Let the memory of Maude be with us forever
  • 75 years old
  • Born on May 10, 1938 .
  • Passed away on October 27, 2013 .

Maude Josephine Goss Stephens, 75, a longtime resident of Creedmoor passed away, Sunday, October 27th, 2013 at Hock Family Pavilion in Durham, North Carolina.

A  native of Granville County, the daughter of the late Aubrey Kitchen and Vida Mae Goss.  She was a member of Living Word Baptist Church and a retired employee of Northern Telecom. She was a very loving and nurturing wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother and sister. She was a hard working woman who never stopped. Josephine will be missed by many that she touched with her presence. She is gone from our sight but will always be in our hearts. Till we meet again in the sweet by and bye.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2:00 PM Wednesday, October 30th, 2013 at Eakes Funeral Home in Creedmoor by the Rev. Wesley Holder. Burial will be in Carolina Memorial Gardens in Creedmoor.

Surviving are her husband of 55 years, Lester C. Stephens of the home, two daughters; Denise Stephens Cooper of Creedmoor and Betty Stephens Trautman of Stem; two sons, Barry G. Stephens and Archie C. Stephens both of Creedmoor; two sisters, Louise G. Hines of Henderson and Lurline G. King of Creedmoor; two brothers, Aubrey Goss of Oxford, Billy Goss of Creedmoor and three grandchildren, Kacie Stephens, Kaitlyn Stephens and Emily Cooper and one great granddaughter, Aubrie Bryson.  She was preceded in death by a son, Rickey Stephens, and her brother Herbert “Coconut” Goss.

Visitation will be held Tuesday, October 29th, 2013 at the Eakes Funeral Home in Creedmoor from 6:30 – 8:30 PM and at others time at the home.

Flowers are accepted.

Eakes Funeral Home in Creedmoor is assisting the Stephens Family.

Posted by Betty Trautman on 10th May 2016
Happy 78th Birthday mama. We love and miss you so so much.
Posted by Betty Trautman on 27th October 2014
One year ago today the Lord called u home Mama. I love and miss u so so much.
Posted by Betty Trautman on 5th November 2013
Mama- I love and miss u so much. Sure wish u didn't have to leave me. Wish we would have had more time together but it was not in God's plan. I know u are up there smiling in heaven. Gonna try our best to take good care of daddy. He sure misses u some kinda bad.
Posted by Judy Phillips on 1st November 2013
Lester and family, I enjoyed knowing Jo and all you of her family. What a kind and giving lady! She will be missed by so many friends. I'm thinking of you all and please know that you are surely in my prayers. With deepest sympathy, Judy
Posted by Kay Turner on 30th October 2013
Family of Josephine, I am so sorry to hear of the passing of this dear lady. Josephine & I went to School together. Your family are in my prayers and thoughts.
Posted by Janice And Charlie Rogers on 29th October 2013
Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. My life was blessed to have known Josephine as a friend.
Posted by Martha Newton on 29th October 2013
aka Mardi, I've known Josephine since i was 6 yrs.old. I thought a lot of her then and later when i came back home and our paths crossed again. I had always been fond of her and Lester! Lester i hope you and the family knows you all have another angel looking down on all of you now! You're in my thoughts! With love, Mardi
Posted by Teresa Walker on 29th October 2013
our prayers are with you during this time. Sorry we can't be there, we are in AZ til Nov. Josephine was a awesome lady! I enjoyed working with her at Nortel and eating lunch with her. She loved her kids and grandkids! May peace and love surround each of you during this time. Jimmy and Teresa Walker
Posted by Dawn Dickerson on 29th October 2013
Josephine is a sweet women and will be miss. My thoughts and prayers are with the family.I will keep you all in my prayer.
Posted by Betty Proctor on 29th October 2013
Praying for your family. Josephine was an awesome woman who will be greatly missed by her family and friends. I can just see her and Sid setting at the feet of Jesus and signing in the choir with all the other saints. God bless all of you! Love, Betty Proctor
Posted by Cheryl Klinefelter on 28th October 2013
My thoughts and prayers are with this wonderful family. She is in such a beautiful place.
Posted by Barbara Lunsford on 28th October 2013
Lester, Denise, Betty, Barry and Archie, Josephine was a sweet and kind person that loved her family unconditionally and she will be missed by many. Lester, we will always cherish the fun times at the beach and mountains with you and Josephine. Always know that Lawrence and I are here for you if you need us. Love, Lawrence & Barbara

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