Josiah Miller


Josiah Anthony Miller, age 13 was born on October 26, 2008 to the parents, Latasha Hayes and Chico Miller. He passed away on July 31, 2022.

Josiah attended Linden McKinley High School. He worked at Eastland Mall at Addicted to Kicks. He went around the neighborhood cutting grass. He had a lot of friends and people that loved him. He was a shining light. Everywhere he went he lit up a room. He loved to dance and smile and make jokes with his mom. He loved to eat. He loved playing football as he had dreams of becoming a quarter back. He made friends everywhere he went and had an impact on everyone’s life that he entered. Josiah was always full of life.

Josiah is preceded in death by his great grandparents, Theresa Chandler and Lula Moulaye; aunt, Alonda Sleimat; and cousins, Adrian Miller and Djuan Poole.

Josiah is survived by his mother, Latasha (Corey Lowe) Hayes; father, Chico (Kevina) Miller; grandparents, Daniece Hayes, Tamara Miller, Robert Chandler, and Willard Purdie, sisters, Capri Miller, Kiara Chandler, and Anila Bowles; brothers, Lamaj Lowe, Jalen Miller, Jordan Cooper, Chico Miller Jr., Nehemiah Miller, Kevin Bowels, and Kamaur Carter: and a host of many aunts, uncles, cousins, family, and friends.

Josiah will be truly missed by all those who had the privilege of knowing and loving him.

Visitation 1:00pm and Funeral 2:00pm Wednesday, August 10, 2022 at MARLAN J. GARY FUNERAL HOME, THE CHAPEL OF PEACE NORTH, 2500 Cleveland Ave.


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Condolence Messages

  1. I love y’all. Jojo is a great kid. He will b missed. Prayers for the family. Especially mom and dad.

  2. my baby my everything , my sweet sweet boy i love you jojo ! you hurt me with this man no capp , my hurt is deeply in pain seeing you not on this earth to fight another day , let ‘ s make one more tiktok josiah , put another smile on my face , sending my condolences to your family .

  3. Josiah aka Jojo! Grandma Lisa love u so much, I’m gonna miss u baby but I know ur gonna always be with us. You rest in kingdom Jojo, until we meet again..

  4. Jojo mannn , i miss you already you had so much ahead of you , you didn’t deserve this at all . You were a great kid , funny , and loving . I just wanna hear you tell me i had a glow up one more time and you will be missed dearly you hurt me with this one ! I just wish you could facetime me one more time . You will be missed .

  5. Praying for the family’s strength to carry on !

  6. Sending peace and Comfort too allllllllllllll his love ones ♥️♥️♥️


  8. NaTasha Williamson

    It’s really hard to say goodbye, my heart been so heavy, but just know that Josiah “our loveable Jo Jo” has gotten his wings. He will TRULY be missed. My condolences: Mom, Dad, sister, brothers, grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins, friends..just everyone because Jo Jo touched everyone’s heart when he stepped into a room. Family, I Love You All!! Prayers of Comfort!

  9. Prayer’s to the family and friends fly high young angel

  10. I love you so much and I don’t know what I’m gonna do without u Jo. My heart hurt so bad. I have no words to express how I feel. Jus kno that I love you always and I’m so sorry. Mom loves you forever and always.

  11. Josiah “JoJo”
    We love and going to miss you so much Nephew just know that who ever touch and when ever you were present you made everyone day. You will truly be miss no doubt. Do your thing in Heaven God needed his Little Solider. LIH Love you Nephew

  12. Tamika Mosley-Davis

    Prayers for Mom, Dad, and Family during this difficult time. Rest In Peace


    Jojo auntie really don’t know what to say this hurts so bad I really don’t know what to say to your mother your daddy I’m just so lost I have not showed it much but it’s starting to get closer to my last time seeing you and it’s tearing me up today but I love you always and forever I’m going to always rep jojo 4 life❤️❤️❤️❤️

  14. I love you jojo rest in paradise.

  15. Prayers to the miller family sorry for your loss

    • Jojo imy so much like I’m really hurting I love you much you know how we was rocking ❤️ I’ve been crying all day and since everything happened just know that Iiloveyouuu you & will forever have you in prayer goodnite baby rest in paradise ❤️

  16. Kai's Sugar Shack

    Jo Jo made such an impact on our lives just the brief time we knew him. Such a ball of sunshine! I can’t help but smile when I think about him. YES! he loved to eat. You will be truly missed my little friend. We will meet up again, I will have your ice-cream cone and brownies for you.
    Prayers for the family!

