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Joshua Bo Rochelle
Joshua Bo Rochelle

Joshua Bo Rochelle, 30, of Leland, died unexpectedly on Wednesday, February 17, 2016 at his home.

He was born November 2, 1985, in Wilmington. Joshua was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Ray Rochelle and Ruth Rochelle; and maternal grandfather, Paul Wayne Anderson.

Joshua is survived by his mother, Liz Rochelle of Leland; father, Bobby Ray Rochelle (Barbara) of Hampstead; son, Sampson Beau Deckard of Missouri; brothers, Bobby Ray Rochelle Jr. of Surf City and Jeffrey Riggs Anderson of Pigeon Forge, Tenn.; sister, Jessica Emily Rochelle of Hampstead; niece, Jaiden Emily Jones; grandmother, Martha Blake Anderson of Leland; and many aunts, uncles and cousins.

Joshua was a longtime, dedicated member of Hampstead Fire Department. He was a beautiful light who cast a beacon of love, laughter, and genuine kindness to all who crossed his path. He will be greatly missed.

The family will receive friends from 1 to 2 p.m. on Monday, February 22, at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Hampstead Ward, with memorial service at 2 p.m. Bishop Shawn Smith will be presiding. Burial will follow in Latter Day Saints Cemetery. Bearers will be Andy Holley and Justin Holley. Honorary bearers will be Anthony Roseman, Walter Wiggs, Brandon Blue and Empie Sidbury.

The family suggests that you consider a memorial gift to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints-Hampstead Ward, C/O Bishop Shawn Smith, 496 Royal Tern Dr., Hampstead, NC 28443.

The family would like to thank you for every kindness shown…prayers, visits, cards, flowers and genuine expressions of concern during our time of loss and sadness. We thank God, our Heavenly Father, for the gift of friends and pray His eternal blessings to all.

Shared memories and condolences may be sent to the family at Quinn McGowan Funeral Home.

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