Josephine ''Jo'' Draper Story

Josephine ''Jo'' Draper Story of Lake Gaston, formerly a lifelong resident of Roanoke Rapids, passed away Saturday, February 21, 2015.

She was the daughter of the late Lloyd and Susie Draper. She was also preceded in death by her husband, W.T. ''Bill'' Story, and her brother, Gilbert Draper.

Jo worked for the City of Roanoke Rapids for over 30 years and was the Senior Citizens Director. Her dedication to the seniors of Roanoke Rapids and around the entire State earned her the respect of everyone. The Jo Story Senior Citizens building was dedicated to her for all of the many accomplishments that she achieved for senior citizens in the area.

She is survived by her daughter, Terry Webb, and her husband, Larry, of Nags Head; her sons, Tommy Story, and his wife, Beth, of Lake Gaston, Tim Story and his wife, Barbara, of Roanoke Rapids, and Todd Story of Nags Head; grandchildren, Tracy Story, and his wife, Liz, Stephanie Pericak, Renee Vester and her husband, David, Hunter Story, Arianna Story; great grandchildren, Justin Warren, Tyler Warren, Maggie Vester and Elizabeth Grace Pericak; several nieces, nephews, and many wonderful friends.

Memorial services will be held Sunday, February 22, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. in the chapel of Askew Funeral and Cremation Services in Roanoke Rapids with Rev. Randy Martin officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Jo Story Senior Center.

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