Betty Jean Norris Greene, age 71, of Old US Highway 421, Zionville, passed away Wednesday morning, January 31, 2018 at Glenbridge Health and Rehabilitation in Boone.

Born March 12, 1946 in Watauga County, she was a daughter of James Earl and Betty Ruth Hodges Norris.
Betty Jean loved her family and adored her grandchildren. Her favorite pass-time was tending to her flowers and working with her yard shrubbery.
Ms. Greene is survived by her former husband and caregiver, Gale Greene; daughters, Angela Brown and husband, Greg, of Mountain City and Anita Greene and husband, William, of Zionville; brother, Baxter Norris and wife, Keeta, of Zionville; four grandchildren, Aaron Greene and wife, Jennifer, of Trade, Jakob Greene of Zionville, Savannah Gentry and husband, Chip, and Kenneth Brown, all of Mountain City; and two great-grandchildren, Blake Greene of Trade and Kynlee Gentry of Mountain City. A number of nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles also survive.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
Funeral services for Betty Jean Norris Greene will be conducted Saturday morning, February 3, at 11 oclock at the Austin & Barnes Funeral Chapel, officiated by Rev. Vernon Eller and Rev. Virginia Peurifoy. Graveside services will follow at the Union Baptist Church Cemetery.
Flowers are appreciated or memorials may be made to Medi Home Health & Hospice, 400 Shadowline Drive, Suite 100-B, Boone, NC 28607.
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Austin & Barnes Funeral Home and Crematory is serving the Greene family.

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