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Elton Black & Son Funeral Home

3295 East Highland Road, Highland, MI

OBITUARY

Joseph Jeovanni McMullen

April 3, 1997March 14, 2020
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Joseph J. McMullen of Howell passed away March 14, 2020 at 22 years of age.

Treasured son of Thomas and Virginia McMullen. Loving brother of Mia and Liam. Best friend of Thania Sotelo. Godson of Jeff Taylor and Teresa Morelli Sobczak. He is also survived by many loving aunts, uncles and cousins.

Joseph was a dedicated Assistant Manager for Lucky Dining, Inc./KFC. He was a former member of Boy Scouts Troop 381 in Hartland. He enjoyed playing his guitar and bass. He loved music, the outdoors and nature. He especially enjoyed fishing with his friend Sam and Uncle Jeff. He will be sadly missed by all.

Due to the latest CDC guidelines, there will be a private family only visitation to ensure the safety of our family and friends.

Memorial contributions suggested to the Livingston County Area Alano Club. Please make check payable to "Livingston County Area Alano Club", P.O. Box 567, Brighton, MI 48116.

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Gary, Diane, and Alec Nylander

March 19, 2020

Tom, Ginny and family,

So sorry to hear about Joey, our hearts break for you. Sorry we can't be there as we are in Florida, but know we are thinking of you.

Family: Scott, Sandy, Carmen, Noelle, Tommy Eddy

March 18, 2020

We used to have Joey over to visit with our kids when we lived in Brighton. He was always so friendly and easy to talk with. His charm and caring attitude was a wonderful role model for Tommy. Although we lost touch with him in recent years, we've always had a fondness for the memories that our family created with Joey.

Angela Lesner

March 18, 2020

Love you always dear Joey, treasuring times with you until I see you in heaven. You made growing in God's salvation and recovery a light with many treasured blessings. God bless you, all your family and friends on earth and in heaven always with strength, peace, grace, hope, salvation, kindness, faith and comfort in Jesus Christ's name I pray. GRACE BE UNTO YOU, AND PEACE, FROM GOD OUR FATHER, AND FROM THE LORD JESUS CHRIST. Philippians 1:2 ❤️

Samuel Akpik

March 17, 2020

Joey, you’re the only person on this earth that I thought of as an actual brother. I’m thankful for all of the beautiful memories we shared together. I mean we were so close at one point that we shared a dream together. Im a spiritual person, not religious, but that’s what religion is supposed to teach in my opinion. I remember we snuck out when I was 16 and you were 15 and we were at Dunham beach on the hill just after the parking lot, I had just gotten my car it was all blacked out and we were going around telling all your friends that we were actual brothers and the funny thing is, is that we looked so alike people had no clue. We were talking about life and I started talking about this dream I had and that you were in it, then you started saying things that happened in the dream that I hadn’t even talked about yet, it was my first shared dreaming experience, that was the moment in my life that proved that there’s an afterlife or that something like that can even happen, Joey we proved that there’s a heaven after we die, how beautiful is that? That’s when I knew 100 percent that heaven is real... We always had so much in common growing up, we always thought farts were hilarious, we’d always be at Dunham lake together fishing or catching frogs and turtles. We’d be swimming across the entire lake and Joey you were the best swimmer I knew, I remember swimming from one raft of Dunham lake to the next and thinking I wasn’t going to make it with you, I know tony was there too and maybe two other people. I remember going fishing with you 3 years ago on Dunham lake in your aluminum row boat and we caught over 20 bass in one day in like 3 hours, we caught a bass within every 3 casts that day, it was the best bass fishing day I’ve ever had. I remember talking with you about meditation and spirituality a lot when we were growing. I love you so much Joey, I’ll miss you on this earth brother, but I’m happy that you’re in peace and I know we have many memories to make.

Antoinette Peterson

March 17, 2020

Dear Ginny, Tom, Mia and Liam,
You all have my deepest sympathies. I can’t look out our kitchen window without thinking about Joey. I see him at 6 or 7 picking mulberries. It seemed like he was always by a tree, in a tree or wading in water. He was a true friend to Bryan through all these years and we will love him and miss him forever.
Love Antoinette Peterson

Angela Lesner

March 17, 2020

SHARON MICHELS

March 17, 2020

Our hearts are breaking for you. Please know that we surround you all with hugs at this time. I will always remember Joey's giant smile, and how much he fun he had over at Sue & Bill's in the pool, and playing games. That's the memory I will forever hold my heart. -- Our prayers are with you. Love always- Sharon and Rick Michels.

Carolyn McMullen

March 17, 2020

Tom, Ginny, Mia and Liam,
I'm so sorry I can't be with you now. My heart goes out to you. Joey was very special to me; he always amazed me with his clever way of thinking. We lost a unique and talented man.
All my love,
Aunt Carey

Mary Beth, Craig & Tracey Clinton, Porter, Vonahme

March 17, 2020

Reaching out with love to you all.
We are with you in our prayers, thoughts and in spirit. Know that you are held dearly in our hearts.
Hug each other close and keep breathing.

With much love,

Mary Beth, Craig, Michelle, Tracey, Chris, Calvin, Colby, Cooper, Chase, Liam, Jenna, Kelly, Kara, and Cole

Lynn Saint-Onge

March 16, 2020

Ginny, Mia, and Family,

The loss you must feel is unimaginable. My heart goes out to all of you.

Lynn Saint-Onge

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Biography

Joseph J. McMullen of Howell passed away March 14, 2020 at 22 years of age.

Treasured son of Thomas and Virginia McMullen. Loving brother of Mia and Liam. Best friend of Thania Sotelo. Godson of Jeff Taylor and Teresa Morelli Sobczak. He is also survived by many loving aunts, uncles and cousins.

Joseph was a dedicated Assistant Manager for Lucky Dining, Inc./KFC. He was a former member of Boy Scouts Troop 381 in Hartland. He enjoyed playing his guitar and bass. He loved music, the outdoors and nature. He especially enjoyed fishing with his friend Sam and Uncle Jeff. He will be sadly missed by all.

The family will receive friends on Wednesday, March 18 from 2-8pm at the Highland Chapel of the Elton Black & Son Funeral Home, 3295 E. Highland Road, Highland, Michigan.

Memorial contributions suggested to the Livingston County Area Alano Club. Please make check payable to "Livingston County Area Alano Club", P.O. Box 567, Brighton, MI 48116.