Clifton Samuel "Cockey" Joseph, a native and resident of Convent, Louisiana, departed this life on Friday, December 30, 2022, at approximately 5:29 am at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Gonzales, Louisiana.\n\nClifton, also known as "Paw," to his grandchildren, was born on August 23, 1951, to the late Mary Joseph and Clifton Thomas in New Orleans, La. Clifton accepted Christ as his savior in April of 2005 and was baptized at Mt. Calvary Baptist Church by Rev.Samuel Jones.\n\nHe attended and graduated from Central High School in Union, La. in 1969. He was married to Nancy Smith on the 1st of January in 1975, by the late Rev. Earnest Landry and to this union, five daughters were born. He served 14 years in the United States Navy and was Honorably Discharged in August 1984. He was formerly employed by Avondale Shipyard and later worked at Zen-Noh Grain Elevator for over a decade until his health began to fail.\n\nClifton was not only devoted to his family but a pillar of the community he grew up in. Many knew him to be an avid fisherman, mechanic, listening to and burning CDs, spending time with his grandchildren, making his own wine, a jack of all trades, and dirtying every dish in the kitchen to prepare a meal for his family.\n\nHe leaves to mourn and cherish his memory his devoted wife of 48 years, Nancy Smith Joseph; five daughters, Kenya Joseph, Keantrya J. Franklin (Eddie), Kachelsia J. Martin (Calvin), Kyameshia and Kareema Joseph; four grandchildren, Xzavier Jamal, Keyondre' Tyreke, and Tristyn Imani Franklin and Kohen Joseph Marcell. He is also survived by two brothers, Alvin and Aaron Joseph; three brothers-in-law, Joseph Smith, Jr. and Lawrence Smith, Sr., and Dr. Rev. Samuel Jones; four sisters-in-law, Leona Harris, Olivia Smith, Elizabeth Davis, and Loretta Bouie; two Godchildren, Rhonda Jones-Green and Taber Davis, Sr.; three shadows (nephews) Jerome Picou Jr., W'Juankeil Jones, and Jayden Dumas; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.\n\nHe's preceded in death by his parents, Mary Joseph and Clifton Thomas; and in-laws, Joseph and Mary Smith; one granddaughter, Kollins Marcell; three sisters, Dolores Macklin Jones and Hattie Mae Jones, and Sharon Joseph Moton; nephew (son) Idrick Christopher Joseph.\n\nRelatives and friends are invited to attend a celebration of life on Saturday, January 7, 2023, at Mt.Calvary Baptist Church, 8103 Mt.Calvary Street, Saint James, LA 70068. Visitation 9am-11am. Service begins at 11 am. Interment to follow at Mt.Calvary Baptist Church Cemetery. Final care and professional services entrusted to Treasures of Life Funeral Services, 315 E. Airline Hwy., Gramercy, LA 70052.\n\n"When someone you love becomes a memory, that memory becomes a TREASURE!!"