Bernice Marlene Josey, 74, of Silsbee, passed away December 24, 2017 at Christus Dubuis Hospital in Beaumont.


She was born January 12, 1943 in Cheyenne, WY to Gerald and Alma Brourette Kellogg.


Bernice was a longtime Silsbee resident.  She was a loving and devoted mother who was dedicated to her family.  She never met a stranger and opened her heart to everyone.  She attended of First Baptist Church in Silsbee.


She is preceded in in death by her parents Gerald and Alma Kellogg and siblings Gerald E. Kellogg and Julia Ellen Stewart.


 She survived by her husband of 55 years, James Josey, Sr. of Silsbee; children, James Lester Josey, Jr and wife, Kim of Spring, William Josey and wife, Susan of Buna, Ronald Eugene Josey and wife, Barbara of Lumberton, Sharon Kaye Josey of Silsbee, Thomas Earl Josey of Silsbee and Johnathan Lee Josey and wife, Carolyn of Woodville; grandchildren Dustin, Candace, Crystal, Seth, Brandy, Dustin Earl and Bryceton, Triniti, Ethan; numerous great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.