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Josephine Pringle

January 23, 1942 - August 11, 2021

Josephine Pringle, age 79, of Newark, DE, passed away on Wednesday, August 11, 2021.

Born in Baltimore, MD, on January 23, 1942, she was a daughter of the late Joseph Ware and Margaret (Johnson) Taylor. Josephine worked as a polymarker for Modern Laundry.

 Strong in her faith, she was devoted to her church, Shiloh Baptist. Josephine loved Philadelphia sports teams, jazz music, and traveling. She was a single mother who enjoyed raising not only her children, but was a nurturer of the children in her community as well. An avid crafter, Josephine was passionate about art and spent much of her spare time crocheting or needlepointing.

In addition to her parents, Josephine was preceded in death by her step-father, Richard Taylor. She is survived by her daughters, Dr. Marie Bey (Antoine) of Philadelphia, PA, Cheryle Pringle of Newark, Lisa Young (James) of Philadelphia, PA, and Michelle Pringle of Philadelphia, PA; brothers, Nathaniel Ware (Priscilla) of Yeadon, PA and Richard Taylor, Jr. (Debi) of Philadelphia, PA; grandchildren, Britney, Racquel, Kapri, Bria (Shanel), Fatimah, Angela, and Sanniyah; and great-grandchildren, Levi, Jasmine, and Royalty.

A visitation for family and friends will be held from 10 am until 11 am on Wednesday, August 18, 2021 at Shiloh Baptist Church, 215 W. 23rd St., Wilmington, DE, where a funeral service will begin at 11 am. Masks will be mandatory for all attendees, regardless of vaccination status. Interment will follow in Gracelawn Memorial Park, 2220 N. DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Josephine’s memory to Shiloh Baptist Church, at the address above.


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16 Condolences for Josephine Pringle

  • Mom,
    Thank you for always loving me and supporting me since I was a 16, you opened your heart, home and family to me. I will miss coming home to Philly and getting to see your smile and hear your laugh, but you will continue to always be in me and my family’s hearts. Rest in Power
    Love Eternal, Tyrone
    To my Sisters, I so sorry for our loss, I pray for your consolation and comfort during this time or morning, May you find peace and acceptance of not seeing Mom in the flesh and joy in the memories of the times shared and lessons she gave.
    God Bless & Keep You All

  • I love you my sister an you will be dearly missed
    Rest in peace

  • Aunt Josephine I spent so much time at your house. I loved spending time with you and my cousins. You were there for me when my mother passed away and I will never forget that. Thank you for all the love. You will be missed. I love you. Danielle

  • Words cannot express the way I feel about Miss Pringles passing.Even though this is promised to happen to each one of us, it is still so sad for someone who we love so much moves on.
    My deepest condolences go out to the whole Pringles Family.
    This is not goodbye but God willing it is….see you next lifetime!!
    Rest in peace Miss Pringle😇❤

  • Pringle Family, We are so sorry to hear about the going home of our dear sister and your mom. I pray your strength in the Lord. Also, that the Holy spirit will provide all the comfort that you all need. I will missed her kind and genuine smiles. God be will you all.

  • The Lord bless and keep you all. I pray for the peace of God to cover you all doing this time.

  • Dear Family
    I am in a state of shock. Our God will take care of you “Deepest sympathy ” Hattie B Green &son[Jay]

  • We started as neighbors and became family! Your love and consistent kindness never changed. I was a new mom with no family nearby and you were supposed to care for Zoe while I found a childcare center and 3 years later she was still with you. You became Mom and Grandma Pringle and fulfilled those roles with such love. Our moments of love and laughter with you will forever be with us and in our hearts. Only God knows how you will be missed but we walk by faith knowing that you are in the Master’s hands.

    With much love to the family!
    Initra, Lary, Zoe & Laueran

  • Our condolences go out to the Pringle family. We will remember her loving attitude, her kindness, the humility that she always displayed, and of course, her commitment to our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. We certainly will miss you!

  • Dear Cheryle and family,
    We are sending our love and prayers for comfort and strength your way. Your mom was a beautiful person and you could see the light of the Lord shining through her sparkling eyes.
    With our deepest sympathy,
    Linda & Al Lamberson

  • Cheryle, Britney and Family–Wishing you peace in the loving memory of your mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, daughter and friend. The video was a beautiful tribute to her, Cheryle! A happy, loving woman with a big smile–so similar to her daughter’s. Peace be with you all, Bridget

  • To Nate & Priscilla Ware And Family so sorry for your lost of your Sister Please know God knows Best She is in a Better Place Resting with our Heavenly Father .

  • We have your family in our prayers. I think fondly of the times your brought your Mom out with the Delmarva family. Sorry for your loss but glad you have so many good times together.

  • Cheryle,
    Thank you for sharing your dear mother with us. I remember meeting her for the first time and knew that she was your Mom! She had such a sweet sweet spirit as you. In reading her obituary and some of the messages, your Mom was truly a gem and gave of herself. Please hold on to the precious memories of your Mom, for they will last forever. You and your family are in our prayers. May she rest in peace.

  • I just want to recognize A sweet and loving 🥰 woman who had open arms for my two sons Jeremy &Eric during school and summer time. I loved chatting with you about our planting flowers and yard work and that beautiful smile of yours. You was a great neighbor to my family for 24 years. Condolences and prayers to your family ❤️🙏🏾. Remembering you always RIP Mrs Josephine ❤️🙏🏾

  • I just wanted to say that I will miss Aunt Josephine you raised (4) beautiful daughters who will carry on your Legacy Rest will Auntie ❤️🌹❤️🌹❤️🌹💚🤗💚🤗💚🤗