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Josilyn Nichelle Cosby

March 2, 1968 ~ March 4, 2024 (age 56) 56 Years Old

Josilyn Cosby Obituary

Josilyn Nichelle Cosby was born to her loving parents, Terrie Roberts and Walter Higdon on March 2, 1968 in Jacksonville, Florida.

She began her education in the Seattle Public School System in Seattle, Washington where she grew and thrived in her studies. After returning to Jacksonville, Florida, she continued her education in the Duval County Public School system graduating from Jean Ribault Senior High School in 1987.

She was raised as the oldest of five children to her bonus dad Carl V. Johnson, Sr. who has always lovingly referred to her as “Double J”. Their bond was so special and strong and she cherished it with her whole heart!!

Her career path consisted of a vast range of avenues. She was the Manager of Popeyes on Edgewood and Moncrief, Manager of Family Dollar on Myrtle Ave and 20th Street Expwy, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida and Grays Security Services, Inc. 

Her last role consisted of being in Partnership with her husband in their family business, CYA Construction.

She met her true love, Dwayne Cosby and after sharing and creating beautiful memories, they married on October 29, 2017 in a surprise wedding that he planned for her. Josilyn was a loving and devoted wife. A wonderful mother. A supportive and committed big sister, aunt, cousin, best friend and a very special niece.

She was preceded in death by her grandmother, Gloria Demons; her baby sister, Angel Quinney; and her uncles, Fred Bussie and Byron Demons, Jr. 

She leaves to cherish her loving memories her husband, Dwayne Cosby; her daughters, Briana Nichols, Tiauna Adams and Tanisha Palmer; her mother, Terrie Reed (mike); her bonus father, Carl V. Johnson, Sr.; her sister, Cara Ford (Aaron); her brother, Carl Johnson, Jr. (Cheryl); her aunt, Barbara Johnson; her uncle, Marshonne Demons (Angelia); her true heartbeat, best friend, ride or die for her whole life, her special aunt/sister/mama, Charisse Bradford (Kenneth); her sister-in-law, Linda Westley; her brothers-in-law, Sammie Cosby, Jr., Jeffrey Cosby (Katherine) and Donnie Cosby (Venus); as well as a host of nephews, nieces, cousins and her lifelong supportive best friends, Tiffany Goethe, Arnissa Boatwright and Dana Hutchins. The Legacy she leaves to cherish her memories are her grandchildren, Nai’im Martin, Amiya Adams, Adrien Adams, Yaasin Benjamin and Yaanailah Benjamin.

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March 8, 2024

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Northside Chapel of Sarah L. Carter's
6665 New Kings Road
Jacksonville, FL 32219

Home Going Service
March 9, 2024

11:00 AM
Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church
2825 San Diego Road
Jacksonville, FL 32207

Interment Following Service
March 9, 2024

Restlawn Cemeteries South
3301 Moncrief Road
Jacksonville, FL 32208


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