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Joseph Isaac Embesi

Joseph Isaac Embesi passed away December 8, 2017 in Houston, Texas. He was born October 9, 1960 in Houston, Texas.

Joseph is preceded in death by his parents Joseph and Judith Embesi, step father Milton Pete Birdwell, maternal grandparents Cedric and Annie Cronin, and paternal grandparents Joseph and Nonni Embesi.

He worked as a correctional officer for Texas Department of Criminal Justice and spent over 40 years as a firefighter.

Joseph is survived by his loving wife of 27 years Ruby Lee Embesi, daughter Heather Young and husband Bill, daughter Jennifer Catherine Jacobs, grandchildren Brent Alan Grace, Courtney Nicole Howard and husband Joe, Seth Kody Young, Taylor Catherine Morrison, Asa Thomas Jacobs, great grandson Lloyd Anthony Howard, uncle Robert D. Ebesi, uncle Ralph Edward Embesi and wife Gloria, and aunt Chris Cronin. Numerous other nieces, nephews and friends also survive.

A memorial service will be held at Waller-Thornton Funeral Home on Tuesday December 12 in Huntsville, Texas. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Huntsville Fire Department and to Walker County Firefighters.

Waller-Thornton Funeral Home.
Published on December 11, 2017
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