Joeleon Palmer, 16, of Dayton, OH, entered this world on February 10, 2004, born to Latrisha Thomas-Palmer and Basil Palmer. Joe departed this life unexpectedly on May 28, 2020.
“Joeby” as he was fondly referred to by his mother and sisters, was very athletic, God-fearing, and loving. He enjoyed video games, dancing, rapping, and having a good time. By his friends, he will be remembered most for his positive attitude, resilience, and uplifting spirit. And missed by all will be his annoying antics from pranks, uncanny ability to give basketball commentary, and his loud voice.
He accepted Christ as his personal savior and was baptized early in life, and he was a faithful member of the Boys2Men Mentoring Program governed by the WPAFB Prairies Chapel. Joe received his primary education at Oakland Primary School, Fort Crook Elementary School, Roe Hill Academy, Spring Hill Middle School, and Mad River Middle School.
Joe truly loved his family and friends and touched the lives of so many with his easy-going spirit. Joe currently attended Stebbins High School (SHS), where he scored at the top of his class. He was a member of their basketball team where he played Power Forward and Center; ran the 400-meters for the track team, and was a percussionist for the SHS Marching Band. Joe was also privileged to play on the AAU basketball team (Dayton). He demonstrated his strong work ethics and commitment in everything that he did.
Joe is survived by his parents Latrisha Thomas-Palmer and Basil Palmer; his sisters Patience Thomas and Cennet Palmer. He also leaves his maternal grandparents, Karen Prophet (Wendell); and Maurice Thomas (Karen), and his paternal grandmother, Lynette Palmer. He is also survived by his maternal great-grandmother, Ms. Matt Lille Thomas, and a host of aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends. Joe will be sorrowfully missed by all that knew him, especially his cousin, Jamal Hampton, who he cherished.
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