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Josephine Thompson


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Josephine Thompson Obituary
Josephine Thompson, age 87, of Gary, IN, though recovering well in the hospital and ready for release, with a fervent resolve, chose to leave us and to be with Jesus whom she knew and loved so well, on December 8, 2015 in Fairfax, VA, with her daughter, Daaiyah, by her side. Josephine was born January 23, 1928 in Jacksonville, FL to Rudolph and Lucille Belcher. Josephine graduated in the Class of 1946 from East Chicago Washington High School. She briefly attended Purdue University Calumet School of Nursing, leaving her studies to be a full-time mother. She retired from St. Catherine Hospital after 35 years of service. She was preceded in death by her: father, mother, daughter, Sybil Marshall, son-in-law, Joseph Marshall, husband, Alonzo Thompson, sisters, Ruby Sanders and Mildred Tucker, and nieces, Tamara Sanders and Angela Tucker. She's survived by her children: Pamela King, H. Nasif (Varnetta) Mahmoud and Daaiyah Rashid; grandchildren, Rhonda King, Muna (Tony) Walker, AJ Tyson, Jo-Seth Rashid, Daniel (Krystal) Marshall, Haile Lee, Matthew (Shana) Marshall, and Gabrielle (Jermaine) Robinson; first cousins Nettie Mae Daugherty, Norma Jean (Donald) Wilson, and Johnnie Lee Slocum; 21 great-grandchildren and a host of family, extended family and friends. Visitation will be Monday, December 21, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. at Spirit of God Fellowship, 1010 Roosevelt St. in Gary, IN. The homegoing celebration will immediately follow at 11:00 a.m. Burial will be in Evergreen Memorial Cemetery.
Published in the Post Tribune on Dec. 16, 2015
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