Jerome Joshua “J.J.” Warmus, 21, of Windermere, Florida was called home to be with his Lord on August 12, 2015.
J.J. leaves behind his parents Jim and Wanda Warmus, sister Bekkah Warmus, grandparents Ken and Selma Harker as well as many Uncles, Aunts, cousins, nephews, nieces and many friends. His grandparents Jerome Warmus and George and Jeanne Cook predecease J.J.
J.J. was a member of 1st Baptist Church Windermere, where he played basketball in the church’s Upward program when he was young, and later coached for three seasons. He loved sharing his enthusiasm for the sport and life with younger kids.
J.J. graduated from Foundation Academy in 2012. At Foundation he played football, basketball and soccer. J.J.’s love for soccer was huge, and he supported “his” Orlando City Soccer club from its inception. He went to their games every chance he got. J.J. was involved in several theatre productions at Foundation, where he added a spark of excitement and brought laughter to the audience. J.J. enjoyed being a “Barnabas,” quick to encourage and help others enjoy life! He always had a kind and encouraging word for those in difficult situations. The large number of friends he made demonstrates the love and acceptance he had of everyone he met.
J.J. was accepted at University of Wisconsin – Oshkosh where he attended from August 2012 to May 2014 and was fondly known as “Sunshine” on campus. J.J. came home and took a Gap year in 2014-2015 working in Orlando, reconnecting with old friends and building new relationships. He and his sister, Bekkah, grew closer during this time. During the past few weeks, he returned to Wisconsin to work with others on an independent film project. J.J. was planning to start college at Palm Beach Atlantic in August 2015. He had chosen Cross Cultural Studies, with future plans to spend time living in a foreign country as a missionary.
The family welcomes friends to Celebrations of J.J.’s life, Tuesday, August 18, from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Woodlawn Funeral Home and Wednesday, August 19, at 10:00 a.m. at First Baptist Church Windermere. In lieu of flowers the family request memorial contributions be made to Foundation Academy, 125 E Plant St, Winter Garden, FL 34787.