Joseph Michael Coessens

March 20, 1969 ~ April 24, 2020 (age 51)


Joseph Michael Coessens

Thomson, GA – Mr. Joseph Michael Coessens, 51, entered into rest April 24, 2020.

Mr. Coessens was born in Greenville, Penn. to Mrs. Bernice Mengle Coessens and the late Joseph Patrick Coessens.  Joseph was a navy veteran having received the SouthWest Asia Service Medal with Bronze Star while serving during the conflict of Desert Storm along with many other recognizable awards, ribbons, medals, and commendations.  He was retired as an electrician.  Mr. Coessens loved his daughter, traveling the world, and the Philadelphia Flyers. He had a passion for the betterment of animals and the wilderness. He had a heart of gold, always looking for ways to assure the people around him that he loved them and was always there for them. It was said that Joseph could be described as “living life to the fullest,” he enjoyed an adventure and learning new things.

Mr. Coessens is survived by his daughter, Cassandra Coessens, Charlotte, N.C.; mother, Bernice Mengle Coessens; two sisters, Kathleen Davenport (Robert), Thomson and Debby Gaither (Johnny), Alabama; niece, Jessica Poe; two nephews, Brandon Poe and Robert “R.J.” Davenport; companion, Lisa Knotts; aunts, uncles, and cousins whom Joseph loved dearly and impacted his life greatly.

A Celebration of life will be held at a later date.

If so desired memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital at

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