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Gloria Smith Johnson

March 5, 1941 — May 5, 2021

New Iberia - A Funeral Service will be held at 10:00 am on Saturday, May 8, 2021, at Pellerin Funeral Home for Gloria Smith Johnson, 80, who passed away on Wednesday, May 5, 2021. Pastor Bobby Richard will officiate. The family requests that visiting hours be observed at the funeral home from 9:00 am until 6:00 pm on Saturday. A resident of New Iberia, Gloria Jean Smith Prince Johnson was born in New Orleans on March 5, 1941. Better known as "Mama Glo," she was a strong willed, strong bodied and big hearted woman. She was a caregiver most of her life to many folks who deeply loved her. She came from a large family (20 children), and her caregiving started with her siblings and parents who called her Mama' Smith. She gave her heart to many with no questions, and she also said what was on her mind. She was repeat, strong willed as many of us know, but her intention was that everyone taken care of with a humble heart. We feel a deep void in our hearts, but we know she was promoted to God's Kingdom, received her inheritance from the Lord Almighty, and forever will touch us in her own way. Enjoy glory, Mama Glo! We love you. Mrs. Johnson is survived by three daughters, Ruby Leonard (Rockey Leonard, Jr.), Arlean Hubbard (John), Juliet Howard; a son, James "Cookie" Prince, Jr. (Tammy), all of New Iberia; eleven siblings, Carlton Smith, Sr. (Jodie), Ernest Smith, Mark Smith (Janice), Randall Smith, Jeanette Andrews, Elaine Marie, Kathy Dupre (Robert), Juanita Eskine (Allen), Lillian Robicheaux (Gerald), Rosemary Foret (L.J.), and Patricia Gary (Jan); nine grandchildren, Kayla Simon (Brady), Megan Duplantis (fiancé Travis), Erin Gerard, Nikki Grindley (Charles), Thomas "Bubba" Bourque (fiancée Casey), Tannah Boutte (Blayne), Paul Giroir, Jr. (Shelby), Dylan Leonard, Byron Paul; nineteen great grandchildren, Ashlee Hubbard, Owen Hubbard, Caine Ray, Chloe Mathews, Zephyr Simon, Elise Gerard, Colton Gerard, Baileigh Cheatham, Sammy Cheatham, Kourtlyn Grindley, Cypress Boutte, Rowan Boutte, Whitley Boutte, Leighton Boutte, Julian Bourque, James Bourque, Kylon Polk, Kyla Polk, Paisley Giroir; and a great-great grandchild, Parker Kayt Cheatham. She was preceded in death by her first husband and father of her children, James Prince, Sr.; second husband, John Johnson; father, Alcide Smith, Sr.; mother, Juliette Smith; eight siblings, Gary Smith, Alcide Smith, Jr., Ricky Smith, Rudy Smith, Norman Smith, Sr., Jimmy Smith, Sr., Clark Smith, and Sylvia Chauvin; a grandchild, Jacob Hubbard; and a great grandchild, Carter Gerard. The family would like to extend their sincere appreciation to NSI Hospice for your extraordinary care and love for our mother. To Wendy, Tiny, Pastor Paul and Derek, she loved each and every one of you. You are truly angels on earth. Pellerin Funeral Home, 502 Jefferson Terrace Blvd., New Iberia, LA 70560, (337-365-3331) is in charge of arrangements.
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Saturday, May 8, 2021

9:00am - 6:00pm (Central time)

Pellerin Funeral Home - New Iberia

502 Jefferson Terrace, New Iberia, LA 70560

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