Be strong and courageous! Do not be afraid or discouraged for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go. – Joshua 1:9
Funeral services for Joshua Chance Jones will be held on Wednesday, March 4th, 2020 at Martin Baptist Church in Martin, Louisiana at 2:00 PM with graveside immediately following at the Martin Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, March 4th, 2020 from 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM at Martin Baptist Church in Martin, Louisiana. Officiating the service will be Pastor Richard Kaufman. Funeral services under the direction of Rockett-Nettles Funeral Home, Coushatta, Louisiana.
Joshua was born on February 29th, 2000 to Chris and Misty Jones in Shreveport, Louisiana and passed away Sunday, March 1st, 2020 at his home in Saline, Louisiana.
Joshua “Big Brother” Jones changed the world and everyone around him from the moment he came into our lives. Any and everyone that he came in contact with was forever changed and they never forgot about meeting Josh. He knew how to demand all the attention in the room and always made sure that you knew that he was there. The strength and perseverance of this young man was always something that could not be overlooked. He touched the hearts of so many in the short amount of time that he was here with us, there is no doubt that his time here was very well spent.
Joshua was a graduate of Saline High School in Saline, Louisiana. Josh enjoyed his time outdoors and a day on the lake or at the camper with his family was one of his favorite past-times. If you knew or spent any time around Josh, you also knew how important his favorite movie and TV shows were to him. He also had no problem letting you know if he wasn’t satisfied with the particular show that you had chosen for him to watch at that time.
Lastly, and most important to Josh was his job of being a “Big Brother”. Josh and Jake had a relationship like none other and there was nothing that could take the place of their bond. Joshua thoroughly enjoyed supporting his brother in whatever sport he was competing in that day and always made sure that mom and dad weren’t too hard on Jake when he might not have done his best. They enjoyed having “bro time”, which meant playing video games, board games, or just spending time together watching movies. Just like any other brothers, they ruled the house and would sometimes gang up on mom to get their way. Joshua was so happy to be a big brother and took his job very seriously, they were always there for each other no matter what. Being with and protecting Jake was something that Joshua took much pride and joy in doing. In the words of Jacob, Josh was the best big brother ever.
Joshua attended Martin Baptist Church in Martin, Louisiana. When attending services, he was the official time-keeper and always made sure to let Brother Richard know when he was going on too long. He would also make his interjections during the service, when he thought something needed to be said.
Joshua Jones is preceded in death by his maternal great-grandparents; Billy Joe Doyal, Joseph E. and Valma Rambin. Paternal great-grandparents; Wayne and Bettye Speer, Owen Jones.
Joshua Jones is survived by his parents, Chris and Misty Jones; brother, Jacob Jones. Maternal grandparents Marvin and Jo Rambin; paternal grandparents Randall and Monica Jones. Maternal great-grandmother Lou Doyal; paternal great-grandmother Sue Jones. Maternal aunts and uncles: Jana and Randall Bounds, children; Logan, Addison, and Gabriel; Dustie Jo and Zachary Gibson. Paternal aunts and uncles, Angie and Travis Mays, children; Harley and wife Tonya, Dalton, Cole, and Logan. Also, numerous great-aunts and great-uncles, cousins, and friends who were very important and special to Josh and had such a great impact on Josh’s life.
Aside from his parents, the greatest care-giver that Joshua could have ever had was Mrs. Ciara Altheimer. For more than six years she gave Josh the best care that could possibly be given. She treated him as though he was her own child and thought of him as a part of her own family. The family cannot begin to express the love and appreciation that they have for the love and care that you have shown to Joshua over the past six years. No one could have given him the same level of assistance that Mrs. Ciara was able to.
The family would like to thank all the doctors, nurses, therapists, teachers, teacher’s aides, and anyone else who assisted Joshua in any way over the years; your service to him never went unnoticed and was appreciated more than you will ever know.
Pallbearers will be Dalton Pamplin, Harley Burkhart, Larry Banks, Chance Doyal, Richard Doyal, Chaston Doyal, and Colton Doyal. Honorary pallbearers will be Porter Doyal, Logan Pamplin, Cole Pamplin, Logan Bounds, Randall Bounds, Zachary Gibson.
In lieu of flowers, the family would ask that monetary donations be made to the Shriner’s Hospital for Children in memory of Joshua Chance Jones.