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Obituary of Norrine F. Johnson
Forever in our Hearts
Very gently and peacefully on Friday, April 22, 2022, Almighty God closed the eyes of our Beloved
Norrine. We thank God for sharing her. We will surely miss her, but we rejoice in knowing that she is
Forever in our Hearts and never having to experience sickness, pain, or heartache again.
Norrine Frances Shaw was born September 1, 1962, the daughter of Dolores Duvall and the late James
Shaw in Philadelphia, PA.
Norrine was educated in the Philadelphia Public School System and graduated from West Philadelphia
High School on June 16, 1980. On June 29, 1980, she married her high school sweetheart Robert
Johnson, who preceded her in death.
Norrine worked various jobs, until she found her true calling the U.S. Army. She enlisted in 1986 and
retired in 2009 from Active Duty. In December of 2017, Norrine received a certificate in recognition of
30 years of service in the Government. She continued to work on Ft. Lee in support of the Army until
November of 2020.
Norrine married Marcellus Gladney in June 2001 in Seoul, Korea, their friendship survived, but the
marriage did not. They remained friends until her passing.
Norrine received an Associate’s Degree in Liberal Arts from Saint Leo University in 2009. She became a
license Cosmetologist in 2014 after attending Virginia College and passing the State Board.
Norrine exemplified God’s love by always sharing her knowledge and wisdom with others, leading by
example and her self-sacrificing attitude to help as many along the way as possible.
She leaves to cherish precious memories; a loving mother Dolores; sisters Elizabeth Griffin & Vivian
Davis, goddaughter Acacia Bashful - parents Keandra & Antony Bashful; sister-friends, Army Children,
Battle Buddies, Ft. Lee Family and a host of other relatives and friends.
It is believed that angles sometimes dwell among us disguised as ordinary people. These ordinary people
however, always seen to possess special qualities. They smile a little brighter, love a little deeper, and
always bring sunshine to every day.
Norrine, we know that you were an angel loaned to us for a short while, and disguised as a loving
daughter, dependable sister, and the best friend anyone could ever have. The light you brought to this
world will live forever in the hearts of those whose lives you touched.To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Norrine Johnson, please visit Tribute Store