Higert Mee Josh Obituary, Death – A terrible car accident took the life of Joshua Daniel Mardis, who was 20 years old and from Williamsburg, Virginia, on Friday, February 3. On November 17, 2002, Joshua, who is more commonly referred to as Josh by his friends and family, was born at the Langley Air Force Base Hospital. Everyone who knew Josh had a deep and abiding love for him since he was such a kind son, brother, grandchild, nephew, and friend.
At Walsingham Academy in Williamsburg, Virginia, where he attended middle school and high school, the majority of his companions were taller than he was, yet his bravery and courage pushed him higher than the very highest among them. When he got the letter telling him that James Madison University would allow him start a new chapter of his life as a student majoring in Communications Studies, it was one of the happiest days of his life.
Joshua was a passionate supporter and participant in the sport of soccer, and he couldn’t wait to get together with his peers while he was a student at JMU. His legacy will be remembered for his sense of humor, his sensitivity, his soft attitude, and his kindness. We hope and pray that the legacy he leaves behind will act as a compass for all the people whose lives he impacted. The grace that was bestowed onto Joshua during his life will never, ever be forgotten.
He is survived and will be eternally adored by his mother and father, Kirk and Yvette Mardis of Williamsburg, Virginia; his sister, Haley Mardis of Arlington, Virginia; his maternal grandparents, Oscar and Eunice Reynolds of Tampa, Florida; his paternal grandmother, Sarah Tidwell Mardis of Springdale, Arkansas; his beloved aunts and uncles, Jimmy and Terri Mardis of Bentonville, Ark., Rockwell Reynolds of Tampa, Fla., and Alan and Pandora (
His cousins Tracey Mardis of Washington, D.C., Nathan Mardis of New York City, Ashley Lowery (Mike) of Lynchburg, Virginia, Natasha Haile Watson of Charleston, South Carolina, D.J. Collins of Murfreesboro, Tennessee, and Emily Collins Hayes (John), also of Murfreesboro, Tennessee, were all very fond of Joshua.