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Norma Johnson Burdette

June 12, 1938 — May 12, 2023

Albany

Norma Johnson Burdette

A golden heart stopped beating and the hard-working hands of Norma Johnson Burdette of Albany, Georgia peacefully went home to be with the Lord, May 12, 2023, at home while surrounded by family. 

 Norma was treasured by family and friends who will carry her legacy with them in their hearts. She loved to experience the beauty of nature through her gardening, bird watching, and traveling. Of all the physical beauty she has brought to the world through her gardening talents and interior decorating skills the real gifts were not something that could only be seen with the eyes. Mrs. Norma added a kind spirit, warm smile, listening ears, helpful hands, and an outpouring of love to friends and strangers alike. Life has many facets and her time here on earth was just one. Although she will be missed dearly by those that love her, they know death is not the end and she will be resting in her eternal home. Norma lived an abundant life enjoying time with family and friends. Her door and dinner table were always open to anyone that needed a warm meal or heartfelt conversation. Those closest to her called her daughter, sister, Aunt Nincy, Mom, and probably her favorite, MeMaw. Her love for the Lord, work ethic, courageous pursuit of her goals, and the value she placed on a strong family unit are just a few of the wonderful qualities her family will remember forever. Her steadfast leadership and unconditional love have left a lasting impact that will ripple through many generations to come. Norma was a woman who loved well and was well loved. 

Her Celebration of Life will be Tuesday, May 16, 2023, at 11:00 at Sherwood Baptist Church with interment to follow at Crown Hill Cemetery.  Rev. Charlie Bridges and Rev. John Spencer will officiate.

 Born June 12, 1938, in Chattanooga, TN, Mrs. Burdette had lived in Albany since 1965.  She was a member of Sherwood Baptist Church, in the Agape Sunday School class, and a former member of Radium Springs Baptist Church.  She retired from the Dougherty County School System and had volunteered at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital. 

She was preceded in death by her husband, Gilbert Madison Burdette, Sisters, Mary Kenneth Collins (John Paul), Venona Holder, brothers, Billy Rae Johnson (Emma Lee), Dee W. Johnson (Barbara), Thomas Johnson. 

Survivors include three daughters, Tyna B Morris (Larry) Charlotte, NC, Denise B Reaves (Edgar), Leesburg, GA, Tracy B Keller (Matthew) Albany, GA, five grandchildren, Garrett Reaves, Leesburg, GA, and Matthew Reaves, Leesburg, GA, Ashley Bagwell (Keith) Belmont, NC, Katelyn Morris, Charlotte, NC, Madison Keller, Albany, GA, five great grandchildren, Genevieve Wade Reaves, Elijah Lyman Reaves, Caiden Jace Bagwell, Garrison Matthew Reaves, Maddox James Bagwell, brother in law, Charles Holder (Becky), Sweetwater, TN, bonus daughters Tammy Deaver (Glenn), Kyle, TX, Paula Paquette, Cordele, GA, many adored nieces and nephews, wonderful caregivers, Shelia Rivers and Louis Byrd, and the best neighbors who have turned into family.

The family will receive friends Tuesday, May 16 at 10:00 to 11:00 in the Atrium of Sherwood Baptist Church. 

Those desiring to make memorials please join us in “Loving Like Norma” by donating to our GoFundMe in support of Mrs. Norma’s nephew, Ken Johnson (https://gofund.me/c481136e) or to Sherwood Baptist Church, 2201 Whispering Pines Road, Albany, GA, 31707. 

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Past Services

Visitation

Tuesday, May 16, 2023

10:00 - 11:00 am (Eastern time)

Sherwood Baptist Church Atrium

2201 Whispering Pines Rd, Albany, GA 31707

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Funeral Service

Tuesday, May 16, 2023

11:00am - 12:00 pm (Eastern time)

Sherwood Baptist Church Chapel

2201 Whispering Pines Rd, Albany, GA 31707

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Interment

Tuesday, May 16, 2023

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