Josiah Woods, age 14

Lost to gun violence on January 1, 2020 in Des Moines, Iowa.

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  • Nickname:
    22 Siah
    8 Joey
    2 Bruh bruh
    2 Cheeks
    1 Jo Jo
    1 Drummer boy
    2 Brotherrrr 🤍🤝
    1 biggy
    2 Play
    1 Lil' Ron
    2 lil bro ❤️
    3 My Ace💙
    1 drummer siah❤️
  • Number of children:
  • Personality:
    4 always laughing, witty, always concerned about others welfare
    1 he always sang with me 🤍 . never ever ever would miss a chance of a duet 🤍 . loved his family 🤍 .
    2 goofy as ever. made evedybody smile.
  • Occupation:
    4 Loved playing the drums and singing
    2 loved dancing and rapping
    2 counsellor
    2 comedian
  • Workplace:
    2 very talented football player
  • Schools attended:
    2 McCombs Middle School
  • Comments:
    5 My son, my💙!!! I love u infinitely and miss u everyday!!!
    3 i miss u so much siah❤️school and just life in general isnt the same without you🥺
    1 LLKS i miss my brother see u soon🗣🕊🥺
    1 The days definitely seem longer and duller without you!!
    3 i love you brother 🤍 you made everyone happy
    3 i miss you so much siah💔. my heart hurts💯. i jus want u back bro.
    2 My Sweet Nephew, I love you, Play!
    1 😻😍🥰😍😘❤️❤️❤️❤️
    2 you was my first love . its forever siahvillee will never love angond like i did you 🥺💔! rest easy
    1 This is beyooond me, i need you back💙
    2 LongLiveMyAce🕊🌎For you imma live it up,Love you Siah-Gionni,
    2 I love and miss you so much. Please no more violence.

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