Joseph Walker

January 20, 1933 - May 05, 2020

Joseph Walker

Joseph Walker, of Beaumont, departed this life on May 5, 2020. He was born on January 20, 1933, Sunset, Louisiana. 

There was never a dull moment when Papa was present. His humor was quick and magical – subtle as well as outward. Always wearing a seemingly permanent smile – even when asleep. People say, “his mom must have been a very happy person to have born such a beaming individual.” He cheered everyone around him – neighbors, co-workers/all of those he associated with. And oh! The good times he provided us at school rodeos, school/church festivals, games, etc. He seemed to never tire. Leading fundraising campaigns for our church, schools, rectory, activities building, he always influenced others to follow his lead. Papa’s gardens will be missed by many, in the neighborhood and especially senior citizen’s near and beyond. Loved by all, this contagion provided love for all he interacted with. Most people viewed him as a loving model for future generations to come; many had goals of imitating his drive/life. Because we have faith, we trust in God that his earthly mission has been complete towards his journey to salvation. Thank you, Jesus. While he suffered life threatening medical scares from 1987 until his death, he did not want to die- and, everyone knew this. It was not until quite recently that he “turned hermit”. To live “in fear” for so many years, we know that he is Heaven-bound. 

He was a good husband and father. I think most of all he showed us that marriage was not a burden as many would believe, but it was a badge to be worn with honor through the grace of God. He will never fade from our memories. We are now tasked to follow his example. 

Survivors include his spouse of sixty-five years, Elsie; son Ronald and his wife, Alice Catherine; grandchildren, Talton; Clairissa; and Ronald, Jr. (Cassidy); great-grandchildren, Ryland Joseph and Natalie Elizabeth; Godchildren, Nicole Garcia and her husband, Mario; Chris Bijou and his wife, Regina; sister, Ann and her husband, James; brother, Frank; best friends, Charles and Hilda Duplecian, and numerous nieces and nephews, relatives, and friends. 

He was preceded in death by his son, Merlyn Joseph; parents, Merlyn and Mary Walker; brothers, Clarence, Rodney, and Joseph; and sisters, Selina, Mary Lee, and Georgia. 

A gathering of Mr. Walker’s family and friends will begin at 9:00 a.m., with his funeral service to follow at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, May 9, 2020, at Broussard’s, 2000 McFaddin Avenue, Beaumont, with Reverend Antony Paulose, C.M.I. presiding. Interment will follow at Community Cemetery, Beaumont. Please observe social distancing guidelines. 

Broussard's Mortuary - McFaddin Avenue
2000 Mcfaddin Avenue Beaumont, TX 77701
Gathering of Mr. Walker's Family and Friends
Broussard's Mortuary - McFaddin Ave.
2000 Mcfaddin Street Beaumont, TX 77701
Saturday, May 09, 2020
9:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m.
Funeral Service
Broussard's Mortuary - McFaddin Ave.
2000 Mcfaddin Avenue Beaumont, TX 77701
Saturday, May 09, 2020
11:00 a.m.
Community Cemetery
Beaumont, TX

Comments (4)

  • Rose Sonnier Ellis

    09 May 2020 at 14:16 | #

    Please accept my prayers and love during this hurtful time. I love you all dearly. Toto and Polly loved you all so much. We will forever remember all the delicious vegetables you brought us over the years. Family means the most to us. Family and faith first. Love y’all.


  • Craig Ledet

    09 May 2020 at 00:26 | #

    I thank God I was able to visit and talk to my uncle before he left us. And as usual he was his humorous and lively self . My wife and I really enjoyed visiting with him and my aunt Elsie this past December


  • Lisa Johnson

    09 May 2020 at 00:05 | #

    Dear Aunt Elsie and family my prayers and love will be with you always. Terry, Dana and I will see you tomorrow. Love you, Lisa


  • Georgia Fontenot Orsot.

    08 May 2020 at 02:35 | #

    Elsie & family. So sorry to hear of Joseph passing & my family & I will keep you all in our prayers. Henry & Georgia Orsot.


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