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Josie Ann Hartley

April 10, 1953 ~ April 16, 2022 (age 69)

Obituary

In the early morning on April 16, 2022, Josie Ann Hartley of Fort Walton Beach, Florida, peacefully transitioned from this earth to join the Lord in Heaven. At the time of her death, she was recovering from her illness at the West Florida Hospital in Pensacola, Florida. Josie Ann Robinson-Hartley, affectionately called Midget, by family and friends, was gifted by God to her parents, Rezella Carson and Albert Robinson, Jr. on April 10, 1953. Both parents preceded her in death. Albert, being so elated over the birth of his first child, proudly named her after his sister, Josie. Ann attended the public schools in Okaloosa County, and for most of her life she worked in the hospitality service. Her first love was caring for her family, and aside from that, she had a passion for cooking, singing, traveling, and sewing.

In her spiritual walk around the early 1990’s, Ann passionately embraced Islam as her faith choice. She would bravely profess that there is only one God “Allah.” This she based on the teaching of the Holy Quaran and the Muslim’s belief. Ann, in the past three years, also developed a relationship with Jesus Christ by way of reading the Holy Bible and on a daily basis, watching TBN, a Christian television ministry network. Sometimes she would watch this network all day.

 Ann leaves to cherish her sweet unconditional love and memories, her husband, Vincent Hartley; two children, Nekita Robinson and Altrise (Drum) Taylor; nine grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; three sisters, Jewel Leach, Vivan Smith and Sherrill (Baba) Simmons; her special daughter, Nekita Robinson; Taj Robinson (Callie and Taj, Jr.), Rashid Jahil Robinson (Ayize and Rashid), Zacharriya Davis (Kharlie), Tyrese Davis and Malik Coward; her beloved son, Altrise “Drum” Taylor, Markesia Taylor (Kaanan), Mechelle Taylor, Nykeshiera Bennett (Jaden), and Jayvier Hutchinson (Jaxon); one maternal aunt, Florece Jenkins; and one uncle, Ernest Cooley. Paternally, she leaves eleven aunts and uncles, some of which have already preceded her in death. All lived in Bay St. Louis, Mississippi.  Ann was also the aunt to ten nieces and nephews and out of the ten, her favorite was Amin (Manson) Summers.

Ann had one brother, Lamar Porter- Robinson, that also preceded her in death.

A time of visitation will be held at 1:00 P.M. at Davis-Watkins Funeral Home, 113 NE Racetrack Road, Fort Walton Beach, Florida 32547 April, 23, 2022. Funeral services will follow beginning at 2:00 P.M.

Arrangements and services are under the direction of Davis-Watkins Funeral Home of Fort Walton Beach.


Services

Visitation
Saturday
April 23, 2022

1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Davis Watkins Funeral Home
113 Racetrack Road, N.E.
Fort Walton Beach, FL 32547

Funeral Service
Saturday
April 23, 2022

2:00 PM
Davis Watkins Funeral Home
113 Racetrack Road, N.E.
Fort Walton Beach, FL 32547

Burial
Saturday
April 23, 2022

3:00 PM
Beal Memorial Cemetery
316 Beal Parkway, NW
Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548

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