My son is at peace in Heaven.

Joshua Marlin Hall, born July 27, 1990, went home to be with Jesus on Sep. 16, 2008.

Joshua is survived by his parents Greg A. Hall of Avon,Colorado and Tammy Renee' Cupp of Staunton, Virginia; paternal grandparents Richard & Kay Hall of Lynchburg, Virginia; maternal grandparents LeBron & Helen Holbrook of Fredericktown, Missouri; maternal great-grandparents Marlin and Neva Starnes of Summerville, GA; and a sister Alissa Joy Hall of Staunton, VA. He is also survived by his step father S. Michael Cupp, a step-sister Kristin Cupp, a step-brother Mike Cupp, uncles, aunts, cousins and many extended family members and friends who love him very much.

Joshua was proceeded in death by his paternal great-grandparents Joshua & Tula Stephens and his maternal grandmother, Beverly Starnes Holbrook.

Memorial Services will be Sunday Sep. 21, 2008 at 2:00 P.M. at Thomas Road Baptist Church, Pate Chapel, with Pastor Jonathan Falwell, and Pastor Tom Frietas officiating.

Joshua went home to be with Jesus and now lives in peace in a place where there is no more pain or suffering.

Joshua was born July 27, 1990 and shared a birthday with his maternal grandfather, LeBron Holbrook. He was named Joshua Marlin in honor of his great grandfathers, Joshua Stephens and Marlin Starnes.

Joshua was born in Fairbanks, Alaska and lived in Delta Junction, Alaska for many years with his parents.

Josh enjoyed writing stories, and various types of music and art. He was involved in drama programs while attending Fort Defiance High School.

Joshua loved his friends and was always available to help them in any way that he could. He would talk to them for hours on the phone if they were dealing with a problem. He would give them any material possession he owned if they wanted it, and he freely gave of his money if he felt someone was in need. He loved to buy small, sometimes silly spur of the moment gifts for his loved ones just to show them that he cared.

One of Josh's best friends from grade school had a serious case of cancer. Josh did whatever it took to visit and keep in touch with his friend throughout his illness. He was faithful to his friend for over eight years as the friend struggled with cancer. When Joshua found out that his friend was cancer free, he was filled with excitement and could not contain his joy. Being there for those he loved was as natural as breathing to Joshua.

Josh loved the outdoors, camping, and had a soft spot in his heart for animals. Animals seemed to sense something in Joshua that attracted them to him. He was thoughtful and reflective and longed to make right the wrongs in the world.

Joshua loved to walk in the rain. No matter what time of the day or night, if it began to rain, Joshua would run outside with a smile on his face and let the rain soak him. He would come inside tracking up the floors and smile that Josh smile as if the rain had washed away all his cares.

Joshua was teaching himself to play the guitar and would practice for hours on end. Any free moment he had, we would find Joshua strumming on his guitar and sharing with someone something new he had learned or a song he was working on.

Joshua's passing has left a deep void in my heart and I miss him very much. I know he is at peace now and I look forward to one day holding him in my arms again.

I love you, Josh.



Tom said...

Tammy, We are so sorry to hear of your sad loss, please accept our heartfelt sympathy. Faith will carry you through this difficult time, and the knowledge that you will meet again will ease the pain. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Tom and Jorg.

Elizabeth said...

...or helping his aunt move into a new apartment in college...hugs from miles away. i think about you guys every day.

Dragonflyncurls said...

Dear Tammy,

My thoughts and prayers have been with you every single day.

I smiled when I found this blog, because there were so many unique things about Josh that I had the opportunity to get to know which were so much part of his character and soul.

Whenever we would have Josh over for dinner he always seemed to end up having our fuzzy poodle on his lap out on the sunny deck!

One of the first times I met your son I had to pick him and my son up. I didn't want to drive with Buster on my lap so I kind of said "here take him!"....and on to Josh's lap he fell.

All is right in God's Heaven, because he has his son Josh with him again.

So many things I would love to tell you about the things Josh told me. How proud he was of you, telling my child if he is ever in Virginia he had to go and stay with you. He loved you so, so very much.

You can contact me at CLFarnen@aol.com