Jospehina Mae Buffington was born Dec. 20, 1997, in McDonough, Ga., the daughter of Michael Shane and Wendy Josephine (Icenbice) Shelley. She graduated from Kirkwood Community College in Cedar Rapids. She worked as a cashier at Casey's General Store in North English. She enjoyed Nerf gun wars and drawing. She was a girl gamer extraordinare and loved spending time with her family. Jozie died Monday, Feb. 5, 2018, from injuries sustained in a car accident near Malcolm, Iowa, at the age of 20 years.
Jozie is survived by her mother, Wendy Shelley of Atlanta, Ga.; father, Michael Shane of Griffin, Ga.; two sisters, Lacey Sanders of Chicago and Gabby Buffington of Conyers, Ga.; grandparents, Duane and Peggy Van Dee of North English; two uncles, Josh (Sonja) Icenbice of Keswick and Tyler (Leigh) Van Dee of Fairfax; cousins, Dillon and Peyton Icenbice and Corbin and Charleigh Van Dee; her cat, JuJu; a close family friend, Nick Smith of Atlanta; numerous great-uncles, aunts and cousins; and her adoptive mother, Michelle Buffington.
She was preceded by her great-grandparents.
A celebration of life service will be held at 1 p.m. Monday, Feb. 12, at Powell Funeral Home in North English. Burial will be at a later date in the North English Cemetery. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until service time Monday at the funeral home.
A general memorial fund has been established.
Messages and tributes may be left at www.powellfuneralhomes.com.