Josette Dianne (Maxwell) Murphy Age 55, passed away unexpectedly on December 26, 2012, Josette was born on April 6, 1957, in Tacoma. WA. She attended Gault Junior high, and was a 1975 Lincoln High graduate; she attended University of Washington. Preceding Josette in death are her grandparents, Grady and Ressie Strickland, mother Rubie Joe Maxwell, one sister, Carolyn Jean Guest, two brothers, William Watkins and Melvin Maxwell, and one niece, Carolyn Jean Murphy. Josette is survived by her daughter Destiny Murphy, father Joseph Wilson, two sisters, Ressie Woodard (Henry) and Kathy Duprey (Mike), and four brothers, Joseph Murphy (Debra), Frank Maxwell, Grady Maxwell, and Broderick Maxwell (Mona). Additionally, Harold Murphy III, her ex-husband. Services will be held on Friday, January 4, 2013 at 11:00 am at Shiloh Baptist Church. 1211 South "I", Tacoma, WA 98405.

Published in News Tribune (Tacoma) on Jan. 3, 2013