Joshua Sherrell

Joshua "Josh" James Sherrell

Thursday, August 29th, 2002 - Saturday, August 1st, 2020
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Joshua “Josh” James Sherrell, age 17, left tragically too soon, Saturday, August 1, 2020 in Ennis, Texas. He was the victim of a drunk driver in a horrific car accident on I-45 when he was hit head on.

Josh was born August 29, 2002. His mother, Lesa Sherrell was blessed to adopt him at birth and to be able to watch her precious baby boy take his first breath and cut the umbilical cord. It has been the two of them since the day she brought him home from the hospital. Josh’s biological father, Jeremy Robert Sherrell, was Lesa’s nephew. He was taken in a car accident as well in 2009.

Josh was so kindhearted, sweet, and a gentle young man who loved the Lord. At his Kindergarten graduation when asked, what he would be when he grew up, he said, “a preacher just like Mr. Dean!” He enjoyed going on vacations with his momma and spending time with his brother. He and his brother would always laugh when they were together. Josh was highly intelligent and a computer whiz. Lesa started homeschooling Josh in the 9th grade. He was an excellent student at Sherrell Academy and would have been a senior this year. He had big plans for a bright and successful future. He would tell his mom that he wanted a career that would give his future wife the ability to stay at home and he did not want to work on weekend so he could spend time with his family. He loved working out and had become very health conscious. Wow! That beautiful face! And those muscles! Josh was beautiful inside and out. His blue eyes (that he was always complimented on), big smile, and loving spirit will be forever remembered and deeply missed by so many.

Joshua means, “Gift from God,” and he was the greatest gift Lesa ever received, thanking God in prayer she would say, “Dear Lord, thank you for my Joshie, my blessing, my joy, please guide me in his care and hold us in your arms in Jesus name Amen.” Now safely in His arms.

Josh leaves behind his momma, Lesa Sherrell; brother and “bestest” friend, Justin Cole Sherrell; half-brother, Brendon Buckner; Mimi, Linda Sherrell; granddad, Gary Mitchell; uncle Jeffrey James Sherrell and aunt Jodi; cousin, Dakota Hudson; uncle, Jason Lee Perkins; cousins, Jamie Lesa and Jon Hendrick and their littles, James, Janessa and Calista Jane; aunt, Dee Pearson; girlfriend, Irene Louise Foley, and numerous other cousins, extended family, friends and loved ones as well as his pets, Buster James Sherrell, Chole and Kit Kat.

He is preceded in death by his biological father, Jeremy Robert Sherrell; uncles, James E. Sherrell and Robbie James Sherrell and grandparents, L.J. and Betty Sherrell.

All are invited to attend Josh’s funeral service at Brown Street Church of Christ on Thursday, August 6, 2020 at 11:00 AM. There will be a visitation from 10-11 AM before the funeral service.

Arrangements are under the direction of Boze Mitchell McKibbin Funeral Home, 511 West Main Street, Waxahachie, Texas.

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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Thursday, August 6th, 2020 | 10:00am - 11:00am
    Thursday, August 6th, 2020 10:00am - 11:00am
    Brown Street Church of Christ
    2471 Brown Street
    Waxahachie, Texas 75165
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Service

    Thursday, August 6th, 2020 | 11:00am
    Thursday, August 6th, 2020 11:00am
    Brown Street Church of Christ
    2471 Brown Street
    Waxahachie, Texas 75165
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Mr. Walter Buchanan
    Mr. Bob Scruggs & Mr. Steve Bailey


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Jamie Hendrick

Posted at 12:55pm
My kids thought Josh was one of the most awesome big cousins ever. He would jump on the trampoline, run around the yard, and play catch with them. They dubbed him Josh-O and always thought he was the coolest. We’ll all miss you dearly, Josh-O. I’m glad you were part of our lives.

Lisa Kelly

Posted at 02:10pm
You have my very deepest sympathy and prayers for comfort and peace.

Justin Sherrell

Posted at 11:20pm
My little brother was the bestest friend I will ever have and I will always remember how every time I was with him or talking to him we laughed and smiled and were always happy. We were inseparable and I will cherish every memory forever. He’s with our daddy now and I know they will meet me at the pearly gates someday. I love you forever Joshie.

Pamela Poovey

Posted at 07:55pm
Josh was a sweet soul, just like his momma..I'm thankful for the times I got to spend with him..I'm deeply saddened but I know without a doubt he's in the hands of his heavenly father now...he will be deeply missed..Godspeed Joshua..

Karla McDonald

Posted at 04:59pm
I am so, so very sorry to hear this. I never met Josh in person but felt I knew him thru his Mom.
Send love and prayers 💚

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