Cover photo for JOSEPH ANDREW BURGRAFF's Obituary
1999 Big Jodie 2024


February 10, 1999 — January 9, 2024

Joseph Andrew Burgraff, known to his loved ones as Big Jodie, was a remarkable individual whose presence filled the lives of all those fortunate enough to know him. On January 9, 2024, our hearts were with grief as we said goodbye to Big Jodi, but today we remember and celebrate the extraordinary life he lived.

Joseph was born in Miami, Florida on February 10, 1999, bringing immense joy and happiness to his family from the moment he arrived. From an early age, it was clear that Joseph possessed a vibrant spirit and a fearlessness that would shape his character throughout his life.

Growing up in Dallas, Texas, Joseph excelled academically and graduated from Horn High School. He had a thirst for knowledge that led him to further pursue his education at Texas A&M University. Although life took him on different paths than academia, Joseph's love for learning remained an integral part of who he was.

Joseph had an undeniable passion for working with vehicles and possessed an extraordinary talent for fixing and building things. He dedicated countless hours to perfecting his craft and took great pride in sharing his skills with others. Whether it was tinkering under the hood of a car Joseph's remarkable abilities never ceased to amaze those around him.

In addition to his mechanical talents, Joseph also found solace in playing with his beloved dogs, Nova and Oreo. Their unwavering companionship brought immeasurable joy into his life. With each wag of their tails or playful chase around the backyard, he found comfort in their unconditional love.

A gun enthusiast at heart, Joseph developed a deep appreciation for marksmanship. He admired the precision and skill required to excel in this discipline. Always meticulous in his approach to everything he pursued, Joseph sought not only to master these techniques but also instilled a sense of responsibility when handling firearms.

Joseph personality could best be described as that of a teddy bear, but one should never mistake his kindness for weakness. He possessed an uncanny ability to protect and care for those he loved, becoming a steadfast guardian and friend to all fortunate enough to be in his inner circle. Joseph's fearlessness when it came to standing up for others was truly inspirational.

Joseph leaves behind a loving family who will forever cherish his memory. His mother Regina Burgraff, brother Thomas Benjamin, uncle David Burgraff, grandmother Rosa Benjamin, soon to be niece Brooklyn Benjamin, sisters Kenosha and Keianna who are all devastated by his loss.. Additionally, Joseph is survived by a host of cousins and friends who were touched by his warm heart and vibrant spirit. He was preceded in death by his aunt Joyce Burgraff, uncle Michael Burgraff, and aunt Carolyn Burgraff.

In our hearts, Joseph's memory lives on as an inspiration to us all. We remember his infectious laughter, his unwavering loyalty, and the love he selflessly shared with those around him. While we mourn the loss of such a remarkable individual today, let us also celebrate the incredible life that Joseph Andrew Burgraff lived.

Rest peacefully now Joseph, knowing that your presence in our lives will never fade. May your soul find solace as you embark on your next great journey beyond this world. You will forever remain in our hearts until we meet again.

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of JOSEPH ANDREW BURGRAFF, please visit our flower store.

Service Schedule

Past Services


Wednesday, January 24, 2024

Starts at 3:00 pm (Central time)

Golden Gate Funeral Home-Dallas

4155 S R. L. Thornton Fwy, Dallas, TX 75224

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.


Visits: 775

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the
Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Service map data © OpenStreetMap contributors

Send Flowers

Send Flowers

Plant A Tree

Plant A Tree