Norma Saunders

Obituary of Norma Joy Saunders

Norma Joy Saunders was born August 20, 1942, in Portland, Jamaica. Norma was the youngest of three children born to the late Viola Rebecca Tibby and Cleveland Tibby. Norma attended schools in Jamaica. She moved to the United States in 1959, with her mother, Viola, late brother, Patrick and sister, Pauline. Soon after, she began working at Horn and Hardart's in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania as a waitress. There is where she lived with her family. While working at Horn and Hardart's, she met (late) Mr. Raymond Littlejohn. Although they never married, they had two children together, Raymond Littlejohn Tibby and Ramona L. Tibby. Norma was a very hard worker. She enjoyed working in the casino industry. She worked at Harrah's Casino in Atlantic City, New Jersey as a slot attendant for more than fifteen years, then went on to work at the former Trump Marina in Atlantic City, also as a slot attendant for another five years. Norma loved her job. She loved interacting with people and meeting new people. She was such a people person and could easily strike up a conversation with anyone. Norma just had that genuine warmth and kindness about her that was like a people magnet. Many people would comment on her distinct accent and would ask if she was from the Islands. Norma would proudly say, "Yes, Jamaica." When Norma finally ended her casino career in the late 2000's, she began working at the Atlantic City Airport as an aircraft caterer/cleaner. Her longtime dream was to become a flight attendant. Although that dream never came true, she still enjoyed her job and enjoyed working at the airport because of her passion for airplanes. Norma also loved going to the Atlantic City Air Show every year with her daughter. In addition to her devotion to her family, Norma loved watching wrestling. She also loved to cook and enjoyed conversating on the phone with her sister, Pauline and chatting with her nieces and her few close friends. She was a coin collector and loved to listen to Yanni and spend time at home with her beloved cat, Sasha. These are only a few of the many things that can be said about Norma, our Mom, Sister, Grandmom, Aunt and Friend. The rest is to be remembered in the hearts of those who came to know and love her. "Norma Joy" as she was affectionately called, passed away on Monday, September 13, 2021, after her health declined. Norma leaves to mourn: two children, Raymond Littlejohn Tibby and Ramona L. Tibby-Greene; sister, Mrs. Pauline Scott; son-in-law, Steven Greene, Sr.; nine grandchildren, Dante, Steven Jr. "Sonny", Eric, (late Nafiece Tibby), Raynisha, Malik, Raymond Jr., Alexus and Nyiilah; sixteen great-grandchildren; four nieces; three nephews; six great-nieces; eight great-nephews; and a host of other loving relatives and special friends.
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