The Legacy of Joshua Hernandez

Live.Like.Josh. who lived like Jesus.

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Josh Hernandez, 18, loving son, brother, grandson, friend, mentor and servant of Jesus Christ, died Saturday, April 14, 2012, in Fort Worth from injuries sustained in an automobile accident. 

Josh was born Sept. 12, 1993, in Dallas, the fourth of five children born to Gerald and Rita Hernandez. He attended schools in Irving and Trophy Club, and was currently a senior at Byron Nelson High School. His current memberships include The National Honor Society and varsity basketball team. 

He also lettered in track and football, but his passion was for basketball. He was extremely proud to be a member of the 2011-2012 District Championship team. 

In 2011, he became the first ever recipient of the Mr. Byron Nelson award, an award now given annually for outstanding student leadership. 

Josh had been accepted to the University of North Texas, where he had planned to study kinesiology, eventually progressi ng into sports medicine. 

He was a lifelong member of The Heartland Church, where he was dedicated as a baby. He was a student leader and an active member of the Student Elevate Leadership Team. He had a heart for God, and a love for his youth group. 

Josh had a passion for dancing, his family, and his friends. At a recent student conference, he was quick to display his skills. His devotion was first to God, then to his family. 

Joshua Hernandez was a passionate, kind, bold, courageous, and humble on-fire follower of Jesus Christ.  Jesus is who you see when you look at how Josh lived his life.  

Like Jesus, Josh encouraged others and helped them through the trials of life.  He saw past their sins and faults and recognized that hearts and minds can be changed with a loving smile and truth spoken in love.  Some say, "Don't let Josh's legacy die."  When you follow Jesus, your legacy can never die.

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If you would like to donate to The Hernandez family, we ask that you do it through our church, Heartland Church in Carrollton, TX. In the box designated "other" put "Joshua Hernandez Fund": 

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