The Celebration of life for Mrs. Joselyn Pamela Walker Saffore who passed away on Wednesday, May 12, 2021 will be held on Saturday, May 29, 2021 at 2:00 p.m. at Allen Temple A.M.E. Church 2101 N. Lowe St., Rev. Glenn B. Dames, pastor with Rev. R. J. Stevenson, officiating. The interment will be held in Orange Hill Cemetery.
Joselyn was born February 14, 1958 in Marion, South Carolina to Vivian Johnson. Joselyn was educated in Hillsborough County, attending Meacham, Monroe and Tampa Bay Tech High School, graduating with the class of 1976. Joselyn was a member of the Historic St. Paul A.M. E. Church downtown Tampa and in later years New St. Paul AME Church, where she had served as an usher, YPD and lifelong member of the Women’s missionary Society (WMS) at the time of her passing she was the West Coast Conference WMS president. Joselyn was preceded in death by her mother, Vivian R. Johnson; her aunts, Evelyn B. Johnson and Ann Jackson; her cousin, Kathy Harris Johnson Reeves. Joselyn is survived by her children, Donnetta C. Walker, Devin C. Walker, Donald J. Walker, Jr. (Chrisonna Chester), Joselyne’ A. Saffore and Shavon Clark Harris (Derrick); grandchildren, Jor’Dayn I. Walker Larry, JayDunn I. Walker Larry, Bianca D. Walker, La’Deviya “M.J.” Gilbert, Ja’Daya A. Walker Saffore, Donald J. Walker, III, Don’tre J. Walker, Donnel J. Walker, Ja’Zaria A. Saffore, Taliyah M. Walker, Donnay J. Walker, Muzik “R.T.” Gilbert, Jor’Jaye I. Walker Larry, Joselyn A. V. Saffore, Sloffee L. Walker and Antonio D. Larry; brother, David C. Williams (Pauline); cousins, Barbara Harris Davis (Roosevelt), Aristea Johnson Williams (Carl) and Charles Larry, II; close friends, Toni Warner, Esther Annette Cooley, Satura Shuman Smith, Gloria Shackleford, Bernell Armstrong, Cassandra Hall, Sandra Sneed and Marian Holmes; adopted children, Oscar Larry III, Latoya Gilbert, Lakayla Morris, Michaela Bevel, and Shontae White; adopted grandchildren, Taleya Brown, Theonate Walton, Herbert L. Davis, III, Sylvester Samuels, Jr. and Imari Sandlin and several godchildren.
The visitation will be held at New St. Paul A.M.E. Church.4603 N. 42nd Street on Friday May 28th from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. The family and friends are asked to meet at the church on Saturday for the service. We are following the CDC guidelines.
To send flowers to Joselyn's family, please visit our floral store.