George Joseph Sr. age 78, passed away on Saturday, April 7, 2012. He retired from Avondale Shipyard in Avondale, LA. Beloved husband of the late Jeannette Coleman Joseph. Father of George (Lenora) Joseph Jr. of Baton Rouge, LA, Gregory (Alicia) Joseph of Donaldsonville, LA, Rev. Carnel (Schiwyn) Joseph of Vacherie, LA, Darnell (Eva) Joseph of St. James, LA, LaShawn Joseph of Salt Lake City, Utah, the late Shedrick Joseph. Step-Father of Sandra Coleman Underwood of Dallas, Texas and the late Alvin Coleman. Brother of Beatrice Sutherland and Samelia Ross of St. James, LA., Emily Joseph of New Orleans, LA., Oscar (Odessa) Joseph, Jr. of Marrero, LA, Wilbert (Hannah) Joseph of Donaldsonville, LA and the late Clarence Joseph and Yvonne Smith. Also survived by 17 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, 3 great-great grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives and friends. A native of Welcome, LA and a resident of Donaldsonville, LA. Relatives and friends of the family, also Pastors, Officers and Members of Mt. Triumph Baptist Church of Donaldsonville, LA., Rock Zion Baptist Church of Addis, LA., and Stronger Hope Baptist Church of New Orleans, LA. are invited to attend the Visitation on Thursday, April 12, 2012 at Gertrude Geddes Willis Funeral Home, 2120 Jackson Avenue from 4:00 pm until 6:00 pm. Followed by Funeral Services on Friday, April 13, 2012 at Mt. Zion Baptist Church, 808 St. Patrick Street-Donaldsonville, LA 70346 at 10:00 am. Visitation from 9:00 am until 10:00 am. Interment Mt. Triumph Cemetery-Donaldsonville, LA, You may sign the guest book on www.gertrudegeddeswillis.com and nola.com/obits. GERTRUDE GEDDES WILLIS FUNERAL HOME INC., IN CHARGE.