Fairfax- Jospehina Mae Buffington was born December 20, 1997 in McDonough, Georgia the daughter of Michael Shane and Wendy Josephine (Icenbice) Shelley. She graduated from Kirkwood 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 on Monday, February 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, Georgia; father Michael Shane of Griffin, Georgia; two sisters Lacey Sanders of Chicago, Illinois and Gabby Buffington of Conyers, Georgia; grandparents Duane & Peggy Van Dee of North English; two uncles Josh (Sonja) Icenbice of Keswick and Tyler (Leigh) Van Dee of Fairfax; cousins Dillon & Peyton Icenbice and Corbin & Charleigh Van Dee; her cat JuJu; a close family friend Nick Smith of Atlanta, Georgia; numerous great uncles, aunts and cousins and her adoptive mother Michelle Buffington. She was preceded by her great grandparents.
Celebration of Life Service will be 1:00 pm on Monday, February 12, 2018 at the Powell Funeral Home in North English. Visitation will be from 11:00 am until service time on Monday. Burial will be at a later date in the North English Cemetery. A general memorial has been established. Messages and tributes may be left at www.powellfuneralhomes.com.
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