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Tell us about your loved one.
She loved making jokes and making everybody laugh. She was a really good listener. Her presence was always positive and we were always excited to see her. We used to make dances to different songs when we were younger, we would even dress up for the dances! Our number one dance was to the song ""Mambo #5"" Jocelyn had a nickname that everyone called her by; ""Jocie"". I remember we all used to laugh when my dad would recite a saying about her name that he made up. It went like this ""Jocelyn Macarena no mas triste I love my daddy and cheese steaks"" It was my dad's signature line and we never got tired of hearing it. No matter how bad Jocelyn's addiction was at the time, she always managed to contact me to wish me a happy birthday. Jocelyn was an amazing girl who could have done amazing things. She will remain in the hearts of my family members forever.
(Jocelyn is seen on the right in the picture, I am on the left)"
Tell us about Jocelyn's struggle with addiction
Jocelyn started out by smoking weed at her early teen years and escalated all the way to heroin by the time she was 20. She was in and out of 4 different rehabs and as a family myself, my dad, my mom, and two brothers tried to rehab her ourselves. We all wanted Jocelyn to be free of this disease and we know Jocelyn wanted to be free as well. The heroin addiction led Jocelyn to the streets of Kensington Philadelphia where she was eventually murdered.
What made Jocelyn smile?
Seeing and being with family made Jocelyn smile.
What do you miss most about Jocelyn?
I miss being able to go to my big sis for typical big/little sis conversations. Nobody can give guy advice like a big sis. I miss when she used to do my hair and makeup for school dances. I miss making up dances and giggling about anything and everything. Most of all I miss my big sisters smiling face. I think about Jocie every single day of my life. She was my role model and still is. I miss family vacations and the memories made. It was always my two brothers together and Jocelyn and I together, the perfect duos. Yes I miss my sister to no end, but I know she is happy, healthy, and smiles every second of the day now. I will be with Jocie again some day, but for now she travels by my side as I finish my life journey.