Condolence & Memory Journal

MRS Joshua was my counselor @Edgar Alan Poe in San Antonio during the early 70's. Far ahead of her time in fashion. She was dedicated to help us achieve excellence. Her yearly counseling sessions (grades, dignity, future&grace) with students was scary but, necessary. More Mrs Joshua's are needed today. A Phenomenal Woman. Job well done they good & faithful servant..

Posted by Phillipi (Flip) Lytle (Koontz) - Houston, TX   February 17, 2019

Mrs Joshua was our neighbor growing up and she and her husband were former neighbors! Kind, Caring and Loving!

Posted by Karen Mills Tirner - San Antonio, TX - Neighbor   February 16, 2019

Mrs. Helen Joshua will always be in my heart. We met in a class room at Phillis Wheatley High School September 1965, she was my Teacher whom taught me very well. She not only educated us from the required Curriculum, we were taught how be men and women the necessities need to become productive in society. The boys were required to take their hats off at the door, girls were required to properly sit at their desk to be polite, attentive all times. In later years she was my children's school counselor. One our church musician for all age groups. A very good friend and supportive to my entire family. We will all miss her. To God be the Glory, Rest In Peace Mrs. Joshua.

Posted by Carolyn Meadors - Converse, TX - Family Friend   February 16, 2019

Sis Joshua was a beckon on hope and inspiration for all who knew her. Her internal passion for life, musical gifts, and major overall talents will forever be remembered by those who loved her. Thank you Sis Joshua for inspiring my life. Anna Galimore

Posted by Anna Galimore - San Antonio, TX - Family Friend   February 15, 2019


We light the candle for Sis Joshua because she let her light shine all over. And we are Blessed to have seen her light.

Posted by Porter FamilyPorter - Windcrest, TX   February 15, 2019

May the Good Lord bless and keep her in his arms. She will be missed.

I. G. Hodges III, Windcrest, TX

Posted by A friend   February 14, 2019

Sis Joshua was our Men's Choir Director and we loved her and missed her when she retired.
She be be missed more now that we will not see her in church again.
Prayers to her family and friends.
Waco Porter & Liz

Posted by Waco Porter - Windcrest, TX   February 13, 2019

Mrs. Joshua was a great teacher and mentor. I was fortunate to have her as the sponsor for the Phyllis Wheatley HS Pep Squad for 3 years. Helen was a gracious woman in all ways and her influence on many students lives is greatly appreciated.
RIP Graduate of the class of 1970- Jessie Johnson Arthur

Posted by Jessie Johnson-Arthur - Dallas, TX - Student   February 13, 2019

My deepest sympathy goes out to the family. May GOD give you the comfort and peace that you seek and may the soul of Mrs. Joshua rest in peace.
Dorothy Bell Haley

Posted by A friend   February 13, 2019


My prayers are going up for the family. I have a number of fond memories of her. I especially remember the time I took her to shop for appliances when she was having her home rebuilt. God was certainly with her when she escaped that fire. God bless her loved ones.

Posted by Daisy Richardson - Converse, TX - Friend   February 12, 2019

Dear Family:
I don't know any of you but Mother Helen Joshua has meant so much to so many across this nation and even more to my family. She was a dear friend to my deceased Mother as they worked in the vineyard of the Progressive National Baptist Convention (PNBC). As I became more involved in the PNBC she was always encouraging to my efforts. She will definitely be missed always loved. I am praying for the love and peace of God to rest upon you.
Reverend Larry Foster and 1st Lady Rozia McKinney-Foster, Progressive Baptist Church, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

Posted by Larry Foster - Oklahoma City, OK - Friend   February 09, 2019