Josephine Cantu "Josie" Harlan
Goldthwaite - Josephine Cantu "Josie" Harlan, age 69, of Goldthwaite, TX passed away peacefully on August 30, 2021. Josie was born on August 2, 1952, in San Saba, TX. She married George Harlan May 24, 1979.
Josie was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother. She was loved and respected by all who knew her. Josie loved her family dearly and dedicated her life to raising her children and grandchildren. Josie was a giving person who never hesitated to help those in need. She was not only a sister to her younger siblings, but she was also a second mother to them. Thus getting her the nickname "Mama". Josie raised her children and grandchildren with devotion and love. She loved to socialize with friends and family and loved to dance. She loved her music and was always ready to celebrate special occasions with family. She loved life and was always a high spirited person. We will miss her smile, joking, her conversations, and that joyful voice of hers. She leaves behind beautiful memories, children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren who will carry on her angelic spirit.
Josie joins her mother Guadalupe Mendoza Cantu; her father Santos Cantu; two sister, Lucille Luna and Lydia Smith; and a brother Richard Cantu in eternal life.
Josie is survived by her husband, George Harlan and her dog Benji of Goldthwaite,, TX. Siblings Mary Flores & husband Thomas , Tony Cantu & wife Olga, Solema Orr, Susana Lowe & Husband Buster, Manuel Cantu & wife Dolores, and Yolanda Jimenez. Her brother in law Basil Harlan & wife Glenda of Marysville, CA and sister in law Shirley Edwards Of Bandera, TX. Numerous Nieces and Nephews.
Josie is survived by her daughters Jennifer Stewart & husband Paul of San Saba, TX, Renee Cantu Roberts & Charles Wright of Dallas, TX. Amanda Burkett & Husband James of Zephyr, TX, her sons Charles Harlan, and Robert Harlan & Windy Hackney of Brownwood, TX.
Her surviving grandchildren are Jeremy Plumley, Amber Plumley, Ryan Plumley & wife Carrie, Cory Michael Roberts, Ashlyne Paige Roberts, Alan Wayne Roberts, Angel Baker, Orin Kern, Halle Kern. Brayden Harlan, and Aliyah Harlan.
Great grandchildren include Braylee Aliese Roberts, Mikayla Renee Gage, Kinsley Paige Gage, Maddox Wayne Gage, Emma Bishop, Jaelyn Plumley, Taber Plumley, Avery Plumley, and Kennedy Plumley.
Pallbearers are Jeremy Plumley, Ryan Plumley, Cory Roberts, Alan Roberts, Orin Kern, and Brayden Harlan.
Visitation is Monday, September 6, 20201 at Stacy-Wilkins Funeral Home from 6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. Service are Tuesday, September 7, 2021 at Stacy-Wilkins Chapel at 2:30 P.M. with internment at the Goldthwaite Memorial Cemetery
Posted online on September 02, 2021