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Namon "Butch" Joshua, III

Date of Birth: 01/12/1954
Date of Death: 04/28/2018

Namon Joshua III , “Butch” 64 went to be with the Lord on Saturday April 28, 2018 at Riverside Methodist Hospital in Columbus, OH while surrounded by family. He was born on January 12, 1954 in Donaldsonville, Louisiana. The son of Beatrice and Namon Joshua Jr. Namon was the eldest of 6 siblings. He graduated Cum laude from Southern University in 1975 with a bachelor of science in business management. He was then recruited to Mellon Bank in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and was later promoted to AVP where he was a field manager. He later met his soon to be wife and married Phyllis Joshua on August 18, 1979. They had two children, Candace Peterson and Namon Joshua IV. He later took a position with Bank One in Columbus, Ohio. Namon was an AVP as a systems analyst. In 1995 he was an entrepreneur with Legal Shield where he later became an executive director and built a successful business. He was called upon by the lord to serve as a deacon at age 11. Namon loved to cook, won several rib fests, and called himself “Dr. Sauce”. He was preceded in death by his father: Namon Joshua Jr., sister: Stephanie Joshua, maternal grandparents: Ernest, Sr. and Beatrice Harris , paternal grandparents: Namon, Sr. and Florence Joshua. He is survived by his wife: Phyllis Joshua, 2 children: Candace (Bryant) Peterson, Namon Joshua IV, grandsons: Bryson Peterson, Ayden Peterson, Tristan Peterson, mother: Beatrice Joshua, Siblings: Farrell (Sharon) Joshua, Joyce (Raynell) Madison, Marylou (Melvin) Davis, Gerald (Natalie) Joshua, Sister-in law: Althea (Oscar) Worthy, brothers-in-law: Harry Clark, Kenneth (Phillis) Clark, Nieces: Nedra (Leonard)Materre, Kelly (Antoine) Ward, Kimberly (Molly) Joshua, Heather (Ryan) Wilson, Dina Clark, Terri Clark, Nephews: Melvin (Karrah) Davis Jr., Jason Davis, Raynell Madison Jr., Darius Madison, Anthony Joshua, Jeremy Joshua, Jordan Joshua, and a host of cousins, aunts, uncles, great nieces, great nephews and friends who loved him. Visiting 9 AM, Saturday, May 5, 2018 at Buena Vista Baptist Church, St. James until religious services at 11 AM, conducted by Rev. Dr. Joseph Coleman, Sr., Pastor.  Interment in the church cemetery.

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Shirlynn Lewis - Ybarra & Family (05/18/2018 7:42 pm)

Sending our Sincere Condolences

Dolon Peete (05/14/2018 7:54 am)

So sorry to hear of your lose. As the days go pass may you experience the love of our heavenly Creator Jehovah God as he strengthen you and your family to get through this trying time. (Psalms 83:18) Remember he loves your loved one also and has promised to get rid of sickness and death forever and by means of his son Jesus Chirst, bring back to life our loved ones. (Revelation 21:4; John 5:28,29) Please accept my deepest condolence

W. J. (05/09/2018 8:38 am)

To the family of My condolences to all of you. May the memories you shared together and the promises found at John 6:40 and Acts 24:15 provide you with comfort, strength and hope for the future. We long to see their fulfillment soon. 💐

R. H. (05/08/2018 1:45 pm)

Our condolence to the Family. May God give you the ‘power beyond what is normal’ to go from one day to the next. 2 Corinthians 4:7

Mack A. Brooks SR (05/06/2018 10:27 pm)

Mack A, Brooks class mate of 1972 to the Joshua family my prayers are with you,Jesus is just a call away Love from the Brooks Family.

George M. Greenlee (05/06/2018 2:26 pm)

My deepest and sincere condolences to Phyllis and the Joshua family. My prayers and thoughts are with you. I will always fondly remember our time together in Pittsburgh.

Elaine Ferchaud Grant (05/04/2018 5:21 pm)

I send to your family my deepest sympathy. Butch and I attended Southern together. We were the best of friends infact our hold little posse. He moved away and we still kept in Touch. I saw him his last visit home and was very happy to see him. We had great times and he always was Butch. Family he’s gone but not really because once you were his friend you stayed his friend. I’ll pray for you family he’s gone but he’s still here with you. Elaine (Jonnie)

Rev.and Mrs.Percy Mumphery and Family🙏🏿🙏🏿🙏🏿 (05/02/2018 6:05 pm)



Rogers L. Comery,Sr (Dickey) & Family (05/01/2018 7:41 pm)

MAY GOD CONTINUE TO BLESS YOU THE ENTIRE FAMILY AND PUT ALL OF YOUR TRUST IN HIM AND LET HIM FIX IT FOR YOU

Dr. & Mrs. Danny W. Myers (05/01/2018 2:45 pm)

To Farrell Joshua and the entire Joshua Family: Our hearts are truly sorry to hear about the passing of your beloved Namon (Butch). He will never leave you because you have his memories that will last a lifetime. Remember the good times more often than the illness and suffering he endured while with you. Remembering the good times will help to get you through the tough days ahead. We are holding all of you close in our thoughts and our prayers as you walk through this difficult time. May God's tender Mercy and Grace provide each of you with eternal encouragement, hope, comfort, peace and strength. God Bless! Jesus said to her, "I am the resurrection and the life. The one who believes in me will live, even though they die...John 11:25 (NIV)