There will be a live stream of Joseph's funeral on his Facebook page on Monday, May 14, at 12:30 pm EST. This will allow friends, family, and co-workers around the world who can't attend the service to be able to see it live.
You do not have to be friends with Joseph in order to view the live stream. His page will be made public during the funeral.
FUNERAL INFORMATION FOR JOSEPH
The visitation and funeral will be Monday, May 14, 2018:
First Baptist Church Atlanta
4400 North Peachtree Road
Atlanta, GA 30338
(There will be signs directing you for parking and entrance to the building)
Visitation: 10:00 am - 12:00 noon in the Decision Room.
The funeral service: 12:30 in the church sanctuary.
Please do not bring meals to the church. The family meal following the funeral has already been taken care of by friends. If you would like to help with meals as the family rests the next few weeks, you can sign up at:
Mayes Ward-Dobbins Funeral Home will be handling arrangements and will carry the obituary for Joseph.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to:
CURE Childhood Cancer
200 Ashford Center North Suite 250, Atlanta, GA 30338 or online at www.curechildhoodcancer.org
BE SURE TO NOTE: "In memory of Joseph Lee"
The family's Go Fund Me site to help with expenses (including care for Joseph's grandma Helen)
The burial and graveside service will be held on Tuesday, May 15, 2018 at 11:00 am:
Enon Cemetery, Woodstock, GA
There is no street address for the cemetery, but directions can be obtained through Google Maps or Waze by entering "Enon Cemetery, Woodstock." It is off of Highway5/Canton Road/Main Street, north of East Cherokee Drive. (Government buildings are across the road.)
Joseph's funeral will be on Monday at First Baptist Church of Atlanta. Details are still being worked out and I will send an update with visitation and funeral times. (It will likely be a morning visitation on Monday and 12:00 or 1:00 funeral.)
Many have asked how they can be of help to the family. Right now one of their biggest needs is for caregivers for Joyce's mom who is bedridden and has dementia. The family has CNA caregivers scheduled for the next several days, but have need of volunteers to stay with the caregiver and Miss Helen on Monday during the time the family is away for the funeral.
Volunteering to stay with Miss Helen on Monday would be a true gift of sacrifice and love to this family as they know everyone who loved Joseph wants to attend his funeral. More than one volunteer will probably be needed since the day could be quite long with the visitation and funeral both on Monday, a family meal at the church, plus travel time. The plan is to schedule shifts for volunteers to stay with the CNA and Miss Helen throughout the day on Monday.
Specifics for volunteering:
Must be a woman (Miss Helen will not allow a man to touch her)
Must be strong enough (with no physical problems like weak back or neck) to assist in moving Miss Helen from the bed to wheelchair in the morning, and wheelchair to bed in the late afternoon. (This is to help prevent bed sores.)
Must be willing to assist in turning her in the bed for CNA to change bedding, clothing, etc.
Ladies needed for these shifts: 9-12, 12-3, 3-until family's return (most likely before 6:00 pm).
The CNA would be in charge of actual clean-up of Miss Helen, her meals, and other needs. The volunteers would be there to assist when needed and to simply be another person present in the house, since the caregiver is new to the situation and somewhat unknown by the family.
If you are willing to help meet this need, please reply to this email with your name, phone number, and time of availability. I will be in touch to confirm if you are needed.
Thank you so much!
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