Josephine Bigham LaGabed, age 88, of Northport, AL, passed away July 20, 2021, at Heritage Healthcare & Rehab. Graveside services will be held 1:00 pm. Saturday, July 24, 2021, at Boone Cemetery with Brother Joe Jones officiating and Magnolia Chapel North directing.
She was preceded in death by her mother, Tommie Watson Bigham; father, William Bigham; sister, Emagene Bigham Johnson; and brothers, Samuel, William Lee, and Infant Bigham.
Survivors include her daughter, Sherry LaGabed Phillips; grandchildren, William Grady Phillips and Morgan Allyce Phillips; son-in-law, James Dowell Phillips; sister, Martha Rachel Rice (Clint); nephews, Kenneth Rice (Mike) and Terry Rice (Jan); niece, Lisa Jones (Andy).
Josephine was a loving mother and devoted “Nanny”. She grew up in Samantha, AL; attended Livingston University; and taught at Theodore High School. She dedicated her life to caring for her daughter and family. She worked 23 years at Sterilon (Seamless) Hospital Products in Fayette, AL; and retired from Rite Aid Warehouse in Tuscaloosa. A faithful Christian, she was a Sunday school teacher at Salem Baptist Church and attended Carolwood Baptist Church.
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