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Joseph Ralph Torres

January 8, 1971April 30, 2021
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Joseph Ralph Torres, 50, of Charlotte, NC, passed away April 30, 2021. Born January 8, 1971 in Brooklyn, NY, he was the son of Bienvenido and Leticia (Calderon) Torres. He married Celeste Hampton on June 25, 1994 in Brooklyn, NY. A graduate of Grover Cleveland High School, Joseph was a member of Fountain Christian Center and an employee of the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. He enjoyed singing, cooking, watching television, movies, dancing, reading the Word of God (Bible) and ministering to God’s people. Survivors include his wife of 26 years, Celeste Torres; his children, Celeste E., Joseph J., Joel J. and Celestial S. Torres; his father, Bienvenido Torres; sisters, Ines (Gabriel) Cruz and Nilsa (Temo) Avila; father-in-law, John Hampton; numerous nieces and nephews along with extended family, the Hampton, Gomez, Thompson, Cruz and Avila families. He was preceded in death by his mother, Leticia Torres and his mother-in-law, Ella Hampton. A Celebration of Joseph’s Life will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, May 8, 2021 in the Chapel of Forest Lawn West Funeral & Cremation Service, 4601 Freedom Drive, Charlotte, NC. The visitation will start at 12 noon and last until the time of service at the funeral home.

  • FAMILY

  • Bienvenido Torres, Father
  • Leticia (Calderon) Torres, Mother (deceased)
  • Celeste (Hampton) Torres, Wife
  • Celeste E. Torres, Daughter
  • Joseph J. Torres, Son
  • Joel J. Torres, Son
  • Celestial S. Torres, Daughter
  • Ines (Gabriel) Cruz, Sister
  • Nilsa (Cuauhtemoc Avila-Garza) Avila, Sister
  • John Hampton, Father-in-Law
  • Ella Hampton, Mother-in-law (deceased)

Services

  • Visitation

    Saturday, May 8, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Saturday, May 8, 2021

Memories

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Robert Wright

May 9, 2021

Good dude hard worker any time I ask him to do anything he would he would do it never seen him once mad at all always cracking jokes laughing with a crazy laugh at the end 🤣 he would laugh at me when I use to have to go look for half my staff hiding from work downstairs cause he knew they got missing Rest Well King until I see you again and we could laugh at memories working together 😇

Rex Kearney

May 9, 2021

My condolences to Torres family....Joe was a very kind and compassionate person....who will truly be missed....

Kelvin and Kenya Powell

May 8, 2021

My condolences to your family. Continue to smile down on them sir and rest easy. We'll continue to look after your family.
From: Kaniya, Kajayla, Kimora, Kenya And Kelvin Sr. Powell

Charaine Hampton-King

May 8, 2021

A great husband, a great father, and my brother n law. You were a role model to so many. I never got to tell you in person but thank you for taking care of my sister and my nieces and nephews. You will be missed but there are so many great memories ♥

David Ray

May 8, 2021

I will miss the joking, the singing, and his laughter. He always wanted people to get along and have a good time, no matter where you was in life. I will miss my friend my co-worker BIG JOE!

Ada Calderon

May 8, 2021

I remember Jojo as his mom gave him he’s nickname. He was very special he use to preach in my family room (Puerto Rico) somehow we knew that he was going to be a great Christian, good father and husband. His grandma on mom side used to take him to Sunday service and how much the member from church loved him. That was my Jojo he was loved by everyone for being a down to earth person. Rest In Peace my Jojo. Love your titi Ada

INES CRUZ

May 7, 2021

My beloved brother I love you.
I miss you 😘 . Until we meet again in eternal glory.

Gabriel Cruz

May 7, 2021

Hola Soy Gabriel cuñado de Joseph, en estos 7 años que tuve la oportunidad de compartir y hablar aún a la distancia, hoy en este dolor que nos embarga, pero el llanto se convierte en gozo cuando tenemos la promesa que la muerte no se señorea en nosotros y empieza la vida eterna en la morada que Jesús!! fue hacer para cada uno de sus hijos, Nosotros podemos testificar, las circunstancias nunca lo apartaron de alabar, adorar y exaltar el nombre de Jesús , hoy puedo decir no es un adiós si no un asta muy pronto, porque Jesús lo prometió y sabemos que es real, no se acabo todo para Joseph si no empieza hoy esa vida plena sin dolor sin lágrimas solo gozo y adoración en el trono de Gloria de su Creador, Joseph gracias por el ejemplo de creer las promesas de Dios!!

Hello, I am Gabriel Joseph's brother-in-law, in these 7 years I had the opportunity to share and speak even from a distance, today in this pain that overwhelms us, but the crying turns into joy when we have the promise that death does not dominate in us and eternal life begins in the abode that Jesus! has for each of his children, We can testify, circumstances never separated him from praising, worshiping and exalting the name of Jesus, today I can say it is not a goodbye but a pole very soon, because Jesus promised it and we know that It is real, everything is not over for Joseph if he does not begin today that full life without pain without tears only joy and adoration in the throne of Glory of his Creator, Joseph thanks for the example of believing the promises of God !!

Devarious Nolley

May 7, 2021

He was my big brother. To him I was his lil big brother. I'm really going to miss you brother you made me smile when I was having bad days you will always be in my 💙 you was family to me.

Nilsa Avila

May 7, 2021

Until we see each other again in our eternal home in the presence of the God Almighty🙏🏽

My beloved and only brother!

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