"I have fought the good (worthy, honorable and noble) fight, I have finished the race, I have kept (firmly held) the faith." II Timothy 4: 7
Norma Holloway Johnson died Sunday, September 18, 2011 in the local residence of her brother's home. Mrs. Johnson was born on July 28, 1932 in Lake Charles, LA.
Judge Johnson was appointed Superior Court Judge of the District of Columbia in Washington D.C. by former President Richard Nixon and was ultimately confirmed by Congress. After ten years as a Superior Court Judge, she was appointed by former President Jimmy Carter to the Federal Bench in 1980 where she served as Chief Judge in 1997 to 2001 until she retired.
Those left behind to cherish her memory are one brother, Lionel L. Holloway, Sr.; one sister-in-law, Estella Frelot Holloway; one foster sister, Barbara Clark of Washington D.C.; two nieces, Loyce M. Holloway and Stephanie Guillory (Ricky); four nephews, Lionel Holloway, Jr. (Velina), Michael Holloway, Sr. (Beverly), Darnell Holloway and Wilfred Holloway (Lisa) all of Lake Charles, LA; two adopted nephews, Clarence Tignor (Shelia) and Robert Tignor of Washington D.C.; two brothers-in-law, George Johnson of St. Louis and John Parks of Oklahoma.
She is also survived by a host of great nieces, nephews and friends whom she adored dearly.
She was preceded in death by her husband, the late Honorable Julius Augustus Johnson; her parents, Henry and Beatrice Holloway; her half sister, Elvira Holloway; and her nephew, Brian Dexter Holloway I.
Funeral services will be held at 1:00 PM on Saturday, September 24, 2011 in the Johnson Funeral Home Chapel. The Rev. Robert Campbell will officiate. Burial will be in Combre Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation will begin at 11:00 AM until the start of the service.