Joshua C. Mellott


ROCKFORD — Joshua C. Mellott, age 27, of Rockford, formerly of Amboy, died Monday, Oct. 23, 2017, at Swedish American Hospital in Rockford.

Visitation will be from 9 – 10 a.m., Saturday, Nov. 4, at the McDonald Funeral Home in Rock Falls. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. at the funeral home with Pastor Roger Carlson of Berean Baptist Church in Rock Falls officiating. Burial will be at Oak Knoll Memorial Park in Sterling.

Joshua was born Feb. 2, 1990 in Mendota. He was the son of Sherrie Henrichs and Ralph Beauchamp, Sr.

Josh graduated from Amboy high school and went to Truman college in Chicago where he majored in art. He enjoyed spending time with family, painting, listening to music, and swimming with his little brother, Ralphie.

Survivors include his mother, Sherrie (his dad Carl) Henrichs, of Amboy; his father, Ralph Beauchamp, Sr., of Dixon; his grandfather, Dale (Marilyn) Mellott, of LaSalle; his grandma, Lori Murphy, of Dixon; his grandpa, Walter Kant, of Amboy;  his sister, Jessie Henrichs, of Amboy; his brother, Ralphie Beauchamp, Jr., of Dixon; and many special aunts, uncles, and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his Nana, Janet Kant; one aunt, Cindy (Mellott) Davis; his Bubba, Ed Berge; his grandma, Grace and grandpa, John Henrichs; his granny, Virgina and grandpa, Curtis Beauchamp, Sr.; and his uncle, Charles Beauchamp.

In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established.

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