St. Bernard Memorial Funeral Home & Gardens

701 W Virtue ST, Chalmette, LA


Jean April Johnson

August 1, 1935May 21, 2020

Jean Roy April Johnson was born on August 1, 1935. She passed peacefully, at home, in the arms of Christ and He carried her with Him into eternal life on May 21, 2020 at age 84. A family ceremony was conducted at St. Bernard Memorial Gardens, in Chalmette, on Tuesday, May 26, 2020. She is also interred at this site. She was born and raised in New Orleans and moved to Chalmette in 1955 at the start of raising her family, she then lived in Metairie the past 28 years. She is preceded in death by her parents Denny and Ursula Roy and husband Harvey Johnson. And is survived by step-sister Denise Roy Waters and children Bobby April (Charlene), Melanie and Michael April; 8 grandchildren, Jennifer Chenevert Bradbury (Allen) Catherine and Adam Chenevert, Bobby April III (Laura), Julie April Smith (Jonah), Jamie April Quartano (Ross), Angie April Szush (Jeff), Jackie April Merkel (Ben). And 6 great-grandchildren, Olivia April, Ava and Ford Smith, Bruce, Abrahm and Collins Quartano. She was a deeply devoted mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She always, always put family and their spouse’s before self and committed her life to them. Her true love in life was being with and surrounded by them. Her home was a gallery, filled with rooms of photo’s, through 6 generations, ranging from her grandparents to her great-grandchildren. She enjoyed competing in sports as a younger woman and remained an avid sports fan and had a life-long love of reading. She was an incredible cook who taught her granddaughters the art of “Louisiana Cooking” and loved feeding the family her great meals. Her hobby was to ensure the stray cats that visited her yard and squirrels and birds that were housed in her beautiful trees were always well-fed. “Miss Jean” will be deeply missed by the many who knew and loved her. She was the nicest person anyone could ever met. In lieu of flowers, send donation to the animal adoption center in her name: SpayMart, P.O. Box 6493, Metairie, LA 70009.


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Ronald Johnson

May 28, 2020

Miss Jean truly was one of the nicest people I ever met. I admired her as a mother, and considered her a friend. She was so proud of her kids and grandkids. But, she loved to share them with the world. Bobby, Jr. and I have been friends for 58 years. Whenever Miss Jean would see me, she would say, “How about “our” boy?” She always welcomed me into their home. My mom and dad thought the world of her too.
I am happy I was able to see her in July, during a family wedding, when she was not sick. She went too soon. But, when you love, and are loved, the way she was, you get more than your share of rewards while you are here. We are all celebrating her life and mourning her passing.

Ann Musselman

May 26, 2020

Remembering your wonderful Mother and wishing you all comfort.
Ms. Jean was an amazing lady and we feel lucky to have known her.
Praying that you will all find comfort in your memories of her and knowing that other will be missing her too.
We will be keeping you all in our thoughts and prayers.
Our Love,
Ann & Don


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