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Caron L. Norris

March 5, 1956 ~ March 14, 2024 (age 68) 68 Years Old

Caron Norris Obituary

Caron L. Norris was a beloved mother, gamma, sister and friend. She left this world peacefully
on March 14, 2024 at the age of 68. Her battle with serious medical issues throughout the years
showed her courage and strength while facing life’s challenges with a smile. Despite the pain,
Caron came out a hero above it all and stayed strong until the end.
She was born March 5, 1956 in Watauga County to the late Estle and Lena Norris and was a
member of Bethelview Methodist Church. She loved spending time in the kitchen making
delicious food especially her famous baked macaroni and cheese. She spent countless hours
crafting, creating beautiful scrapbooks and cards, all while listening to Elvis. If you ever needed
a party planner or wedding director, you’d call Caron. Her love for hosting parties and playing
games brought everyone together. One of her greatest joys was attending school functions for
her grandchildren especially every game on and off the field. It brought her so much happiness to
be able to attend as many events as possible.
Caron not only served as the most amazing mother but also as momma #2 to many. She would
always prepare food, give advice, play games, watch movies and she always kept everyone’s
secrets. Many sleepovers were had at momma Carons’ house and everyone loved it.  She was a
conscientious, patient and gentle woman, well loved by her family and friends and all who spent
time in her presence.
While all those who knew and loved her will miss her terribly, we will find joy as we remember
her genuine spirit, joyful laughter and easy smile.
She is preceded in death by her parents Estle and Lena Main Norris and her sister Sheron Norris.
Those left to cherish her beautiful soul are her daughter Shilohe Otto and husband Justin of
Boone, NC; three adored grandchildren Chase Otto and wife Halie of Augusta, GA; Ryker Otto
and Camdyn Otto of Boone, NC; one great granddaughter Lilith Otto of Augusta, GA; her sister
Lynda Brown and husband Gary of Boone, NC; five nieces Laura Crandall (Rob), Lenore
Jamison (Dave), Lynette Hartley (Eric), Leslie Lawrence (Aaron), and Bridgette Black (Shawn);
nine great-nieces and nephews; her amazing church family and special friends Regina Alford, Patricia “Tee” Carroll, Glenda
Duncan, Jim and Lynn Green, Tracey Greene, George Kohler, Karen Suddreth, Jackie Vines,
Anita Watson and many other loving extended family members.
A Visitation will be held on Friday, March 22, 2024, from 1:30-3:00 p.m. followed by a
memorial service at 3:00 p.m., at Bethelview Methodist Church, 193 Ridge Road, Boone, NC
28607, officiated by Elder John Jackson.
Flowers are appreciated or memorials may be made in her memory to the Norris Tabernacle
Cemetery Fund, in care of Glenna Hollar, 3144 North Pine Run Road, Boone, NC 28607 or to
Bethelview Methodist Church Local Missions, in care of Holly Winkler, 2817 North Pine Run
Road Boone, NC 28607.

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March 22, 2024

1:30 PM to 3:00 PM
Bethelview Methodist Church (Ridge Road, NC)

Memorial Service
March 22, 2024

3:00 PM
Bethelview Methodist Church (Ridge Road, NC)


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