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Ms. Josie Mae Durden, of Wadley, Georgia died peacefully surrounded by family members, after a long illness on Sunday, January 15, 2017, at her residence. She was a loving mother, grandmother, sister, and friend. She was born on Sunday, September 7, 1947, to Rev. Leo Durden, Jr., and Minnie M. Grant Durden in Avera, Georgia. Josie attended Jefferson County Public Schools.

Josie was preceded in death by her parents; four brothers, Charlie Durden, Eugene Durden, Leroy Durden, and Jerome Jordan.

She is survived by her devoted children, daughters; Angela Y. Durden and Sondra D. Durden, of Wadley, Georgia., two grandchildren; Shauntasia M. Durden, and Dekadrion L. Hynson, of Wadley, Georgia.

Josie also leaves to cherish her memory, one sister; Lille D. Boston (Willie), of Hephzibah, Georgia, one brother; Charles Dixon, of Atlanta, Georgia, one brother-in-law; Willie B. Boston, of Hephzibah, Georgia, and a host of loving nieces, nephews, cousins, and other relatives and friends.

Josie worked at Keller Manufacturing in Swainsboro, Georgia as an assembly line worker for over twenty-two years. She joined Solomon Temple Missionary Baptist Church at an early age and was a faithful member and singed in the choir until her declining health.

Her favorite songs were ‘Amazing Grace” and “Never Would Have Made It.” Her favorite scripture was Psalm 34. “I Will Bless the Lord at All Times…”

Josie was a loving mother and loved cooking for her family and sharing her meals with friends. She will be missed by those who enjoyed a good meal.

Funeral Services will be conducted Saturday, January 21, 2017 at 12 Noon at the Solomon Temple Missionary Baptist Church, 1331 Solomon Temple Church Road, Wadley, Georgia, with Reverend Eric M. Tate, Pastor, as Eulogist.

Family may be contacted at the residence, 220 Railroad Street, Wadley, Georgia, or at Davis Funeral Home, Louisville, Georgia.

You may sign the family personal guestbook online at; www.davisfuneralhomega.com , or join us on Facebook at; Davis Funeral Home.

Davis Funeral Home, 725 Beech Street, Louisville, Georgia is in charge of arrangements for Ms. Josie Mae Durden.


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  • Sunday, January 15, 2017
    Our staff will continue to keep your family in our prayers. We thank you for allowing us to serve your family.
    ~ Davis Funeral Home
  • Saturday, January 21, 2017
    Sis Glo. Is there. Our father got. This. Be Blessed. Love. Uuuu. Sister. Lillie. An. Family.
    ~ Gloria Brown   Harvey, IL
  • Saturday, January 21, 2017
    Dear cousin Josie, So glad there is no more pain. I'm sure you are surrounded by loved ones including Uncle Sam trying to show you around. Rest in Heaven.
    ~ Cheryl Diane Durden   Fayetteville, NC
  • Saturday, January 21, 2017
    Dear cousin Josie, So glad there is no more pain. I'm sure you are surrounded by loved ones including Uncle Sam trying to show you around. Rest in Heaven.
    ~ Cheryl Diane Durden   Fayetteville, NC
  • Saturday, January 21, 2017
    Dear Family, please know that you all are in our hearts and prayers. I pray our God of love and peace wrap his arms around each of you, We so regret we could not be their to show our love and support. Be encourage. Much Love Jackson and Burgess Family
    ~ Samantha Burgess   Tampa, FL
  • Saturday, January 21, 2017
    Dear Family, please know that you all are in our hearts and prayers. I pray our God of love and peace wrap his arms around each of you, We so regret we could not be their to show our love and support. Be encourage. Much Love Jackson and Burgess Family
    ~ Samantha Burgess   Tampa, FL
  • Monday, January 23, 2017
    To Lilly and family. I am so sorry to hear about Josie's death. Just remember all of the good times, the laughs and the love you all shared. rest assured that she is in Jehovah's memory and will rise again in the ressurection. Despite all she fought a good fight and maintained her faith until the end. Sleep in peace Josie. Your friend Bertha Cunningham
    ~ Bertha Pierce   Bronx, NY
  • Wednesday, February 01, 2017
    I read about the recent death of Josie and I know Angela, Sondra and the Durden family and loved ones have saddened hearts today. So I wanted to share this beautiful scripture where our heavenly father, Jehovah, (Psalm 83:18), promises us that he is going to do away with man's greatest enemy, death. Rev. 21: 4; "And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. Isaiah 33:24 guarantees us: "And no resident will say "I am sick." God's kingdom that Jesus taught us to pray for at Matt. 6: 9, 10 will bring about these wonderful promises, including the resurrection. None of us are guaranteed tomorrow, but we are all guaranteed a resurrection. (John 5:28, John 6:40, John 11:23-25) Also, Titus 1: 2 tells us this promise of a resurrection: "is based on a hope of the everlasting life that God, who cannot lie, promised long ago." Isaiah 26:19 "Your dead will live......And the earth will let those powerless in death come to life." Isaiah 25:8 "He will swallow up death forever. For Jehovah himself has spoken it." For more comforting scriptures please visit: http://bit.ly/1K38EFt. It has given me hope, strengthened my faith and helped me find the answer to Why? I know it will do the same for you. Jehovah invites you to throw all your burdens on him and he will sustain you in your time of grief. It is my prayer this scripture will give you comfort in your grief. If you feel up to contacting me, my email address is: myranj@centurytel.net Please watch this beautiful video entitled "Keep Your Eyes on the Prize" https://tv.jw.org/#en/video/VODChildren/pub-pksn_24_VIDEO
    ~ Julie