Joseph Adu

February 2, 1954March 15, 2021

Joseph Adu, 67, of Charlotte, North Carolina passed away on Monday, March 15, 2021.

Joseph born February 2, 1954 in Kumasi, Ghana, was a son of the late Kofi Appiah and Elizabeth Abenaataa.

He was the owner and operator of A to Z Foods convenience store and gas station.

Surving is his wife, Vasty Newton Adu; two daughters, Audrey Adu-Appiah (Evan) and Amanda Adu-Appiah; and a sister, Naomi Appiah.

Funeral services are planned for 11 AM Saturday, March 20, 2021 at McEwen Funeral Service-Derita Chapel, 6300 Mallard Creek Road, Charlotte, NC 28262-2216. Friends may visit at the funeral home an hour prior to the services.

Committal services and burial will take place at Gethsemane Memorial Gardens, 1504 West Sugar Creek Road, Charlotte, NC 28262.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at for the Adu family.


  • Visitation

    Saturday, March 20, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Saturday, March 20, 2021

  • Committal Service

    Saturday, March 20, 2021


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Bryant Murphy

March 21, 2021

Great man may he rest in peace

Judith F. Osei - Tutu

March 20, 2021

Dear Joe,
Thank you for all you have done for me, my family and others. You gave me hope, and provided me space to be a stable Mother, to feed my children, as my Landlord.

When doors were closing on me, you gave me hope and saw my vision and I will forever be grateful. I couldn’t rely on anyone but you! You were my true friend, mentor and even shared the Bible with me. You told me about the Book of Esther and the Modecai story, in the Bible.

I have learned so much from you, l respected you a lot. You have made a difference in my life and that was why I used your name as my reference and my source. I was glad I had a chance to thank you and laugh with you the last time in your home, with family and friends. I missed your laughter, integrity and your wicked sense of humor.

Rest Well In Peace and May your memory be a blessing now and forever.
Love and Friendship Always,
Judith F. Osei Tutu
Charlotte, NC
March 20th, 2021

Ben Atobra

March 19, 2021

Hey Joe, a brother from another mum. Still remember the days we had at Prempeh. Hope you still remember our Saturday free exeats and the movies at Rivoli. Hey man, still dont believe you are gone. You and Adomako were in my dream the nite you passed away, was shocked to learn the following evening that the Maker has called you. ..there and then, I realised you were bidding me farewell. Bruv, have a safe journey back to the Creator, your soul still lingers on .. okay. We will meet one day and sing songs of praises learnt in school. Rest in peace bruv, rest peacefully.
Your brother Nana Osei Atobra.

Antoinette Duah

March 19, 2021


Ama and the girls as well as I would have wished you hanged on longer but God's time is the best. We are all grateful for your 60 plus years of life well lived! Rest in peace good brother, Rest in Perfect Peace.


Christiana Koomson

March 18, 2021

Dear Uncle Joe,you were the piller of our family, your sisters and brothers both abroad and in Ghana here appreciate everything you've done for us ,we cherish you and we are so grateful for everything. We love and will continue to love you and pray for your soul.
Lead, kindly light amid the encircling gloom
Lead thou me on the night is dark
Methodist hymn 612

Sleep well ,ɔnua pa , wɔfa pa
The entire Appiah family is grateful