On a bright sunny Saturday morning, February 1, 1997, at 0930 hours – after a full 10
months of expectancy – a 7 pound, 2 ounce, 19-inch big, beautiful bundle of joy was
born to Kenneth Niblack, Sr. and Becky Veal. His parents chose the name
Joshua (Salvation) and Immanuel (God with us). Joshua Immanuel Niblack was an
extraordinarily smart and extremely energetic toddler.
Although his parents dedicated him back to God at birth, Joshua was also dedicated to
the Lord as an infant by Pastor D. L. Powell at Friendship MB Church. As he grew up and
attended church services, Sunday School and Youth Ministry, his knowledge and
personal faith in the Lord grew. One Sunday, while attending church service as a young
child, Joshua said to his mom, “Mommy, I want to help pass out the song papers”. 🙂 He
knew exactly how he wanted to serve the Lord. After a few more in depth conversations,
Joshua confessed Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior. He was baptized by his father,
Rev. Kenneth Niblack, under the leadership of Pastor Powell. Joshua served on the
Youth Usher’s Ministry faithfully under the leadership of both Pastor Powell and Pastor
Gaston Smith. Later, Joshua, along with his family, joined True Vine MB Church under
the leadership of his uncle, Pastor Charles Mitchell, II.
He attended Niblack Family Child Care, Joella C. Good Elementary, Mater Lakes
Charter & Country Club Middle Schools, American Senior High & Hallandale Adult
Community Center where he obtained his GED in 2016.
Joshua was employed at Chick-Fil-A Restaurant from 2016-2018, and then as a Loader
at United Parcel Service (UPS) in January 2018. Because of his excellent work ethic and
initiative, he was promoted as a part-time Operations Manager in only a few months in
April 2018. Joshua had ambition, goals and a strong desire for success. He obtained
additional certifications and was eventually promoted again to lead the Hazardous
Materials Department. While employed at UPS, he met a beautiful young lady, Kiara
Wallace. They began a relationship in March 2019 and were inseparable ever since.
Joshua was a hard-working, free-spirited, mild-mannered, soft-spoken, generous,
intelligent, adventurous, and loving young man who absolutely loved life. Joshua loved
to travel and see different parts of the country. He was a nature enthusiast. He loved
waterfalls, hiking national parks, paddle boarding, kayaking, skateboarding, skiing, sky
diving and almost any and everything outdoors. Joshua likely has seen more in his 24
years than many have seen in a lifetime.
He will be sorely missed by his father, Kenneth Niblack, Sr.; mother, Becky Veal; sister,
LeShante Niblack; brother, Kenneth Niblack, Jr.; his companion, Kiara Wallace; and his
“Partner in Crime”, “Irish twin”, closest confidant, little sister (by 16 months) and best
friend Kenya Niblack.
Also his grandparents George and Burnette Niblack; his grandmother Betty Veal; his
uncles Nathaniel Veal, Jr. & wife Kim, Broderick Veal & wife Coryus, Christopher Niblack
and wife Natara; his aunties Alandria Niblack, Angela Veal & husband Scott, Natalie
Henderson & husband Robert Henderson, jr., Lynda Veal Harris, and Patricia Mitchell
and husband Charles,II, who are also his God-parents.
Additionally, his first cousins: Nathaniel Veal, II & wife Rochell, Robert Henderson, I,
Hyacinth Henderson, Téja Veal, Tia Veal, Tara Martin & husband Quentin, Tayla Byrd &
husband Eric, Christopher Veal, Paris Henderson, Tempestt Henderson, Jasmine
Henderson, Charles Mitchell, III, Michelle Mitchell, Broderick Veal, II, Isaiah Niblack,
lyana Jackson and husband Craig, Imani Porter, Kristany Niblack, Christopher Niblack,
Jr. and Jonathan Niblack. As well as many other second cousins, extended family,
co-workers and friends.
- Kenneth Niblack, Sr.
- Wright and Young Funeral Home
- 12-8:00 Pm
Friendship Missionary Baptist Church
740 NW 58 Street
- 06/19/2021 at 1:00 PM