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In memory of Joseph Niz

Created by Family Of Joseph Niz

Joseph Niz

Today Porsha, Serafina, Joey, my family and I rememberthe passing ofJoseph Niz, mybeloved husband and my children's father who passed away 10 years ago on September 11th, 1997.My family and Inormally rememberthis dayin private, but this year I wanted toshare this day with all of you.

Ten years ago I made a promise to God and to Joseph that I would stay true to his memory and remain strong in my faith. I made a promisethat the painand agony of his loss would one day be tolerable,and that I would care for his children in the best way I knew how. I am soblessed today that I canfor once in my life remember him and feel at peace that we are allwhere we need to be.

I want today to be a dayof rejoice and celebration. A day when thatwe can now look back at as a day whenone person made a difference.

Ten years a decade has gone by and Joseph's children are now 11, 13 and 16. On Sept. 11th, 1997, Joseph Niz left behind an 18month old son Joseph, a three year old daughter Serafina, a six year old daughter Porsha and 28 year old wife Selene. His life was taken short when he was shot multiple times in the head on a Tuesday evening as he went to get a fix of dope. This day is a day that our lives changed forever and it has been so difficult to put into words until now.

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This Memorial was created to commemorate a loved one's life and to let other families know they can turn to the Partnership for Drug-Free Kids for help when struggling with their son or daughter's substance use. Please consider sharing this page to increase awareness of substance use disorders and to provide hope and healing for others.

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1. Julie
I'm so sorry for your loss. Thank you for sharing your story with us. My best to you and your family.