Berry Lynnhurst Funeral Home & Lynnhurst Cemetery

2300 West Adair Drive, Knoxville, TN


Mary B Norwood

January 3, 1930November 12, 2019

Mary B. Norwood, age 89, passed away Tuesday, November 12, 2019 at Shannondale Nursing Home. She worked for Concord UMC Daycare for many years before retirement. Preceded in death by husband, Robert E. Norwood; son, Kenneth Norwood; parents, Glenna and John F. Bonetti; brothers, John and James Bonetti. Survived by children, Charles Norwood, Michael E. Norwood and wife Mary Sue, and Teresa Parker; grandchildren, John Parker and wife Alissa, Stephanie Parker, Cody Norwood, Craig Norwood, Christina Hunley and husband Luke, and Kendall Daniels and husband Patrick; sister, Joanna Massey and husband Frank; several nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends from 12 – 1 pm Friday at Berry Lynnhurst Funeral Home, 2300 Adair Drive. The graveside service will follow in Lynnhurst Cemetery. Donations may be made to Alzheimer’s Tennessee, 5801 Kingston Pk, Knoxville, TN 37919 or www.alztennessee.org/give. Condolences may be offered at www.berrylynnhurst.com


  • Visitation Friday, November 15, 2019
  • Graveside Service Friday, November 15, 2019


Mary B Norwood

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Lisa DeFreece

November 14, 2019

Mary was one of the kindest people I’ve ever known. She always had a smile on her face! She loved having visitors come by and would spend hours sharing stories. Whether you had been there 10 minutes or 2 hours, she always said , “Well, you ought to just stay awhile.”

You were a wonderful mother, mamaw, and friend to everyone you met. You had a special role in my life as my mother in law for 7 years, and then as a friend and mamaw to Kendall. The last time I visited, you greeted Kendall and me with the same happy smile that started with your mouth and would then spread across your whole face. We talked for awhile, and then you started sharing stories you were still able to recall as if they had just happened. Some of the stories were ones you had shared many times over the years; some were new. It was these stories of a young girl which brought the biggest smile to your lips and a dreamy look in your eyes. You closed your eyes several times, and Kendall and I thought you were dozing off. Then suddenly you would continue your story.

I wish we had visited with each other more ...I would love to “ just stay awhile” and hear one of your stories now. However, I will always remember you the way you looked as you told that last story....smile across your whole face and a dreamy look in your eyes of a young girl. This is how I imagine your future days will always be.
With love,

Michelle Lawson

November 13, 2019

Ms. Mary was the sweetiest ladythat I have ever met. I know she will be missed by everyone who knew her. My prayers are with her family as they say good bye to a family member who brought joy to every one in her family.