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Josephine Clevolia (Torain) Cousin

March 28, 1931 ~ January 13, 2020 (age 88)

Obituary

“In heaven I have only you and on this earth, you are all I want. My body and mind may fail, but you are my strength and my choice forever”. (Psalm 73:25-26). 

     In the early morning hours of January 13, 2020, Josephine Clevolia Torain Cousin “Cleedie” excepted her Father’s invitation to join Him and inherit the kingdom He has prepared for her.  Clevolia was born on March 28, 1931 in Alamance County, North Carolina to the late Young Thomas Torain and the late Minnie Francis Neal Torain of Mebane, North Carolina. She was educated in the Orange County School System. She was a 1952 graduate of Central High School and Nursing Program at Alamance Community College. Clevolia retired from Lucent Technologies/Western Electric after 29 years of service. As a young girl she joined Hunters Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Mebane, North Carolina where over the years she served faithfully on the Usher Board and later became a traveling usher. She also served on the Missionary Society. She was an Honorary Stewart and Church Treasurer for over 40 years. Clevolia remained dedicated to Hunters Chapel where she received her religious principles and doctrines until her final journey to be with her Father. 

     Clevolia was married to the late Herman Lee Cousin. She leaves to cherish her memory one son, Aaron Lee Cousin (Siounique), and one step daughter, Vicky Anderson Foster (Silas); one grandson, T’Challa Anderson and one granddaughter Morning Anderson; three great granddaughters: Elisha Williamson, Eboni Alston and Kaylia Alston; two great grandsons: Jeremiah Crowder Anderson and Gabriel Anderson as well as a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends

     Clevolia was predeceased by two brothers James Torain and Willie Thomas Torain. (Lucille). Seven sisters, Priscilla Torain, Emma Glover (Joe), Cornelia Kemp (Thomas), Annie T. Boone (Nathaniel), Margaret T. Johnson, Elizabeth T. Carter (Carl), and Pauline T. Thompson (Clinton) 

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Services

Viewing
Thursday
January 16, 2020

1:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Sharpe Funeral Home, Inc,
520 Rosenwald St.
Burlington, NC 27217

Wake-with the Family present
Friday
January 17, 2020

12:30 PM to 1:00 PM
Johnsons Chapel AME Church
431 Woodlawn Rd.
Mebane, NC 27302

Funeral Service
Friday
January 17, 2020

1:00 PM
Johnsons Chapel AME Church
431 Woodlawn Rd.
Mebane, NC 27302

Burial

Snow Hill Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery
Hwy 119
Mebane, NC 27302

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