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Norma Simmons Cardwell

January 4, 1943 — October 28, 2023

Norma S. Cardwell, age 80, of Prairieville, LA, passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family on October 28, 2023. She was born in Simmesport, LA, on January 4, 1943, to Dora and Emerson Simmons.

She is survived by her husband, Fred; her 6 children, Walt (Paula), Maria Thorn (Greg), Jane Orgeron (Dennis), Hayden (Patricia), Theresa (Kyle) and Aimee Norton; her 17 grandchildren, Claire, Lauren, Tristin, Spencer, Jeremy, Megan, Mallory, Kelly, Andrew, Elise, Macklyn, Emily, Jacob, Lauren, Julia, Brooke; her 12 great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.

She is also survived by her sister, Loraine Jackson (Wes) and brother, Gene.

Norma is preceded in death by her parents; her two brothers, “D D” and Gerald Simmons and her grandson, Brady.

After completing her college degree in Home Economics, she and Frederick were married on August 17th of 1963.

She was a remarkable mother and grandmother, and the hallmark of her life was family time, cooking and sewing.

She had a keen gift of foresight, discipline, honesty, and love for little ones, especially newborn babies.

She enjoyed reading, transporting her children to swimming lessons, biddy basketball, serving as den mother for

cub scouts, 4-H activities, and many other school functions. She also enjoyed camping, travel, and LSU sports.

Mass of Christian Burial will be conducted at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, 15208 LA-73 Prairieville, LA, on Monday, October 30, 2023, at 11:00am, with visitation beginning at 10:00am. Burial will follow in Hope Haven Garden of Memory Cemetery of Prairieville.

The family wishes to thank Pinnacle Hospice for their remarkable, meticulous, and professional care.

In lieu of flowers, please donate to charities benefiting Parkinson’s Disease, American Diabetes, and American Heart Associations.

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Visitation

Monday, October 30, 2023

10:00 - 11:00 am (Central time)

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Monday, October 30, 2023

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Monday, October 30, 2023

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37577 Duplessis Rd, Prairieville, LA 70769

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