• Date Of Birth: October 31, 1931
  • Date Of Death: January 20, 2021
  • Children: Kathy McCurdy, Mark Joseph
  • Resting Place: Georgia National Cemetery
  • City: Buford
  • State: Georgia

Jackie Joseph, age 89, passed away peacefully in her sleep on Wednesday, January 20th at Tender Personal Care Home #2 in Lawrenceville, Georgia.

Daughter of the late Helen and Samuel G. Alderman of Coral Gables, Florida, and sister of the late Samuel G. Alderman, Jr., she was preceded in death in 2005 by her husband of 53 years, Robert (Bob) P. Joseph of Buford, Georgia.

Jackie, who attended the University of Georgia and the University of Miami, met and married her husband after graduation, becoming a military wife when Bob entered the Army at Fort Campbell, Kentucky in 1952 during the Korean Conflict. After his discharge in 1954, Bob began his career in Radio Broadcasting management in Paducah, Kentucky, and Anna, Illinois. As well, Jackie and Bob began their family with the adoption of a daughter, Kathy, and later son, Mark.

The family moved to Buford, Georgia in 1964 after purchasing the local radio station. Jackie made enormous contributions to the family business as the First Class Engineer (first female Radio Engineer in Georgia–1965) as well as its Business Manager. Jackie and Bob built two additional radio stations and continued in the business for 40 years when they retired after selling their remaining radio station, Oldies Lake 102 FM. In addition, Bob and she were founding members of Prince of Peace Catholic Church, then located in Buford. Jackie, along with Bob’s support, was extremely active in the Lake Lanier Association, becoming its President for over 30 years until her 2013 retirement. Her intelligence, leadership, vision, graciousness, and patience were always “at the helm” of anything she undertook.

Jackie is survived by her daughter, Kathy McCurdy, and her husband Bruce Johnson, her son, Mark Joseph, and his wife Jackie and her grandchildren, Adam, Peter, Clara, Henry, and Julia. Survivors also include her sister-in-law, Betty Alderman, nephew, Sam G. Alderman III, his wife Kari and their children Ella Cole and Sam IV, niece Helen Fitzgerald and her husband Sean, several cousins as well as godson Daniel Duggins. Special thanks to Mary, Daniel, and their caregivers KeKe, Sharon, and Marjorie as an extended family for taking wonderful and loving care of Jackie in the last 15 months. Loving thanks to Daniel Duggins for looking after Jackie (Bob) for decades. Many thanks, also, to Jackie’s neighbors and good friends who watched over her these last years.