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Joshua L. Trask

Published 12:00am Saturday, November 3, 2012

Jan. 30, 1976 – Oct. 26, 2012

NATCHEZ — Services for Joshua L. Trask, 36, of Memphis, Tenn., formerly of Natchez, who died Friday, Oct. 26, 2012, in Miller County, Ark., will be at 1 p.m. today at Beulah Missionary Baptist Church.

Burial will follow at Jerusalem Baptist Church No. 2 Cemetery under the direction of Marshall Funeral Home.

Mr. Trask was born Jan. 30, 1976, in Natchez, the son of Isola “Sister” Trask and Oliver McMorris. He was a former Natchez High School Bulldog football player.

He was preceded in death by his father; grandparents, Oliver and Bessie McMorris and Robert “Mumpsy” Trask; two aunts, Bessie McMorris and Barbara McMorris; and two cousins, Daniel Holt and Erica Holt.

Survivors include two children, Jamethia Trask of Memphis and Joshua Trask Jr. of Natchez; his mother of Natchez; grandmother, Susie Dawson Washington of Natchez; one sister, Felishia Reese and husband, Carl, of Jackson; two brothers, Riley Trask and Oliver “Pee Wee” McMorris and wife, Pamela, all of Natchez; special great-great-aunt, Ollie Brady; special cousin, Shirley Riley Washington; very special friend, Felisha Johnson and her daughters, Janecia Johnson and Joycelyn Johnson, all of Memphis; and a number of other relatives and friends.

  • B4unique

    My Cousin Josh,

    When I heard of your passing,
    I was in a state of shock.
    The things I could’ve said & should’ve said
    are now no longer blocked.
    I blocked how much I really cared
    each time you came around.
    I blocked how good it was to hear your voice,
    knowing you were safe & sound.

    When we were kids, you were like a
    big brother to me.
    As we grew older, the distance grew further
    and now it can never be.
    We can never have that special bond
    from when we were so young.
    We can never fix the distance between us
    that brewed for so long.

    I’m open now, but now it’s too late…..
    to say everything I should’ve said,
    but instead chose to wait.
    I love you Josh & I’ll say it nice & loud.
    You lived your life to the fullest
    & I’ll always & forever be proud!