Mrs. Eliza Mae Jarvis Norris, age 85 of Vilas, passed away Saturday, May 12, 2018.

She was a native of Madison County, NC and the daughter of the late Clarence J. Jarvis, Sr. and Nancy Maude Clouse Jarvis. She taught in the Putnam County Ohio school system for many years, teaching math, history and physical education. Eliza was an interpreter for the deaf at Crystal Avenue Baptist Church in Findlay, OH. She also enjoyed gardening and spending time with her friends and family. She spent 8 summers with her husband doing mission work in Haiti through Mission POSSIBLE out of Findlay, OH, and also served on the Mission POSSIBLE board for several years.

She is survived by her husband Lewis B. Norris, two daughters, Nancy Elizabeth Norris Felver and husband Timothy of Vilas, Cynthia Suzzanne Norris Hendrickson and husband Rob of Tiffin, OH; brother William Leroy Jarvis, Sr. and wife Alma of Weaverville, NC; sister-in-law Irene Jarvis of Gastonia, NC; by granddaughters Sondra Meier, Mandy Jenkins, Leslie Jenkins and Elixia Chestnutt; Grandsons Charles Jenkins, Jr. and Cat Longworth; Great-granddaughters Elizabeth Ferris, Charlese Ferris, Audrey Meier, Zoey Chestnutt, Alexis Smith, Mallory Chestnutt and Emma Jenkins; Great-grandsons Jaden Jenkins,Hunter Jenkins, Justice Jenkins, Zachary Ferris, Charles Jenkins, III, Rocco Chestnutt, Franco Chestnutt, Loyal Longworth and Hendrix Smith.

She was preceded in death by two brothers: James and Jack Jarvis; two sisters: Mary Powell and Ruth Dillingham; one sister-in-law, Wilma Jarvis; and two brother-in-laws: Jack Powell and Harry Dillingham.

Funeral services for Eliza Norris will be conducted Friday, May 18, 2018 at 2 p.m. in the Bethel Baptist Church, where she was a member, with Rev. Charlie Martin officiating. Burial will follow in the Norris Family Cemetery. The family will receive friends Friday from 12-2 p.m. prior to the services (at the church).

Memorial donations may be made to the Bethel Baptist Church Building Fund, 123 Mountain Dale Road, Vilas, NC 28692. Online condolences may be shared with the Norris family at the website
Austin & Barnes Funeral Home and Crematory is serving the Norris family.

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