Thomasville Times Enterprise


April 3, 2014

Josephine McElvin Moss Cromartie

— Services for Josephine McElvin Cromartie, 87, of 152 Augusta Ave. in Thomasville, will be at 1 p.m., on Saturday, April 5, 2014, at Shiloh M.B. Church. The Rev. Curnell Henry of Shiloh M.B. Church in Thomasville will be officiating. Internment will be at Magnolia Cemetery. On May 1, 1926, Cromartie was born to the late Janie McElvin Sneed in Monticello, Fla. She lived her entire life in Jefferson County and married Oscar Cromartie, Sr., who preceded her in death on July 31, 1991. After 40 years, she retired from the Archbold Hospital Food Service. Cormartie was a life-long, active member of Shiloh M.B. Baptist Church. For over 25 years, she served as the church financial secretary. Her other affiliations include, member of the senior choir where she served as president, member of the mission board, member of the Deaconess and Mother board where she served as president and most recently, the Mother of the Church; and she enjoyed attending the Thomasville District Union and the New Grady Association. Survivors include her daughter, Carolyn Moss Washington of Thomasville; 10 grandchildren, Gregory T. Washington of Thomasville, Henry H. Washington of Atlanta, Paula C. Washington of Charlotte, N.C., Angela Washington Jones of Atlanta, Michelle Washington (Mathis) Curry of Atlanta, Rodney Cromartie (NaKeisha) of Thomasville, Tony Cromartie (Tineka) of Atlanta, Cory Williams (Michelle) of Thomasville, Katava Virgil (Leo) of Thomasville and Jackie McCullough of Valdosta; daughter-in-law, Della Cromartie of Thomasville; nieces, Joyce Gaines of Thomasville and Christine Leaphart (Xavier) of Atlanta; and nephew, Columbus Taylor, Jr. (Christine) of Roseville, CA.; 18 great grandchildren; a devoted cousin and sister, Carrie Bingham of Orlando, Fla.; a childhood friend and sister, Gladys Reid; a special friend, Martha Filmore; and many nieces, nephews and friends. She was preceded in death by sons, Willie Jones and Oscar Cromartie; sister, Dessie Mae Willis; and son-in-law, Henry H. Washington, Jr. Visitation will be on Friday, April 4, 2014, from 1 p.m. until 8 pm. at the funeral home. The remains will lie instate at the church from 11 a.m. until the funeral hour with no viewing after the eulogy. —Hatcher- Peoples Funeral Home


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