Josselis Henriquez Ortiz, better known as “Josie,” passed away at the early age of 30, on April 16, 2022, at home surrounded by her family. Born on April 11, 1992, in Ceiba, PR to her loving parents, Jose Antonio Henriquez Montes and Egda Gricel Ortiz. After high school, she went on to earn a bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice at NC A&T State University-Greensboro. She worked for the NC Department of Commerce Employment Security until 2017. In her spare time, she enjoyed watching TV, going to the beach, going out with friends, and meeting new people.
In addition to her parents, she is survived by her brothers, Emilio Henriquez and Jose Henriquez; grandfather, Jose Henriquez; niece, Elena Henriquez; and her beloved dogs, Pablo and Oreo.
She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Maria del Carmen Ortiz, Wencesla Montes and Emilio Ortiz de Jesus.
A Celebration of Life service will be held on Wednesday, April 27, 2022 from 2:00 pm until 6:00 pm at Coastal Cremations and Funeral Care, 441 Center Street, Jacksonville, NC 28546.
To know Josie is to know how much her infectious smile lit up the room. She was talkative, friendly, and simply enjoyed life. She was such a strong person who overcame so many obstacles because she was driven and determined to live a “normal” life despite her diagnoses of Muscular Dystrophy and MS.
She will be forever missed by all who were blessed to know and love her.
Coastal Cremation and Funeral Care of Jacksonville