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Lake Lawn Metairie Funeral Home & Cemeteries

5100 Pontchartrain Blvd, New Orleans, LA

OBITUARY

Robert John Normand, Sr.

January 6, 1958September 6, 2019

Robert John Normand, Sr., age 61, passed away at his home in Kenner, LA on September 6, 2019. A New Orleans native and resident of Kenner, Robert was born on January 6, 1958 to Floyd Luke Normand and the late Rosemary Sacco Normand.

He is survived by his loving wife, Wendy Boudreaux Normand; his daughter, Alicia Normand Blais (Nicholas); sons, Robert John Normand, Jr. (Amy) and Ryan Joseph Normand (April); grandchildren, Colyn, Brynn, Aubrey and Joel; his sisters, Denise Normand Tingstrom (Randy) and Diane Normand Baye (Randy); and his brother, Darrell Michael Normand (Lisa).

Robert Normand Sr. was an affectionate husband, loving father of three beautiful children and four grandchildren, and a devoted son and brother. But above all, he was a faithful servant of his Lord and Savior. Robert made it his life’s purpose to serve and help others. A compassionate man, he prayed not only for his family and friends, but for anyone who was in need, from prisoners in the 1980’s to the sick in the hospital. Robert loved to share scriptures and words of encouragement daily, most recently utilizing social media as a new avenue to reach more people with God’s Word and wisdom. This Holy reverence was even represented at his earliest ages through his love of God’s creation of animals and the outdoors. Robert passed from this life into glory while lying next to the love of his life, Wendy, who he cherished and adored for over 40 years. This love was only second to his love for the Lord and was evident by the way he always looked at her and spoke of her.

Robert was never just a friend but a brother to all, spreading love and laughter with his unique sense of humor everywhere he went. This gift was able to shine through even before he founded his family business of Wenco Parts and Supply in the late 1980’s. His passion for people led him to finding joy in brightening the days of customers and friends even through simple text. Though his passion had been there for decades, through Wenco, he was able to build relationships that would reach farther than he would ever see.

He was God’s instrument, both spiritually and physically. He used his gift of music to help Heaven meet earth and call on the presence of the Holy Spirit. This was a passion that he wanted to pass on to anyone who was willing to learn, from grandkids to best friends. He was also loyal to his church family, Faithful Word Assembly, where he served as a deacon and played guitar with the worship team.

Considered the rock of his family, he made sure to equip those he loved and left behind with the tools that would need to follow in his footsteps. Never wanting the focus on himself, Rob’s testimony of life was to be nothing but a chosen vessel of Christ, to walk in the ways of the Lord until he could walk with the Lord for eternity.

“I believe the Lord brought me thus far and has preserved me for His use as a vessel of honor fit for the Master’s use!!!” – Robert

Relatives and friends are invited to attend the celebration of life service held in the chapel of Lake Lawn Metairie Funeral Home, 5100 Pontchartrain Blvd. New Orleans, LA 70124 on Saturday, September 21, 2019 at 1:00 p.m. Visitation will begin at 11:00 a.m. Interment will follow the service at All Saint’s Mausoleum.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Faithful Word Assembly, 1401 Joe Yenni Blvd. Kenner, LA 70065. Please mark memo: Missionary Support.

To view and sign the family’s guestbook, please visit lakelawnmetairie.com.

Services

21 September

Visitation

11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Lake Lawn Metairie Funeral Home

5100 Pontchartrain Blvd.
New Orleans, LA 70124

21 September

Funeral Service

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Lake Lawn Metairie Funeral Home

Chapel

5100 Pontchartrain Blvd.
New Orleans, LA 70124

21 September

Committal Service

2:15 pm

All Saint's Mausoleum

5100 Pontchartrain Blvd.
New Orleans, LA 70124

Memories

Robert John Normand, Sr.

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Tim Matherne

September 15, 2019

Always had kind words and helpful as a supplier of parts and equipment will be sadly missed rip my friend

Diane Baye

September 15, 2019

My brother, Rob was one of a kind. He had a heart of gold! Even though he was busy with the concerns of his business and life in general, he would always take the time to text or call to check on me and my family.
I know Mom and Mr. & Mrs. B were overjoyed to welcome him into heaven, but I miss him more than words can say!
Love you my precious brother, Diane

Wendy Normand

September 15, 2019

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY