Victoria Cassandra Josey
Friend was born May 30, 1956 in Bradenton, FL to Willie
Benjamin Josey and Antoinette Beverly Williams, both deceased.
She lived in Florida until the age of eight years old, at
which time she moved with her family to Winston- Salem, North Carolina. Victoria attended ParklandHigh School and upon graduation from high school
she entered Winston-SalemStateUniversity where she studied Education with an
emphasis on teaching behaviorally and emotionally handicapped students. Upon
graduation with her Bachelor of Science degree she worked in the Winston-SalemForsythCountySchool system teaching special needs
students. She worked full time for the WSFC school system while pursuing her
Masterís degree from Appalachian State University.
Victoria married James C. Friend, her
"Dunklin", on October 25, 1986 after dating for almost ten years.
And who was by her side until the end of her life.
Victoria is also survived by five sisters,
Carol Linton (Paul), Monique Saunders, Rosalyn Wright, Charlene Armstrong, and Stephanye Bauer; three brothers, Dwight Josey (Cynthia),
Dwayne Josey, and Clinton Josey; her best friends, Brigitte Wilks
and Lynn Jackson; and a host of loving nieces, nephews, other relatives, and a
multitude of other friends.
Funeral services will be
held at 12noon Friday, July
19, 2013 at St. PaulUnitedMethodistChurch with Pastor Donald Jenkins
officiating. Interment will follow in EvergreenCemetery. The family visitation will be held
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