-- — Janeen
Curl Josey, 67, gracefully and peacefully passed away surrounded by family in
her home at sunrise on Friday, March 22, 2013, after a courageous 13 year
battle with breast cancer. She was born on July 27, 1945 in Swainsboro, Georgia to the late Ruby Nunn Curl and Johnie Curl.
She is survived by her husband, C. Ray Josey of Valdosta, her son, Mark Ryan
Josey and daughter-in- law, Chrissy Arsenault Josey,
of Alpharetta, Ga., her daughter, Emily Josey Hunt, of Valdosta, her
grandchildren, Joshua Haren Hunt, Kimble Josey Hunt,
and Laura Claire Hunt, all of Valdosta, and her brother and sister in law,
Wayne and Dianne Curl, of Thompson, Ga., as well as numerous nieces and
Janeen grew up in Thompson, Ga., and received her degree in
Business Education from Georgia Southern University and her Masters in Business
Education from the University of West Georgia. Teaching was her passion and she
spent a total of 41-years in the Georgia education system, in both classroom
and Central Office environments. She began her career as a Business Education
teacher in Northwest
where she taught in several school systems. She received the honor of Teacher
of the Year at FairmountHigh School, ValdostaHigh School, and Valdosta City School System.
She completed her career in the Superintendent’s Office, where she was the
Community Relations Director for Valdosta City Schools.
In addition to her career achievements, Janeen was
involved in numerous community activities. She was a Charter Member of Trinity
Presbyterian Church, where she also served as an Elder, a Sunday School teacher, and a teacher of the Confirmands.
She was also a Past Member of the Board of Directors of the United Way, as well as the Partnership Cancer
Fund. One of her community achievements was being honored as a Paul Harris
Fellow in the Valdosta Rotary Club∑, she
received this honor after starting the Interact Club at ValdostaHigh School. Janeen
was also a Charter Member and Past President of the Sunrise Rotary Club.
Funeral services will be held on Monday at , March 25, 2013, at Trinity Presbyterian Church in Valdosta, with interment to follow at McLaneRiverviewMemorialGardens. The Reverend Richard Hart and the
Reverend Walter Hobgood will officiate
the services. The family will receive friends from to on Sunday,
March 24, 2013
at Carson McLane Funeral Home. Condolences to the
family may be conveyed online at www.mclanecares.com.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to be made to either/both of
the following local and personal choices of Janeen:
Trinity Presbyterian Church, 3501 Bemiss Road,
Valdosta, Ga., 31605
Partnership Cancer Fund c/o John Sparks, 205 Woodrow Wilson Drive, Valdosta,
Ga., 31602. — CarsonMcLane