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Obituary for Norene Johnson (DeBurie)

Norene Johnson, longtime resident of Detroit, died peacefully March 15, 2020. She was 88 years of age.

Norene was born in Detroit, Michigan on December 9, 1931, daughter of the late Henry and Loretta (Ashcraft) DeBurie. She was united in marriage to her beloved husband, Garry, on October 28, 1950. The couple made their home in Detroit and was blessed with six wonderful children of whom they loved and cherished. The couple were proud owners and operators of Lucky II Lounge in Detroit. This is where she showcased her exceptional recipes. Every year, she looked forward to their trip to Douglas Lake where they made countless memories. Norene loved cooking for family, fishing and bowling. She also enjoyed her occasional trips to the casino. Norene loved her family and will always be known for her strength and her love she extended to others. She will be greatly missed and her light will continue to glow in our hearts forever.

Norene is the loving wife of the late Garry; dearest mother of Keith (Jo-Ann) Johnson, Sandra (Mark) Weidenbach and the late Brian, Michael, Mark and Nancy; cherished grandmother of Tara (Joe), Garry, Jamie, Keith (Jessica) II, Michael (Kari), Cameron, Kaitlyn (Randy), Katie, Brain (Jaime) Jr., Jeffrey (Stephanie), Christopher (Chelsey), Craig, Alicia (Andrew), Samantha (Don) and the late Kevin (Amber) and Lindsay; and dearest great grandmother of 26 great grandchildren.

Due to the community situation at hand, we will be postponing visitation and services until a later date. We will keep everyone updated. Please continue to keep the family in your prayers during this most difficult time. Share memories with family at