  17. / @johnaziaaaa_.

    My baby

  18. Tyheria McKenney

    My prayers go out to the family❤️ Rest baby❤️

  19. JoJo you lit up the room when you stepped in, you was so loving. I love you forever and always until we meet again.

  20. Caldwell Family

    Praying for comfort for the family and my children had the pleasure of knowing JoJo and he will be missed

  21. JoJo I’m sorry this happened to you. You really was a star, such a great kid but with a grown man mentality, always wanting to get up and do something good. It was a blessing with you crossing in my path .

    Rest in Paradise Young King
    Praying for your family

  22. I met Jojo at Eastland Mall, where he worked for my son. He had such a uniquely big personality…one that I will never forget. I know how much my son Hasan loved and cared about him. My thoughts, prayers, and deepest sympathies are with all of those who loved and cared for him. Jojo is in the arms of the Lord God. I hope that fond memories of him will live on in the hearts of the lives he touched. Jojo made such an impact on my son’s life and memories of him will be cherished. My heart goes out to all of you. I am so very sorry for your loss.

    With love,

  23. Nehemiah miller

    I had the best memories with you jojo I love you baby bro

  24. JoJo, baby boy,This was a shock and hurts to the core! Lil cousin! Chico, your baby is leaving us all with heavy ♥️♥️. Wish I could be there for our family, but my heart and prayers are with you. Nothing will heal the hurt and sadness but time will heal the pain. JoJo greatness is not done, God is already by our side, but now ur baby boy is by Gods side, together they will continue to let you see Jojo in everything you do. Love you Cousin!

  25. Thomasina Butts

    Prayers and Condolence

  26. Nannette D Purdie


  27. Love you little cousin..
    rest peacefully

  28. La Tonya Faysonrobbins

    My heartfelt condolences to the family. I have known the Purdie family for a very long time. I am truly sorry to all of you for the loss of this young man. I pray to God to comfort you and to give you all love, peace and understanding to what has happened. I love you all I will continue to lift you up in my prayers.

  29. My deepest condolences to all Josiah’s family members and friends near and far. I pray that you all find comfort in the days yet to come.

  30. Praying for the family

  31. My condolence to the family of Josiah Miller may God keep your safe in his arms may God bless you guys and cover you with the blood that he shed on Mount Calvary in the name of Jesus I pray for the family. And my condolences coming from Nationwide children’s hospital and the research center we love you Denise and Tasha keep your head up

  32. So sorry for your Godard jojo continue to look over your family

  33. Sending my condolences to the miller family during this difficult time

  34. Britteny Cottle and the Edwards family

    Sending my condolences to the family. Fly high JoJo may you rest in paradise.

  35. Kiki and Armauni

    I really pray for peace for the entire family. JoJo baby we love you always❤️

  36. The funniest kid ever , Made my day everyday just being goofy & always trying to make me laugh . You’ll be truly missed !!

  37. I want to extend my deepest condolences to the family. I was Josiah’s music teacher at Starling Middle School. Josiah was a very intelligent and gifted child who always made his presence known. May the God of Peace comfort your heart and soul during this time of profound loss.

  38. Jojo was a sweet boy who loved his family and friends. I will miss his bright smile and loving hugs. “I love you so much JoJo and I’ll miss you more.”

  39. see jojo mann you hurt me bad with this one , we had so many ups and downs but nun of that matter now , you will forever be my baby,my whole heart, my happy place, my everything , i love you so much i cant say to much but i love you and i miss you . LONGLIVEJOJO JOSIAH MILLER its forever your name . rest in peace baby .

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