Nicolette (Nicki) Johnson LaPorte entered into heaven on Monday, December 12, 2022. She passed peacefully surrounded by her family. Nicki was born in Chicago, Illinois on February 8, 1952. She moved to Miami, Florida as a young child and attended Visitation Catholic school and was a graduate of Miami Norland High School. While working for Southern Bell she met the love of her life, Brian, which led to a loving marriage of 48 years. After getting married, Nicki took time off to raise her daughters, Kelly and Erin. She was a devoted wife and mother and loved her family deeply. When Nicki returned to the work force, she was a successful sales representative in the retail/gift industry for 18 years.
Nicki was a devoted parishioner at St. John Paul II Catholic Church and was an integral member of the Ministry of Consolation. Her faith was unwavering and endured no matter the challenges that life brought. It was her strong faith in God that enabled her to successfully battle cancer for 14 years with dignity, strength, and grace.
In addition to being a dedicated wife and mother, Nicki was an extremely talented bowler who once rolled a near perfect score of 297. For many years, Nicki was a member of multiple bowling leagues. Nicki was a tremendous chef and loved to spend time with her grandchildren in the kitchen baking. She loved to garden, entertain friends and family, and spent countless hours researching her family tree. She was classy, had a great sense of style and an amazing knack for interior decorating. Nicki was dog lover who spoiled her precious pups. Nicki immediately lit up any room she entered and made an impact on so many people. She was kind, generous, and compassionate. To know her was to love her. She was a joyful presence and had a heart of gold.
Nicki was preceded in death by her parents, Clarence Eugene and Mary Jane Johnson, and her brother, Calvin Johnson. Her memory lives on with her dearly loved husband, Brian A. LaPorte of St. Augustine, her cherished children, Kelly Knowles (Henry), Erin McCormick (Joe), her five grandchildren, Henry III, Benjamin, Mark, Brody and Barton, and her siblings, Karen Hellein, Sandra Smithson, and Phillip Morgan.
A Funeral Mass will be held Friday, December 16, 10:30 am, at St. John Paul II Catholic Church Nocatee.