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Mrs. Josie Smith - James

March 25, 1953 ~ January 14, 2021 (age 67)

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Mrs. Josie Smith-James was born on March 25, 1953 in Madison, Mississippi to the late Jessie Smith, Sr. And the late Mary McElroy-Smith.  On January 14, 2021, Josie departed this earthly life at the University of Mississippi Medical Center on Jackson, MS.

Josie attended school at Rosa Scott High School.  She went on to work for Delphi Packard Electric, where she retired after 34 years of service.

Josie Smith-James was married to Tommie Burnett in which three children were born.  She later married the late Mr. Aaron C. James in 2014.

Josie Smith-James is preceded in death by her parents, Mr. Jessie Smith, Sr. And Mrs. Mary McElroy-Smith; her husband, Mr. Aaron C. James; three brothers: Johnny Lee, Eddie Lee and R. W. Moore; three sisters: Bessie Smothers, Ora Smith and Eddie Mae Jones,

Josie leaves to cherish her memories: two daughters: Cynthia Smith of Jackson, MS; and Charlotte (Floyd) Buckley of Las Vegas, NV; and one son, Eric Smith of Jackson, MS; five granddaughters: LaMeshia Burnett and Ke’Andrienne Smith of Atlanta, GA; LaZuandrea Smith and Angel Buckley of Las Vegas, NV; and LaNeshia Smith of Jackson, MS; three grandsons: Trendarius Williams and Jayron Buckley of Las Vegas, NV; and Corey Johnson of Atlanta, GA; one great grandson, Nasim  Amir Smith of Las Vegas, NV; and one great granddaughter, Ar’monee Lake Smith of Jackson, MS; two sisters: Lillie (Earl) McDuffy of Ridgeland, MS; and Ruby Smith of Milwaukee, WI; and one brother, Jessie (Gloria) Smith, Jr. of Jackson, MS; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

A visitation has been scheduled for Monday, January 25, 2021 at Peoples Funeral Home, 886 North Farish Street, Jackson, MS 39202 from 12:00 noon until 7:00 p.m.

Funeral Services will be Tuesday, January 26, 2021,  Graveside Service at Jones Cemetery, Madison, Mississippi at 12:30 p.m.


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January 25, 2021

12:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Peoples Funeral Home
886 North Farish Street
Jackson, MS 39202

Graveside Service
January 26, 2021

12:30 PM
Jones Cemetery - Madison, Mississippi

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