Kim Mimi Josey

Kimberly Dawn Josey of 330 South Greenbriar Road, Statesville, went home to be with the Lord, Monday, April 18, 2005, at Iredell Memorial Hospital after a four-year battle with cancer.

Ms. Josey was born Jan. 24, 1968, in Iredell County, and was the daughter of Mack O. Josey and Teresa Ballard Josey, who survive. She was a graduate of North Iredell High School and was the store accountant and manager for Harris-Teeter. She was a member of Temple Baptist Church.

In addition to her parents, she was survived by one daughter, Kayla Brett Josey of Statesville; one brother, Bradley Josey and wife, Kari, of Statesville; one niece and nephew, Anna and Jacob Josey of Statesville; and grandmother, Thelma Ballard of Statesville.

She was preceded in death by her maternal grandfather, Don Ballard; and paternal grandparents, John and Ethel Josey; and several uncles.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. today, April 20, at Nicholson Funeral Home, with a memorial service to be held at a later date.

The family will assemble at the home of Mrs. Thelma Ballard, 2708 East Broad St., Statesville.

Memorials may be made to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation or to the American Cancer Society.


My mother, Kim Josey, had been battling cancer for four years. She was such a fighter, she never did anything halfway, it was all the way with everything she had. She kept children for many years. She had joy in watching them grow and discover new things in the world each day. I loved my mother more than anything. As each day passes along with each breathe I take I see more of her in me. I hold her precious memories and carry her heart within me. She would have given me the world just to see me happy if I had asked. I take comfort in knowing Ill see her again one day. As the heavens come down and the golden gates open Ill be with her. I love my mom. Ill be seeing you in the stars. Kayla Josey.