Joshua James Martinez

28 October, 19803 April, 2021

Joshua James Martinez, 40, of Jackson MS and formerly of Alabama, passed away on April 3, 2021 at his home. Joshua was born in Jackson MS on October 28, 1980 and grew up in Jackson MS. His is the proud son of Joseph Martinez and Robin Arender, Mike Arender. Joshua was deeply committed to his guitar and Music. He is the oldest sibling and has five brothers; Nate Martinez, Brandon Martinez (Rachel Martinez), Zach Martinez, Matthew Arender and Makenzie Arender. Joshua also had five nieces and one nephew; Anabella Martinez, Macie Martinez, Isabella Martinez Hannah Martinez, Beverly-Kate Martinez and Braylen Martinez. He leaves behind two loving Grandmothers Lou Ray and Ayako Martinez, Fiancé Rachel Birge and many other loving family members, in-laws and friends. A memorial service will be held at a later date.


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Bryan Maloney

10 April 2021

Cannot believe Josh has passed. Josh was a great guy and very kind hearted. I remember Josh visiting Arkansas and how he was mesmerized by music. He worked hard to teach himself how to play the keyboard and other instruments. He shared some of the songs he did with me. I told him he needed to come back to Arkansas for a music jam session. He was also talented in remodel work and had recently showed me pictures of the work he had done. He was a man of many talents. I know that his family will miss him greatly and my heart is broken for your loss. Please know that you are in my prayers. Josh you will be missed.

Aunt Sandra Arender

8 April 2021

Josh is one of a kind. He was a self taught music and language expert. He had a gentle loving nature and really enjoyed spending time with his five nieces and one nephew. He was a big fan of John Lennon and I hope now they get to meet and make music together. You are loved forever Joshua James, and free to be happy. 🥰✌️🎸

Kyle Denton

8 April 2021

Josh was a kind man and good friend that could always make you smile. He will be dearly missed.

Preston Neal

7 April 2021

He loved working with our crew.
We always fished on Fridays.
He talked about this trip all the time.
We sure miss His infectious smile.