21, 2013 from 2-4 p.m., at 6551 Jocelyn Hollow Road, Nashville, 37205. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to any women's sports foundation of your choice.
Published in The Tennessean on July 20, 2013