Services for Mrs. Bertha Beatrice Josey, 90, who died March 17, were held April 23 at Hines-Rinaldi Funeral Home with Pastor Jean-Philippe giving the eulogy.
Mrs. Josey, born March 18, 1931, was the daughter of the late Louis and Anne Tyson in Ayden, N.C. After graduation she joined the Army where she served as a medical specialist in Germany. After her discharge from the service and settling in D.C. she worked for the Department of the Treasury. She was a member of Viers Mill Baptist Church where for over 50 years she taught adult and children’s Sunday School and was an active member. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, brothers and sister.
Survivors include her daughters, Robin Powell (Gregory), Carol L. Josey; grandsons, Gregory A. (Daisy), Christopher L. (Selina) and Nicholas; great-grands Sasha, Creed, Anthony Jr. and Ariel; Sister-in-law, Olivia Tyson and Susan Garnes; brothers-in-law, Guy, Paul and the Rev. Henry Josey; adopted granddaughter, Gina Tendras, adopted grandson, Prince Black-Foster and a host of relatives and friends.
Providing music was Bridgit Spriggs.
Honorary pallbearers were Gregory A. Powell, Nicholas Powell, Steven Tyson, Christopher Powell, Reginald Allen, and Kareem Tyson.
Hines-Rinaldi Funeral Home of Silver Spring, MD was in charge of arrangements.