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Josephine Bagwell

Josephine Rosetta "Jo" Bagwell

Friday, May 27th, 1932 - Thursday, April 1st, 2021
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Josephine Rosetta Bagwell, was born on May 27, 1932 to the late Burley and Hortense Bagwell. She peacefully transitioned into the arms of God on April 1, 2021 at the home of her niece, Ora, who was her caregiver.

Josephine was affectionately called ”Jo” by her family and friends. She was educated in the Accomack County Public School system. “Jo” worked at Holly Farms, now Tyson’s, for over twenty years.

“Jo” enjoyed cooking and watching the soaps; however, on Wednesdays you could find her in the market getting groceries with her sister, “Lizzie,” who preceded her in death five years ago. They were always together, where you saw one, you saw the other. They would occasionally travel across the Bay to visit their sister, Clara and niece, Beverly.

At an early age, “Jo” joined Gaskins Chapel A.M.E. Church, Savageville, Virginia. She was a member in the choir, served on the Missionary and Lay Society. In 2018, ”Jo” was Gaskins Chapel A.M.E. Church’s honoree at the Virginia Conference Red Flare Luncheon.

She leaves to cherish her loving memories: sister, Clara Miller of Norfolk, VA; nieces, Ora Satchell (who was like a daughter) of Onancock, VA and Beverly Miller of Norfolk, VA; great-nephew, Brandon Drummond (Deon Turlington and her daughter, Nyasia) of Hampton, VA; great-niece, Muriel Bradbury of Norfolk, VA; great, great-nieces, Skylar Drummond of Hampton, VA and Isabella Bradbury of Norfolk, VA; great, great-nephews, Kanize and Ky’Zerion Williams, both of Onancock, VA; special cousin, Vernice Willis of Onancock, VA; adopted nieces, Marlene Thomas, Deborah Caldwell, Tracy Clarke, and Christine Lewis; and a host of cousins and friends.
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Service Details

  • Private Funeral Service

    Friday, April 9th, 2021 | 11:00am
    Friday, April 9th, 2021 11:00am
    Cooper & Humbles Funeral Co., Inc.
    24497 Mary N. Smith Rd.
    Accomac, VA 23301
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    In light of the evolving situation with COVID-19 virus, we are making adjustments to adapt to the current health emergency. In order to reduce the spread of the virus in our community, we are limiting the public’s access to our facility. We will continue to serve our families with the utmost dignity, as well as maintain the safety guidelines provided by the Center for Disease Control (CDC).
    We have received notification of the Governor’s Executive Order Sixth Amended Number Sixty-Seven (2020) and Order of Public Health Emergency Seven, which imposes the following restriction:
    Effective Midnight, Thursday, April 1, 2021, all public and private in person gatherings of 50 or more individuals are prohibited. This includes outdoor and indoor settings.
    In accordance with the Governor's Executive Order, Cooper & Humbles Funeral Co., Inc. will comply and hold all services private until further notice. We will not have any public viewings. In an effort to accommodate family and friends, we are posting photos and the funeral/graveside service video of your loved ones on their respective Book of Memory pages on our website, www.cooperandhumbles.com. This will allow you to have a lasting memory picture and attend the service virtually. We thank you for your patience and understanding during this difficult time and as soon as this matter is resolved, we will resume our normal practices.
  • Interment

    Friday, April 9th, 2021 | 11:00am
    Friday, April 9th, 2021 11:00am
    Gaskins Chapel A.M.E. Church Cemetery
    26211 Savageville Rd.
    ONANCOCK, VA 23417
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email


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Clara Miller

Posted at 07:53pm
With much love. I will truly, truly miss you. Your sister Clara, and happy nieces Beverly, Muriel and Isabella.
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Marcie W W

Posted at 04:47pm
To the Bagwell Family
May God continue to strengthen you during your mourning hours.
With sympathy,
Marcie White

Bobbie Williams

Posted at 01:38pm
Josephine was a member of the 1950 high school class at Mary N. Smith high School... She was loved by all of her classmates... May her beautiful spirit rest in peace.

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