Norma Cole of Blissfield, formerly of Eaton Rapids,
Passed away after a long illness, October 4, 2019 at the age of 58. Norma was born in Eaton Rapids, September 16, 1961, the daughter of James and Elsie (Miller) Johnson. She was a 1980 graduate of Eaton Rapids High School. Her love for horses led her to become a Steward for the State of Michigan and a Paddock Judge for horse races. In 2016, while visiting family in North Carolina, she was baptized. That day gave her great comfort. Norma will be greatly missed by her family and friends.
Norma is survived by her husband, Scott Bateson of Blissfield; daughter, Amanda Miller of Eaton Rapids; grandchildren, Katalyna, Kellan and Katyana, Kasmyra, and Kataleya Miller, all of Eaton Rapids; father, James Johnson of MI; siblings, Tresa (Rick) Grossman of NC, Mary (Mark) Poe of NC and Penny (David) McWhirter of MI; mother-in-law, Helen Bateson. She was preceded in death by her mother; Elsie Johnson; first husband, Roger Cole; brother, James Johnson Jr.
Funeral services will be 11 am Tuesday October 8, 2019 at the Mills Funeral Home, Shelly-Odell Chapel in Eaton Rapids. Visitation will take place on Monday from 2-4 pm and 6-8 pm. Those desiring may make memorial contributions to the family. Please visit our website to place online condolences or to sign the guest book, www.millsfuneral.com.