Joe Louis Dubose

April 22, 1937 ~ February 21, 2022 (age 84)


“GOD saw you getting tired and a cure was not to be. So He put his arms around you and whispered, “Come with me.”  With tearful eyes, we watched you suffer and saw you fade away. Although we loved you dearly, we could not make you stay. A golden heart stopped beating, hard working hands at rest. God broke our hearts to prove to us He only takes the best.”-Unknown author. 

JOE LOUIS DUBOSE was born to the late Robert Lee and Ruby Myles DuBose, Sr. on April 22, 1937 in Butler, AL. His parents, brothers:  Cleveland, Robert, David Lee, Sam, Theodore, Odell DuBose, and sisters:  Fredonia Lassiter and Hattie White preceded him in death. 

JOE joined Center Ridge Church at an early age. He later moved to New Jersey where he retired from Deer Park Water Company. In 2012, he moved back to Mississippi. He was a fun and happy person and will be missed tremendously. 

He leaves to cherish his memories:  son, Jeffery McKinnis of Shubuta MS; daughter:  Tanisha Grier-Jones of Montclair, NJ; granddaughter:  Wuadria Coles of Passaic, NJ; sister:  Jeannie Hart of Virginia; brothers:  Jerry (Amanda) DuBose, Edward Steve (Ann) DuBose, and Woodrow (Joyce) DuBose, all of New Jersey; one special sister in law, Ruby DuBose of Shubuta MS; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. 

Funeral services were held Saturday, March 5, 2022 at 11:00 AM at Center Ridge Cemetery in the DeSoto community (Shubuta), with Dr. Lorenzo Carter officiating. 

A viewing period was held for Mr. DuBose on Friday, March 4, 2022 from 12 noon until 6:00 PM at Turner Funeral Home. 

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March 4, 2022

12:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Turner Funeral Home
402 South Spring Street
Waynesboro, MS 39367

Funeral Service
March 5, 2022

11:00 AM
Center Ridge Cemetery, Shubuta)

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