Joseph John Burrell, Jr. age 83, of San Antonio, TX. passed away on Wednesday, February 27, 2019 at 8:37 p.m. Born in New Orleans, LA., Joseph was affectionately known as Joe or Junior to his family.
Joseph is survived by his wife, Blanca Burrell; children, Simone Maria Burrell, Joseph John Burrell, III, John Fitzgerald Burrell, Sr., Philomene Biagas Allain and husband, Mark David Allain, Kimberly Ann Gusman and husband Jermaine Gusman, Stephanie Burrell and Nadia Burrell; brother, Herbert Peter Burrell; grandchildren, Tarrell Maurice Patterson, Turron Micheal Patterson, Ryan Kristopher Mixon, Kayla Felicia Marie Allain, Yves-Langston Monet Mays, Nia Mariah Gusman, Joshua Michael Gusman, John Fitzgerald Burrell, Jr., Elijah Wood, Casey Aaron Burrell, Jeremiah Matthew Gusman; great-grandchildren, Tarrell Maurice Patterson, Jr., Brawnwyn Amsale Patterson and Nile Tsehayu Patterson; numerous nieces, nephews and other family members.
Joseph is preceded in death by his parents, Joseph John Burrell, Sr. and Clara Adams Burrell, brothers David Herman Burrell, Malcolm George Burrell, and Warren Anthony Burrell, Sr.; sister, Betty Burrell-Pearley.
Joseph was employed with the United States Postal Service for 40 years. He served in the United States Army. He enjoyed playing checkers, tennis, board games with his children and fishing. He was very proud of his Checker Tournament trophies that were awarded to him. He was a devoted husband, father and grandfather. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him.
A Viewing Service will be held on Friday, March 8, 2019 from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p. m. (Rosary 1:00 p.m.) at Puente & Sons Funeral Chapels, 14315 Judson Rd, San Antonio, TX. 78233. Relatives and friends are welcome to attend and celebrate Joseph’s life.
A private burial will be held at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery to be announced at a later date.
The family wishes to express their sincere gratitude to all to have supported us during this time of loss.