Winnie Norman Word, 98, of Jefferson City, TN passed away November 26, 2022. Winnie grew up in Atlanta, Ga. and was the daughter of the late Era Manning and William Robert Norman. She actively participated and was a longtime member of the First United Methodist Church of Jefferson City. She taught a children’s Sunday School class for 20 years, served on various committees and was a member of the Barker Forum Sunday School Class where she established lifelong friends. She cherished her friends and family dearly and they brought much joy to her life. Winnie graduated from Fulton High School in Atlanta and worked in the office at Sears which allowed her to enter and graduate from Tift College with a BS degree in Home Economics. She was teaching when she met Joseph M. Word whom she married, and they enjoyed 63 years together before his death. She often expressed how blessed she was to have met and married Joe. She was also preceded in death by her parents, her sister and brother in-law, Betty and Jack L. Stephens, her brother in-law and his wife, Roddy and Jenny Word, her nephew, Jack Stephens Jr. and grandson Taylor Bowman. She is survived by her sons and daughters in-law, Joseph Marc Word and Betsy, Philip Norman Word and Janet; grandchildren, Joseph Word III (Leslie), Lauren Lewis (Dallas), Benjamin Word (Anna) and Leah Runyon (Kyle); great grandchildren, Sawyer Lewis, Elise Lewis, Emma Winifred Word and Madeline Word. She is also survived by her sister, Billie Vaughn (Tommy) and her brother in-law Bradley Word (Charlotte,) along with her nieces and nephews, Jenny, Nancy, Philip, Brad, Lucy, Allen, Chris, Jan, Jenny, and Jill. The family would like to thank the neighbors, friends and her church who provided the physical and emotional support which made it possible for Winnie to live happily in her home into her 97th year. Per Winnie’s request, the family will gather at the gravesite for a private memorial, but no formal services will be held. Serving the family, Farrar Funeral Home of Jefferson City will have a guest book available if anyone would like to stop in and leave their condolences. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to First Methodist Church, 2011 Branner Avenue, Jefferson City, TN 37760, or a charity of one’s choice.
Arrangements by Farrar Funeral Home in Jefferson City, TN