About Josiephine Randolph Streater Threatt

Josiephine Randolph Streater Threatt (JRST) Foundation is named after Josiephine Streater Threatt, a champion for education who was born on October 2, 1903, in Hurstboro, Alabama. She was the daughter of Reverend Robert and Sister Mattie Jordan Randolph. She attended Russell County High School.

Josiephine was a dedicated and active member of her community. She was a Sunday school teacher, president of the deaconess board, trustee, and a founder of the Ephesians Baptist Church in Jacksonville, Florida. She was also district president of the Gateway Baptist Association.

In addition to her religious activities, Josiephine was also active in the civil rights movement. She was a member of the NAACP and the Urban League. She was also a volunteer at the local hospital and soup kitchen.

Josiephine was a tireless advocate for justice and equality. She fought for the rights of African Americans to vote, to attend integrated schools, and to live free from discrimination. She was a powerful voice for change, and her work helped to make the United States a more just and equitable place.

Josiephine was also a strong advocate for education. She believed that education was the key to opportunity and success. She helped to establish schools and programs for African Americans, and she worked to ensure that all children had access to a quality education.

Josiephine passed away on March 4, 1993, at the age of 89. She is survived by her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. She is remembered as a dedicated mother, grandmother, community leader, and champion for education. Her legacy lives on through the JRST Foundation, which was established by her family in her memory.

The JRST Foundation provides scholarships to students from historically underrepresented populations who are facing financial challenges and who are close to completing their degree. The foundation is committed to ensuring that all students have the opportunity to pursue their education and achieve their dreams.

Josiephine Randolph Streater Threatt was born October 2, 1903 in Hurstboro, Alabama to Reverend Robert and Sister Mattie Jordan Randolph. She was educated at Russell County High School. She departed this life on Thursday, March 4, 1993 and at the time of her demise, she was a widow. She accepted Jesus Christ as her personal “Savior” during the year 1919 at the Jerusalem Baptist Church in Hurstboro, Alabama. After moving to Jacksonville, Florida in 1942, she united with the Jerusalem Baptist Church (Southside) under the leadership of the late Reverend Cooper. Upon relocating to the Westside of Jacksonville, she moved her membership to the Ephesians Baptist Church under the leadership of Rev. W. L. Bell and served well for forty-five years. She was a Sunday School Teacher, President of the Deaconess Board, Trustee, Church Clerk and the Mother of the church. She was also District President of the Gateway Baptist Association and Missionary Society of the State Convention. Love, truth, dedication, devotion and humility will prevail in the minds and hearts of those who knew and loved her humble spirit. Her memory will forever live on through the lives of her family.