Mainland Funeral Home

2711 Texas Ave, LaMarque, TX


Wilma Beatrice ASEMOTA

August 26, 1948July 27, 2020

Wilma B. Joiner Asemota

Wilma Beatrice Joiner Asemota, 71, departed this earthly life on July 27, 2020 at Mainland Center Hospital. Wilma was born August 26, 1948 in Galveston, Texas to Henry C. Joiner, Sr. and Virgil A. Hunter Joiner. Wilma was a 1966 Graduate of Lincoln High School. She furthered her education at Massey Business College in Houston. Her career started with Shell Oil Company in Houston, Texas and upon returning to Texas City, she worked as a Chemical Lab Analyst at Monsanto/Sterling Chemical Company for many years until she retired. Wilma was a faithful member of Rising Star Missionary Baptist Church under the leadership of Pastor D. N. Benford, Sr. and remained a member. Wilma believed in living life to the fullest, she loved her family, poetry, art, music, and traveling the world. In 1998, she met and married her best friend, Elliott Asemota and they traveled and explored the world together. She is preceded in death by her parents; her brothers, Henry Joiner, Jr., Charles Joiner, Ernest Joiner and Reginald Joiner; and her sister, Debra Joiner. Left to cherish memories of her life; Three Devoted Daughters, Stacey Joiner Muhammad, Illana Mills and Phaedra Mills; Three Grandchildren, Cydney Cavil, Phia Mills, Majour Bogan, Jr.; Great-Grandsons, Cayden Rashid Rideaux and Camden Rashad Rideaux; Siblings, Carl Joiner (Jackie), Sylvia Crawford, Sherry Taylor, Pamela Shaw Jones, Archie Joiner and Veronica Williams (Jeff); and a host of Nieces, Nephews, Uncles and Aunts of the Hunter and Joiner Families and Friends. The family will celebrate the life of Wilma with a viewing at 11:00 AM on Saturday, August 1, 2020 and Services beginning at 1:00 PM . Both services will be held at Rising Star Missionary Baptist Church, 302 N. Oak Street, Texas City, TX 77591, Pastor D. N. Benford, Sr. will be officiating. As we continue to adhere to the guidelines and mandates of this COVID-19 pandemic, physical distancing and masks will be required and expected at the church. Burial will be held at Rising Star Cemetery in La Marque, Texas.


  • Visitation

    Saturday, August 1, 2020

  • Funeral Service

    Saturday, August 1, 2020


Wilma Beatrice ASEMOTA

have a memory or condolence to add?

Sylvia Crawford

August 7, 2020

Rest Sister your personality, views and actions are forevermore sketched in my heart. Your birthday is coming up on August 26. We will celebrate. Love always Simarie

Linda Burkley

August 4, 2020

My prayers and thoughts are with you all during this time of sorrow. As a friend of Veronica's and her immediate family, I have heard about the many wonderful times in their family with Wilma..God is our strength and our keeper..prayers with you each second.

Stelena Evans

August 2, 2020

As a friend of Veronica Joiner Williams, I'm sure I met Wilma, years ago, when my husband & I attended their father's wake service at their church. I stated, "I'm sure" because Veronica was so surprised and elated that we drove from Houston to show our respect, that she introduced us to her MANY siblings and family members. Nevertheless, I felt like I REALLY knew Wilma! Every time Veronica spoke of her family, she's endearingly spoke of her big sister, Wilma. There was ALWAYS a funny story that Veronica would tell about Wilma or what Wilma said! Additionally, as Veronica would tell a "Wilma story", she could hardly talk, for laughing. Apparently, Wilma was quite a character, who loved family, life, family gatherings, being there for them and helping others. I knew Wilma, through Veronica's lovable and enjoyable sharing, throughout the years. Peace to the entire Joiner family.

Rhea Joiner

August 2, 2020

I remember always wanting to go over my Aunt Tut’s house in the summertime on Plum street. She was funny and made me laugh. I remember when I lost my son Noah, she was there for me. I will never forget that!❤️My mom told me how aunt tut helped us out in times of need growing up. I loved getting away from the busy city of Houston when I was younger to come and chill with my favorite big cousins Illana & Phaedra in LaMarque. #memories

Sylvia Crawford

August 1, 2020

My Ist best friend, my Big Sister. I will forever hold the memories near and dear.

Gloria KYLE

July 31, 2020

Blessings to the Joiner/Asemota Family during this transitioning of the Beloved, Wilma Joiner Asemota, may God gives you the Strength, Love, Grace and Mercy that you need to sustain you today and always.

Kendra Joiner-Hall

July 30, 2020

I will never forget. One Christmas Aunt Tut came to our home with individual HUGE boxes for me and my sisters. The joy that it brought me stays with me to this day. 💜

Cheryl Joiner Jackson

July 30, 2020

I loved the stories she shared about our grandparents. She told me stories about my dad and Uncle Carl when she was a baby. She had an art of telling a story and just straight up talking about you in your face. We shared so many wonderful moments. We would stop by for no reason at all, just to be in each other’s company. She always made us laughing. I’m going to miss her so much and the wisdom she taught us. As I traveled around the world, she always wanted me to send her postcards. I’m preparing to travel again and I will still mail her postcards.

She loved my son Ian. He belonged to her at every family party.

She was the big sister I never had. Pray for my family.


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