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Josephine "Jo" Naifeh

February 8, 1917 December 19, 2018
Josephine "Jo" Naifeh
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Josephine (Jo) Naifeh went to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Wednesday, December 19, 2018 at the age of 101 years old. Jo was born in Chicago, IL on February 8, 1917 to immigrants from Lebanon, T. J. & Eva Salamy. They lived in Ohio and Kentucky before moving to Borger, Texas. She was courted by James Ellis Naifeh, who was an immigrant from Lebanon himself and in 1935 were married and stayed that way for 52 years, until Jim's passing. She is survived by her 3 daughters, Shirley Bakies (Jim) of Las Vegas, Nevada; Peggy McDevitt of Tulsa; Sandra Wilkins of Tulsa; 9 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; 8 great-great-grandchildren; sister Victoria Hamra of Tulsa and a host of loving family and friends whom she loved dearly. She was preceded in death by her husband Jim Naifeh; parents T. J. & Eva Salamy; grandson Douglas Wilkins; brothers Dr. Joseph Salamy; George Salamy and Victor Salamy.
She has been a long time Westside Tulsa resident. She and her husband opened "Naifeh's Good Food" grocery store on Southwest Blvd. They operated their store during the depression and were able to help numerous families who didn't have money to pay them. After the highway took out their store in the 1960's, she opened Jo's Ready to Wear in the Crystal City Shopping Center which she operated for many years. With the western trend becoming popular in the 1980's, she opened J & J's Western Wear until she retired in the mid 1990's.
She is a long-time member of Red Fork Baptist Church and loved her Lord. She always gave credit to God for her long life, family and many blessings throughout the years.
A celebration of her life and legacy will be held on Friday, December 21st at 10 a.m. at Red Fork Baptist Church. Visitation will be on Thursday, December 20th from 6-8 p.m. at Mark Griffith Memorial Funeral Home. www.markgriffithmemorialfuneralhomes.com


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Visitation

Thursday

20

Dec

6:00 PM 12/20/2018 6:00:00 PM - 8:00 PM 12/20/2018 8:00:00 PM
Mark Griffith Memorial Funeral Home - Westwood Chapel

4424 South 33rd West Ave.
Tulsa, OK 74107

Mark Griffith Memorial Funeral Home - Westwood Chapel
4424 South 33rd West Ave. Tulsa 74107 OK
United States

Funeral Service

Friday

21

Dec

10:00 AM 12/21/2018 10:00:00 AM
Red Fork Baptist Church

2821 West 40th Street
Tulsa, OK 74107

Red Fork Baptist Church
2821 West 40th Street Tulsa 74107 OK
United States

Funeral Service

Friday

21

Dec

2:30 PM 12/21/2018 2:30:00 PM
Floral Haven Memorial Gardens

6500 S. 129th East Avenue
Broken Arrow, OK 74012

Floral Haven Memorial Gardens
6500 S. 129th East Avenue Broken Arrow 74012 OK
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