OBITUARY

Joshua Scott Nicholson

August 30, 1990December 12, 2014
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It is with deep remorse and sadness that we report the untimely death of our son Joshua Scott Nicholson. Josh was taken from us, on December 12, 2014 in a tragic accident in Atlanta, Georgia. He was deeply loved by us and all who got to know him. He is and will be deeply missed. Services for Josh will be held on Saturday December 20, 2014 at HM Paterson Funeral Home - Oglethorpe, Peachtree Industrial Blvd, Brookhaven, Georgia. A visitation / viewing will be from 11:00 AM to approximately 1:00 pm followed by a celebration of his life memorial service in the adjacent Chapel from 1:00 to 2:00 pm. All are welcome. Josh is survived by his mother Linda and father Ray as well as aunts uncles and cousins. Josh was a smart, good and kind natured from young man with a passion for life and, when possible, enjoyed it the fullest with his friends and family. He always had a gorgeous smile, bright beautiful captivating eyes to go along with his charismatic personality. He cared deeply about people. He wanted to and did help many to achieve higher goals. He had many friends and acquaintances. Josh was born on August 30, 1990, at Northside Hospital Atlanta, four weeks early, the son of Ray and Linda Nicholson. He grew up in Peachtree Corners (Norcross), Georgia, attending Simpson Elementary and Pickneyville Middle School. He graduated Norcross High School in 2008. He attended Kennesaw State University and graduated with a Bachelor degree in Public Relations and Communications in August 2012. In his youth he participated in the usual sports, baseball, soccer, football and the neighborhood swim team, but it was not until he started competitive cheerleading that he found his passion. He practiced and trained all of the time and developed tremendous talents, dancing, stunting and especially tumbling. He competed on several teams including Cobra All Stars, Georgia All Stars, and Sting Rays. At Georgia All Stars and Sting Ray’s he was part of many championship victories. He loved to entertain on the cheerleading stage. At the urging of several high school cheerleaders Josh, dropped out of football and joined the cheerleading squad at Norcross high school, also competing in the co-ed division for the State Cheerleading championships. In college he participated on the Kennesaw State University Cheerleading squad. During and after college he continued to compete on private senior co-ed competitive cheer teams, most recently Josh was cheering with Jayhawks open team located in Duluth, Georgia. In college he joined the Kennesaw State, club gymnastics team where he applied and improved his expert tumbling skills. He learned other gymnastic skills, vault, parallel bars, high bar and rings. Josh was well traveled for a man of his age. He had traveled Europe, Miami, Lake Tahoe, CA, Carmel CA, New York City, Costa Rica, St. Kitts, St. Thomas, Puerto Rico, St. Croix, Los Cabos, Mexico, Hawaii, Miami and Fort Lauderdale. He learned to snow ski at an early age and had the opportunity to ski many resorts in Colorado and New Mexico with his family and friends. He saw the sun rise from the top of Mona Kea volcano in Hawaii and the sunset on the beaches of Los Cabos, Mexico. He scuba-dived the reefs of St. Croix. He saw the monkeys, sloths, iguanas and birds of Costa Rica where he zip lined over a tropical forested valley. He cruised the Caribbean. He was fortunate to have traveled so much. His friends and family felt so fortunate to have traveled with him. After college Josh applied his education working for not-for-profit Company promoting adoption of children and developing web-sites for small companies. A very good looking man with an outstanding physique, Josh modeled and was on the cover of a local Atlanta magazine. He also worked as a model brand representative for a local spirits distributor. Josh resided for the last two years of his life in Mid-town Atlanta where he worked and made many more friends and acquaintances and was active in the Mid-town community. Josh had recently found a wonderful new partner in life, David William (Will) Bray, and was excited about his future with Will and in pursuing new educational and career opportunities. "Donations in lieu of flowers a Memorial and Tribute gift may be made to FurKids (Largest no-kill animal shelter in Georgia), in memory of Joshua Nicholson, at FurKids.org" Josh, we will always love you, Mom and Dad.

Services

  • Visitation Saturday, December 20, 2014
  • Memorial Service Saturday, December 20, 2014
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William Ryan

May 23, 2015

I heard of Josh's death only recently. I am deeply sorry and can only imagine the sense of grief and loss his family must be suffering. I knew him only a little, but feel a real loss at the realization of his death. I hope his family, particularly his parents, will know that I and so many others had great affection and appreciation for their son Joshua. He was a friend, a good friend to many, a kind and loving person. God's peace to Josh, and to his family.

Karen Colclasure

March 7, 2015

Dear Nicholson Family & Friends,

I am newly acquainted with your son through a book dedicated to him. I live in the Los Angeles area and thus never would have met him, but even here I feel his loss as it sounds as though he was such a positive benefit to this old tired world. I learned many years ago that though people die they are never really gone. The love remains alive and I think in some fashion the life force continues even though we can't see it. You have my deepest condolences in your grief, but what a blessing that you had him as part of your lives as you did. I wish I'd had a son like him! May God keep all of you in the palm of his hand.

Sheila Sherer

February 14, 2015

I knew josh since he was 3 yrs old . He was an amasing person. I'm so sorry to hear of this loss, and my heart goes to his wonderful parents

December 21, 2014

Mrs. and Mrs. Nicholson,

I am so sorry for your loss. I enjoyed being his friend during our years on the Piranha's swim team together. God bless you - and keep his happy spirit alive.

