Barbara Joseph  April 30 1936  June 24 2019

Barbara Joseph April 30 1936 June 24 2019

April 30 1936 June 24 2019
Barbara Joseph April 30, 1936 – June 24, 2019 Share this obituary Sign Guestbook Barbara Yvonne Joseph was born in Harlem Hospital on April 30, 1936 to the late Carmen Agatha Joseph and James Joseph. She was the only girl of five siblings. Barbara grew up in Harlem and was educated in the New York City school district. Over the years she became known as “Ma” to everyone in the neighborhood. She loved them as if they were her own and they loved her. She became the President of the 140th Street Block Association for many years. When she became President of the Block Association, she began campaigning for Keith Wright with hopes of bettering the community. Barbara loved serving her community and was known as “The Mayor of the Block”. She received numerous awards including the Thelma Smith Foundation Lifetime Achievement Award for her 46 years of dedication and commitment to the Harlem community in August 2009. Everyone who knew “Ma” knew how much she loved to cook, socialize, listening to music (especially Gladys Knight and the Ice Man Jerry Butler). She also loved playing spades and trash talking her opponents. Her smile and laugh were infectious and would lighten the mood. Now don’t get me wrong she would curse you out and put you in your place in a heartbeat but it was all out of love. She had this love and appreciation for Mickey Mouse. Barbara made her transition on Monday, June 24, 2019. She is preceded in death by her son – Kevin Maurice Joseph; her mother – Carmen Agatha “Gam” Joseph; her dad – James Joseph; her brothers Charlie “Joe” Joseph, Calvin Joseph and Elliott Reeves. Barbara leaves to cherish memories: son – Keith Joseph; daughters – Christina Thompson, Gloria Thompson and Lenee “New-New Butt” Huston; brother Randy Joseph; nephews – Wendell Ferguson, Arnie Joseph, Kyle Joseph, Isaac Joseph and Gary Joseph; nieces – Crystal Joseph, Laverne Joseph and Phyllis Joseph; grandchildren – Jarrod Thompson, Lay-Tasha Joseph, Danielle Joseph, Maureen Gardener, Nafisa Moore, William J. Coleman Jr., Christina D. Thompson, Leroy Huston and Laquasia Artis; great-grandchildren – Saniya, Peyton, Christopher, Jeremiah, Amir and Kamren; godchildren – Chana Thompson, Henry “Buddy” Barrow, Devere Johnson and David Barrow and a countless host of friends, all of her special daughters, sons, grandchildren, nieces, nephews (too many to name but you know who you are) and her 140th Street Family. Print Obituary Sign Guestbook Name: Location: Video: Image: Light A Candle Candle 1 Candle 2 Candle 3 Candle 4 Email: Please keep my message private Personal Message: Personal Message (required) Confirm: Submit Guestbook entry

Our most sincere sympathies to the family and friends of Barbara Joseph April 30 1936 June 24 2019.

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death notice Barbara Joseph April 30 1936 June 24 2019

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