Memorial - Joshua Taliaferro, current student

Joshua Kelly Taliaferro, 24 of Needville, Texas passed away at his home in Needville, on Saturday, January 10, 2009.  He was born January 24, 1984 in Freeport, Texas.  He is survived by his wife, Samantha Taliaferro of Needville, mother, Kellie Bowling of Palestine; brother, James Fridelle and wife, Janae of Fort Worth; grandparents, Walter and Mabel Pickens of Oakwood, uncles, Danny Taliaferro of Palestine and Michael Taliaferro of Whitehouse, mother-in-law, Paulina Jordan and husband, Warren, father-in-law, Keith Shuttlesworth.

Joshua graduated from Sweeny High School in 2002, where he embraced his natural ability to entertain as their bulldog mascot.  Joshua brought joy to all of those around him.  However, the biggest joy in Joshua's life was his wife, Samantha, whom he married on June 7, 2008.  Samantha stood by Joshua as he pursued a Bachelor's degree in Biblical Studies at the Sunset International Bible Institute which he was due to complete in February 2009.  Joshua interned at Sweeny Church of Christ, and guest preached at several churches of Christ in the area including League City, Pearland, Mainland in Texas City, and West Side in Alvin.  Joshua was a member of Needville Church of Christ., where he also ministered.  When Joshua was not preaching, he spent time as a Counselor at Sweeny Jr. High as well at Peach Valley Christian Youth Camp, and Camp Hensel.  Whether in a church, in front of a crowd of many, or one on one with a family member or friend, Joshua brought love, joy, peace and laughter to every life he touched and will be deeply missed an remembered often.