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Phelps-Foland, Joshua R

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August 23, 1996 - January 14, 2017

Phelps-Foland, Joshua R

Joshua Raymond Phelps-Foland was born on August 23, 1996 in Conroe, Texas and entered into eternal rest on Saturday, January 14, 2017 in New Caney, Texas.  Josh loved the outdoors and enjoyed camping, hunting, and riding ATVs with his friends and family. Joshua loved living life to the fullest and his adventurous spirit and sense of humor will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him. His was a sudden and unexpected loss, but his spirit and heart will live on in his two beautiful one-year old sons, Joshua, Jr. and Jonathan Foland.

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 Joshua was preceded in death by his grandmothers, Margaret Phelps and Janet  Kitchenhof , as well as by his cousins, Paul Douglas Foland, Jr. and Misty Krem. Joshua is survived by his mother, Veronica Phelps; father, Michael Foland and stepmother, Jade Foland; brother, David Phelps; step-sister, Rachel Lowe; grandfathers, Robert D. Phelps, Sr., Paul Lee Foland, Sr., and Joseph Kitchenhoff ; Aunts, Eva Nichols and husband James, Kimberlee Dorsey, and Tammy Foland; Uncles, Paul Doulgas Foland,  Dana Phelps and wife Paula, Robert Phelps, Jr. and wife Kendra,  Adam Phelps and wife, Angelica, and Jerry Foland. He will be greatly missed by his beloved cousins, Jessika Stanley and husband Chad, Katie Stone and husband Korey, Belle LeBlanc and husband Lance, Evan Nichols, Austin Nichols, Grace Phelps, and R.C. Phelps; and great-aunt Evelyn Shankks and cousin Jennifer Victory.

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“To live in hearts we leave behind is not to die.” – Thomas Campbell

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The family will receive friends at 11:00am and a Celebration of Life will be held at noon on Saturday, January 21, 2017 at Darst Funeral Home, 796 Russell Palmer Rd., Kingwood, TX 77339. A Reception will follow for family and friends from 1pm – 5pm.  

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A memorial fund has been set up to assist Joshua’s family with funeral costs and associated expenses in this time of need. https://www.gofundme.com/ukma44

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Don’t Tell Me

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Please don’t tell me you know how I feel,

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Unless you have lost your child too,

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Please don’t tell  me my broken heart will heal,

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Because that is just not true,

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Please don’t tell me my son is in a better place,

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Though it is true, I want him here with me,

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Don’t tell me someday I’ll hear his voice, see his face,

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Beyond today I cannot see,

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Don’t tell me to face the fact that he is gone,

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Because denial is something I can’t stop,

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Don’t tell me to be thankful for the time I had,

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Because I wanted more,

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Don’t tell me when I am my old self you will be glad,

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I’ll never be as I was before,

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What you can tell me is you will be here for me,

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That you will listen when I talk of my child,

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You can share with me my precious memories,

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You can even cry with me for a while,

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And please don’t hesitate to say his name,

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Because it is something I long to hear every day,

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Friend, please realize that I can never be the same,

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But if you stand by me, you may like the new person I become someday.

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A Dad Hurts Too

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People don’t always see the tears a DAD cries,

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His heart is broken too when his beloved child dies,

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He tries to hold it together and tries to be strong,

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Even though his whole world’s gone wrong,

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He holds on to him as his tears fall,

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Comforts him throughout it all,

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He goes through his day doing what he’s supposed to do,

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But a piece of his heart has been ripped away too.

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So when he’s alone he lets out his pain,

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And his tears come down like pouring rain.

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His world has crashed in all around him,

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All that was bright has gone completely dim,

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He searches for answers but none are to be found,

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Who offers to help a DAD up when he’s hit the ground,

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He smiles through his fears,

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Struggles trying to hold in his tears,

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But what you see on the outside is not always real.

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Men don’t always show how they really feel,

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He feels he has to be strong for the others,

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But DADS hurt too, not just the mothers.

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Service Information

Visitation: A visitation was held on 2017-01-21 at Darst Funeral Home.


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