Nathan Mitzel

Jean Waletich

December 21, 2014

Linda and Ray,
We were deeply saddened on hearing about Josh. From the moment we met him he displayed a personality and athletic ability that we enjoyed watching at practice and in competition. As the Team Mom of Large Coed at Georgia All Stars I saw him all the time with a great big smile on his face. He loved cheering and it showed. My son Geoff cheered with him at Georgia and also saw him a number of times at Kennesaw as a fellow student. Our continued love, support and prayers are with you at this time.
Jean and Geoff Waletich

Laura Powell

December 20, 2014

Mr. & Mrs. Nicholson,

I cannot express how sorry I am for your loss. I cheered with Josh on Stingrays Smoke where I got the honor of getting to know Josh. Over the past few years he has taught me so much that I will cherish for the rest of my life. Josh brought joy into my life and was so hard working both academically and athletically! My family and I have you all in our thoughts and prayers and we are all thankful for knowing Josh and his happiness he brought to everyone's lives!

December 20, 2014

Dear Linda and Ray,

I can't express how deeply sorry I am for your loss. Josh was always so full of life. I remember all the fun years at the swimming pool when he swam with Nathan and Nicole on swim team. May your hearts soon be filled with only happy memories of Josh. God bless you today and always.
Cindy Mitzel

Melanie Gilbertson

December 20, 2014

Dear Parents of Josh,
Although we have never met, I wanted to reach out to you and offer my condolences for your loss. I had the good fortune to meet your son once when he came over to our house one evening with our son. We sat around in our living room that evening talking with the "kids" and enjoying each other's company. Josh told us about his athletics and we were very impressed by his talent.

When my son told me about Josh's death, I was shocked that such a bright shining life could be ended so soon. I can not imagine the pain that you, his parents, must have right now. Josh was a beautiful soul. Your family, and Josh's friends are in my prayers. May you find comfort in God and may his presence guide you through the days ahead.

Sincerely,
Melanie Gilbertson
Suwanee, Georgia

December 20, 2014

Dear Linda & Ray,
Our hearts were broken when we heard the tragic news of Josh's passing. He had a wonderful spirit and loved reconnecting with him recently. We will have you in our thoughts and prayers at this most difficult time.

Debbie & Mike Mason

Richard Nicholson

December 20, 2014

Words cannot describe the lost and love of such a fine young man. My heart is saddened by his lost and sorrow for of his family and friends. Uncle Rick.

Biography

It is with deep remorse and sadness that we report the untimely death of our son Joshua Scott Nicholson. Josh was taken from us, on December 12, 2014 in a tragic accident in Atlanta, Georgia. He was deeply loved by us and all who got to know him. He is and will be deeply missed. Services for Josh will be held on Saturday December 20, 2014 at HM Paterson Funeral Home - Oglethorpe, Peachtree Industrial Blvd, Brookhaven, Georgia. A visitation / viewing will be from 11:00 AM to approximately 1:00 pm followed by a celebration of his life memorial service in the adjacent Chapel from 1:00 to 2:00 pm. All are welcome. Josh is survived by his mother Linda and father Ray as well as aunts uncles and cousins. Josh was smart, good and kind natured from young man with a passion for life and when possible enjoyed it the fullest with his friends and family. He always had a gorgeous smile, bright beautiful captivating eyes to go along with his charismatic personality. He cared deeply about people. He wanted to and did help many to achieve higher goals. He had many friends and acquaintances. Josh was born on August 30, 1990, at Northside Hospital Atlanta, four weeks early, the son of Ray and Linda Nicholson. He grew up in Peachtree Corners (Norcross), Georgia, attending Simpson Elementary and Pickneyville Middle School. He graduated Norcross High School in 2008. He attended Kennesaw State University and graduated with a Bachelor degree in Public Relations and Communications in August 2012. In his youth he participated in the usual sports, baseball, soccer, football and the neighborhood swim team, but it was not until he started competitive cheerleading that he found his passion. He practiced and trained all of the time and developed tremendous talents, dancing, stunting and especially tumbling. He competed on several teams including Cobra All Stars, Georgia All Stars, and Sting Rays. At Georgia All Stars and Sting Ray’s he was part of many championship victories. He loved to entertain on the cheerleading stage. At the urging of several high school cheerleaders Josh, dropped out of football and joined the cheerleading squad at Norcross high school also competing in the co-ed division for the State Cheerleading championships. In college he participated on the Kennesaw State University Cheerleading squad. During and after college he continued to compete on private senior co-ed competitive cheer teams, most recently Josh was cheering with Jayhawks open team located in Duluth, Georgia. In college he joined the Kennesaw State, club gymnastics team where he applied and improved his expert tumbling skills. He learned other gymnastic skills, vault, parallel bars, high bar and rings. Josh was well traveled for a man of his age. He had traveled Europe, Miami, Lake Tahoe, CA, Carmel CA, New York City, Costa Rica, St. Kitts, St. Thomas, Puerto Rico, St. Croix, Los Cabos, Mexico, Hawaii, Miami and Fort Lauderdale. He learned to snow ski at an early age and had the opportunity to ski many resorts in Colorado and New Mexico with his family and friends. He saw the sun rise from the top of Mona Kea volcano in Hawaii and the sunset on the beaches of Lo Cabos, Mexico. He scuba-dived the reefs of St. Croix. He saw the monkeys, sloths, iguanas and birds of Costa Rica where he zip lined over a tropical forested valley. He cruised the Caribbean. He was fortunate to have traveled so much and his friends and family felt so fortunate to have traveled with him. After college Josh applied his education working for not-for-profit Company promoting adoption of children and developing web-sites for small companies. A very good looking man with an outstanding physique, Josh modeled and was on the cover of a local Atlanta magazine. He also worked as a model brand representative for a local spirits distributor. Josh resided for the last two years of his life in Mid-town Atlanta where he worked and made many more friends and acquaintances and was active in the Mid-town community. Josh had recently found a wonderful new partner in life, David William (Will) Bray, and was excited about his future with Will and in pursuing new educational and career opportunities. Josh, we will always love you, Mom and Dad.