Dr. Joseph Appolinaire Meyinsse
  • 60 years old
  • Date of birth: Dec 22, 1952
  • Place of birth:
    Nima (near Accra), Ghana
  • Date of passing: Nov 3, 2013
  • Place of passing:
    Baton Rouge, Louisiana, United States
Let the memory of Dr. Joseph be with us forever




This memorial website was created in the memory of our loved one, Dr. Joseph Meyinsse. We will remember him forever.

Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by Ashagre Yigletu on 3rd November 2015

"The first test of a truly great man is his humility.
A great man is different from an eminent one
in that he is ready to be the servant of the society.
Joe! you are indeed a Great Man;
you will always be remembered and missed."

This tribute was added by Saturn Douglas on 3rd November 2015

"Life is a little less bright with out your smile and wisdom, You are sincerly missed!"

This tribute was added by Janet Gager on 3rd November 2015

"Its been two years, but  memory of you  lives on!  We miss you a lot!
Rest In Peace!"

This tribute was added by Amos Olagunju on 19th April 2015

"Time flies like an arrow. I just heard of the sudden death of my dearest beloved brother Joe yesterday! I cried at my 60+ years of age, because Joe was a true brother and partner with me at Bell Communications Research. He and his wife have always been unselfish to listen to all my whinnings on the phone. I will forever miss Joe, a caring and loving person. Pat and Jerome, please keep hope alive, and let me know at any time the voids I can fill with the untimely death of Joe. May God continue to bless us each day as grief, and celeberate the great life our brother lived. Please, touch the spirit of someone today, and help someone in need so that my brother Joe's dream may be fulfilled. To all who are trying to set of funds to make Joe's memory last forever, please email"

This tribute was added by Joshua Meynisse on 22nd December 2014

"HAPPY BIRTHDAY.I know you are in heaven now.May the anniversary of your birth rekindle in us the desire to help mankind with our God given talent.Forever in our heart Fofo Donne"

This tribute was added by Janet Gager on 4th November 2014

"We really miss you! You are gone, but we will never forget you!"

This tribute was added by Joshua Meynisse on 3rd November 2014

"its been a year today and your passing is still like a dream i want to wake up from.YOU WERE THE IDEAL MEYINSSE.WE LOVE U BUT GOD DOES MORE"

This tribute was added by Doze Butler on 10th November 2013

""A candle loses nothing by lighting another candle"  
Dr. Joseph Meyinsse can aptly be credited with lighting sooooo many candles! Yet, he lost nothing. He will live on in ALL of these candles. No, he lost nothing, but has now gained everything-eternally."

This tribute was added by Kendra Smith on 9th November 2013

"Dr. Meyinsse was such a hard working person.  Whenever it came to SMED or its students, Dr. Meyinsse went out of his way to accommodate and give his support.  He has been such an integral part to my education since I switched over to SMED in 2012. I was looking forward to having him advise and further guide my research. He will be truly missed as a leader and role model for all of SU."

This tribute was added by brenda jackson on 9th November 2013

"Whenever I would see you in our office (VCAA) you were ALWAYS smiling.  You were "Mr. SU".  always happy, kind, and helpful.  You always encouraged me to ..."keep up the good fight"...I will.  To your family:  If half the people at SU were as friendly & helpful as Dr. M, we would have a better school.You will be missed, esp'ly  that SU suit, shoes and smile. God Bless U & Yours! Brenda J."

This tribute was added by Habib Mohamadian on 8th November 2013

"There’s no word that can express how sorry I have been since I heard about the death of Dr. Joseph Meyinesse. I was very stunned to hear this news and still can’t believe that it really happened. He was a most astute advocate of higher education and was full of integrity, who always served the best interests of his students.  No one can forget his demeanor and professionalism with his big beautifu"

This tribute was added by Eileen Kennedy on 8th November 2013

""Dr. Meyinesse will always remain very much alive in the memories of those who loved, respected, and treasured him.  To the family: Please know that your sorrow is shared by everyone who knew and loved him.""

