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  1. Pastor David L. Battle
    August 1, 2012 @ 7:15 pm

    The Bread of Life Pentecostal Apostolic Church (St. Louis, MO) family offer our sincere condolences to the family and fiends of Josh. To Tabitha, Jacub, James and Madeline, our hearts break as we share in the pain you feel in the loss of your husband, father and son. We have been praying for you all every since we learned of Josh’s sickness. As pastor of Bread of Life, I would like to personally thank you for allowing me to share the life and struggles of Josh. I will cherish the many stories shared with me by Josh and James. Some were funny and others were simply inspiring. Remember, Jesus gave us permission to morn when He said, “Blessed are they that morn for they shall be comforted.”

    With much love and continued pray,

    Pastor Battle and The Bread of Life Family

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  2. Kelly Dotson Family
    August 2, 2012 @ 7:48 am

    To James and family our hearts and prayers are with you all at this time. Such a wonderful young man. May you find strength from god and those who love you all.

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  3. Jessica Joice
    August 2, 2012 @ 10:42 am

    My thoughts and prayers are with you all. What a tragic loss.. He was such a great person with a great smile…

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  4. Reed Family
    August 2, 2012 @ 3:55 pm

    We are sorry for your loss ….. We didn’t know Josh was ill… We send our prayers and may God guide you for the rest of your lives. Please take care and if there is anything you need us to do for you please don’t hesitate to ask. God Bless All of You ….

    Jim Reed
    Cynthia Reed
    Michael Reed
    Joseph Reed

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  5. Palmer Family
    August 3, 2012 @ 10:42 am

    We are so sorry for your loss. We didn’t know Josh was ill. Our hearts go out to the family.
    I remember the first time I met Josh, he’d just got a big ol’ buck and I asked if he needed help draging it out of the woods! I know you all have fond memories, he was a good kid.
    Our prayers are with you all!

    Danny & Lisa Palmer

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  6. Lisa Bates
    August 3, 2012 @ 10:22 pm

    I just want to give my prayers to the family and to say im so sorry for their loss.

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  7. Hassel and Alice Vandergriff
    August 5, 2012 @ 11:27 am

    We are so sorry for your loss, and are remembering you in prayer.

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  8. Sandi Boss-Simmons
    August 5, 2012 @ 8:52 pm

    Throughout school, Josh was always so sweet and kind. He always had a smile on his face. I can’t imagine that he ever changed. My thoughts and prayers are with you, his family. May you find peace in knowing that Josh left a wonderful impression on the world.

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  9. Colby Hader
    May 2, 2014 @ 9:00 am

    It is now 1year and 9 months since Josh’s death and we all still miss him very much. He is with us everywhere we go, helping us through the day. WE MISS AND LOVE YOU JOSH.

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  10. Colby Hader
    July 26, 2014 @ 12:11 am

    In nine days it will be two years since we lost a loved one everybody cared about. Josh I know you are watching over us. I also know that you are reading this as i type it. We miss you cuz. Especially Aunt Mattie, Uncle James, and Donte. Words can not explain how much we all miss you. If you are watching over Aunt Sally, Uncle Rodney, and I please help us stay strong through the tough times in life. We love you Josh.

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  11. Colby Hader
    March 25, 2015 @ 9:47 am

    It’s been almost three years since we lost Josh to the big “C” word nobody likes to hear. We still miss and love him a lot even though he is not here with us physically but he will always be with us in our hearts. Had a really strange thing happen yesterday, 24 March 2015, just like the day of his funeral. It brought back many memories. There was lightning, a crack of thunder, rain, then two beautiful rainbows next to each other with the little breeze to move the wind chime just enough to give a soft chime. WE LOVE YOU JOSH! You will never be forgotten. Thanks for giving a helping hand to every one and gently touching the heart and souls of others. Love you cuz.

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