New Haven, CT - Douglas Christopher Joiner, 37, of Irvington St. passed away September 23, 2005. He is survived by his mother Linda Bankole and her husband David of Jackson, Michigan, his father Douglas L. Joiner of Atlanta, GA, a son Douglas Christopher Head of Douglasville, GA, 5 brothers: Daniel Bankole of Jackson, Michigan, Bem Joiner, Jahi Joiner, Kenneth Walker and Brandon Walker all of Atlanta, GA, 3 sisters: Davina Bankole of Jackson, Michigan, Mesi Joiner and Keisha Walker, both of Atlanta, GA. He is also survived by Linda Ford Joiner, Barbara Walker and Cookye Harden of Atlanta, GA. Dougie will be lovingly missed by a host of Uncles, Aunts and Cousins. Friends and family are invited to a Mass of Christian Burial which will be celebrated in St. Paul's Church, First Ave., West Haven, CT at 9:30 am on Sat., Oct. 1. Burial in St. Bernard Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be sent to: Catholic Relief Services, 209 West Fayette St., Baltimore, MD 21201-3443, or to Habitat for Humanity, 121 Habitat St., Americas, GA. 31709. Arrangements are in care of BEECHER AND BENNETT-TAYLOR Funeral Home, 410 Campbell Ave. at Court St., West Haven, CT.

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  1. God knows you will be missed! If only I knew how you felt – I could have been there to help you – If I had reached out a little further to catch you, you would still be here – I shall not shed a tear cause I know we will meet again in a better place call heaven. May your soul rest in peace! Peace be with you and our family. Love you. Your cousin Wanda & family!

  2. Take it to Jesus, Take it to Jesus I no everything gonna be alrightIf there any problems all you go to do is give it to Jesus, cause cousin Doug gonna be alright God loves you and so do I. love ya be strong cause God will do you no harm

  3. This has been a great lost for me and my family, you smiling face will always live on in my memory. You will be dearly missed. Love always Teresa (soares) Wright and Family

  4. To Linda and family, I was sadden to hear about the death of your son. May God continue to bless you and your family.

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