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John Joseph Sr.

Mr. John Joseph Sr., a teacher, mentor to many and friend to all, passed away October 4, 2019 survived by his loving wife, children, family and friends.

He was 76. Born August 12, 1943 in Ville Platte, LA to Armor Gene Joseph and Irene Leday-Joseph, he was educated at James Stevens High School in Ville Platte, LA.

He graduated from Opelousas Tech in Opelousas, LA.

John was wise beyond his education and people of all ages and station in life sought his advice and benefitted counsel.

He was a faithful member of First Christian Faith Baptist Church of Port Arthur, TX (Pastor G. Collins) and retired from Sears with 37 years of service.

He is preceded in death by his parents; his brothers, Vernell Joseph, Sr. and Lionel Joseph.

John is survived by his wife, Emma J. Freeman Joseph; children, Pamela (Ronald), Sarah, Brian (Pam) of Port Arthur, TX, John Jr. (Mary) of Orange, TX, Londen (Tammy) of San Antonio, TX and Daviana of Florida; sisters, Betty and Mary Joseph of Opelousas, LA.

He is also survived by 19 grandchildren; 40 great-grandchildren; two goddaughters, Caldonia and Patsy; one godson Keith Joseph; a host of nieces, nephews, family and friends.

Funeral service will be 11 a.m. Saturday, October 19, 2019 at Greater Macedonia Baptist Church with visitation from 9 a.m. until service time.

Burial will follow in Greenlawn Memorial Park.