Mr. Joshua Dwayne Chafin

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Joshua Dwyane Chafin was born December 20, 1988 in Columbus, OH. Joshua was in foster care since birth and
came to live with the late Ira Cross Jr. and Celestine Cross in 2001 and found his forever home. He departed his life
to be with our Lord and Savior on March 29, 2023 at the OSU Medical Center.

Joshua loved to travel with his big brother, Ira. He loved going to Florida and hanging out at Universal Studios. He
also loved going to the movies with his big sister, Leah. They would often go out to eat and to the mall. In his spare
time, Joshua worked with his big brother doing bounce house deliveries. Joshua had a passion for playing video
games and watching movies. Joshua loved his family dearly.

Joshua was employed by CJ’s/Kahiki Food Warehouse. He was employed with CJ’s for 8 years and was loved by his

Joshua is preceded in death by his father; Ira Cross Jr.

Joshua leaves a legacy and precious memories to be cherished by his mother; Celestine Cross, sister; Leah Lomax,
brother; Ira Freeman (Miranda), nieces; Taylor Lomax, Dejah Freeman, nephews; Ira Freeman, Isaiah Freeman,
special aunt; Schnelle Chavis, special cousin; Shaneada Chavis, special friends; Randy Leslein, Lloyd Mitchell,
Carleton Neighbors Jr., Rasean Thompson, Dante Horton, Cliff Roland, Ian Smith, Rob Wensae, Robert Mock, Anthony Whitesell and Eric Sallie.

Joshua will be truly and deeply missed by all who knew and loved him.

Visitation 1:00 PM and Funeral Service 2:00 PM Friday, April 7, 2023 at MARLAN J. GARY FUNERAL HOME, THE CHAPEL OF PEACE NORTH 2500 Cleveland Ave. Interment at Eastlawn Cemetery. To read the complete obituary, order flowers, view video tribute and offer condolences to the Chafin Family, visit

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Condolence Messages

  1. Patricia A Thomas

    Love of my life this hurts me so much I remember last time we with each other relationship out of 13 years you brought best out of me you were definitely was looking forward to plan out the future you work hard trying your best I will love you for ever no one else won’t never had my heart .
    Ps yes I still have engagement rings .

  2. Wendy from Payee Plus

    I am so sorry for your loss, Celestine. Josh was such a sweet young man, and it has been a pleasure working with you and Josh for the last ten years.

  3. as I get myself together prepared to visit you this Friday April 7 I will hold special place inside of my heart you work so hard trying to get us together getting ready for the future some people forgot about us but it’s ok we didn’t have nothing to hide about or trying to change each other we both accept each and one way I always will love you but God loves you more thank you so much for trying to put us together and planning the future out .

  4. Regina "G" jackson

    My condolences to the cross family our prayers are with you guys. Josh was a good young man, he had a beautiful sould & bright smile. Josh always had me laughing. He will be missed. The Jackson family

  5. Shauntel Hurd

    Those special memories of you will always bring a smile if only we could have you back for just a little while Then we could sit and talk again just like we used to do. you always meant so very much and always will. The fact that you’re no longer here will always cause me pain, but you’re forever in our heart until we meet again..
    Love, shauny man tre & kyree

  6. to my love it’s still hard to believe that you are gone I miss your morning calls I wish that we could sit down and talk laugh late night phone call conversation I remember when you first told me that you had own apartment you was so excited I can see our future together so bright much laughter you brought happiness love joy into my life forever I will miss you love that we both share together .
    one day I will see you again that no one can’t separate us together .
    My king

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