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Joshua Scott Nicholson

August 30, 1990 - December 12, 2014
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It is with deep remorse and sadness that we report the untimely death of our son Joshua Scott Nicholson. Josh was taken from us, on December 12, 2014 in a tragic accident in Atlanta, Georgia. He was deeply loved by us and all who got to know him. He is and will be deeply missed. Services for Josh will be held on Saturday December 20, 2014 at HM Paterson Funeral Home - Oglethorpe, Peachtree Industrial Blvd, Brookhaven, Georgia. A visitation / viewing will be from 11:00 AM to approximately 1:00 pm followed by a celebration of his life memorial service in the adjacent Chapel from 1:00 to 2:00 pm. All are welcome. Josh is survived by his mother Linda and father Ray as well as aunts uncles and cousins. Josh was smart, good and kind natured from young man with a passion for life and when possible enjoyed it the fullest with his friends and family. He always had a gorgeous smile, bright beautiful captivating eyes to go along with his charismatic personality. He cared deeply about people. He wanted to and did help many to achieve higher goals. He had many friends and acquaintances. Josh was born on August 30, 1990, at Northside Hospital Atlanta, four weeks early, the son of Ray and Linda Nicholson. He grew up in Peachtree Corners (Norcross), Georgia, attending Simpson Elementary and Pickneyville Middle School. He graduated Norcross High School in 2008. He attended Kennesaw State University and graduated with a Bachelor degree in Public Relations and Communications in August 2012....
It is with deep remorse and sadness that we report the untimely death of our son Joshua Scott Nicholson. Josh was taken from us, on December 12, 2014 in a tragic accident in Atlanta, Georgia. He was deeply loved by us and all who got to know him. He is and will be deeply missed. Services for Josh will be held on Saturday December 20, 2014 at HM Paterson Funeral Home - Oglethorpe, Peachtree Industrial Blvd, Brookhaven, Georgia. A visitation / viewing will be from 11:00 AM to approximately 1:00 pm followed by a celebration of his life memorial service in the adjacent Chapel from 1:00 to 2:00 pm. All are welcome. Josh is survived by his mother Linda and father Ray as well as aunts uncles and cousins. Josh was smart, good and kind natured from young man with a passion for life and when possible enjoyed it the fullest with his friends and family. He always had a gorgeous smile, bright beautiful captivating eyes to go along with his charismatic personality. He cared deeply about people. He wanted to and did help many to achieve higher goals. He had many friends and acquaintances. Josh was born on August 30, 1990, at Northside Hospital Atlanta, four weeks early, the son of Ray and Linda Nicholson. He grew up in Peachtree Corners (Norcross), Georgia, attending Simpson Elementary and Pickneyville Middle School. He graduated Norcross High School in 2008. He attended Kennesaw State University and graduated with a Bachelor degree in Public Relations and Communications in August 2012. In his youth he participated in the usual sports, baseball, soccer, football and the neighborhood swim team, but it was not until he started competitive cheerleading that he found his passion. He practiced and trained all of the time and developed tremendous talents, dancing, stunting and especially tumbling. He competed on several teams including Cobra All Stars, Georgia All Stars, and Sting Rays. At Georgia All Stars and Sting Ray’s he was part of many championship victories. He loved to entertain on the cheerleading stage. At the urging of several high school cheerleaders Josh, dropped out of football and joined the cheerleading squad at Norcross high school also competing in the co-ed division for the State Cheerleading championships. In college he participated on the Kennesaw State University Cheerleading squad. During and after college he continued to compete on private senior co-ed competitive cheer teams, most recently Josh was cheering with Jayhawks open team located in Duluth, Georgia. In college he joined the Kennesaw State, club gymnastics team where he applied and improved his expert tumbling skills. He learned other gymnastic skills, vault, parallel bars, high bar and rings. Josh was well traveled for a man of his age. He had traveled Europe, Miami, Lake Tahoe, CA, Carmel CA, New York City, Costa Rica, St. Kitts, St. Thomas, Puerto Rico, St. Croix, Los Cabos, Mexico, Hawaii, Miami and Fort Lauderdale. He learned to snow ski at an early age and had the opportunity to ski many resorts in Colorado and New Mexico with his family and friends. He saw the sun rise from the top of Mona Kea volcano in Hawaii and the sunset on the beaches of Lo Cabos, Mexico. He scuba-dived the reefs of St. Croix. He saw the monkeys, sloths, iguanas and birds of Costa Rica where he zip lined over a tropical forested valley. He cruised the Caribbean. He was fortunate to have traveled so much and his friends and family felt so fortunate to have traveled with him. After college Josh applied his education working for not-for-profit Company promoting adoption of children and developing web-sites for small companies. A very good looking man with an outstanding physique, Josh modeled and was on the cover of a local Atlanta magazine. He also worked as a model brand representative for a local spirits distributor. Josh resided for the last two years of his life in Mid-town Atlanta where he worked and made many more friends and acquaintances and was active in the Mid-town community. Josh had recently found a wonderful new partner in life, David William (Will) Bray, and was excited about his future with Will and in pursuing new educational and career opportunities. Josh, we will always love you, Mom and Dad.

"I heard of Josh's death only recently. I am deeply sorry and can only imagine the sense of grief and loss his family must be suffering. I knew him only a..." William Ryan (Dallas, TX)

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