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Obituary for Joette Brown Musco

Jacqueline Joette Brown Musco, 66, of Magnolia, MS died peacefully at home on Friday, November 17, 2023 after a lengthy illness. She was born on February 2, 1957, in Baton Rouge, LA. She lived her early years in Baton Rouge and then moved to Pride. She played basketball and was a cheerleader at Pride High School where she graduated in 1974. A proud accomplishment was earning a brown belt in Karate. She earned an Associate Degree in Business from Brookdale Community College, Lincroft, NJ in 1999. Joette was afforded the opportunity to stay home with her girls for ten years, at which time she began her career. She eventually became a legal secretary in LA, NJ, and lastly at Solomon-Smith-Barney in Manhattan, NY where she survived the tragic events of September 11, 2001. After sixteen great years living in NJ, and she and her husband Ben moved to Pride, LA in 2004, shortly before his death. She volunteered, using her secretarial skills, at her churches. She perfected her Italian cooking skills under the instruction of her mother-in-law Lucy. As her grandson, Tyler, said, and everyone agreed, “Making homemade spaghetti and meatballs and grape jelly in NJ were the best.” Her most important roles were wife, mother, and grandmother. She is survived by her children and grand-children: Stacia and Andy Jacob (Emma & Genevieve), Jackson, NJ; Kelly and Corey Bourque (Desi & Tyler Rosado {Samantha}), Magnolia, MS; Crystal Croft, Magnolia, MS, and son in law, Brad Wintz (Devin Croft, Dylan Reynolds, & Breanna Wintz), Central, LA. Stepsons: David Musco (Bella), Raleigh, NC and Thomas and Susan Musco (Madison) South Florida. Great grandchildren: Daxten Wade Rosado, Kane Dean Rosado, Mia Ainsley Curtis, and soon to be born, Aliyah Renee Brady. Siblings: Laurie Gilpin (Jimmy), Pride, LA; Michael Brown (Brenda), Ocean Springs, MS; and Jewell Edward Traylor III (Cheryl) Baton Rouge, LA; also, many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Bennett Musco (2004); daughter, Shelly Renee Wintz (May 2023); mother, Martha Ann Schmidt Forbes (2019); dads, Raymond Forbes (2015) and Edward Traylor (2021); father, Larry Brown (2010); oldest sister, Sandra Brown McMorris (2017); and first husband, Ricky Croft (2014); Visitation will be held at Sandy Creek Baptist Church, 22834 Liberty Road, Pride, LA on Friday, November 24, 2023 at 10 am. Funeral service will begin at 12 pm, immediately followed by burial in church cemetery. Pallbearers: Desi Rosado, Tyler Rosado, Devin Croft, Dylan Reynolds, Corey Bourque, Andy Jacob, Jet Traylor, and Perley Ray Jackson. By virtue of her faith in Jesus Christ, we know that Joette is rejoicing and pain free in heaven. “And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying; neither shall there be anymore pain; for the former things have passed away.” Revelation 21:4.