Memorial Service for Joshua Levi Campbell

April 14, 2010

Memorial Service for Joshua Levi Campbell

Thursday, April 15th, 2010 at 3pm

First Christian Church – 10101 Montgomery Blvd. NE, Albuquerque, NM 87111

Phone: 505-294-0630


For a map, go to:

In lieu of flowers, we request donations to be made in memory of Joshua to:

CHERUBS – The Association of Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia Research, Awareness and Support, 3650 Rogers Rd #290, Wake Forest, NC 27587.

Checks can be made out to CHERUBS.  In the memo line please write “In memory of Joshua Levi Campbell”.

Donations can be made on-line at

Or to First Christian Church, 10101 Montgomery Blvd. NE, Albuquerque, NM 87111

Checks can be made out to First Christian Church.  In the memo line please write “In memory of Joshua Levi Campbell”.

Thanks again everyone for all your support and someday hopefully soon I can read and respond to the comments that we have received.  Continue to pray for strength.  Today was a tough day.  It was a busy day, filled with all the tasks one goes through to plan a memorial and the stuff that is morbid to think about.  I am trying to handle all the details that I know Kelli would not like and give her the opportunity to be able to express herself in her son’s death.  This all seems very surreal and it seems as if this is one long bad dream that I will wake up from hopefully soon.  The problem is that it is constantly proving itself to be real.  Don’t know what to say except thanks to everyone that has helped.  It will definitely take some time to heal.


4 Responses to “Memorial Service for Joshua Levi Campbell”

  1. Amie said

    i know this means little in your situation, but i would just like to thank you from everything that I am for being people of god.I have been aware of some of the hardships beyond this that you have encountered these past few years, but not ONCE have i heard or seen you turn your back on God or blame him. I am so puzzled by this because i will admit i am the first person to blame God and cry myself to sleep asking why for things that are tiny compared to this. watching you and Kelli has truly permanetly changed my view of this world and two are something very special and if God doesnt have something very big and special planned for you, either here or in heaven, then i will have to say i dont believe in God at all. even the smallest little updates i have gotten from Melinda about how you were, before baby joshua was even in the picture, were amazing to me, how faithful and trusting you two have been. I am so heartbroken you lost Joshua. I know nothing anyone can say will help. But I will say I dont know you or kelli very well, but hearing of your faith in troubles and paying attention to Joshua’s short life is something that very honestly keeps me in check and accountable to God daily. I know it sounds dramatic but im being truthful. I look up to your closeness to Jesus and I pray I can reach it one day. Joshuas life wasnt and will never be for nothing. you already know this but i wanted you to know a little outsider who has been listening knows it too.praise God. so hard to say right now but praise him. I cant wait to thank Joshua one day for his sacrafice and I thank you for knowing Jesus.

  2. Becky St.Francis said

    We are still praaying for you and Kelli aand Joshua during this hard time. No parent should ever have to go through this. I pray for peace and strength. Joshua will always be looking down on you guiding you and helping you through the hard times. Prayers and thoughts are being sent out to everyone that Joshua had a impact on. Keep your heads up and be strong! Lots of love, Becky

  3. Tracy Meats said

    Praying for your family, prayers for strength and comfort in the days to come. I hope Joshua’s memorial service is beautiful, just like him. (((HUGS)))

    Much love,
    Tracy, Ian’s mom from CHERUBS

  4. Aunt Ruby said

    Dear Jeff and Kelli:
    I want to be there for you both, but I will not be able to make it to the memorial tomorrow. I will be there Saturday. Know that God has wrapped His loving arms about you both. He knows the pain you are feeling now. He loves you both. Grief is a difficult journey, but God is with you every step of the way. And I am here for you as well.

    I’d like to think that along with our Lord, Jesus, Uncle Jim, Grandpa and Grandma Loftus are watching over little Joshua now. I just bet he’s having fun, He is doing fine. He’s only been there a little bit, even though it seems like days to us.

    I know how hard this is for you, but I still just can’t imagine the pain you are feeling, it is so hard to lose someone you love, but to lose a precious son has to be extremely difficult. God will heal you both, in His timing, not ours. As I said, He is with you every step of the way on this journey as well as what you just went through. You both amaze me with your strong faith in the Lord. God bless you both and Matthew, I am praying for you.

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