Josue Omar Gold was born on a cool beautiful Tuesday afternoon, the day March 25, 2003 to parents Nishia Cotto and Jason P. Gold in Milwaukee, Wisconsin at St. Mary’s Hospital. From the beginning he made a mark on this world. He decided to make an early entrance by giving his mother pre-eclampsia causing her to be induced and then weighing in at 10 lbs and 2 oz. That marks the start of the journey of Josue’s life. From a young age he showed a funny and sensitive side. He started his education at Horace Mann Elementary School in West Allis and completed 8th grade in middle school at Doerfler and was about to embark his journey into High School.
Josue loved to make people laugh. He is remembered as a jokester and the life of the party and is well loved. He loved his family and friends, spending time with them and playing basketball. He also loved to cook and aspired to be a chef and a baker. His dream was to open a restaurant.
His life was tragically cut short on Friday evening June 22, 2018 at the tender age of 15.
Josue is survived by his parents Nishia and Michael Highshaw, father Jason P. Gold, father figure Michael Cornelius. Siblings Michael Cornelius, Nyesha Highshaw, Machello Highshaw, Janya Highshaw, Janá Highshaw, Michael Highshaw Jr., Jason Gold Jr., Jaden Gold, Jacobi Chomicki, Kayla Gold, Jayveon Gold, Grandparents Gloria Rosario, Timothy Pernell, Michelle Highshaw, Gwendolyn Gold and Jerome Gold. Aunts Sugeil Cotto and Sully Cotto, uncle Justin Gold and extended family the Deback’s.
He was preceded in death by his great-grandmother Gregoria “Goyita” Hernandez, grandfather Wilfredo Cotto, step-grandfather Jose Quiñones, cousin Joseph McLaughlin and niece Emiliany Estrella Sanchez-Cornelius.
Arrangements as follows:
Viewing – Sunday, July 1, 2018 from 4pm to 8pm at:
Witkowiak Funeral Home
529 W. Historic Mitchell Street
Milwaukee, WI 53204
Service – Monday, July 2, 2018 at 10:30am
Victory Outreach Church
1204 S, 61st Street
West Allis, WI 53214
Procession to follow
Forest Home Cemetery
2405 W. Forest Home Ave.
Milwaukee, WI 53215