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Josephine Black Boss
1927 ~ 2023 (age 95) 95 Years Old
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Josephine “Jo” Black Boss, 95, died peacefully at Nassawadox Rehabilitation and Nursing on July 6, 2023.
She was born in Clarksboro, New Jersey, on Dec. 1, 1927. and reared in Northampton County. She was the daughter of the late J. Harold (Doc) Black and Helen Brammell Black of Willow Grove farm, Northampton County Virginia.
She married Charles W. Boss, Jr. (deceased) on March 20, 1948. Together, in their Cheriton, VA home, they raised four children, Charles Boss (Louise) of Machipongo, VA, Allen Black Boss (deceased), Helen Boss Carr (Bill) of Miami, FL, and Carol Josephine Boss Paddock (Wayne) of Hazel Green, AL.
She had one grandchild, Daniel Boss Carr of Miami, FL, and many nieces and nephews of whom she was very fond.
She was predeceased by sisters Margaret “Dickie” Black Jones and Barbara “Bobbie” Black Brown; brother, Joseph “Buddy” George Black, and sisters Aline Boss Wimbrow and Anne Boss Burke. She is survived by sisters Lenore Boss Quandt of Virginia Beach, VA and Carol Boss Nash of Midlothian, VA.
She was a long-time member of Christ Episcopal Church, Eastville, VA where she was a member of St. Cecelia’s Guild. She served for many years as Altar Guild chair, taught Sunday school, made and sold crafts at the church bazaar, and was active in many other capacities.
After her own children were grown, she worked for a time as a Teacher’s Aide at Cheriton Elementary School. She loved meeting those pupils later when they were adults.
Jo was a homemaker whose love of home and family showed in her cooking, gardening, sewing, and living an example of motherhood. Jo loved working in her yard growing vegetables and flowers. In her last year of life, she planned which flowers and vegetables she would grow, and she purchased the seeds. Those plants are now growing.
In lieu of flowers, please send a memorial donation to Christ Episcopal Church, PO Box 367, Eastville, VA 23347
Funeral Services will be held on Thursday, July 13th at 11:00 am. from the graveside at Parksley Cemetery with the Rev. Janet Wheelock officiating.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at foxfuneralhomes.com Arrangements by Fox Funeral Home, Temperanceville.