of West Memphis, AR
July 2, 1978 - February 17, 2013
Joshau L. Hill, 34, ''A Mountain of a man, with the heart of a child'', died Sunday, February 17, 2013 in Atlanta at St. Joseph's Hospital. He is survived by his mother, Cindy A. Hill, of West Memphis, AR; father, Terry (Deborah) Hill of Heth, AR; maternal grandmother, Shirley Robbins of West Memphis, AR; daughter, Sophie Hagan of Cape Girardeau, MO; aunt, Sherry Jennings of Atlanta, GA; uncles, Randy (Kate) Hill of Memphis, TN, Rodney Robbins of West Memphis, AR, Ben Robbins of Jonesboro, AR, Randy Robbins of Dumfries, VA, Travis Tarver of West Memphis, AR; fiancé, Leslie Peeple of Memphis, TN; stepbrother, Joseph Almeda of Heth, AR, along with a host of cousins, nieces, nephews, and friends. A chef, a friend, a dreamer. Our hearts are heavy, our love for him never-ending.Joshau is preceded in death by George and Edna Hill and Willis (Bill) Robbins.Memorial services will be held Monday, February 25, 2013 at Roller-Citizens Funeral Home at 3:00 PM with visitation beginning at 2:30 PM.
i was shocked to hear the news of Josh going home to the Lord. I had not heard from him for a while so assumed he was off on a wonderful adventure somewhere in the world. Well, I guess he is in a more exotic location than this planet. he will be missed and thought of with love , humor and respect.
To Josh's family.... I am so so sorry for your loss. I just heard the news. Josh and I were suppose to go to Vegas together over Thanksgiving. I was so upset that he never got back to me. It just goes to show... here one day gone the next. He will be very missed by me. We dated in Baltimore, and remained close friends. Often times we talked about owning a beautiful home in New Orleans Rose District. I can't believe he is gone.
Dear Terry, It has been many years since you, Randy, and I played together in your backyard. My heart aches for you and your family, parents are not supposed to bury their children. Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers.
Oh Cindy & TerrySo sorry to hear of Josh's passing, what a great loss. Such a loving and patient young man he wasWill always remember all the good times you and Terry and Don and I had with you guys and think of the last time we were all together before Don left us.Any time you want to chat and share I'm always here for you.There's is always a prayer in my heart for you and your Family. Loving you and your mom.Irene smith
Deborah and Terry,Praying for comfort during your time of grief. May God comfort you and provide his gentle touch to see you through.
Goodbye my friend! I will always remember playing football on Johnson with Steve,Nick,Chris and Mr Johnny. We had some good times. Rest in peace
To the Robbins family:I was so saddened to read about Joshau's death. I did not know him personally but from all I've read he definitely had a lot of the Robbins family personality!!I hate that I did not get to attend the Memorial Service. I have often thought about growing up across the street from your family on Alta Vista and wondered where everybody was now. It is a shame we lost touch and times like this really make you stop and remember the special friendships we have been blessed with throughout our lives.My family will keep your family in our thoughts and prayers. And again, we are sincerely sorry for your loss. Love You ALL!!Stephanie Tolleson (Baser)
RIP josh praying for your family , so sorry for your loss.
I miss you my dear cuz. i will always have you in my thoughts!!!!! love u josh
To all of Joshs family I send my deepest condolences in this time of loss. Joshua "Bubba" was always a sweet,uplifting young man with a heart as big as the universe. May God hold you close and comfort you with the memories he left us. Love to you all....
To all who were kind enough to leave their condolences, kind words and prayers, thank you. Even though I already knew it, reading your words solidifies just how much Josh was loved, respected and appreciated for the wonderful person that he was. Will will miss his smile, his laugh and that twinkle in his eyes. Thank you again. Josh's Aunt Sherry
My deepest sympathy to Josh's family. My God give you conciliation during this difficult time. My continued prayers are with you.Carole
I was so saddened to hear of Josh's death. In his time in Heber Springs, we talked of a mutual dream to provide healthy, tasty meals in a good restaurant venue to families, for a cost of what they could pay. We talked of community vegetable gardens and restaurant gardens and flavors and fairness for all. Josh was a kind, big-hearted man, a talented chef who left this world too soon. I imagine an appropriate memorial for him might be spreading his vision for "soup kitchen" restaurants as an alternative to McDonald's or funding research in MRSA. My heart goes out to Josh's family and everyone whose life he touched. What a tragedy to lose such an amazing man to pneumonia.
Cindy, I am sorry for the loss of your child. I was not privilged to meet him, but the remarks from others gave me some insight to this young man. I know you will miss him, but memories can never be erased - enjoy what you remember about him. It has been a long time since our pathes have crossed, but I still remember when your family moved next door to us in Marion. Through the notice in the paper I am aware of where members of your family are, especially your Mom and Sherry. I pray for peace and strength for you and your family as you go through this time. Know I care and sometimes that is all we can do except for prayer. Sincerely, Chris ShoemakeAlta Vista in Marion
My deepest sympathies. I know that we have gotten out of touch with each other, but still think about you often.
The the family and Leslie, I cannot begin to tell you how sorry I am to hear of your loss. I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers.
Josh was a very special person and some how he touched us as he crossed our paths.To the family my respect, my love and may God give you peace during this time. He will forever be in our hearts. May God keep him and you all.
Terry, my family and I are sadded to hear of the loss of your son. Although we were never priviledged to meet him, your family will always hold a special place in the hearts of the Conlees.
I'm so sorry for your loss. Josh was such a unique person and he certainly will be missed.
Memphis you will be missed. I was hoping to help you get your company up and running, but now you'll be cooking with the angels. RIP Buddy. Leslie please give me a call when you can (410 952 0804)
We are sorry for your loss.
So terribly sorry to hear of this loss. I was fortunate to have met Josh and spend some time with him. What wonderful memories I'll always hold from our times together. My thoughts and prayers go out to his family. The world now has one less great soul.
Will miss you. Can't believe I will never hear about any more of your adventures....
To Josh's parents: I am Leslie's aunt. I never had the pleasure of meeting Josh, but I know that he was loved by my niece. My prayers are with you during this time of bereavement. There are no words for the loss of a child. I pray that God will comfort you as only He can.
I had the pleasure of meeting "Chef" about 6 years ago while he was working in Baltimore. Man was he a trip! Always something goofy to say. I gave him a run for his money with a goofy quip back, and he always looked at me like I was crazy. My heart goes out to his close friends and family, I know there's about a gazillion of you....
So very sorry to hear of your loss, your family is my thoughts and prayers.
We miss you and love you. Gramma
Cindy and Terry: My thoughts and prayers are with you during this time. Your son was a "giant" of a man and loved his family dearly. I know you are proud of the man he became. He had a heart as big as the world and those that knew him loved him dearly. I cannot imagine the loss you are feeling at this moment but just know that I love both of you and have for the better part of my life....Terry I have no memories of my childhood that don't include you and my Terry......May God wrap his arms around each of you and give you comfort. Karen Beshires McAteer
Our hearts are heavy but we know Josh is at peace and with the Lord. I will miss and love him for all the days of the rest of my life. We love you Joshie, Aunt Sherry