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Graveside Service

Hickory Grove Methodist Church Cemetery
Wednesday November 3rd, 2021

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Josephine Easley Mabe

Josephine Easley Mabe, 82, passed away at home peacefully on Saturday, October 30, 2021.

Josephine was born on October 20, 1939 to the late Robert Easley Sr. and Esther Green Easley in Brosville Community, Virginia; later, she moved to Pelham, North Carolina and graduated from Ruffin High School. She married the love of her life, James, on September 16, 1962 and they were happily married for 35 years before his passing. Together, she and James raised two girls, Cynthia and Virginia, and later, she loved and adored her two grandsons, Michael and J.C. She loved UNC Tarheel basketball and working on the family farm, gardening and raising cows, horses, and pigs. She was also a dedicated and faithful of member of Hickory Grove United Methodist Church and was very involved in the Happy Home Extension Club and the Hickory Grove Women’s Society. Despite having difficulties with her eyesight, she was able to remain independent until the last couple years of her life. She was a true and faithful friend to many and will be missed by all who knew her.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband James Odell Mabe; brother, Robert Allen Easley, Jr. and sister, Mary E. Belch.

Josephine is survived by her daughters, Cynthia Mabe O’Brien and husband Chuck of Raleigh, Virginia Mabe Mallard and husband Curtis of Pelham; grandsons, Michael O’Brien of Raleigh and J.C. Mallard of Pelham; brother-in-law, Donnie Mabe of Summerfield; sisters-in-law, Peggy Hampton and husband Wayne of Charlotte, and Debra Easley of Ringgold, VA in addition to numerous nieces and nephews.

An 11:00 graveside service will be held on Wednesday, November 3, 2021 at Hickory Grove United Methodist Church in Pelham with Rev. Lee Eggers officiating. The family will receive friends at other times at Josephine’s home.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Hickory Grove UMC, 9983 NC Hwy 700 Pelham, NC 27311, or Hospice of Rockingham County, PO Box 281, Wentworth, NC 27375.

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A candle was lit in memory of Josephine Mabe

Nancy and Link Nov 3 2021 10:52 AM

Virginia, we are so sad for your great loss. She will really be missed. There are so many cherished memories of school days, girls' fun days out, family Rook parties, family stews and so many other good times. She was such a kind , gentle lady to all. "Death is a heartache No one can heal. Love is a Memory No one can steal." Please know our family is remembering you and your precious family with our Love, Prayers, and deepest Sympathy.

Wayne and Olivia Ashworth Nov 3 2021 8:33 AM

Sorry to hear of her passing. A very sweet Christian lady. The London sisters

Janice London Nov 2 2021 7:41 PM

My thoughts and prayers are with the family.

Donna Handy Nov 2 2021 12:39 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Josephine Mabe

Donna Handy Nov 2 2021 12:37 AM

Keeping the Family In Prayers at this difficult time.

Teresa Pruitt Nov 1 2021 9:24 PM

Keeping the Family In Prayers!

Ossie & Ruth Walker Nov 1 2021 9:23 PM

So Sorry to hear about Josephine, She was a sweet lady. She will be missed. Keeping the Family In Prayers at this difficult time.

Ron & Donna Walker Nov 1 2021 9:22 PM

I am so sorry to hear about Mrs. Mabe's passing. I will be praying for her family for the difficult hours, days, weeks, months, and years ahead. Praise the Lord that those are saved by the blood of Jesus Christ this is not goodbye, it is just see you in a little while. To Virginia - I am sorry about the loss of your mom honey. I know how that feels. I am praying for you. Love, Renee Strader Windsor

Renee Windsor Nov 1 2021 5:10 PM

I will miss Josephine so much. Her empty seat at church; her outfits of all sorts of Tarheel accessories; her treats at the many church functions; her frequent phone calls just to ask how I am doing; her smile; her gentle encouragement just when I need it---this list could be very long. She definitely leaves a void in many lives from all the good things she did for so many. God bless Virginia, Curtis and JC for the kind care they have given her these past couple of years. Sending prayers and condolences from all my family.

EARLENE GENTRY Nov 1 2021 1:07 PM

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