Essie Mae Josey, 89, of Phoenix, AZ, passed away on February 12, 2008. Essie Mae was born December 16, 1918 in Rosalee, TX. She is survived by her loving children Gary (Rodena) Josey, Deborah (Patrick) Walsh, and Patricia Faulkner. Four grandchildren; Aaron Josey, Rhea Hammond, Cody Brandon, and Sarah Kraft. Four Great-grandchildren; Drake Josey, Madelyn Brandon, Bryce Hammond, and Layton Josey. One brother, Roy Kidd. Visitation will be held Monday, February 18, 2008, 9:00-10:00 A.M., at Phoenix Memorial Mortuary. Graveside Services will be held Monday, February 18, 2008, 10:00 A.M., Phoenix Memorial Park Cemetery, 200 W. Beardsley Rd., Phoenix, AZ
Published in The Arizona Republic on 2/17/2008.