Joseph Edward Embleau, “Joe,” passed away on May 8, 2018 at age 49. He was born on March 8, 1969 in Atlanta to Gary Edward and Mary Frances Embleau. Joe is survived by his parents, his son Kyle Coker and Kyle’s fiancée, Audrey Bruner, both of Oak Ridge, TN. He is also survived by his brother, Scott Embleau, two sisters, Dawn Embleau and Laura Edwards, all of the metro Atlanta area. Joe has three nephews, Connor Embleau, Ryan Edwards and Daniel Edwards, one niece, Caroline Embleau, and an adorable grandson, Nikolai David Coker. Joe was a Berkmar High School graduate (Lilburn, GA) and was employed by United Parcel Service (UPS) for approximately 30 years. He leaves behind many friends and co-workers. Joe had many talents, and was always a friendly, helpful guy with a Heart of Gold. He will truly be missed by many. Visitation will be held on Thursday, May 17 at the Wages & Sons Stone Mountain location from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Christian City Nursing and Rehabilitation Center ( in Joe’s memory.

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  1. Lost a good friend, wish you was still here. Rip my friend till I see you again. I’m so sorry this happened Lord took a good man from us

  2. I’ve never loved anyone as much as I loved you. I still love you. I will always love you and carry your spirit in my heart forever. It is so painful to think I’ll never be able to see you again but I truly believe you are in a far better place. Maccie will take care of you.

  3. Joe graced our lives, especially for the past several years — ,he was an integral part of our family, and holiday get-togethers and special occasion celebrations will not be the same without his beautiful spirit. Joe was the epitome of a Southern gentleman. He never met a stranger and was more than willing at all times to lend a hand for any task at hand, for each and every person who crossed his path. In fact, Joe never seemed content to sit still more than a few minutes, actually continuously seeking a problem so he could provide a solution. His heart was filled with love, and he was all about sharing that love in word and deeds. We loved him dearly and he will be missed by all.

  4. I’m so sorry to hear about the loss of Joe. What a sweet man he was. Sending love & prayers to his family, friends and co-workers. He will truly be missed.

  5. My first love~ you will always have a special place in my heart. You were such an amazing person, I have and will always cherish all the memories we shared.

  6. I was thinking of Joe this weekend as I was reading my “autograph” book from fifth grade. We went to school together our entire school career. Best memory, third grade, we would switch cursive papers so he could do my S. I loved him for that and so much more.

  7. In memory of a great son , brother , father , uncle and man. You will be greatly missed. ❤️
    Prayers for your family

  8. For the last 25 years I can say you have been my best and truest friend. I thought of you as my brother. The continual thoughts of all the things we did together are playing constantly thru my mind. Your honest goodness, willing spirit, and upbeat temperament will be forever embedded in my memory. Your passing is a profound loss. I will miss you for the rest of my days. I’m thankful for our friendship. I know you are at peace with God. This at least offers those of us who believe comfort.

    My condolences to the entire Embleau family.

  9. I think about you a lot. All the great times we had. The times we took off in the middle of the night to go to Savannah and Panama City Beach. The forts we built in the woods. The boat trip where we thought we would drowned in the middle of Lanier. You will always be in my thoughts and prayers. I love you brother. Arthur

  10. Little brother, you were such a great brother and friend in my life and the best uncle to Connor. You were taken way too soon, i thought we would grow old together. My heart aches for the loss of you beyond compare. I know i will see you again one day and smile that you are reunited with your dog Mac again and all of our relatives that have passed in years gone. I love you and miss you to know end. You will always be in my thoughts and prayers.
    Rest in peace Joey.

    love your big sister, Dawn

  11. The Embleau family is in our prayers during this difficult time. I know that Joe will be dearly missed but I am comforted knowing that he is with Aunt Donna, Uncle Bob, and Uncle Fred in heaven and that we will see him again.

    Your KC cousin Susan

  12. Joe was such a great person and friend. He was always the first to offer help and expected nothing in return. We had some great times skiing in West Virginia and driving that old smoking van down the road. Those were good times that I will never forget. R.I.P. my friend. GOD bless Joe and his family…

  13. Joseph. My love. My light. My heart. My Twin Flame. My best friend. My forever. I cannot imagine my life without you in it but I am a better person for having known you. From our first kiss to our last and all the memories in between, you taught me everything I know about love, patience, compassion, forgiveness and trust. I am aching knowing that the dreams we had of growing old together will not be fulfilled but I am celebrating the fact I know you are basking in the infinite beauty of pure love in heaven. Until we meet again my love….xoxoxo

  14. I will forever be greatful that we found one another again after so many years. Your smile, your laughter, your spirit can never be forgotten. You told me you were “learning how to live again” but you actually showed me how to do the exact same thing. Our friendship began all those years ago & withstood the test of time. You showed me how to laugh & smile again when I wasn’t sure I could or wanted to. You had a gift of making people see the world for what it was & then getting us to laugh and smile at the weirdness of it all. You showed up in my life again when I needed a friend the most & I could never in a hundred years thank you enough for that. I will love you forever & always for showing me I could laugh & smile again. Love you my friend and will see you again in the heavens 💕

  15. May care and love of those around all of you provide comfort and peace to get through the next days ahead. We know the Lord will have a special spot next to our family already there for cousin “Little Joe”

  16. So many wonderful sincere remarks from Joe’s friends. We will greatly miss your face your empathy, your sense of humor and your warm friendly ways. You were a wonderful boy who grew into a “super Gentleman” who we all loved dearly.
    As Dawn said we will all be together again one of these days down the road in eternity.
    Love you

  17. Praying that God will grant peace and healing to all Joe’s family and friends. He was very special. Always had time to listen, and knew just what to say to make you feel that everything was going to be alright. Joe was a mess at times, but that is what made him so endearing. Giacomo and I will miss him, he always brought a smile to our day…..

  18. Joe, I can hear your laugh now, even though I haven’t seen you in years. We all had so many good times. You will be missed.

  19. Acts 24:15 gives a wonderful hope of a resurrection for those we have lost in death. May you endure and find peace through our Father, the God of all comfort

  20. My entire childhood and school years had you in them some way or another. You never, ever failed to put a smile on my face. You were one of the good ones. I hate that time and life seperated us but from reading all these tributes, you remained one of the good one. God bless your family as they go through this sad transition of life without your earthly presence but we will rejoice knowing your in heaven. God bless Joe, you are loved.

  21. I can’t believe your gone joe!
    I just found out today that you left us. You always made me laugh. My heart goes out to all you loved and loved you. You will be missed.

  22. CandleImageDearest Joe…I only found out now of your passing. I’ve been away from Ga for years… Our time together was short & sweet & I always held you in high regard. You had a gentle presence, great sense of humor, & simply a Kind heart. You coaxed me out of the doldrums to see the premiere of the Titanic all those years ago. We took blankets & had such a memorable night. I hope you are enjoying your new life wherever you are. I had hoped to tell you in person what a kind friend you had been to me…God Bless you now & Always 🙏❤️

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