Sunrise – July 3, 1946


Lionel “Coach Lionel” Joseph was the first born of the late Arthur and Gladys Joseph and step-father Melvin LaGrue. He was preceded in death by his siblings, Carole Jones, Djarra “Linda” Piseaux, Gerald Joseph, Warren “Bernie” Piseaux; one living sister, Trisha Harding; two nieces, Zakiyan “Leslie” Cornish and Jennique Harding; two nephews, Lynn R Cornish and Jonte Magee; a host of cousins and friends.


He was a graduate of G. W. Carver, Sr. High School class of 1964. After high school, Lionel enlisted in the U. S. Army. When he returned home, he worked at different jobs around the Treme area. He loved the community of Eastshore, where Coach Lionel coached little league sports at East Shore NORD playground for over 30 years. Also, the little woods homeowner association where he was one of the original members of the outsider’s S & P Club.


There will be a celebration of the life of Lionel Joseph on Saturday, April 10, 2021 at Eastshore Playground in the Curran Building, 14600 Curran Rd, New Orleans, LA 70129 at 1:00 PM,


Sunset: March 29, 2021

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