Julia Josephine Jackson Frederick, 85, went to be with her Lord on Thursday, June 18, 2015 at Rex Hospital surrounded by her family.
Jo was born in Wayne County on January 30, 1930 to the late T.R. and Julia Manley Jackson. She was a graduate of Goldsboro High School where she met her high school sweet heart, Carlton Frederick. Jo was a longtime member of Madison Avenue Baptist Church in Goldsboro. She was devoted to her church and the Salvation Army Ladies Auxiliary and was involved in many activities where she utilized her gifts and abilities to share the love of God. Jo also supported her husband in many of his business, singing and charitable activities.
Jo will be remembered for her unconditional love as a wife and mother, and a friend to all. So too will she be remembered for her compassionate spirit and soul, and her gift of finding joy in doing random acts of kindness for others. Family was paramount to Jo, and she loved nothing more than cooking a big meal or sewing for her children and grandchildren. She was the embodiment of love as we have been taught by our Savior, Christ Jesus. Jo was an avid sports fan who enjoyed watching her family play sports but especially enjoyed “game night” when she could watch her teams play ball.
A service celebrating Jo’s life will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, June 21, 2015 at Madison Avenue Baptist Church with Dr. Robert Fulkerson and Rev. John Frederick officiating. Interment will follow in Evergreen Memorial Cemetery.
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Jo is survived by her devoted husband of 65 years, Carlton Frederick, children, Rick Frederick and wife Lee; Julia Harris and husband Bill, Kathy Winslow and husband Will; and David Frederick and wife Priscilla; seventeen grandchildren and sixteen great-grandchildren. She is also survived by many in her husband’s family, the Frederick’s, whom she loved very much.
Although flowers are welcome, memorials may be made to Madison Avenue Baptist Church, 300 S. Madison Avenue, Goldsboro, NC 27530.
The family will receive friends on Saturday, June 20, 2015 from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. at Seymour Funeral Home and other times at her home.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www. seymourfuneralhome.com.