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hand to walk the paved streets of Gold.
Joseph was born to Julia Francis Love and (Rev. David Equilla Gordon) in the
town of Jetersville, VA. He was the oldest of 6; preceded in death by the youngest,
Sonya Robinson. Later in life he was connected with his brothers Reginald and
He was named after his Beloved Uncle Joe Lewis who helped guide him in life and
from this an incredible, indestructible bond was formed. Buck Hanna was a name
given to him by his late Great Aunt Amanda. Later he was affectionately known as
Joseph was educated in the Amelia and Nottoway County School Systems. He
later joined the Marine Corps at the age of 19. May 6, 1971 he married his
childhood sweetheart, Jacqueline, and from this union his Dynamite T & T were
born: Trina and Towanna. While in The U.S. Marine Corps Joe was trained in
MCI – Sea Duty Indoctrination, Tact Marine Rifle Plt., NCO Leadership, The
Marine NCO and Panama CZ-Jungle Training Warfare. In March of 1973 he was
Honorably discharged with Medals for National Defense ServiceM-16, Vietnamese
Service w/1* and Vietnam Commendation. He received an Expert Shooting
Badge and Letters of Appreciation. After being discharged from The Marine Corps
he joined his wife Jackie and Oldest Daughter Trina in Philadelphia. While in
Philadelphia he became one of The First Male Bell Telephone Operators.
Joe was a protector by nature and believed it was his job to provide and care for
his family. He loved his family and always wanted the best for them. He was
excited for any accomplishments his family made; he kept any news article
clippings that pertained to them. He was a very intelligent man; in school Math
was his best subject; he carried this trait throughout his life. Joe could hold a
conversation with the best of the best and talk you into the wee hours of the
morning. Researching information and Reading was things he loved to do; the
Bible was by far his favorite book to read.
Buck was preceded in death by his Nephew Terrence F. El II and Son-in-law
Richard Sr. but leaves behind his legacy to be carried on by his Mother Julia
Robinson and Step-Father Sim Robinson of Jetersville, VA, his Wife Jacqueline,
Daughters Trina Love-Neal (Carlton Sr.), Towanna Love-Harvey, Upper Darby,
PA, Grandchildren; Donja Love (Brandon) of Jersey City, NJ, Dashay Love,
Davine Love, Carlton Neal Jr, Rianna and RJ Harvey all of Upper Darby, PA.
Great Grandchildren; Qualin Love of Newport News, VA, McKayla Davis of
Upper Darby, PA, Quinton Love & Sicyon Hayes of Newport News, VA and
Zaphir Love of Philadelphia, PA., Sisters; Dorothy El and Arlene Love of
Jetersville, VA, Brothers; Reginald (Rashida), Erik, Sim Robinson Jr. (Sherea’) of
Atlanta, GA, Mother in Law; Claudia Scott, Two Sisters in Law; Cheryl & Renee
Scott of Phila., PA, Nephews, Nieces, a Host of Cousins, A Loved Uncle Joe Lewis,
a Cousin who was more like a Brother, Billy Motley and a Honorary Brother,
Terrence F. El Sr.
Viewing Sunday, January 24, 2021 from 11AM to 7PM. Funeral Services Monday, January 25, 2021 at 10:00AM at Michael W. Hawkes Funeral Home, Amelia. Private interment to follow.
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