December 12, 1993 - June 11, 2015
Josiah Butso passed away on Thursday, June 11, 2015, at the age of 21. He is survived by his mother Maria Butso, his brother Jeremiah Butso, and his aunt Lydia Butso, all of Dallas as well as many family members and friends.
Josiah was born on December 12, 1993 in Democratic Republic of the Congo and move to Dallas, Texas in 2006. Josiah graduated with honors from Hillcrest High School in 2012 where he was a member of the National Honor Society. He attended Texas A&M University in College Station before transferring to the University of Texas in Dallas, where he was studying psychology. He was a gifted actor and singer who appeared in several productions at Hillcrest High School, including his portrayal of Lumiere in the musical Beauty and the Beast. He was a member of Preston Hollow United Methodist Church.
Visitation will be held on Sunday, June 14, 2015 at 1:00 pm at Preston Hollow United Methodist Church, 6315 Walnut Hill Ln, Dallas, TX 75230. Funeral Service will begin at 3:00 pm. Interment will be held on Monday, June 22, 2015 at 11:00 am at Forest Lawn Cemetery, 10977 Harry Hines Blvd, Dallas, TX 75220.
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