On April 15, 2019, Alma S. Johnson entered her eternal rest after a brief illness at Ormond Nursing and Care Home in Destrehan, LA at the age of 93. She was born December 30, 1925 to the union of Blaine Joseph Savoie and Beaulah Borne Savoie and was the third of nine children.
Affectionately known to most as DeDe, Alma was a devout Catholic. She attended St. John the Baptist Catholic Church faithfully her entire life and was a proud an active member of the Saint Peter Claver Ladies Auxiliary for 52 years. Alma was born and raised in Edgard, Louisiana and resided there her entire life. In 1944 Alma was united in holy matrimony to Bartholomew “Bat” Johnson, Jr. To this union, four children were born: Cornel James, Bartholomew Butch, David Bruce, and Soundra Lee Johnson.
Alma leaves her loving and devoted family to honor and cherish her memories: two sons, Cornel (Elizabeth) Johnson and Bartholomew Butch (Betty) Johnson, III of Edgard, LA and one daughter, Soundra (Eric) Johnson of Baton Rouge, LA; one daughter-in-law, Carolyn Johnson of Edgard, LA; eleven grandchildren, Chanel Jackson, Bartholomew Patrick Johnson, IV, Rico Lumar, Kiera Holliday, Devrin Johnson, Keed Johnson, Toni J. Oubre, Collis Temple, III, Elliott Temple, Kelly Johnson, and Garrett Temple; nineteen great-grandchildren; one sister, Mathilde Smith of New Orleans, LA; two brothers, Charlie (Jeanette) Savoie of New Orleans, LA and Jerry (Ernestine) Savoie of Reserve, LA; one sister-in-law, Lorita Savoie of Edgard, LA; one brother-in-law, Emile Paul August, Jr. of Edgard, LA; a devoted aunt, Rose (Child) Alexander of Marrero, LA; devoted caregivers, Shelia Borne Morris and family, and a host of nieces, nephews, other family, and friends.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Bartholomew Johnson, Jr.; son, David Bruce Johnson; father, Blaine Joseph Savoie, mother, Beulah Borne Savoie; father-in-law, Bartholomew Johnson, Sr., mother-in-law, Lena Johnson; two brothers, McKinley Savoie, Sr. and Joseph Blaine Savoie, Jr.; three sisters, Ernestine (Pean) August, Lucretia (Kessa) Briscoe, and Carolyn (Kathleen) Grant.
A Mass of Christian burial will be held on Monday, April 22, 2019 for 10:00am from St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, 2361 Highway 18, Edgard, LA, with viewing at 8:00AM and recitation of the rosary at 8:30AM. Father Robustiano Morgia, celebrant. Entombment will be at the church mausoleum. Her final care has been entrusted to Treasures of Life Funeral Services, Gramercy, LA.
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