Frederica Kirkland "Rica"
Josey, 86, died
A graveside service will be held at
The family will receive friends after the service at the family home at
Rica was born on
More than 40 years ago Rica started
transforming Josey Brothers from a hardware store to a gift shop, where
Christmas Open House was the highlight of the year. She took pleasure in her
relationship with her long time employees and the many young people that worked
with her through the years.
Rica was preceded in death by her husband, Danford Edmondson "Dan" Josey, Jr
She is survived by her daughters, Marion Schutle of Scotland Neck and Frederica Shipman and husband Tom of Wake Forest; her sons, D.E. "Joe" Josey, III and William Harris Josey and wife Robin all of Scotland Neck; eight grandchildren, Kirk Josey, Wythe Josey, Alan Shipman and wife Christina, Walker Shipman, Josey Shipman, Madison Josey, Eric Josey, and Carson Josey; and two great-grandchildren, Connor Shipman and Clark Shipman.
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