Josie Anderson was born in Washington DC on November 22, 1934 to Joseph Spencer and Connie Carolyn Anderson. She departed this life peacefully on July 31, 2013 after an extended illness. She is a graduate of Paul Laurence Dunbar High School and Miner Teachers College (now University of DC). She enjoyed careers and education, publishing, and social work and was a resident of New York, Indianapolis IN and Chicago IL. She is survived by her daughter Yvette Turner of Brookfield, Illinois; a granddaughter Sentira Turner; great-grandson Karter Banks; four brothers Franklin Anderson, Albert Anderson, Samuel Anderson, Cornelius Anderson; a nephew, five nieces and a host of additional family members, extended family members and friends. Visitation and funeral will be held On Saturday, August 10 at Horton's Funeral Home, 600 Kennedy St, NW, visitation at 9 a.m., Homegoing services at 10 a.m. Interment at Washington National Memorial Gardens. Services entrusted to Howell Funeral Home, Jessup, Maryland.