Joshua “Josh” Michael White

Joshua White cropped

Joshua “Josh” Michael White, age 16 of Goodyear, AZ died unexpectedly April 27, 2019. He was born February 6, 2003 to Matthew and Sheryl White in Phoenix, AZ. Josh was an active member of Boy Scout Troop 99 achieving Life Rank. He was a student volunteer at the Summit Community Church. Josh attended Estrella Foothills High School where he was a member of the Junior Varsity Football Team and an honorary member of the Pythagorean Society.

In addition to his parents, Josh is survived by his sister, Rebecca “Becca” White; grandparents, Michael & Janice Jack, and Sheryl and Norbert Gaebel. He is also survived by his great grandparents, Bernice Guinn, and Carolyn Coughlin; uncle, Allen Jack; aunts/uncles, Aimee/Rob Butts and Ashley/Matthew Reif and many other friends/family. Memorial service will be held at 10:00 am, Friday, May 10, 2019, at Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church, 918 S Litchfield Rd, Goodyear, AZ 85338.   The family suggests that donations be made to Estrella Foothills HS Football Booster Club or Boy Scout Troop 99, Litchfield Park, AZ.

26 Comments on “Joshua “Josh” Michael White

  1. So sorry for your heart breaking loss. It is hard to comprehend that someone so young is gone too soon. May your memories help you through this sadness.

  2. So sorry for your loss. We pray that God’s love surrounds you and gives you peace. Know we are praying for you.

  3. I wanted to express my condolences to all of Josh’s family. Right now your grief may be inconsolable, and any words of comfort may be inadequate. So I pray that the God of comfort supply you with strength to face today, and hope and peace to face tomorrow. One way that God comforts us today is by moving people who care about us to give us words of encouragement that we need to hear. For the Bible’s answers to questions about grief and death please visit JW.org.

  4. Joshua, we will miss you! Love and hugs and prayers to the family!
    Jan & Wes

  5. We offer our condolences as you go through this gut wrenching, unbelievably horrific time. We pray God will shower you with peace and comfort on this journey. May your beautiful memories sustain and bring you peace. Words fall short, but you are in our prayers. God Bless!

  6. So sorry for your loss. The EMR community grieves alongside you. May God give you peace in your hearts.

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  8. Matthew and Sheryl may God’s Holy Spirit come down and comfort your family

  9. Sheryl,

    KC & I extend our condolences to you and your family for the tremendous loss you are enduring. May your faith carry you through the difficult times ahead. We will keep your family in our prayers.

  10. White Family,

    My thoughts and prayers are with you during this time of sorrow and mourning. I pray you find peace and know you are loved. I have only the fondest memories of sweet Joshua; his is surely a life cut too short.

  11. Matt, Sheryl, and Becca, our condolences and prayers go out to you. We are always there for you. We have an angel watching over all of us from Heaven above. We love you Josh.

  12. It is our prayer that you turn to the Lord for his strength and peace as you go through this earthly trial. Our condolences.

  13. My thoughts and prayers are with you each day as you navigate the life changes now and in the future. I am here if you need anything.

  14. I am so sorry for your loss. Today at our cub scout meeting, Pack 805, we shared a moment of silence for Josh. His loss is being felt in California.

  15. To Matt and Sheryl,
    We send our heartfelt sympathies to you and your family. Joshua was taken far too soon. He sounded like the perfect child, raised in Love and walking in the path of Christ.

  16. Matt and family,
    My heart is with you and I am unable to put words to this that is not impacted with tears. I am so sorry for your loss.

    John Peters and family

  17. Dear friends,

    Words are never adequate in moments like these. We will say though, that our hearts go out to you, and we will always remember the memories that we are privileged to have in knowing Josh.
    In Christ Love,
    Roy and Lulú

  18. Josh was a friend of my sons’. He was a great kid and I am honored to have known him. Every time he saw me at school during pick up he would say “Hi Mrs. Murray, Bye Mrs. Murray” and wave. I can’t imagine what you are going through, but our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this time.

    Jennifer, Quinton and Cannon Murray

  19. My heart goes out to you guys during this difficult time. Josh was so funny and could make friends with anyone. Praying for God’s comforting hand. Plan to to be there for the celebration of life service .

  20. Matt, Sheryl, and Becca…
    We are so very sorry for your heart breaking loss. May you have comfort and peace knowing Josh is in heaven waiting, with Jesus, to see you there once again. Josh was such a wonderful young man. He was loved by so many. Your tears are prayers to the Lord who is so very near to you in your time of grief. We are blessed to have known Josh and to have watched him grow through the years. What a beautiful photo of him. It’s so hard to find the right words without crying.

    Our deepest sympathies and love for all of you. We are praying for you.

    In Christ,
    Erik, Rebecca, Thomas, Brittany, Erika, Andrew, Sydney and Maverick.

    McNamara/Yrigollen Family

  21. My thoughts and prayers are with through this tough time. I have been hugging Becca every day that I have seen her at school. I will miss the epic discussions (mainly about football) that Josh and I had any time he was on Westar’s campus. He will be truly missed.

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