Norma Cole, 58, dies

Norma Cole, 58, of Blissfield, Mich.and formerly of Eaton Rapids, died after a long illness on Oct. 4, 2019.

Ms Cole was born in Eaton Rapids, Sept. 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 in Michigan and a paddock judge.

In 2016, while visiting family in North Carolina, she was baptized. That day gave her great comfort. Ms Cole will be greatly missed by her family and friends.

Ms Cole is survived by her husband, Scott Bateson; daughter, Amanda Miller; grandchildren, Katalyna, Kellan and Katyana, Kasmyra, and Kataleya Miller; father James Johnson; siblings, Tresa (Rick) Grossman, Mary (Mark) Poe  and Penny (David) McWhirter; 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 a.m. Tuesday (Oct. 8) at the Mills Funeral Home, Shelly-Odell Chapel in Eaton Rapids. Visitation will take place on Monday from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m.

Memorial contributions may be made to the family. To offer condolences or to sign the guest book please click here.

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