OBITUARY

Joselyn Gonzalez

March 20, 2001November 16, 2019

Joselyn Gonzalez was born on March 20, 2001 in Cadereyta de Montes, Queretaro, Mexico. She passed away on November 16, 2019, at the age of 18, at the Medical University of South Carolina. She lived on campus at USC Beaufort at the time of her passing.

Joselyn was a bright and intelligent girl who was beloved by her friends and family. She was a joy to be around and never met a stranger. According to one of her teachers, the only thing bigger than her smile was her future. She was a dedicated student of Lexington School District One and graduated in the top 10% of her class from Gilbert High School in June 2019. In her time at GHS, she competed in soccer and cross-country as a member of her high school’s teams.

Joselyn was nearing the end of her first semester at USC Beaufort, where she was studying engineering in hopes of being an architect. Joselyn was a faithful member of Our Lady of the Hills Catholic Church in Columbia. She served the Catholic Church as a radio host on Revive.fm, a statewide, Spanish-language radio station broadcasted by the Diocese of Charleston.

Joselyn leaves behind a loving family, including her mother, Norma Gonzalez; father, Roberto Gonzalez; younger sister, Valerie Gonzalez; older sister, Brenda Gonzalez de Esquivel; brother-in-law, Israel, and nephew, Franco. She is grieved by her maternal grandparents, Augustina Martinez Angeles and the late Victor Gonzalez, and her paternal grandparents, Hilda Gonzalez Torres and Aurelio Vidal Gonzalez. The love of the Gonzalez Mata family and the Martinez Angeles family is with her as well. She also leaves behind her loving boyfriend, Kevin Alvarez and her devoted church family.

The Rosary will be held on Monday, November 25, 2019 from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm at Our Lady of the Hills Catholic Church in Columbia, SC. Joselyn’s funeral service will proceed on Tuesday, November 26, 2019 at 2:00 pm at Our Lady of the Hills Catholic Church. The funeral will be directly followed by the burial ceremony in the Lexington Memorial Cemetery.

All funeral services are provided by Caughman-Harman Funeral Home, Lexington Chapel.

Services

  • Rosary Service Monday, November 25, 2019
  • Funeral Mass Tuesday, November 26, 2019
  • Burial Tuesday, November 26, 2019

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Vincent Falvo

November 28, 2019

Joselyn was one of my best friends at USCB. We met each other unexpectedly on the second day of being on campus. Quickly, Joselyn became a friend who I could always trust and rely on. While despite only meeting Joselyn a few months ago, I feel extremely privileged that God gave me the opportunity to be a part of her life. Thank you Joselyn for being a great friend. Your constant kindness, optimism, and happiness will never be forgotten. I will always remember you. Thank you so much for all the memories.

Jonathan Hughes

November 28, 2019

Joselyn, she was an amazing and outgoing woman. She always made me smile when she was in my presence. I'm honored that she was on the same cross country team that I ran on, and I am honored to always call her a teammate and a friend. She will always be close to my heart, just as she is to so many people. I look forward to honoring the memory of her by running the FootLocker South Regional Race on the 30th of this month in Charlotte, NC. You'll be missed, but never forgotten, my friend

Jaime Custodio

November 27, 2019

Para empezar, me gustaría comentar que Joselyn fue una chica muy optimista y muy humilde, muy querida por todos. La llegué a conocer en GMS (Gilbert Middle School) y era una chica muy simpática, fue una de mis primeras amigas cuando me mudé a Estados Unidos. Gracias a ella, mi pasión por los libros despertó, y gracias a ella aprendí que no importan los malos ratos que ocurren en los mejores momentos, uno siempre puede llegar a ser feliz incluso en los peores momemtos. Para los familiares de Joselyn, mi más sentido pésame, que la sabiduría y la paz estén con ustedes en estos momentos en los que más se necesitan.

Brantley Pope

November 26, 2019

We are so sorry for your loss Roberto and Norma. We have know you and your family for many years and we know how wonderful your daughter was. And from all we know and have seen Joselyn was an Angel here on Earth and now in Heaven. We Love You guys and will continue to pray for you guys and will always be here if you need anything. Love Gabby, Brantley, and Flower

Susana Haro

November 23, 2019

Norma y Roberto:
Estamos sin palabras y apoyándolos en la distancia con nuestras oraciones, Dios les dé la fortaleza y sabiduría y les devuelva la esperanza y la alegría.
Sepan que Joselyn está descansando y disfrutando del Padre Eterno; que su Fe sea fuerte!!! Reciban un afectuoso abrazo, les acompañamos en esta pena. Somos Santos y Susi ( hermana de romualdo ) desde Washington State

Rose Green

November 23, 2019

I’m still grieving you. We will never forget you. I will never forget how kind you were to me in middle school Spanish class and you always helped me with my work. Your time on earth was brief, but it will never be forgotten.
We love you Joselyn.

America Bueno

November 23, 2019

Siempre te recordaremos con esa hermosa sonrisa y vivirás en nuestros corazones joselyn .... Descaza en Paz🕊🕊 🙏🏻💔😢

James Watkins

November 22, 2019

I remember running cross country with Joselyn, she was the type of person that would make sure you finished your race and make sure that you stay in shape for the long run, i cant explain the amount of respect I had for her. rest easy joselyn 🖤

Paola Vera

November 21, 2019

I remember the first time we introduced each other, so vividly. We were on a family friend camping trip at adventure world. Some friends and I went into your cabin because you wanted to show us the inside. You even asked if we wanted to have a sleepover that night in the loft. I didn’t even know you at that second. You introduced yourself to me, but I already knew who you were because your friends would always bring up memories about you. I told you my name and you said it was pretty. It was funny, because you accidentally kept calling me Pamela. Ever since that day and throughout the years, I noticed I always saw you at parties and family gatherings. You’d talk to everyone and made people that you didn’t know, feel like they were friends with you for years. Your positivity radiated to each person you talked to. Your smile and laugh were so contagious. I won’t ever forget that. I’ll always remember the countless manhunt and hide-and-seek games at every party. I’ll remember listening to your favorite music in the car, the time you said you were moving to Gilbert, or even when we thought there was a ghost in your backyard. Joselyn, I know we weren’t super close, but you felt like a friend I could always talk to about anything. I am beyond blessed I had the opportunity to know you. You have impacted so many lives in such a positive way. And now you’re watching over us. It still doesn’t seem real. It won’t ever feel the same. But I know you’re still living through our hearts, and that God is taking good care of you in heaven. Rest easy Joselyn. Te queremos muchísimo.❤️

Alayna Trippe

November 21, 2019

I remember Joselyn from White Knoll she was smart and always outgoing we talked a lot but weren’t as close but I love her so much. I’m sorry for her family and everyone that is hurting I will pray for y’all. ❤️

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