Joseph M Sonnier, Jr.

Joseph Sonnier, Jr.

Joseph M. Sonnier Jr. (T June) was born May 29, 1944 to Rosezelia Sonnier and Joseph M Sonnier Sr. in Beaumont TX.  Joe Jr. departed this life on Tuesday, January 8, 2013 with his family by his side after a long battle with cancer.  He is preceded in death by his parents; brother, Gilford A. Sonnier, and his grandson Martin A. Lyons.

The Celebration of his life will go on for many years to come in the hearts of his loving devoted wife, Vealla Morgan-Sonnier; sisters, Hester ‘Pess’ Babino (Gary), Veronica ‘Ronnie’ Porter, Gail Babineaux; brother, Martin ‘Pee Wee’ E. Sonnier (Mary); daughters, Stacy L. Joseph (Fred), Rosezelia M. Sonnier, Stephanie A. Lynch, and Latone B. Sonnier; son, Tezo D. Robinson (Chasidy); grandchildren, Joseph Sonnier III, Anthony Sonnier, Jamal Scott, Ronnie Lynch , Rapheal Thompson Jr., Sta Shawn Wilkins, Ashley Thompson, Chloe Thomas and Zoe Thomas, great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins and many friends. 

Joe worked many years in the construction industry and retired from Glacier Construction Company where he was a General Foreman.  He was a faithful union worker retired with International Laborer’s Local Union of North America Local 116, now Local 180 after 30 plus years of service.  Until his health began to fail, Joe loved to work in his yard giving supervisory instruction to Vee, Peewee and Ronnie whom kept every thing fresh and in order.  His cousin Herbert took special attention and ensured that the yard was maintained in his failing health.

A Celebration of his life will be held on Saturday, January 12, 2013 beginning with a Rosary at 10:00 AM followed by the Celebration of Life Services. Both services will be held at Carnes Funeral Home 3100 Gulf Freeway Texas City, TX 77591.  Memorials may be sent to the funeral home.  The services have been personalized by Dorthea Jones, Funeral Director, and the caring staff of Carnes Funeral Home.