Sebastian Edward Joseph

Funeral services for Sebastian Edward Joseph, 23, Lawrence, will be 2:00 p.m. Monday at Trinity Episcopal Church.  Cremation will follow services.

Mr. Joseph died Wednesday, March 31, 2021, in Gardner, Kansas.

He was born April 29, 1997, in Brooklyn, New York, the son of Jeff Edouard Joseph and Rachelle Esperance.  He graduated from Free State High School in 2015.

Mr. Joseph worked as a forklift driver at Spectrum.  He loved recording music, cooking, and playing basketball.  He was a member of Trinity Episcopal Church in Lawrence.

He is survived by his mother, Rachelle Esperance of Lawrence; father, Jeff Joseph of Montreal, Canada; sister, Sephora Joseph of Laboule, Haiti; brother, Olivier Soljour of Lawrence; grandfather, Jean-Luc Esperance of Lawrence; grandparents, John and Virginia Gaunt of Lawrence; uncles, Lesly Esperance of Lawrence, Fritz Esperance of Lawrence, Mack Esperance of Lawrence, and Emanuel Esperance of Lawrence; cousins, Jean-Luc, Aidan, Nadia, Jessica Esperance, and Dave Elias all of Lawrence.

He was preceded in death by his grandmother, Jesule Esperance.

Friends may call from 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Sunday at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home and Crematory, where the family will receive them from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

A GoFundMe page has been created, and the family suggests memorial contributions be sent at