Josephine Bolling McCall was born in Lowndes County, Alabama. She attended G. W. Carver High School in Montgomery, Alabama State University and Auburn University. She is a Nationally Certified School Psychologist (Retired), and was the first black president of the Alabama Association of School Psychologists and first person ever elected to serve two presidential terms. She was the first black to serve as Alabama’s delegate to the National Association of School Psychologists. She retired as Director of Special Education from the Phenix City Public Schools. After retirement, she served as the Director of the Alabama League for the Advancement of Education working with six historical black colleges to provide tutorial and other educational services to public school children.
McCall has served as president of: the Montgomery Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc., the Montgomery Chapter of The Links, Inc., and The Elite Social and Civic Club; she is a member of The Carats, Inc. She served as president of the Montgomery Education Retirees Association, Area Director of the Alabama Education Retirees Association and member of the Alabama Education Retirees Foundation Board. She currently serves as the president of The Elmore Bolling Foundation which she founded to preserve the legacy of her father.
Josephine and husband, Charlie, have two children, Carlton Alan (Chuck) McCall and Jerilyn McCall Corlew and three grandchildren Adam McCall and Matthew and Clark Corlew.