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Joshua Reddin Neus

10/29/2012 - 08/08/2017
Service Date: 08/19/2017
Service Time: 10:00 AM
Service Location: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Mesa East Stake Center, 2228 E. Brown Road, Mesa, Arizona

Joshua Reddin Neus, age 4, passed away on August 8, 2017. He battled Acute Myeloid Leukemia for a year before his loving Heavenly Father saw fit to bring him home. He is survived by devoted parents, Brendon and Carrie (Evans) and four siblings, Sawyer (14), Abigail (10), Matthew (8) and Sesilie (6). He also leaves behind a large, close- knit, extended family of grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins who cheered him on every step of the way. He was preceded in death by his uncle, Brian Thomas Neus.

Joshua, affectionately known as Joshy, was born on October 29, 2012 in Mesa, Arizona. Being the fifth child, he held his own with his fiery red hair and a strong-willed personality. He was “all boy” and loved being outside, getting dirty and playing with cars and trains. He was always up for milk with “yummy stuff”, a trip to Grandma’s house or watching his favorite cartoons and Minions. He was a force. Of silliness, of energy, of love and determination. He was stubborn! However, this latter personality trait served him well as he underwent countless treatments and procedures, including a bone marrow transplant, in the fight against his cancer. His family never wavered in their faith as they fought alongside him. As his signature red hair fell, so did their tears, but hope and courage truly never faltered. His doctors and nurses enjoyed visiting his room, commenting on his cheerful personality that masked any sickness. His family will always smile remembering his favorite game in the hospital- hide and seek. How he would giggle, feeling well hidden, but with his tell-tale IV pole always giving him away. The family is grateful to the Make a Wish foundation, which provided them with a week together at Disney World, where Joshy laughed and loved all the rollercoasters! They also want to thank all the doctors and nurses at Phoenix Children’s Hospital for the genuine love and care they provided.

Joshua passed away at home in his well-worn “spot” on the couch with a sister holding him and family close by. He was a mama’s boy and she loved him fiercely, tirelessly serving him and being his biggest advocate. Though his life was short his circle of influence was wide. His family aches from the physical loss of their cherished child, but knows they will be together again because of a loving Savior, even Jesus Christ. 
Donations to assist in funeral expenses are being accepted online through the YouCaring website:https://www.youcaring.com/carrie-and-brendan-neus-son-joshua-632224

All who wish to pay their respects are invited to a visitation on Friday, August 18, 2017, from 6-8 PM, at Bunker’s Garden Chapel, 33 N. Centennial Way, Mesa, Arizona. Funeral services will be Saturday, August 19, 2017 at 10 AM, preceded by a visitation at 9 AM, at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Mesa East Stake Center, 2228 E. Brown Road, Mesa, Arizona.


  • Love to the Neus family. Heaven is smiling down on you.

  • I’m deeply sorry for the loss of your son. I never met him but I am deeply honored to have shared a birthday with this angel. I’m so sorry from the bottom of my heart. 😢

  • Nicole Siqueiros-Stoutner (Kulhavy)

    Just so so sorry, Carrie and family. I wish you strength, love and faith through this difficult time.

  • What a sweet little boy! He and your family are truly an inspiration. It was an honor to get to know him. I will never forget his little personality and your continued faith. Josie

  • Well, this is no fun! I only met Josh a couple times, but I know he was part of one of BEST families around. He was certainly loved by a lot of people, and had such a tremendous effect on the world in such a short time! As a family, you sure did your best to keep him here as long as possible – goodbyes are never easy. I’m sorry for your struggle and sadness; but I thank you for sharing so much of Josh’s journey through facebook. You are all an inspiration to me.

  • Karen and Rich Holley

    Josh will be missed for sure but for the Plan of Salvation, we know we will meet again. My sincere condolences to the family for the physical loss of this beautiful child. May you be at peace and feel comforted that he is never as far as a whispered prayer.

  • my thoughts and prayers are with your family. We all loved Joshy!

  • My thoughts and prayers are with you.

    How Ever Long

    How ever long since the porch sat bare
    Empty and silent without you there
    Calling to the wind goes the sailing leaf
    Crisp with the color of sadness and grief

    Flushed with mourning is autumn’s copper tint
    But oft a memory of you in sunset’s glint
    Shining and brilliant each page of your life
    A flowing pen wetted with tears and strife

    Alas the pen flows no more, but is silent and still
    Sitting on the parchment, heedless of its will
    And now the porch sits empty and bare
    Ever so silent without you there

    Oh, ever in springtime with the flowing brook
    Illustrating the pages of a remarkable book
    Swept away in gaiety without a single care
    Oh, happy and free, when you were there

    A flood of memories so poignant remains
    That of distinction and honour proclaims
    Oh, one such as this shall in memory keep
    While in dour procession we freely weep

    Soon comes winter’s cold and bitter chill
    As autumn settles under the snow-covered hill
    And ever for spring we longing forbear
    Staring at the porch, empty and bare

    How ever long the memories will remain
    Filled with the sunshine of springtime’s refrain
    Oh, when autumn’s leaves have fallen to the ground
    In springtime they return and anew are found

    ©1999 Brian Duffin

  • I have prayed for Joshua for a long time not because I knew him but because we love his grandparents and parents. Our prayers now go to those who loved Joshua do much.

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