Josephine Moss Stidham, 83, of Petersburg, passed away on Tuesday, May 27, 2014. Born in Goochland, Va., she was the daughter of the late James Russell and Viola Hawk Moss. She was also preceded in death by husband, Coy A. Stidham; and two sons, Junior and Larry Frank.

Josephine retired from Brown & Williamson Tobacco Company after 30 years of service. She enjoyed gardening in her spare time and loved to travel.

She is survived by her children, James Moss (Pat), Terry Frank (Yvonne), Merry Williams (Edward), Sherry Pallas (Dave), Joy Frank (J.R.), Pearl Orick (Cecil), and Kimberly Stidham; 19 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; 2 great-great-grandchildren; and sister, Ruby Wells.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday, May 30, 2014, at the Petersburg Chapel of J.T. Morriss & Son Funeral Home and Cremation Service. A graveside service will be conducted at 11 a.m. on Saturday, May 31, 2014, at Southlawn Memorial Park, Prince George.

Condolences may be registered at

Funeral Home

J T Morriss & Son Funeral Home & Crematory Service
103 S Adams St Petersburg, VA 23803
(804) 733-8511

Published in The Progress-Index on May 29, 2014