Josephine Kickerillo Combs
November 22, 1924 – July 24, 2018
Josephine Kickerillo Combs of Houston, Texas, passed away on July 24, 2018 at the age of 93. Josephine was a loving wife, sister, aunt, and friend. Her beloved husband, Carl, precedes Josephine in death.
As one of fourteen children to Domineck and Sarah Kickerillo, Josephine grew up in Bryan, Texas. After high school, Josephine met and married Carl Combs, the love of her life. Together, they traveled and lived all over the world, including Germany, the Philippines, Taiwan, and the cities of Paris, France and St. Louis, Missouri, before ultimately making Houston, Texas home. Josephine was known as an avid gardener, a lover of beautiful China, and linens that she collected during her travels, and a proud mother to her German Shepherd puppies. Her friends and family will forever remember her kind words, sweet disposition, strength of character, faith in God, and twinkling eyes.
Josephine is survived by her brother, Vincent Kickerillo and wife, Mary; sister, Corine Williford; nephews, Mark Williford, and wife, Darla, Marlin Williford, Jr. and wife, Cindy; niece Kelli Kickerillo and husband Todd Forester; great nephews, Mark Williford, Jr., Wyatt Williford, Wade Williford, Kick Forester; great nieces, Laura Williford, Mary Williford, and Whitney Williford.
Family will receive visitors on July 26, 2018 from 6pm-8pm at Memorial Oaks Funeral Home in Houston and there will be a funeral service on July 27, 2018 at 10am officiated by Rev. Barbara Retzloff, Associate Pastor of Pines Presbyterian Church. Burial will follow the funeral service at Memorial Oaks Cemetery.
Active pallbearers are Todd Forester, Tom McQuilling, Jim Miller, Mark Williford, Mark Williford, Jr., Marlin Williford, Jr., Wade Williford, and Wyatt Williford. The honorary pallbearer is Vidal Ramirez.
In lieu of flowers, please donate to the Pines Presbyterian Church Christian Education Fund, 12751 Kimberly Lane, Houston, Texas, 77024 or The Mission of Yahweh, 10247 Algiers Road, Houston, Texas, 77401.
- Carl Combs, Husband
- Vincent Kickerillo, Brother
- Mary Kickerillo, Sister-in-law
- Corine Williford, Sister
- Marlin Williford (wife Cindy) Jr., Nephew
- Kelli Kickerillo (husband Todd Forester), Niece
- Mark Williford Jr., Great Nephew
- Wyatt Williford, Great Nephew
- Wade Williford, Great Nephew
- Kick Forester, Great Nephew
- Laura Williford, Great Niece
- Mary Williford, Great Niece
- Whitney Williford, Great Niece
- Todd Forester
- Tom McQuilling
- Jim Miller
- Mark Williford
- Mark Williford Jr.
- Marlin Williford Jr.
- Wade Williford Jr.
- Wade Williford
- Wyatt Williford
Pines Presbyterian Church Christian Education Fund
12751 Kimberly Lane, Houston, Texas 77024
Mission of Yaweh
10247 Algiers Road, Houston, Texas 77401
- Visitation Thursday, July 26, 2018
- Funeral Service Friday, July 27, 2018
- Graveside Service Friday, July 27, 2018
Josephine Kickerillo Combs
July 25, 2018
Last time I was able to visit with my Aunt was back in the early 70's returning from visiting my papaw and mamaw in Combs Ky. They were living in St Louis and it was just a stop along the way home back to Washington State. My sister Carla Jo was close to Aunt Jo and just about every Thanksgiving we give her a call to wish her a Happy Thanksgiving and Happy Holidays. It's just too bad and sad that families live all over the county and some just never get close! Rest in Piece Aunt Jo you will back with Love Uncle Carl.