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Bernice Josey Obituary

Bernice Eleanor Safrit Josey
Bernice Eleanor Safrit Josey

November 25, 1922 - May 20, 2017
Born in Rimertown, NC
Resided in Salisbury, NC
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Bernice Eleanor Safrit Josey, 94, of Salisbury, passed away on Saturday, May 20, 2017 at her home surrounded by family. She was born on November 25, 1922 in Rimertown, NC to the late John Safrit and Laura Boger Safrit.

Bernice worked as a Weaver for Cannon Mills until she retired from there. She enjoyed quilting, sewing, cooking, and working in her flower garden. Bernice was a talented quilter and seamstress having made many quilts and clothes for her family and friends. She loved to work on puzzles and spend time with her family.

In addition to her parents, Bernice was preceded in death by her husband, Martin Luther Josey; two sons, Steve Josey, and Alvin Wayne Josey; a daughter, Linda Josey File; two sisters, Mary Fisher, and Mertie Cress; and two brothers, Ralph Safrit, and George Safrit.

She is survived by her daughter, Brenda Josey Kirby of Salisbury, NC; six grandchildren, fourteen great grandchildren, eight great great grandchildren, two great great grandchildren on the way, and numerous nieces and nephews.

The Funeral Service will be held on Wednesday May 24, 2017 at 2:00 PM at Powles Staton Funeral Home conducted by Pastor, Carlin Ours. The family will receive friends from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM prior to the service at Powles Staton Funeral Home. Burial will take place following the service at West Lawn Memorial Park (1350 S. Main St., China Grove, NC 28023).

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Organ Lutheran Church (1515 Organ Church Rd., Salisbury, NC 28146) or to Rowan Hospice and Palliative Care (101 Hospice Lane, Winston-Salem, NC 27103).

Powles Staton Funeral Home of Rockwell, honored provider of Veterans Funeral Care, is assisting the Josey family. Online condolences may be made at www.powlesfuneralhome.com.

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Powles Staton Funeral Home
913 W. Main Street
Rockwell, NC US 28138
Wednesday, May 24, 2017
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Powles Staton Funeral Home Chapel
913 W. Main Street
Rockwell, NC US 28138
Wednesday, May 24, 2017
2:00 PM
West Lawn Memorial Park
1350 South Main Street
China Grove, NC US 28023
Wednesday, May 24, 2017
3:00 PM



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