Josephine Young Keene, 94, of Raleigh, died Wednesday, November 3, 2021, at UNC Rex Hospital in Raleigh.
Mrs. Keene was born in Four Oaks, North Carolina, daughter of Joseph David Young and Stella Sanders Young. She was a graduate of Four Oaks High School. She was active in the Four Oaks United Methodist Church and the Johnston County Home Extension Club. She was an active volunteer for many organizations in support of her children including: Grade Mother, Band, Youth Choir, Chorus, Varsity Basketball, Girl Scouts and numerous other special events.
She was predeceased by her parents; her husband, James Otis Keene; her sister Kathleen Young Hawley and a number of half-brothers and sisters.
Surviving are daughter, Alice F. Keene of Greenville; and son James (Jim) Wilton Keene of Raleigh. She is also survived by members of her “chosen family” who enriched her life each and every day.
The family will receive friends at Four Oaks United Methodist Church at 1:00 p.m. on Sunday November 7, 2021 followed by a Service of Remembrance and Celebration at 2:00 p.m.
She will be laid to rest in Four Oaks Cemetery, Four Oaks, North Carolina.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in her memory to North Carolina Senior Games, 4603 Western Blvd., Raleigh, NC 27606, or to a charity of one’s choice.
Online condolences may be made at: www.westanddunn.com
Services have been entrusted to West & Dunn Funeral Home, Inc. Benson, North Carolina.
In accordance with NC-COVID19 guidelines, the funeral home suggests practicing social distancing guidelines.
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