OBITUARY: Former Merritt Island Christian School Teacher Joshua Andrew Bateman Passes Away Feb. 11

Joshua was gifted teacher, musician, artist and surfer

Joshua Andrew Bateman peacefully left this earth with his family by his side on February 11, 2024. Joshua graduated from Appalachian State University in 2004. Following graduation from ASU, he went to Spain to study Spanish. Upon his return, Josh used his creative skills to teach electronic media at Merritt Island Christian School.

Joshua Andrew Bateman peacefully left this earth with his family by his side on February 11, 2024.

Joshua is survived by his father and mother, Chuck and Ann Bateman, sister and brother in law, Jessica and Ryan Priest, brother, Caleb Bateman, and maternal grandmother, Betty Cockcroft.

He is also survived by his three nieces whom he dearly loved, Juliet, Ruby and Lillian Priest. Joshua was predeceased by paternal grand parents, Robert and Juanell Bateman and maternal grandfather Glen Cockcroft.

Joshua was a gifted teacher, musician, artist and surfer. When he was around children, he was always looking for opportunities to teach. Children were drawn to Josh because he was never too busy for them.

Joshua graduated from Appalachian State University in 2004. Following graduation from ASU, he went to Spain to study Spanish. Upon his return, Josh used his creative skills to teach electronic media at Merritt Island Christian School.

Josh then went on a journey to China to teach english for six years. Josh loved adventure and those adventures took him to many countries around the world. Joshua was dearly loved by many here on earth and will be greatly missed. We believe we will see him again. Joshua loves Jesus and is in his presence today.

Please join us for a celebration of Joshua’s life. We would love to see you and reflect with you on Monday, April 8 at 10:30 a.m. in the sanctuary at First Baptist Church Merritt Island, located at 140 Magnolia Lane on Merritt Island, Florida 32952. A reception will follow the service.

In leu of flowers, please give to WEGO MINISTRIES at WEGO.org or mail to WEGO, PO Box 320735, Cocoa Beach, FL 32932.

See the below Livestream tp watch the celebration of Joshua’s life.

 

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