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Bettye Jean Broome Norris

Bettye Jean Broome Norris was born Nov. 28, 1933, the first child of Ethel Elizabeth Crawford and Hugh Thomas Broome in Sharon, Miss.

Bettye Jean Broome Norris

Bettye was a Navy wife for 30 years, a mother, pharmacist assistant, homemaker and caretaker.

She had a love for animals and would have collected every stray if she had the room. She loved reading and researching her family’s history.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 50 years, John Marshall Norris; her son John Thomas Norris; her brother Thomas Stanley Broome and his wife Shirley Langford Broome; and her parents.

She is survived by four grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren, Joshua Norris (Amanda & GGC Jackson & Ainsley), Jessica Norris Free (Tony & GGC Jamie, Johnny & Tommy), Jason Norris (GGC Jacob & Cody) and Autumn Patton Thomas (Jeff & GGC Hali); one sister, Virginia Mae Broome White (Sam); one daughter, Susan Patton (Doug); and several nieces, nephews, brother and sister-in-laws.

In lieu of flowers please make a donation to Tunnel2Towers.org or St. Jude in her memory.

A funeral is planned Saturday, May 4 at Lakewood Memorial in Jackson, Miss.