Maybelle Joslin, 94

Vera Maybelle Joslin, 94, passed away Friday, Jan. 5, 2013, at her home in New Albany.

She was born to Richard Edmond and Mattie Elizabeth Strickland on Feb. 13, 1918, near Holcut, in Tishomingo County. She loved her family, church and always loved cooking for special times with her children and family. She loved to travel whenever possible and was always ready to go and to serve. She graduated from Glendale High School in Alcorn County and received her elementary teacher’s certificate from Blue Mountain College. She lived her faith in Christ as a teacher, minister’s wife, mother and homemaker for her family and church communities throughout Mississippi, including Glen, Interstate, Burnsville, Iuka, Walnut, Batesville, Hickory Flat, Pope (Pharsalia) and New Albany.

Services were held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 8, at United Funeral Service with the Rev. James Lewis officiating.

She is survived by five sons, Wendell Douglas Joslin of New Albany, Joe Edward Joslin (Sherry) of DeRidder, La., Jack Winston Joslin (Deborah) of Hernando, Franklin Alfred Joslin (Miriam) of Pace, Fla., and Terry Michael Joslin (Teresa) of New Albany; one daughter, Sarah Beth Joslin Hajeh of New Albany; one sister, Dorothy Hamblin of Memphis, Tenn.; 10 grandchildren, Eddie (Stacey) Joslin of DeRidder, La., Barry (Jessica) Joslin of Louisville, Ky., Ryan Joslin and Drew Joslin of Hernando, Al (Sarah Jo) Joslin of Waco, Texas, Alletta (Christopher) Joslin Goolsby of Brandon, Jennifer (Jaysen) Joslin Hogue of New Albany, Elizabeth (Braxton) Joslin Coombs of Alexandria, Va., Michael Joslin of New Albany and Sarah Hajeh of New Albany; and nine great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 63 years, Rev. John Douglas Joslin.

Pallbearers were her grandsons, Eddie Joslin, Barry Joslin, Al Joslin, Ryan Joslin, Drew Joslin and Michael Joslin.