Mary Lee Josey

Published 11:25 am Monday, February 28, 2011

ATMORE – Mary Lee Josey, 93, of Atmore died Saturday, Feb. 26, 2011 at her daughter’s residence.

She was born in Chesterfield County, S.C. on Sept. 25, 1917 to Walter and Sara Henderson Roscoe. She was formerly a resident of the Turkey Creek Community of Lee County, S.C.

Mrs. Josey was a well-known nurse in the Lee County area, was a member of the St. Matthews United Methodist Church, United Methodist Women, a homemaker, a community volunteer and above all, a dedicated mother, wife and friend.

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Her husband, James J. “Jack” Josey Sr.; four brothers and five sisters preceded her in death.

Survivors include one son, James J. “Jack” Josey Jr. and wife, Mary, of Hartsville, S.C.; one daughter, Susan Smith and husband, Clint, of Atmore; three grandchildren, Shaw and Leslie Bryson and Mike Josey; three great grandsons; one great-great granddaughter; one brother, Jarvis Roscoe of Patrick, S.C.; special caregiver, Pat Goodwin and many nephews and nieces.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, March 2, 2011 at St. Matthews United Methodist Church in Bishopville, S.C. A private burial will follow later.

At her and her family’s request in lieu of flowers memorials in her memory may be made to the Turkey Creek Cemetery, P.O. Box 61 Bethune, S.C. 29009, Attn: Kershaw Graham, treasurer.

Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home, Inc. is in charge of all arrangements.