Tilford Joseph, Jr. passed away peacefully on Friday, August 3, 2018 at the age of 86. He was born on May 4, 1932 in Livonia, LA to Tilford Joseph, Sr. and Elizabeth Gray Joseph. He was a resident of New Orleans until he evacuated to Baton Rouge due to Hurricane Katrina. He worked as a longshoreman for 30 years before retiring. He married his first wife, Evelyn Joseph and shared three daughters together: Helen Jefferson (TJ), Gwendolyn Joseph Moyo and Sheryl Joseph-Gilliam. He later married Estella Denson Joseph and shared three step-daughters: Dorothy Joseph (Bernard), Shelia Nickelson and Estella Denson. He was the grandfather of Karen Jackson (Courtney), Helen Gordon (Boris, Sr.), Valerie Perkins (Lodis, Jr.) and Vernon Gilliam, Jr. He is also survived by eight great-grandchildren; seven great-great grandchildren; two brothers, Wilbert Joseph and Ulyssess Joseph (Linda); four sisters, Margie Joseph, Olivia Joseph-Turner, Shirley Joseph-Huggins and Sylvia Joseph-Wright (Earl); a sister-in-law, Mona Joseph and a host of nieces and nephews, cousins and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, Tilford Joseph, Sr. and Elizabeth Gray Joseph; his wife, Estella Denson Joseph; a brother, George Joseph; a sister, Rena Joseph Clark; four brothers-in-law, James King, James Turner, Ronald Huggins and Joseph Clark; a sister-in-law, Ella Joseph; a niece, Lila Jean Clark; two nephews, Darryl King and Bryant Joseph and a great nephew, Tevin Camp.
Relatives, friends of the family and Catholic Charities Archdiocese of New Orleans are invited to attend the Funeral Service on Saturday, August 11, 2018 at 12:00 pm at Garden of Memories Funeral Home, 4900 Airline Drive in Metairie. Visitation will begin at 10:00 am. The Reverend Robert Brown will be officiating. Interment will be in Providence Memorial Park, 8200 Airline Drive in Metairie. A repast will be held in the hospitality room of Garden of Memories Funeral Home immediately following the committal.