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Norma (Johnson) Oakley

January 9, 1941 ~ August 2, 2020 (age 79)

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OAKLEY, Norma J.; 79, of Mechanicsville, VA peacefully entered her heavenly home, Sunday, August 2, 2020. She was preceded in death by her parents, Lawrence Johnson and Jessie Parker; a sister, Logreta Mutchie (Phil); a brother, Larry Johnson (Margaret), and a sister-in-law, Mary Francis Ennis. Norma is survived by her beloved husband of 63 years, Joe Oakley; 2 daughters, Alesia Oakley Whelen (Jim), and Leanne Oakley Martin (Billy); her son, Steven Oakley; 5 grandchildren, Jared and Joey Martin, and Claire, Emily, and Nicholas Whelen; 1 great-grandson, Grayson; her brother, Ronnie Parker (Susan); her bonus grandchildren, Kevin and Connor; and many nieces, nephews, other family and devoted friends. Norma enjoyed doing arts and crafts, especially ceramics. She found great pleasure in creating craft projects with her grandchildren. She possessed a sense of adventure and enjoyed trying new foods and activities on her many family vacations. Norma was a wonderful friend, and a loving and devoted wife, mother, and grandmother. Her greatest joy was found in the times she spent surrounded by her beloved family. The family would like to wish a special thank you to  Norma’s dear friend, Lyn Newman; to her caregiver, Jean Holloway, for her gentle strength and kindness during Norma’s illness, and the caring staff at Grace Hospice for their compassion. The family will receive friends, Saturday, August 8, 2020 from 4 – 6 pm, at Monaghan Funeral Home, 7300 Creighton Pkwy., Mechanicsville, VA 23111. An invitation only (due to Covid restrictions) Funeral Service will be held 1 pm, Sunday, August 9, 2020 at New Song United Methodist Church, 7450 Colts Neck Rd., Mechanicsville, VA 23111. Interment will be held at 1 pm, Monday, August 10, 2020 at Signal Hill Memorial Park, 12360 Hanover Courthouse Rd., Hanover, VA 23069. The family asks that all those attending services please remember to wear your masks and try to maintain social distancing guidelines. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to East Hanover Vol. Rescue Squad or New Song United Methodist Church.

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Services

Visitation
Saturday
August 8, 2020

4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Monaghan Funeral Home
7300 Creighton Parkway
Mechanicsville, VA 23111

Funeral Service
Sunday
August 9, 2020

1:00 PM
New Song United Methodist Church (Mechanicsville, VA)

Interment
Monday
August 10, 2020

1:00 PM
Signal Hill Memorial Park
12360 Hanover Courthouse Road
Hanover, VA 23069

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