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Josephine Jacobawi

July 25, 1994 — November 7, 2022

Fargo

Josephine "Mamie" Jacobawi, 28, Fargo, ND, died Monday, November 7, 2022, from injuries sustained in a motor vehicle accident near Millbank, SD.

Josephine was born on July 25, 1994, to Samuel Jacobawi Alimas and Monica Pasquale Sabit in Khartoum, Sudan at 6 pm at her grandpa’s house, by her aunt who was a midwife. Josephine was a very active kid, who was very open, kind, sweet, and loved by everyone.

 In October of 1998, Josephine’s family moved to Syria and lived there for one year. For a better life for his family, Josephine’s father applied for Refugee Status. The family was accepted on March 15, 2000, and moved to the United States, and resided in Fargo, ND. Josephine was 5 years old when they moved to the United States and attended all her schooling here starting from kindergarten. Josephine was active in sports and activities such as cheerleading, choir, band, and she participated in community events. 

Josephine graduated from Davies High School in 2013, and she went on to study Psychology at NDSCS for a year. She then decided to take a break from school and worked to help her family here in America and back home.

Josephine met Nasoon Okuwe in 2012, and the two have been together ever since. On March 21, 2017, the couple welcomed their beautiful baby girl, Delilah Joy Okuwe into the world.  Because she was always so loving, caring for others, and nurturing, being a mom came easy for Josephine.  She loved being a mom and her daughter was her world and Josephine did all that she could to make sure Delilah got all that she deserved. Those who knew her, knew she wore being a mom as a badge of honor.

After taking a break from school, Josephine decided to go back to school in 2021, but this time with a different passion in mind, Massage Therapy. Josephine went to massage school at Josef’s School of Hair, Skin & Body. While going to massage school Josephine met Rachel Alderson who offered her a job working as a Massage Therapist. She started working at ReLakes in Detroit Lakes, MN, in June of 2021, where she excelled and gained a loyal clientele. She graduated, received her certificate, and became a Licensed Massage Therapist. Rachel then came to Josephine about another opportunity to become a Flexologist at Stretch Lab in Fargo.  So she completed all the required training to became a Flexologist but she wasn’t done yet. Josephine then decided to go back to school (at Josef’s) to become an esthetician and was able to complete her studies, and graduate from the program.  All of this while working a full-time job and taking care of her daughter.  Josephine has worked as a flexologist at StretchLab and loved her coworkers, her job, and all the clients she encountered.  Her recent goal was to have Delilah enrolled at Oak Grove Lutheran School, so she started a part-time job driving pharmaceuticals to clients to make more money to make sure she is enrolled by next year. 

Josephine had so many characteristics. She was loving, honest, loyal, compassionate, faithful, spiritual, generous, empathetic, and lastly and most importantly, a God-fearing woman. She loved God and loved sharing her love for Him with everyone. Josephine had so many goals and aspirations and she was always determined to accomplish all the things she put her mind to. If you could measure a life based on the lives you've touched, Josephine has far outlived all of us. 

Josephine was preceded in death by Jacob Mallukwa Alimas (grandpa), Dortha Amo Jacob (grandma), Alfred Jacob Alimas (cousin), Andrew Jaden (uncle), Khamis Gasper (uncle), Fatran Pasquale Sabi (aunt), Halima Paquale Sabit (great-aunt), and Eva Pasquale Sabit (aunt). 

She is survived by Samuel Jacobawi Alimas (father), Monica Pasquale Sabit (mother), Anna Vesta (sister), Lavri Samuel Jacobawi (brother), Nancy B. Jacobawi (Sister), Delilah Joy Okuwe (daughter), Nasoon Okuwe (boyfriend), Awadia Taban (aunt), Ciza Alimasi (aunt),Juvana Ajeo, Janet Ajeo,  Golda Vargas (cousin), Rogera Jaden(cousin), Patrick Jaden (cousin) Peter Jaden (cousin), and several other uncles, aunties, and cousins here in the United States and back home in South Sudan. 

A Visitation for Josephine will be held on Saturday, November 19, 2022, form 3:00 PM until 5:00 PM, in Bethel Church, 2702 30th Ave S., Fargo.

Josephine's Funeral Service will be 2:00 PM, Saturday, December 3, 2022, in Bethel Church, Fargo.  

(Korsmo Funeral and Cremation Service, Moorhead, MN)

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