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Josiah Paul McElhaney

ATMORE – He was the infant son of Joshua and Melissa (Wiggins) McElhaney and the little brother of James and Maevree.

Josiah’s little earthly body was very sick, but now he has a perfect, whole, Heavenly body and for that we are so thankful. No suffering, just total peace in Jesus. We praise God for the comfort, strength and peace that only he can give. God is so good to let us have this time with Josiah, for he has so impacted our lives now and forever.

Josiah’s short life has left so many people missing him and longing for that day we can once again hold him. His grandparents are James and Judi McElhaney and Gary and Judy Wiggins; great grandparents are Mable McElhaney and LeeRoy and Lois Wiggins as well as many uncles, aunts, cousins family and friends.

Born at 3:27 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 16, 2010 he was loved by his family and then at 5:15 a.m. he was welcomed into Jesus’ arms. Waiting to meet him were his great grandparents, Cecil McElhaney, Mildred Howell, Lamar and Mary Rawson and Bob Howell.

We thank God for our family, church family and many friends for supporting us through prayers and labors of love during this journey. We also would like to thank the Baptist Hospital staff and Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home for the services and compassion each provided.

A private graveside service was held on Monday, Aug. 23, 2010 at Bratt-Godwin Cemetery with pastor Gene King and pastor Corey Penn officiating.

Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home, Atmore, AL. is in charge of arrangements.

In lieu of flowers, a fund has been set up in Josiah Paul McElhaney’s name at United Bank of Atmore.