After a protracted battle with cancer, Joshua Luke Jones passed away peacefully on May 19, 2017, in Alvin, Texas, at the age of 15. His family and close friends were by his side as he drifted off to be with the Lord and his mom.
Joshua was born on March 14, 2002, in Spring, Texas to mother Nicole Jones, who predeceased him. Josh lived most of his life at Texas Children’s Hospital because at the age of 6, he was diagnosed with cancer. He was a fighter and he fought to the very end.
Joshua enjoyed playing with Lego’s, video games, and his IPad, but what he enjoyed most was being around his family, friends or anyone who could keep a smile on his face. Even though Josh was the one who was sick, he always managed to be the kindest, sweetest child with the most uplifting of spirits. He would remind others daily how to not sweat the small stuff, just by his upbeat energy and positive attitude.
Joshua was preceded in death by his loving mother Nicole Jones, grandfather John “Russell” Jones and great-grandfather Harvey “Snake” Wheat.
He is survived by his grandmother and caregiver, Peggy Jones; biological father, Kyle Short; “Daddy” Greg Pearson; step-grandmother, Debbie Jones; grandmother, Debra Lutz; great-grandparents, Georgia Heidel and husband Chet, John P. and Cleonice Jones; uncle, Blake Jones and wife Luzalana; aunt, Crystal Popp and husband Christopher; cousins, Nicolas and Layla Jones; godfather, Steven Robbins; godmother, Kristin Rankin and husband Cliff; and numerous great aunts, great uncles, cousins, loved ones and friends.
The services in Texas will be held at Spring Baptist Church Spring, Texas. The viewing will be Wednesday from 5-8 p.m. and Thursday noon-3 p.m. followed by funeral services at 3 p.m. Funeral services in Texas will be officiated by Pastor Barry Klempnauer and Pastor Tim Young. Condolences may be sent to the family in care of Darst Funeral Home at www.darstfuneralhome.com.
The services in Louisiana will be held at Cornerstone Church Livingston, Louisiana. The viewing will be Friday 5-8 p.m. and Saturday noon-2 p.m., followed by funeral services at 2 p.m. The funeral services in Louisiana will be officiated by Pastor Clint Mitchell. Burial will immediately follow at Colyell Community Cemetery in Livingston. Condolences may be sent to the family in care of Greenoaks Memorial Park at www.greenoaksmemorial.com.