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Rosemary Joseph

1937 - 2016 Obituary Condolences
Rosemary Joseph Obituary
Joseph, Rosemary

Rosemary Joseph of Albuquerque, NM, went home to be with her Lord and Savior peacefully, early Tuesday morning, Dec. 6, 2016, after a long battle with COPD.

She was born October 13, 1937, in Jeanerette, LA, to Connie Karo and Sherman Joseph. She is preceded in death by her parents, eldest son, Dwight Edwards & long-time companion John Kilpatrick.

She is survived by her aunt Carrie Bonton and sisters Brenda Karo and Jackie Crockwell, all of Port Arthur TX. Also five children, Debra George, (Wilbert), Connie Sanders, both of Arlington, TX, Venoil 'Jr.' Joseph of Port Arthur, TX, Zsazsa 'Francine' Pleasant, of Raleigh, NC and William Pleasant (Margarita) of Albuquerque, NM; eight grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and great- nieces and nephews.

To each and every one of you, please know that you touched her heart. So many of you called her "Aunt Granny Rosemary". Her only response to I Love You was always "I LOVE YOU MORE!"

Rosemary lived in Albuquerque area for over 45 years. She was a member of Macedonia Baptist Church, and also attended Phillips Chapel CME.

Rosemary was an active Board member of the United South Broadway Corporation. As a community activist she worked tirelessly with local police and politicians to help "clean-up" the streets of illegal drug activities and violence.

Her volunteer work at Thomas Bell Community Center influenced the lives of many children & families.

Special thanks to Lydia Guzman and JoAnne Hawkins for all of their help through the years by providing love and support.

Rosemary's last wishes were to be cremated and the ashes sprinkled near flowers and trees. She was adamant about there being no funeral services.

In lieu of flowers, Rosemary requested donations be made to United South Broadway Corporation, 1500 Walter Street SE Alb, NM 87102 or online


Published in Albuquerque Journal on Dec. 18, 2016
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