Norma Cecile Bergeron Johnson, 92, born in New Orleans, residing in Alexandria, Louisiana for most of her life and then in Thibodaux, Louisiana with her sister, Shirley Dugas, and finally in Cornelius, NC , with her daughter, Tommie Ann Green, left us peacefully on January 9, 2018 with her daughter by her side.
She is survived by her only child, Tommie Ann Green; granddaughter, Laurel Anne Green and husband, Patrick McIlenney; grandson, Justin B. Green and wife, Bridgette; great- grandchildren, Ellis and Jack McIlhenney and Ainsley and Austin Green. Norma also leaves behind many beloved nieces and nephews as well as cousins, her best friends, Vera Billet, Joyce Walton; special friends, Paul, Kristen and Scott Krabath, Jean Clark, Betsy Barnard and beloved pets Leo, Maisy and Peanut.
Norma was predeceased in death by her husband of 49 years, Thomas C. Johnson; parents, Peter J. Bergeron and Aimee Roundtree Bergeron; sister Shirley Bergeron Dugas; step daughter, Laura Johnson Dannhaus.
She was known as Tosh to her grandchildren and Nanny Norma to her nieces and nephews. By all, she was known as witty, caring, shy, gracious, a real southern lady with a heart of gold. She was the best Mother and wife that anyone could ever hope to have. She will be missed by all.
A Memorial Service and Funeral Mass in Thibodaux will be announced at a later date.
I would like to share the following prayer that mother faithfully prayed every night:
Good Night, O Lord
Before I go to sleep, O Lord, I want to say this prayer that you will always keep me in Your kind and loving care, that you will let my body rest and let my mind relax. And fill my dreams with holy thoughts instead of worldly facts. I ask that you forgive me for my failures of today and give me all the grace I need to live a better way. Watch over me tonight, O Lord, and in my heart instill the fervor and constancy to do your will. I want to follow you and grow more worthy in Your sight. O Lord please listen to my prayer and hear me say good-night.
Mother spent her final days at Serenity House. The staff was loving and caring and provided her with a peaceful place for her final journey.
Mother was a great lover of animals and passed that on to me.
Thanks to all of the volunteers and staff at Serenity House and Hospice of Lake Norman as we could not have made it through without you.
Online condolences may be made at www.jamesfuneralhomelkn.com.