Embracing the Memory of MISSIONARY MOTHER JOSEPHINE (BEASLEY) LYNN
The earthly journey of Josephine (Beasley) Lynn began in Warrenton County, GA. She was the oldest of four daughters in the loving family of Essie Mae Gross Beasley and James Beasley.
Phine and Josey, as she was affectionally called, graduated from Salisbury High School in 1963. She went on to obtain several certifications and apprenticeships to include Certified Nursing Assistant and Geriatric Nursing Assistant. She worked at the Holly Center, Shore Up, Langton Green, and later became a Foster Grandparent for the Wicomico County School System receiving several accommodations to include the Presidential Achievement Award.
Josephine was married to John H. Lynn III, and to that union, two children were born. Lynnette and John IV, (Tyke). Unfortunately, after a lengthy illness, John IV passed away at the age of three.
Josephine and Lynnette relocated to Buffalo, NY where she joined God's Holy Temple, under the leadership of Bishop H. Abdullah. This is where she discovered her gift of singing. Josephine became a faithful member of the singing group, The House of God Specials, where she coined the song ‘Tis Thee Oh, Ship of Zion.”
In 1984 Josephine rededicated her heart to the Lord and joined the Salisbury Evangelistic Church of Deliverance under the leadership of Bishop Margaret Johnson. She was an active usher, missionary, and praise team member. She was also the Chief Intercessor for The Peoples Hope Church
Josephine adored her family and family functions. She was an incredible Mother, Grandmother, Sister, Auntie, Cousin, God Parent, Singer, Missionary, Church Member, and Friend.
On December 21, 2021, Josephine stepped into eternity at the age of 78. She joined her son John H. Lynn IV; her mother, Essie Mae Beasley; her father, James Beasley an uncle, Edward J. Gross, an aunt; Rethel Jordan and her sister Lurdine Beasley Bivens, who all preceded her in death.
Celebrating her life and legacy, she is survived by her daughter, Lynnette V. Lynn-Horton; 2 grandsons: Quintin and Jordan; 4 great-grandchildren: Lennox, London, NiYomi, and Carter; 3 sisters: Mary, Lovi, KimYatta; a Sister in Love, Lisa Jones; one nephew, Isaac J. Cook; a great-nephew, Isaac J Cook III; nieces: LaMisha, Robin, Lynn, and Jiminda; great-nieces and nephew: Jul’Niyiah, Laila, and Elijah, 3 aunts: Morris, Odisteen, and Helen Gross; a special cousin, Patricia (GAL) Knight, and a host of cousins, other relatives, and friends.