July 26, 1935 - August 23, 2021
Norma Jean Masters, 86, of Gulfport, Mississippi passed away peacefully in her home surrounded by her loving family on Monday, August 23, 2021. She was born July 26, 1935 in McClure, Illinois to John Lowell and Corean Waterman Johnson. After graduating from Shawnee High School in Wolf Lake, Illinois, she married her childhood sweetheart, Bob. She became a proud Air Force wife for 20 years and was a loving mother to three children. She was employed as a nursing assistant in the 1970's and 1980's in several medical facilities. She retired from the Gulfport VA in 1985 as a psychiatric nursing assistant. She received several outstanding performance awards throughout her nursing career. After retiring she enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren. She and her husband enjoyed bowling on leagues over the years. She also loved to garden and work in her yard. She was a member of Grace Chapel Church in Gulfport and loved singing in the church choir. Survivors include her daughter, Toni R. Deakle of Gulfport, Mississippi; four grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews; and close friends. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Robert D. Masters; two sons, Robert Masters, Jr. and Michael Masters. Visitation will be 10:00 am to 11:00 am on Monday, August 30, 2021 at Ford and Sons Sprigg St. Chapel in Cape Girardeau. Graveside service will be at 11:30 am Monday, August 30, 2021 at Lindsey Cemetery in McClure, Illinois with the Rev. Darris Kaufman officiating. Burial will be at Lindsey Cemetery in McClure, Illinois. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be given to Alzheimer's Association, PO Box 456, Ridgeland, MS 39158. The family would like to extend their deepest appreciation to Southerncare Hospice for their care and dedication during her illness. Also, a thank you to Grace Chapel Church family for their prayers. Online condolences may be made at www.fordandsonsfuneralhome.com. Ford and Sons Funeral Home in Cape Girardeau is in charge of arrangements.
Norma Jean Masters, 86, of Gulfport, Mississippi passed away peacefully in her home surrounded by her loving family on Monday, August 23, 2021. She was born July 26, 1935 in McClure, Illinois to John Lowell and Corean Waterman Johnson. After... View Obituary & Service Information
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