Joseph Martin Duralde, Sr.
July 22, 1930  -  April 28, 2018

Joseph Martin Duralde, Sr.


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Mobile Memorial Gardens Funeral Home
6040 Three-Notch Road
Mobile, AL  36619
Wednesday, May 2, 2018
10 - 12;00 pm
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Mobile Memorial Gardens Funeral Home
6040 Three-Notch Road
Mobile, AL  36619
Wednesday, May 2, 2018
12;00 pm
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6100 Three-Notch Road
Mobile, AL  36619
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DURALDE, Sr.
Joseph M. Duralde, Sr.
July 22, 1930-April 28, 2018
Born July 22, 1930, Joe died peacefully on the morning of April 28, 2018, after fighting debilitating health issues. He was preceded by his father, Joseph Valnon Duralde and his mother, Ethel Lawrence Duralde. He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Mildred I.Duralde; his son, Joseph M. (Stephanie) Duralde, Jr.; step-son, Roy Don (Diane) Kennedy; grandchildren; Andrew Don (Marie) Kennedy, Jonathan M. (Brittany) Duralde and Jennifer Duralde Aycock; three great-grandchildren, Caleb Andrew Kennedy Abigail Olivia Kennedy and Brooklyn Marie Aycock and other relatives and friends. Joe retired after a lengthy career with the GM&O Railroad. He proudly served his country in the U.S. Army and retired as Lt. Col. From the Alabama Army National Guard. In his retirement he was a dedicated volunteer at Providence Hospital for 14 years. Joe was a committed Christian and served the Lord at Cottage Hill Baptist Church for 48 years and was a member of Dauphin Way Baptist Church for 12 years at the time of his death. Our husband, father, and great-grandfather will be greatly missed by his loved ones and friends. The family would like to thank the angels of mercy who ministered to Joe during his illness until his death. Thank you Stella Kennedy, Tia Kennedy and Christy Buford for your love and care to our family. Visitation will be at 10:00am at Mobile Memorial Gardens Funeral Home followed by a Celebration of Life service at 12 Noon, Wednesday, May 2, 2018 and conclude with military honors at the graveside. In lieu of flowers, the family request donations be made to Dauphin Way Baptist Church or a charity of your choice.
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  1. Terry & Anna Horton
    Daphne, AL

    Mama Duralde, Joe was a fantastic man and father!
    He impacted my young life with his conersations about life in general and his strong, self reliant attitude. May God bless you richly

  2. Wayne and Elna Thaxton
    Baton Rouge, LA

    Mildred, we were so sorry to hear of Joe's passing. Our condolences and prayers are with you and your family.

  3. Alice Jones
    Mobile, AL

    Mildred and rest of the family so sorry for you loss.

  4. Ron and Donna Boutwell
    Fosters, AL

    Our deepest condolences and prayers are with you.

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