Joseph and Constance were married Sept. 1, 1962, at the Shiloh Baptist Church of Philadelphia, Pa., with Pastor William Powell Jr. officiating.
They are the parents of three children: Joseph IV, now deceased (spouse Joann), Warsaw; Kenneth (spouse Lynn), Katy, TX; and Reesa (spouse Timothy), Thompsonville, IL. They have 11 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Joseph now runs a tutoring ministry in Fort Wayne. He retired as a purchasing agent from Zimmer Inc. and as a master sergeant from the Air Force. Constance is a full-time homemaker. They are members of Calvary Baptist Church, Oswego. There, Joseph is the Sunday school superintendent.
They enjoy traveling and spending time with their children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.