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Josephine L. (Lankford) Walker Wilson
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Josephine L. (Lankford) Walker Wilson

Josephine L. (Lankford) Walker Wilson passed away Thursday, October 5, 2017.
She was one of 11 children and was born on August 30, 1932 to the late Leo Lankford, Sr. and Mary (Allen) Lankford of Saint Joseph, MO.
Josephine was a lifelong resident of Saint Joseph, MO. She attended Bartlett High School and in her earlier years played the piano at New Hope Missionary Baptist Church. She later worked at the Noma Lighting Company before obtaining several clients in her cleaning business.
Josephine married Comezell Walker, Sr. on October 28, 1950. Together they operated C.Z. Walker’s Hauling Service. Comezell, Sr. passed away May 19, 1964.
Josephine married James J. Wilson of Atchison, KS on Novemeber 29, 1973. She lived her years with James as a homemaker, mother, and loving care-taker to her family. Her passion and joy was caring for her family. Josephine’s hobbies included collecting newspaper articles on the accomplishments of loved ones and friends, figurines, and playing the piano, often by ear. She loved music of all kinds, but especially enjoyed gospel music and music from the Gaither Homecoming Collections.
Josephine was preceded in death by her first husband, Comezell Walker, Sr.; parents, Leo and Mary; six sisters, Anna Blakley, Leola Farmer, Virginia Thomas, Sara Bell Johnson, Lula Blakley, and Betty Weston; four brothers, Addison Lankford, Leo Lankford, Jr., Fred Lankford, and Robert Lankford.
She leaves to cherish her memory, three sons, Comezell Walker, Jr., Clinton Walker (Madonna), Earl Walker (Carmen); three daughters, Calista Wilson Pinkney (Nolan), Carla Wilson Daniel (Herbert) and Helen Wilson; six grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Homegoing Services 1:00 P.M. Saturday, New Hope Baptist Church. Interment Ashland Cemetery. The family will gather with friends one hour prior to the service at the church. Online guest book and obituary at

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Ashland Cemetery

2324 Ashland Ave.
St. Joseph, MO


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