Joshua Keith Waugh Jr.


Joshua (Josh) Keith Waugh Jr. was born October 3, 2004, in Columbus, Ohio. Parents Chandra Florida, Joshua Keith Waugh Sr., and Andre Clayborn. Through his lifetime of resilience, he was called home on April 24, 2023.

Josh`s education started as young as 4 years of age at Tiny Toes Day Care Center. So many of the staff cared for and spoiled him. He moved on to Millennium Community School where he excelled, winning the school spelling B several times. He then moved onto Franklinton Preparatory Academy.

Joshua was loved by an abundance of family and friends, because of his selflessness, sense of humor, and special sixth sense, as well as his love for his family, his authenticity, and the power of his words he blessed others with. He had fun playing basketball, making music with his cousins Myhe and Mahiya, and teasing his sister from another mister Cherish. Joshua loved animals. He treated his dog “Kilo” and his bearded dragon “King” like they were his children. He was always respectful to everyone including the elderly he cut grass for in the neighborhood. He enjoyed Reese’s cups, nutty bars, zebra cakes, Swiss rolls, because he was a sweetheart. Although Josh was a soft spoken and laid-back young man, he was passionate about the way he felt. He always stood his ground!

He is preceded in death by his father; Andre Clayborn, grandfather; Willie D. Love, great grandparents; Daisy (Willie) Florida and host of other family and friends.

He leaves to cherish, his mother; Chandra Florida, siblings; Alayshia Florida, A’shyla Clayborn, Andre Clayborn Jr., Trevon Waugh, Javion Waugh, Jos ‘mire Waugh, and Josiah Waugh, grandparents; Carolyn (Glenn) Florida – Jones, Rhonda Clayborn, Lawrence Bell, Letissia (Eugene) Cobb, and Elvis Tyrone Waugh, aunts; Malikia Love and Suriedia Florida, uncles; Jamico Florida, Andrew Clayborn, and Davon Odoms, great uncles; Demetress Lamonte Florida, Zaeius Jones and Zarron Jones. A host of uncles, aunts, cousins, and close friends including; Sanyika March, Jerean Denson, Ali’cia Moore, and Von George.

Joshua fought many battles, but he was a strong soldier. May he now rest. His lyrical message to all “When I go to Heaven just wish me well.”

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Visitation 10:00 AM and Funeral Service 11:00 AM Thursday, May 11, 2023 at MARLAN J. GARY FUNERAL HOME, THE CHAPEL OF PEACE EAST, 5456 E. Livingston Ave. (one block east of Noe Bixby, turn North on Lonsdale Rd.).

Interment at Evergreen Burial Park.

Condolence Messages

  1. Love you cuz….. still in disbelief that you gone from us…..

    Your cousin nate

  2. Alisa Lele Alexander

    Sending Love and prayers during your time of bereavement.

  3. I love you my baby, prayers to the family . We had our time our moments but we always shared one thing and that was love you gave me something I could never Imagine me ever having . I was lost until I found you my soulmate, you was my brother my lover my friend an my headache you don’t know how much I needed you.I never felt a feeling so strong until I met you, my high school lover my future husband as I would always say you are now my star shine bright baby. I love you Santana josh ~Jordan

  4. Cathy Jackson

    My prayers for strength and comfort. I love is always there. My heart is broken with you.

  5. You all are in my prayers continuously family I love you all to life. Always Doreen

  6. Sending love prayer to you and the family

  7. Monica Johnson

    Praying for the family he’s in God’s hands now rest peacefully Joshua

  8. Dairra Lil Bitt Bryant

    I love you Lil cousin . Family I love y’all & im praying for us as a whole . Im sorry this tragedy has happened . Prayers going up ❤️

  9. Lily De Lauer

    Sending prayers & love to you Chandra and your family.

  10. Danah Tolbert

    I wish you peace, comfort, courage, and lots of love at this time of sorrow. My heart goes out to you at this difficult time. Wishing you the best, and know you have my full support in every moment. I am thinking of you and your family and sending caring thoughts to support you through this.

  11. I’m so sorry I don’t even no what to say just know I love u fam love always cindi breech Maranda and Zack turner

  12. Karen E Boddie

    To your mother, I want to say that weeping may endure for a night but joy cometh in the morning. To the family I am so sorry for your loss my prayers are with the family and friends of Josh. May God put his loving arms around you in this difficult time and send the Comforter.

  13. Tatiana L Martin

    Sending prayers & love to the family. Praying for peace, strength, comfort, & joy through this difficult time. Josh was a very sweet young man & just remember his hugs walking through Millennium Community School
    forever a Rocket

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