Joseph McWane was born November 11, 1963 to Joe and Elaine McWane in Chicago Illinois.
Joseph attended Morton Upper Grade Center and later went on to attend Rezin Orr High School.
Joseph was a very hard worker and was a great provider for his family. He worked for Tyson Foods in Downers Grove Illinois until his health declined.
Joseph enjoyed life and lived it to the fullest. He was the life of every party, Joseph thought everybody’s birthday “was his birthday” . We had to remind him often, “Joseph this is not your party”.
Joseph loved music, all kinds of music. He just loved having fun. He had a special bond with his dad. He had a special connection with his brother Eric, especially when they were on the phone for hours being messy, talking about their kids. He had a love like no other for his wife, children and his grandchildren.
Joseph always had the family laughing. One joke we always laugh about: He would call us coconuts, and one day we asked “Dad, why do you call us coconuts:? He replied, “you know how you crack the top of the coconut and nothing comes out, that means yall heads empty.
Joseph accepted Christ at an early age, he became a member of Revelation M.B Church where he was a faithful member. He later joined Destiny Worship Center under the leadership of Elder DeAndre Patterson, where he remained a member until his death.
Joseph married his teenage love ,Tee. They were known together as the west side Bonnie and Clyde, there was no Big Joe without Big Tee they were inseparable, till the bitter end. They spent 36 years together, as soul mates.
Joseph departed this life on Thursday, June 10, 2021. Joseph fought a good fight, he kept the faith and finished the course. He’s now resting in the care of the Lord.
His mother Elaine and sister Adrianne McWane preceded him in death.
Joseph leaves to cherish his wonderful memories; His loving wife, Tayunda; two sons, LaJoseph and Lavester; three daughters; Tierra, Jocelyn and Diamond; His father, Joe McWane; fourteen grandchildren, Jamaya, Shanya; Jakayla, Jazyiha, Jaquan, Jada, Javon, Jimmarion, Jaelan, Javion, Jazariah, Josiah, Jaylah, Jalaya, three brothers, Eric, Derrick and David; one sister, Sharon. Three aunts; Doris, Betty Ruth and Diane, three uncles; Daniel (Theresa), Elgin (Sarah) and Lonnie (Rosie) His mother in law, Leanna, His grandmother Mattie and father in law Pastor Larry Dixon(Loredia); Six sister-in-laws: Nuquita, Patricia, La’Shawn, Marie, Tiawanda, and Kimya; Five brother-in-laws: Emanus, Lawrence, Simeon, Larry, and Fredrick. A best friend for over 40 years Kevin Terry, and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
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