OBITUARY

Vernon Joseph Josiah

April 24, 1946January 7, 2021
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Vernon Josiah, 75, of Bossier City, Louisiana, passed away on January 7, 2021, with his wife, Melba Josiah lovingly by his side. He was born to parents Mary Josiah (deceased) and Edward Bowen (deceased) on April 24, 1946 in San Fernando, Trinidad.

Vernon was raised in a Christian household and came to Christ at an early age. Vernon graduated from high school in New York City then moved to the west to pursue a career in the oil fields and as a truck driver. He knew the entire United States by heart and could drive it without a map. He was traveler at heart.

Vernon was known to be a giver and generous at heart. He would help anyone who needed him. Vernon had a humble spirit and friendly to all whom he came in contact with. He always had a smile on his face and loved to sing. He had an appreciation for good food and drinks loved going out to eat, movies and having his family around him. He was a huge fan of Sports. San Francisco 49ers was his favorite team. More than anything he was a simple man who loved and wanted love from his family and friends.

Parents: Mary Josiah- Deceased and Edward Bowen- Deceased

Wife: Melba Beck Josiah- Bossier City, La

Children: La Tonya June Josiah- Tampa, FL and Sheena Josiah- Tampa, FL

Step-Children: Damita Edwards- Bossier City, La, Clifton Edwards- San Antonio, Tx and Stephainie Edwards- Bossier City, La

Siblings: Ormah Gracey- Queens, NY, Margaret Josiah- Brooklyn, NY, Florence Josiah- Queens, NY and Gemma Josiah- San Fernando, Trinidad

Half Siblings: Errol Bowen, Andrew Bowen and Brenda Bowen

Grandchildren: Josiah Jones- La Tonya’s son, Amaya Foster- Sheena’s Daughter, Aubriana Foster- Sheena’s Daughter and Aiden Foster- Sheena’s Daughter

Step-Grandchildren: Jamontae Edwards (Aalyiah- Great- Grandchild), Clifton Edwards, IV (Adrian, Aleaza, Alizah- Great Grandchildren), Joseph Pronnette, Kameron White, Clesha Edwards, JaMichael Edwards and Jamarcus Edwards

Nieces and Nephews: Kasey Josiah – Margaret’s daughter, Dexter Baptiste- Margaret’s son, David Josiah- Margaret’s son, Kelise Josiah- Margaret’s daughter, Dwayne Josiah- Margaret’s son Nigel Sandy- Florence’s son, Amil Guy- Florence’s son, Roberta Josiah- Gemma’s daughter, Dalia Josiah- Gemma’s daughter, Danielle Josiah- Gemma’s daughter, Kelsey Josiah- Gemma’s daughter, Keiyah Josiah- Gemma’s daughter

Services

  • Memorial Service

    Saturday, January 23, 2021

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La Tonya Josiah

January 16, 2021

I don’t know if I told you enough but I Love You Daddy❣️❣️ Always been a daddy’s girl and now I can’t even say I’m sorry for holding a stupid grudge..... I’M SORRY, I LOVE YOU AND IM GONNA MISS YOU!! Watch over and protect us!!

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