REMEMBRANCES

A Father, Son, Grandson, Brother and Friend Gone To Soon

Josh ‘JB’ was full of life. He loved God and was attending school to become a Youth Pastor. He was an amazing father to his daughter, McKenzie. She was his everything and was a daddy’s girl. I remember her always running to him while he was in treatment and hugging him. She loves her daddy so much and misses him dearly. She was 10 when he past away and will soon be 17. We are going through a lot of first with her that he should be her for. Josh and his sister (Brandie) never meet a stranger the last 18 months of his life. They were always praying for people. It didn’t matter where we were or how many needed prayer they would stop and pray. He was so amazing, loving caring and would do anything for anyone. He loved life so much. The love of his life was Kenzies mom. They never got back together after we was clean the last 18 months of his life but they would have been back as a family. The evil world we live in stopped all of this from happening. Fentanyl took my son away, Kenzies daddy away, Jackie’s love of love away, a grandson away from his grandparents, an amazing brother away and a friend to everyone he meet away. I could go on and on about an amazing young man that’s life got cut short because of someone giving him something he thought was something else. He would never take an elephant tranquilizer in his life that was laced with fentanyl. I want to honor my son with all the good he did not the bad 7 years we lived of drug addiction. My husband and I preached what drugs would do to you. He had an uncle who was an addict. We were a family that eat 95 percent of the time time at a table as a family. I was blessed to able stay home with my kids while they were growing up. Drugs don’t discriminate at all, it will destroy any family. We developed JBs Memory of Hope in memory of him. It is a 501c3 that provides families in need Christmas gifts along with a party and family time. We are branching out to do so much more in his memory and to let children know what drugs can do to your life.

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