Bernadette J. (Fortier) Johnson, age 95 of Lowell, passed away on July 27, 2021, at Fountain View of Lowell. She was preceded in death by her parents, Paul & Estelle Fortier; husband, Robert; son, James; grandson, Paul Despres; and 6 siblings. Bernadette is survived by her daughter, Alicia Despres; sons, Timothy (Deborah), Stephen, Gerard, Bernard, Mark; grandchildren, Gerard (Monica) Despres, David (Gigi) Despres, Stephen Jr. (Amy), Kevin, Jennifer, Renee, Joseph, Christina (Scott) Dailey, Matthew (Elizabeth), Burt (Amy), Tammy (Matt) Erste; sister, Maxine (Rick) Falls; many great-grandchildren; and several nieces & nephews. Bernadette loved people and loved to give her time to others. She was an avid volunteer for many different organizations including, Meals on Wheels, Retired Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) through the Lowell Police, and she was in charge of the government commodities in Lowell. She had an open door policy in her home, and always welcomed others with her huge heart. The family would like to give special thanks to the staff of Fountain View of Lowell for their wonderful care given to Bernadette. A Mass of Christian Burial will take place at 11 AM on Monday, August 2, 2021, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 402 Amity Street, Lowell, Michigan, 49331, with visitation one hour prior. Fr. Aaron Ferris presiding. Interment St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery. Memorial contributions in Bernadette’s name can be directed towards a charity of choice.