Josephene Hewitt Boone

June 23, 1919 - October 9, 2019

06/23/1919 - 10/09/2019

Past Services

Friday October 11, 2019
11:00 am
Ahoskie Cemetery
First Street
Ahoskie, NC 27910

AHOSKIE, NC – Josephene Hewitt Boone, age 100, passed peacefully on October 9, 2019, at Accordius Health at Creekside Care of Ahoskie.

Mrs. Boone was born in Bertie County, on June 23, 1919, the oldest child and only daughter of the late William Joseph and Bythia Leggett Hewitt. Josephene was a homemaker known for her immaculate home, her brownie pies, and the best sweet tea. She loved working in her home and yard, but her greatest joy was caring for her family. Jospehene loved sports, and in her later years, was always ready to hear the stories of her great grandchildren’s games.

Besides her parents, Josephene was preceded in death by her husband, Walter Boyce Boone, and brothers, William Hewitt, John Hewitt, and George Hewitt.

Left to cherish her memory is her daughter, Linda B. Mizelle; and her son, William Lewis Boone of Ahoskie, NC; two granddaughters, Katherine B. Evans of Ahoskie, NC, and Lisa M. Barkley and husband, Jody of Winton, NC; two grandsons, W. John Boone and wife, Kelly of Cary, NC, and Billy Mizelle and wife, Mikki of Harrellsville, NC; six great grandchildren; and a brother, Raymond Hewitt of Ahoskie, NC.

A celebration of life graveside memorial service will be held on Friday, October 11, 2019, at 11:00 am, at the Ahoskie Cemetery, Ahoskie, NC.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations be made to the Accordius Health at Creekside Care, Resident’s Activities Fund, 604 Stokes St., Ahoskie, NC, 27910; or you may donate online by clicking here

The family would like to thank the nurses, CNA’s, and staff of Accordius for their loving care of Mrs. Boone during her final years.

Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service – Ahoskie Chapel is handling the arrangements for the Boone family and online condolences can be directed to the family by visiting

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J Brian Hewitt
4 years ago

I was very sorry to hear of the passing of my grandfather Raymond Hewitt’s beloved sister and my Grand Aunt Josephine. While I had not seen her in many years, I remember her gentle nature and kindness. Since she, my late father, Joe Hewitt, and I share a name, I named one of my twin daughters, born this summer, both in honor of Aunt Josephine and in memory of my dad. My condolences to her immediate family. I’m sorry for your loss.

Rebecca askew lowe
4 years ago

Linda..blessings to you and your family ..sorry for your loss but what wonderful things to mom is now 98..and we have great talks of things she remembers.

Johnnie Ray and Paula Farmer
4 years ago

Linda and family we are so sorry for your loss. 100 years is a long life and hope it was good to her. You all are in our prayers. God grant you peace and comfort.

Melba Terry Phillips
4 years ago

Linda, I am so very sorry your sweet Momma has passed! She was beautiful inside and out. You and your family are in my prayers.