Josephine Wilson, age 87, of Pittsboro, formerly of Rocky Mount, passed away Thursday, October 27, 2016. Born in Washington,NC, on December 17, 1928, she was the daughter of John Keais Hoyt, of Washington, and Frances Josephine Copeland, of Kinston. Her mother died suddenly two weeks after her birth, so her early years were spent with her father and grandmother, Isabella Blount Hoyt. When she was three years old, her father married Elsie Irene Benthall, of Woodland, NC.
She is survived by a daughter, Elizabeth Hoyt Wilson of Durham; brother, John Keais Hoyt, of Wilmington; numerous nieces and nephews. She is predeceased by her son, Robert McArthur Wilson III and her former husband, Robert McArthur Wilson, Jr.
The family will receive friends and relatives on Wednesday, November 2, 2016 from 6-8 p.m. at Wheeler and Woodlief Funeral Home & Cremation Services.
A memorial service will be held at Good Shepherd Episcopal Church, 231 N. Church Street in Rocky Mount, NC on Thursday, November 3 at 11 a.m., with The Rev. Matthew Johnson officiating. Interment will be at Oakdale Cemetery, 180 E 15th Street in Washington, NC at 3:30 p.m. following the memorial service.
In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to The Children's Home Society of NC, P.O. Box 14608, Greensboro, NC 27415.
Arrangements entrusted to Wheeler and Woodlief Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Rocky Mount.