Josephine Moore Roy

Josephine Moore Roy

Saturday, August 18, 1928 Friday, December 28, 2018

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Obituary for Josephine Moore Roy

In Loving Memory …

Affectionately known as ‘Joe’, ‘Josie’, ‘Mom’, ‘Grams’, and ‘Mrs. Roy’, Josephine Moore-Roy was born to the late Ella Wright and James Moore on August 18, 1928 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She was called home to be with the Lord on December 28, 2018 in the company of family and close friends.

Josephine was raised and attended school in West Philadelphia with her brothers, Charles and Gordon. She had another brother, James, who resided in Fredericka, Delaware, with whom she visited often.

She accepted Jesus Christ as her Savior at an early age. She attended church with her Aunt Anna at The Holy Temple Church of God in Christ at 60th and Callowhill in Philadelphia. She worshipped there under the ministry of Bishop O.T. Jones Sr.

She was married to the love of her life, the late Benjamin Robert Roy of Montross. Virginia in 1949, until his passing in 1995. The couple moved to Warwick, Maryland, then later settled in Wilmington, Delaware. From this union, seven children were born - the late Charles Moore (Chucky), Sherrie (Reenie), Beverly, Joanne, Darlene, Michael and Wayne.

Josephine was a dedicated and gifted homemaker. She enjoyed many hobbies, but she mostly enjoyed taking care of her children, grandchildren and her neighbor’s children. She also enjoyed cooking, shopping, listening to music, watching movies and TV shows, traveling, and talking on the phone to her family and friends. She absolutely loved the holidays. Easter, Thanksgiving and Christmas were her favorites because they presented opportunities for her to create new memories with her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

She never took up driving but she was blessed with an annual summer vacation with her late husband Ben, as she affectionately called him, and their children to PA, MD, NJ, DC, VA. She also took an airplane ride to the Bahamas with her daughter, Beverly.

She was baptised for a second time in the 1980’s, and joined New Pentecostal United Holy Church in Wilmington, Delaware. When her health would allow, she fellowshipped there with her youngest daughter Darlene, and her son-in-law Arthur Sr.

In 2000, Josephine moved to Middletown, Delaware with Darlene and Arthur Sr. She was loved and cared for everyday with the assistance of her daughters, Sherrie and Beverly, her granddaughters, Artrelle and Samone, and later her great-granddaughters, Keyona and Komesha Roy-Turner.

Quite often, she was unable to attend service in person on Sundays. So, the family would routinely meet at 10am at the dining room table for online service. They would fellowship as E-Church Members of the Potter's House in Dallas, TX, where her granddaughte,r Artrelle Turner-Tribbett, and her husband, Thaddaeus, are members. This gave Josephine ample opportunities to watch Thaddaeus and her great-granddaughters, Cory and Logan, lead the church in praise and worship on occasion.

Josephine was extremely loved at 90 years and 4 months young. She had a sharp mind and could take you for a walk down memory lane at any time. Although she needed assistance with her daily care, she was still very much in tune with her heart and was always attuned to others feelings and emotions. If you needed to talk, laugh, cry, or just needed a shoulder to lean on, she was always there. She will be dearly missed.

Josephine was predeceased by the following family members; her parents and her brothers, her husband, her son Charles, and her grandson, Arthur J. Turner Jr.

She leaves her loving children to cherish her memory Sherrie White, Beverly Roy (Robert Johnson), Joanne Roy, Darlene Turner, and her husband and faithful care assistant, Arthur Turner Sr., Michael Roy and Wayne Roy.

Her grandchildren Ralph White, Keysha Johnson, Andre Matthews, Waldon White Jr., Samone Roy, James Howard, Dwayne Howard, Michelle Howard, Robert D. Turner, Artrelle Turner-Tribbett, Wayne Roy Brown and Raheem Brown

To carry on her legacy, Josephine leaves 34 great grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, and many dear family and friends.

Thank you for sharing in this celebration of her life.

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  • Visitation

    Friday, January 4, 2019 | 8:00am - 10:00am
    New Pentecostal United Holy Church
    721 N. Monroe Street
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    Friday, January 4, 2019
    8:00am - 10:00am
  • Service

    Friday, January 4, 2019 | 10:00am
    New Pentecostal United Holy Church
    721 N. Monroe Street
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    Friday, January 4, 2019
    In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be sent to The Arthur J. Turner, Jr. Scholarship Foundation, 20 Chancellorsville Circle, Middletown, DE 19709
  • Interment

    Gracelawn Memorial Park
    2220 Dupont Highway
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I am truly sorry about your loss it's hard when we lose a loved one. However, I wanted to let you know that we can be comforted by a future hope. Soon there will be no more pain or sorrow. All the former things have passed away. (Rev 21:3,4)
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I'm sending my love and prayers too the Roy family Miss Josephine you will truly be missed always in my heart take your wings and fly high

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My sincere condolences for the loss of your dear loved one, may the God of all comfort be with the family during this most difficult time. Please find comfort from his word - 2Corinthians 1:3, 4 and Isaiah 25:8.
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Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
From: Dr. Francine Edwards and the College of Humanities Education and Social Sciences
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Mr Mike and Miss Joanne you have my condolence Keeping your family in prayers Dantley/White family
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