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Josephine Roberts Lenard was born March 11, 1933 to the late Sylvester and Grace Roberts. She peacefully entered into eternal rest on Monday, July 22, 2019. She was a long time resident of Portland, Oregon prior to returning back to Chattanooga several years ago making her home here. She was preceded in death by her parents; sister, Mary Elizabeth Howell of Portland Oregon and S.G Roberts. Josie, as she was known, was a resident at Standifer Place, she accepted Christ at an early age and attended Orchard Knob Baptist Church when she was physically able. She is survived by niece, Zelma Howell Parker of Portland, Oregon and Zelma’s children and grandchildren; cousins Larry Morgan, Joyce Gibbs, Linda  Mobley, Deborah  Russell, Judy  Beeman, Konda Jones and a host of relatives and friends. Josie will lie in state, Tuesday, July 30, 2019 at the funeral home from 10am until 12noon, graveside service to be held at Greenwood Cemetery at 1:00pm Arrangements by John P Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave. 423-622-9995

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  • Friday, July 26, 2019
    Our staff will continue to keep your family in our prayers. We thank you for allowing us to serve your family.
    ~ John P. Franklin Funeral Home
  • Friday, August 2, 2019
    I will miss "manman" I'm glad I visited with her at the nursing in April. I'm sorry for your loss. She was a comical person and I enjoyed working with her through Alexian/ PACE Program.
    ~ Barbara Valmont   RINGGOLD