Joseph "Mojo" Morganfield
West Suburban Funeral Home & Cremation Services
39 N. Cass Ave
Westmont, IL
On Thursday, December 10th, 2020, Joseph "Joe" Morganfield passed away suddenly, at the age of 56, unexpectedly leaving the Blues World in shock and his family and friends devastated. Joseph Morganfield was deeply and profoundly loved. Joseph is preceded in death by his father, McKinley Morganfield, his mother Lucille McClenton, his sister Renee Morganfield, and his brother Derrick Dease. Joseph is survived by his wife, Deborah Morganfield, his children Joshua, Matthews, Gabrielle, Jordan, Jade, Julissa, Bella, Analiese, and Amelia; his brothers Larry and William; his sisters Mercy and Roslind; his stepmother Marva Morganfield; his grandson Joshuan; nieces; nephews; a great-niece; and many friends and fans. Visitation Wednesday December 16, 2020 from 4-8 P.M. at Cappetta's West Suburban Funeral Home & Cremation Services 39 N. Cass Ave., Westmont. Funeral Services and Interment will be held privately on Thursday December 17, however, the services will be live streamed Thursday at 10 A.M. on the West Suburban Funeral Home facebook page and will be viewable later at Joseph's personal Info 630-852-8000 or

Published by Chicago Tribune on Dec. 15, 2020.
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i played basketball against joe he was all state and great i played for evergreen park just found out about joe he was nice in high school to us sorry joe tom class 1983
tom mckeating
June 9, 2021
Joe- I knew him I rode the bus with him I laughed with him I watched his basketball and loved his laugh He will always be remembered fondly What a positive force Prayers
Lisa maylath kempf
December 28, 2020
He was my chiildhood friend and a good person.
We play basketball and hung out together i remember going over to his house talking to MR. MUDDY WATERS about music and life his family and my family were one of the first to people of color to own a home the Hargrove's in Westmont.
I remember when the rolling stones came to his house .
He was always joe never to busy to take my call or never to big to be kind Rip my friend
Dr. Loranza Meadows
December 23, 2020
Loved to come see you play. You were always so friendly. I know you and your Dad are jamming in heaven.
Judy Harrigan
December 17, 2020
I was called to South Elementary school office when I was 9 to meet Joe and show him around. We became and stayed friends,swam in each other's pool's, played, laughed, lost touch after high school. He was a great boy and I'm sure he was a great man.
Cricket Kristie Schmidt
December 17, 2020
Joe and I grew up in the same neighborhood in Westmont. We went on to be close friends and B-Ball teammates for several years. He was a good person with a wonderful smile. We spent many days together swimming in his pool and on the B-ball court. May God rest his soul. He will be sorely missed.
Bob Porter
December 16, 2020
Our sincere condolences. Absolutely shocked to hear the news that morning. We just texted to each other on Thanksgiving. So many great memories of Joe watching him play in high school and also on stage. Playing his album every day. Will miss Mojo in Westmont.
John Dispensa
December 15, 2020
So sorry
Miriam and doug Fisher
December 15, 2020
I was like many devastated when I heard the news....shocked i fell to the floor. Joseph was one sweet, loving and caring man to me. I feel blessed to have known him. We were the best of friends. He always kept in touch with me daily to see how i was doing. I still look at my phone to see if there was a message...sadly no. I have always known such beautiful blues music would come from Joseph, he was so talented. He admitted sometimes he would sing in the shower. Most importantly prayers and my condolences to his Wife, family and all that he called his friends. I will never forget him. He will be forever in my heart.
carol williams
December 14, 2020
I'm still trying to wrap my mind around this sudden loss. I had the fortune to spend time with Joe at South School when he moved to Westmont from Chicago. We had the luxury of reconnecting through Facebook and in person when I attended one of his gigs back in Westmont more recently. As recently as a week before his untimely death, we were sharing stories 'about the good ol' days at South School'. His star was definitely on the rise and my only solace is knowing that he was as happy as I had ever seen him; new marriage, new grandson, #1 song in Chicago Blues. You've left an adoring public floundering in your wake.
John Beehler
December 14, 2020
It was with great shock I read Jo's obituary, in our own way we were very close to Muddy's family. I pass the house that these children lived in with their Dad and Marva and think of Jo, Renae and Muddy every day because I live around the corner. They all remain forever in our hearts.
Sandra Haimann
December 14, 2020
My sympathy and condolences to the Morganfield family,friends, and fans...
Keith Kinkle
December 14, 2020
I'm so sorry for your sudden loss. I was in shock when I heard the news. Joe was such a kind individual. He will be missed. Prayers to Joe's wife and family.
Fred Kozik
December 14, 2020
Sending prayers and condolences to to Joe's family. I could never ask for such a Great friend, and am more than grateful and feel privileged to to have known him! Rest in Peace My Friend. The world has suffered a Great Loss.
Larry Karesh
December 14, 2020
My sincere condolences and prayers being sent and said for all his family and friends! I will never forget running with Joe and our friendship
Kelli Hammond-Spatafore
December 14, 2020
Joseph You made this world shine bright with your kind soul!
Tason Thompson
December 14, 2020
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