This tribute was added by Tamisha Frazier on 8th November 2013

"I'm heart-broken, but grateful. I'm grateful to have met such a gentleman and scholar. Anyone could see your smile from miles around. I pray I have the opportunity to impact at least half the lives you did. I still had so much to learn from you. I will be wearing the scarf you brought me from Africa, this weekend in your honor. My prayers are with your family. You will be missed SO much!"

This tribute was added by Eric Claville on 8th November 2013

"Thank you for unselfishly sharing your life, time, energy, and GOD given talents with us!  You will be truly missed but your influence and infectious smile will live on in your lives.  May you and your family be Blessed in the here, now, and after.  --  From The Claville Family (Eric, Michelle, Ian and Ethan)"

This tribute was added by gloria jones on 8th November 2013

"Dr. Meyinsse's smiling face will be missed forever.  He had such an inviting spirit.  Such concern for others!! He was interested in my children furthering their education and even brought me an ACT CD for my kids to study.  I will miss him; and he Loved Southern University!!!  To his wife and son - what a wonderful man to have had in your lives and ours too!!! May God comfort you..."

This tribute was added by Aubry Turner on 8th November 2013

"From the days spent talking about my future in math, to listening and talking about the music that he played in his office, to getting me funding for school and even my first teaching job, I really thank you, Dr. Meyinsse. One of the best mentors, friends, and inspirations! Your legacy will live on! And to the family, allow the Lord to surround and saturate you with His amazing love/peace."

This tribute was added by Norma Frank on 8th November 2013

"Dr. Meyinsse knew his purpose for living and did all he could to impact the lives of so many.  His footprints will forever be in the sand of our hearts. We know that, "Earth has no sorrow that Heaven cannot heal".  We we lend upon God for our healing.  He was a true researcher and close family member of the Office of Research.  We will continue to pray for the family.  God Bless!"

This tribute was added by Brenda McNeely on 8th November 2013

"With Deepest Sympathy to the Meyinsse Family.  "The best and most beautiful things in the World cannot be seen, nor touched, but are felt in the heart".  Wishing you God's Peace, Power, and Praise."

This tribute was added by Emma Perry on 8th November 2013

"Dr. Meyinesse was an exceptional scholar, colleague, and friend with the brightest smile.  A gentleman who always dressed like he had just stepped off the cover of the GQ magazine. Our last lively conversation the week before he passed, will remain with me!  A first-rate human being who is gone far to soon but  a life well lived!  He will be greatly missed. Deepest sympathy! Rest in peace."

This tribute was added by JOYCE O'ROURKE on 8th November 2013

"Deepest sympathy to Dr. Patricia Meyinesse and family upon your tremendous loss.  We, too, will miss your loved one and our colleague.  Just last week, he convened a meeting of the University Curriculum with his usual skill, aplomb, and pleasant nature.  He was a friend to so many students, faculty and staff.  Hold fast to the treasured memories.   Sincerely, Joyce & Kenneth O'Rourke"

This tribute was added by Claudette Smith-Brown on 8th November 2013

"Thank you for bringing the spirit of the Motherland to us, and sharing with us, some of what we missed. I know our Ancestors are smiling at your journey and saying "well done".  

We thank your family for sharing you with us, and send our LOVE & PRAYERS to comfort them during this time."

This tribute was added by Ashagre Yigletu on 8th November 2013

"There is nothing gratifying than to make a difference in the life of other people. Dr. Josep Meyinesse overachieved this noble goal.  Jo! you will forever be remembered  not only by your loved ones but also by the many students, colleagues and friends whose life you touched and made a difference.  You will be highly missed."

Leave a Tribute:
Invite your family and friends
to visit this memorial:

Subscribe to receive e-mail notifications when others contribute to this memorial.

This memorial is administered by:

Janet Gager


Have a suggestion for us?

We are waiting for your feedback!