Josephine Baldwin Young

Published 12:05 am Sunday, February 23, 2014

NATCHEZ — Funeral services for Josephine Baldwin Young, 67, of Natchez, who died Friday, Feb. 21, 2014, at her residence, will be 1 p.m. Monday at Laird Funeral Home with the Rev. John Kramer officiating.

Burial will follow in Greenlawn Memorial Park Cemetery in Natchez under the direction of Laird Funeral Home.

Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. tonight  and from noon until service time Monday at the funeral home.

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Josephine was born June 24, 1947, in Canton, the daughter of Joseph Douglas Baldwin and Elizabeth “Betty” Graeber Baldwin. She grew up in Natchez.

Josephine was a loving mother, grandmother and sister. She was a retired cosmetologist and an active member of Jefferson Street United Methodist Church. Josephine enjoyed creating expert needlework pieces, traveling and attending all of her grandchildren’s numerous activities.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her step-father, Thornton S. Smith, and a sister, Patricia B. Thames.

Josephine was survived by two daughters, Lisa Dale Mayers and husband, G.A., of Natchez, and DeAnn Dillingham Sullivan and husband, Alan, of Destrehan; five grandchildren, Tyler Jordan, Laura Sullivan, Paul Sullivan, Alex Dale and Allie Mayers; one brother, Joseph “Buddy” Douglas Baldwin Jr. and wife, Lucy; one niece, Nicole Allen; one nephew, Joseph Douglas Baldwin III, and a number of great-nieces, great-nephews, other relatives and friends.