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James “Heavy” Joe, Jr.
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James “Heavy” Joe, Jr.James “Heavy” Joe, Jr., went home to be with the Most High God on Tuesday, March 3, 2009, at Mainland Medical Center, in Texas City, TX.

Mr. Joe was born January 6, 1948, to James Joe, Sr. and Hazel Joe-Rogers in Galveston. He was a graduate of Central High School class of 1967. James retired after 44 years of service to ILA Local #851 and Local #329. He also served in the United States Navy from 1968-1972. He was a wonderful cook and baker and was known for his peach cobbler and BBQ. He married his soul mate, Lauressa Wrenn on February 4, 1977.

James was preceded in death by his parents. Left to cherish the precious memories of his life is his loving and devoted wife, Lauressa Wrenn- Joe, children, Denrick Pope, Velicia Burns (Clifford), Freelander Joseph, Jamellah Freeman (Derrick), James Joe, III, Gregory Joseph, Wrandy Little; grandchildren, Aaron Quilla, Jr., Clifford Burns, Jr., Shanay Fluellen, Wranlanda Little, Anthony Gaines, Rodrick Artmore, Lauressa and Gregory Joseph, Jr., Kaiesha Spells, James and Majalla Randle, Christian D. Charles, Quinette Cleveland; great grandson, Joshua Evans, Jr.; sisters, Janice Logan (Leon), Ronnie Gillis (Anthony), Deborah Wilson (McDonald), Tracye Rogers; two sisters in love, Frankie Smith, Beverly Wrenn- Chhetri (Narayan Vahabur); brother, Rodney J. Rogers, Sr.; five brothers in love, Isaac Wrenn, III (Penny), John Woodard (Kaye), Greg Austin, Kenneth Austin, Harold Jones (Gloria); devoted aunt, Ruth V. Woodworth; special friends, Lonnie Fomby, Larry Smiley, Jama Shabazz, Tony Baker, Adrian Callis, Robert Charles Smith, Bobby Merida, Sammie Lewis, James Jones; and a host of nieces , nephews, friends, extended family and other relatives.

Visitation will begin at 5 PM, Friday, March 6th, followed by a wake from 7-8 PM at Avenue L Baptist Church. A service to celebrate the life of James, will be held Saturday, March 7, 2009 at 3:00 pm, with Pastor Lorenzo Williams of the Mt. Pilgrims Baptist Church, officiating. Burial will be Monday, March 9, 2009, at Houston National Cemetery.

Special thanks to Pastor Lorenzo Williams and the Mt Pilgrim church family; pastors Manuel and Shirlyn Thomas and God Kingdom and Restoration Ministries family; Pastor E. R. Johnson and the Avenue L church family; Dr. Appiah Emergency Medicine, Dr. Lick; Karen Kislinglurg, Dr. Barbara Thompson, 7th floor UTMB Heart Team, TDC Hospital, TDC Scheduling, Oceanview Transition Center and the 50th and Ave L neighbors.




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