LUMBERTON — Josephine Mary Learn Reisman, 88, went to be with the Lord on Nov. 3, 2013, following an extended battle with Alzheimer's.
A memorial service and visitation will be 2 p.m. today at Forest Acres Baptist Church.
She was born Sept. 5, 1925, in Hinsdale, N.Y., to Dana and Mary Learn.
She was preceded in death by her parents; and nine brothers and sisters.
She is survived by her husband of 61 years, Lyle Reisman; five children, Cindy Johnson and husband Danny, Todd Reisman and wife Cindy, Lonn Reisman and wife Mistie, Rusty Lundy and wife Mardie, Judy Doty and husband Kenny; 13 grandchildren, Christopher, Jordan, Daniel, Bobby, Olivia, Lonna, Zachary, Tracie, Terry, Ricky, Tonya, Tara, and Amy; 15 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild, who all loved her and will miss her greatly.
Josie was a tiny woman with a big spirit. She loved her family, her church, and most importantly her grandchildren. She was a long-time employee of Southeastern Regional Hospital for 17 years. As one of the founding members of Forest Acres Baptist Church, one of her proudest accomplishments was being the first female deacon of the church she loved so much. She loved to play games and was an avid Bridge player for many years. She enjoyed the outdoors and walking. She loved people and had a kind spirit that will be remembered forever.
The visitation is one hour before the service.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to Forest Acres Baptist Church, 604 Barker Ten Mile Road, Lumberton, N.C., 28358, or the
, 322 Eighth Ave., Seventh Floor, New York, N.Y., 10001.
On-line condolences may be made by visiting: www.floydmortuary.net.