Troy Joshua Maben

March 21, 2003 ~ September 23, 2023 (age 20) 20 Years Old

Troy Maben Obituary

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Troy Joshua Maben, TJ, Blue, Troy Joshua, Troy Joy, was born to Jeffrey and Katrina Maben on March 21, 2003 at Dekalb Hospital. Troy was 20 years old when he transitioned on September 23, 2023 in Covington, Georgia. He is survived by his brother, Drew Jordan Maben; his two sisters, Kayla Maria Maben, and Hayley Marie Maben; his parents Jeffrey and Katrina Maben; grandparents, Claudia (Durie) Arnold and James (Thelma) Maben, and a host of uncles, aunts and cousins. He was preceded in death by grandparents Durie Arnold and Thelma Maben, Uncle Ronald Arnold, Uncle Kenneth Arnold, and cousins Lemarcus Pettus and Terrance Roberson.

Troy was a beacon of light and love. He was kind, compassionate, sensitive, and empathetic to the suffering of those closest to him and even those he didn’t know. Troy’s spirit radiated joy. During good times and hard times, he was the sweet soul who could always put a smile on your face. Whether by making a joke, being playful, or just with his golden energy. There was a reason his grandfather called him Troy Joy. 

Troy accepted Christ at the age of eleven at New Birth Missionary Baptist Church. He had read the Bible and lately had a hunger to know more about the Lord, often asking his mother for Christian reading material and Christian music daily. Troy’s heart was overflowing with generosity, constantly taking care of and going the extra mile for other people. He was especially amazing with his ailing Grandmother Claudia Arnold. Even at such a young age, Troy aided his mother, Katrina Arnold Maben in taking care of Claudia. Troy put in the effort to not only assist, but to bring them both joy during such heart wrenching times. Troy was also especially compassionate towards his three siblings through their debilitating chronic health issues. Troy expressed his love for them, through his love language of gift giving and quality time. Troy especially loved playing video games and watching The Flash with his siblings, especially with his older brother Drew, his role model.

Troy was a jack of all trades, possessing many different skills and talents. He was an artist, a content creator, and storywriter. He was naturally lean and athletic, gifted in math, game making, and technology. While working two jobs to save money, Troy passed the ASVAB test for admittance into the Air Force with a high score and was processing through MEPS for basic training.  He decided that he would rather join through the ROTC route of enlistment in order to enter at a higher rank via college. He never found just one thing he was passionate about, perhaps because he was so gifted in many ways. In his short life, Troy made this world better. He made it better for his siblings, his parents, grandmother, and the rest of his family by spreading his light, compassion, and radiant joy. He made it better for his friends that also struggled with their mental health. And he will continue to make the world a better place because his siblings will bring to fruition every dream and every plan, he confided in them.

Troy Joshua and his legacy will live on forever.

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Funeral Service
September 30, 2023

3:30 PM
St. Paul A.M.E. Church
13108 Brown Bridge Road
Covington, GA 30016

Interment following funeral service
September 30, 2023

New Covington Cemetery


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