Bessy Mason Josey, 77, of Troutman, passed away Saturday, November 10, 2018 at her daughter’s residence. She was born in Love Valley on December 25, 1940 to the late Bub Wiley Mason and Ida Branton Mason.

Bessy was a graduate of Central High School and was married on June 24, 1964 to James Thomas Josey who preceded her in death on May 13, 2018. They shared over 53 years of marriage before his passing. She was retired from Hunt Manufacturing where she worked as a traffic manager and was a member of New Bethany Baptist Church.

Along with her parents and husband, James, she was preceded in death by two brothers, Bobby and Bryant Mason, and two sisters, Betty Shook and Barbara Stone.

Left to cherish her memory are two daughters, Anita Josey Williams (Donald) and Kelly E. Josey, both of Troutman; two step-sons, Jimmy Francis (Kelly) of Holiday, FL and Jeff Francis (Shelly) of Elizabeth City, NC. She is also survived by six grandchildren, Ashton Williams, James Matthew Williams (Abigail), Michael Sanders and Avery Mason Josey, all of Troutman, Morgan and Jake Francis of Holiday, FL. She is further survived by two great-grandchildren, Ryan and Riley Williams of Troutman, two brothers, Billy and Barry Mason; and one sister, Brenda Stone.

Funeral services will be held 1:00 pm Tuesday, November 13, 2018 at the Nicholson Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Doug Allen officiating. Burial will follow in the Iredell Memorial Gardens Cemetery. The family will visit with friends Monday evening from 6:00 until 7:30 pm at Nicholson Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Gordon Hospice House or Alzheimer’s Association. Online condolences may be made to the family at  and Nicholson Funeral Home is serving the family.