Josie Harvell



Josie Helen (Ross) Harvell of Spotsylvania passed August 15, 2017. A loving and dedicated wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend. Born in Demopolis, Alabama on October 29, 1943 to Joseph and Marian Ross, she grew up in Montgomery, Alabama. Married for 47 years to the late Richard Harvell. A proud graduate of Alabama A&M University, she worked as an elementary school teacher and homemaker.

She is survived by her 3 children - Velarie Harvell (Doug Rice) of Accokeek, Maryland; Angela Harvell of Spotsylvania, Va and Ronald Harvell (Cynthia) of Ruther Glen, Va. Grandchildren: Alex Harvell, Brandin Harvell, Marcus Waples, Grant Rice, Isaiah Rice and Christopher Harvell. Sisters: Mayme Oliver (Lewis) of Los Angeles, CA; Lettie Ross of Montgomery, AL and Velma Qualls (Jacob) of Springfield, Il. Family in Law: Buford & Fannie Harvell, Annette Harvell, Rayfield Harvell, and Geneva Harvell. Loving Nieces, Nephews, cousins and close friends. She was preceded in death by husband Richard Harvell, grandson George Waples and parents Joseph and Marian Ross.