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Josephine  Powell
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Obituary for Josephine Powell

Josephine Powell, 89, lovingly known as Josie, of Hillside, NJ, passed away on Saturday, September 1, 2018. She was born on May 3, 1929 to Joseph and Mary Cleonas Thurman. Josie was the youngest of four children: Abe Thurman, William Thurman, who preceded her in death. She has one surviving sister Alice White.

She was married to James Powell, Sr. who preceded her in death, and had two children through this union: a daughter Laura Irene Powell and a son, James Henry Powell, Jr. who preceded her in death.

Josie worked at NJIT until her retirement. Josie was also a member of the Eastern Star Chapter 58 St. James Chapter, just one of her many passions. She loved to sing and enjoyed spending time with family and friends. Josie was one of our family’s record keepers and made it her business to get every new child born into our fold. She was always head-strong and loving.

She leaves behind to continue their journey without her: her sister, Alice Thurman White; daughter, Laura Irene Powell Norris; daughter-in-law, Michelle Powell; grandchildren, Ramon Newton, Eric Powell, Sabrina Norris and Tracey Brown; nephews, Alan White, Sean White, William Dixon, and Kevin Thurman; nieces, Brenda White-King, Gwendolyn Hollingsworth, and Cynthia Thurman Hailey; six great grandchildren, and a host of great nieces and nephews; cousins and friends.

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Previous Events

Visitation

Friday

7

Sep

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Perry Funeral Home

34 Mercer St.
Newark, NJ 07103

Funeral Service

Friday

7

Sep

10:00 AM
Perry Funeral Home

34 Mercer St.
Newark, NJ 07103

Cemetery Details

Location

Evergreen Cemetery

1137 North Broad Street
Hillside, NJ .

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