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Joshua Benjamin Solomon

20 May, 19943 July, 2020

Joshua Benjamin Solomon was born on May 20, 1994 and passed away on July 3, 2020 and is under the care of Grace Funeral Home.

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Joshua Benjamin Solomon

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Tanya & Igor (friends)

2 September 2020

Dearest Josh:
We are so humbled to have met you and your amazing parents. We want you to know that GOD brought us together for a reason beyond our comprehension. We surrender all to HIM and trust all in HIM as he embraces you in his loving hands.
P.S. Your amazing parents will always be in our lives, we will always be here for them and love them dearly, until we all reunite again.
Tanya and Igor

Meryl & Larry (family)

2 September 2020

Dear Karen and Glenn,

We just needed to tell you how beautiful and special Joshua's Celebration of Life was and how grateful we are to have participated in it. Your pastor was an amazing leader and was so filled with caring love and compassion. He totally set the stage beautifully for the celebration. The video zoom brought tears to my eyes and we actually felt as though we were getting to know the wonderful man Joshua became from the little boy we had last met. You truly raised him so well as loving parents as we listened to everyone speak. Our hearts are with you both. Anything we can do to help you get through each day, please let us know for we are here for you. He touched so many people's lives for the better. Such a wonderful young man! I wish we had known him better. Although he will be missed by many, re-living the wonderful memories will keep him alive in our hearts. Glenn, you spoke so well, and I do not know how you held it together dear cousin, but I am so proud of you. The Zoom staging of his possessions, the speakers, the 60+ participants, the outpouring of love... this was just such a spectacular tribute to a very special human being, your son, Joshua Benjamin. The ending with the balloon send-off was masterfully touching as well. I had tears in my eyes and a lump in my throat for most of the time and I hope and pray time helps you move on living each day to the max.

With all our love and heartfelt celebration of his life,
Meryl & Larry

Jennifer Pineda Marroquin

2 September 2020

I wanted to first of all send you my condolences with the passing of Joshua. He was truly a great team player and a sweet person in our department, and he will truly be missed. I am the administrator for the department and although I didn’t work with him on the daily basis, we were all a great team together.

Milnesha (friend)

2 September 2020

Josh was warm, caring, and funny. He was also extreme, and hype! But he was my friend who was there consistently reminding me to hit the gym and workout. He would always tell me he was going to help me and I was going to help him. We were going to build on each other’s strengths. Josh was sweet! I am glad I got to share a connection with him. Rest in Heaven Josh…

Hugh (friend)

2 September 2020

Hi Karen & Glenn,
I want you to know that it was an honor to see such a beautiful
celebration of Josh’s life yesterday. I can tell he was quite a man.
Such beautiful pictures of so many memories that will always endure.
It was so clear that he had a tremendous strength and made such a
positive impact to so many. Yesterday’s celebration was inspiring.
It was such a good reminder to always be kind and considerate to others.
I could tell Josh had that impact. His friend Nate
clearly voiced the impact and difference that Josh made to him in a sense
beyond what may just be on the surface-you should be very proud
of the wonderful man that you raised.
With warm thoughts for you and your family always,
Hugh

Vincent Osborne -SPD Manager, Ochsner Medical Center

30 August 2020

Josh was an incredibly friendly and sharp young man. I was very happy to have him a part of our team. He was a favorite among his peers and had developed several strong friendships. An individual with great empathy for others who was a strong contributor to the group. His openness to others and his dedication to his skill will be very much missed by all of us.

Jennifer Pineda Marroquin - SPD Administrative Assistant

30 August 2020

Joshua was a funny, sweet and a great team player overall amazing employee. Joshua was always very enthusiastic and full of joy every time I saw him in the department. We are truly going to miss his funny ways and his amazing smile. You will be truly missed in SPD Joshua. It was a pleasure to have met this talented and amazing young man. We miss you Josh!

Kescha (friend)

30 August 2020

Joshua, your willingness to work anywhere with a smile and without complaining. Always excited to learn how to do something to increase your knowledge. Your love and respect for your family and others says a lot about you. Joshua, you are truly missed. RIP

ReOnte Lashay

28 August 2020

Dear Joshua Solomon, (part 2)

He would talk about me to my mom and he told her I would hug her like it would be the last one. The last hug was long and tight. He told me on the last day we hung out that, he couldn’t wait to see me again soon. He held my hand in the car for a long time and told me how much he cared that I was always there. But the truth is was there and meant more to me than he knew. I wish I had told him how much I loved him.

There is so much between these stories but I’m crying well typing this. Joshua was my light. Josh was my world, my person. I will never love anyone the way I loved him. Joshua showed me what love was and I will hold on to that. Joshua my handsome, my hero, I love you and I will forever miss you. I still feel you and of matter what happens your parents and everyone that I met will always be that friend and family to hold on too. Rest my handsome Joshua, love you your beautiful ReOnte

ReOnte Lashay

28 August 2020

Dear Joshua Solomon (Part 1 of 2)
Man this is the hardest thing I ever had to do. I’m already crying writing this. Josh to me was, Josh was hero, he was light. He came into my life when I needed a light. Josh was my person. The person that everyone talks about, he was mine.

Putting all the sad stuff to the side. The moment I first texted Josh it was nothing put laughter and tears of joy. It was amazing January of 2020 was different. We texted and snapchat everyday, then came the Ike we met on the 18th of February. I met him in Slidell and I called and said I’m outside, he came out and met my best friend and then we went and got food. He found out then that I wasn’t a big eater. That I ate but not a lot. He would laugh and say well I’m eating everytime.

We went to watch tv and playing video plays, to long conversations. We talked about our lives and family. The day I met him I felt safe. I was never scared. Then it was time to go home. He brought me home and I was like one quick stop, let’s go to the harbor. He loved it. The way the moon shined on the water. He hugged me and from, that day it was like forever. We would hang out on the weekends when I didn’t have work. I’m really gonna miss our good morning messages. Every morning was a different message and in between. What I’m gonna miss most about them is the night when he would say I’m leaving work, I’ll text when I make it home. I would wait up until I get those messages. I’m gonna miss the hugs, forehead kisses, and most of all the way he looked at me. He would glance at me and I would look at him when he would say wow you look beautiful. I would smile and he would say well you do. (continued...)









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