Joshua Backus, age 39

Lost to gun violence on April 5, 2018 in Little Rock, Arkansas.

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  • Nickname:
    1 Jj
    2 Baby boy
    5 lil cali
    5 Y/Scrap aka Nutcase Loc
  • Number of children:
    4 2 tht he loved more than life💯
    1 Ashanti and Carson
  • Personality:
    4 Hard worker. Quiet type.
    5 He had an awesome personality!!
    1 That put a smile on your face or just heartfelt to hear his voice
    3 I'm still waiting to hear his voice just to hear I love you Moma
  • Occupation:
    3 Entrepreneur
  • Workplace:
    2 Mabelvale Pike Shop
    1 VISIONS
  • Schools attended:
    1 Wilson High, Long Beach Ca.
  • Comments:
    4 He didn’t deserve this .
    4 AIGHT THEN!!!! ima miss hearing that bro
    2 been my brother for the past 18 years thanks big bro for the love!!!! (lilc)
    1 I love you unc forever in our hearts
    2 Miss you Big Bro our hearts will never be the same this pain is suffocating
    4 "You ain't gone talk me to death!" AITE DEN ! Love you cousin forever in my heart
    1 I wish we had more time here together big bro. I love you man. One day I'll see you again.
    1 I am still in shock. Nephew, Rest in Peace and know that you were loved by many.
    1 til we meet again cuz rest easy love you cuz our bond is our own!
    1 my child hood friend and day 1. Was always loyal this hurts and I'm going to miss you bro. love you
    1 I love you cousin! We shall meet again
    1 our Heart, our Light, Our love, our motivator. one luv Josh
    3 Love u bro.. Boo from Long Beach.
    1 God took you back..love u always forever and a day!
    1 you were my brother/cousin i will never forget u
    1 You lit up the world and everyone who met u with ur personality
    2 I love you brother
    2 I miss you uncle Josh still feels like a dream
    1 gone to soon, you will be turley miss, I Love you Joshua, R.I.P cousin...
    2 Big C Love you bro G town for life
    4 R. I. L JOSH! GONE BUT NEVER FORGOTTEN!!
    2 Missing you like crazy! You didn't deserve this.
    6 MISSIN' YOU MORE AND MORE EACH DAY... RIP JOSH!💕 LOVE ALWAYS V!
    2 Moma love you more than life itself, you were definitely a special special son. R.I.L

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