Leta Irene Beaty Norrod
Funeral services for Mrs. Leta Irene Beaty Norrod, 83, of Monroe, were conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday, June 5, 2021, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Bro. Nolen Cantrell and Bro. Tommy Johnson officiating. Burial followed in Green Hill Cemetery.
Mrs. Leta passed to her Heavenly Home Wednesday morning, June 2, 2021, from Morningside Assisted Living of Cookeville.
Leta was lovingly devoted to her husband of sixty-four years and her two sons. She cherished her relationship with their wives. She received great joy from her grandchildren and great grandchildren. She enjoyed baking and cooking, especially chocolate gravy.
Her pastimes included sewing, flower gardening, and watching birds. She was an active member of Oakdale Baptist Church. Throughout her life she served the Lord by teaching Sunday School classes, working in Vacation Bible School, and singing.
Leta would sing for her Lord in the choir and some solos. She sang in a ladies’ quartet, the Harmonettes, for six years. They sang Southern Gospel music and opened one concert for the Kingsmen Quartet. Now she is singing his praises with joy to her loving Savior and heavenly Father.
Born August 26, 1937, in the Robbinstown Community, in Pickett County, she was the daughter of the late Porter and Clara Copeland Beaty.
In addition to her parents, Leta was preceded in death by a sister, Wanda Hull; and two brothers-in-law, Jim Hull and Terry Crabtree.
Leta leaves behind her husband, Melvin H. Norrod of Monroe; two sons, Allen Norrod and wife Sheila of Hudson, NC and Sam Norrod and wife Kathi of Horse Cave, KY; four grandchildren, Kristina Hoyle and husband Chad, Grant Norrod and wife Heather, Benjamin Norrod and wife Haley, and Brandon Norrod and fiance Julia; three great grandchildren, Ethan Hoyle, Ryan Norrod, and Madelyn Norrod; two sisters, Betty Hull and husband Kelly of Allons and Judy Crabtree of Livingston; and several nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers were Grant Norrod, Benjamin Norrod, Brandon Norrod, Jeremy Crabtree, Richard Hull, and Larry Hull.
Memorial donations may be made to Oak Dale Baptist Church VBS, by contacting Speck Funeral Home.
Special care provided by Speck Funeral Home. (C)