Condolence & Memory Journal


Peace be with you brother.

Posted by Caleb Rossi - Botetourt, VA - classmate   August 09, 2021


Praying for God's peace and blessings for you and all of your precious family, Rena.

Posted by Juanita McMillan - Westminster, SC - Friend   May 27, 2021

Dear Rena and family, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. And I know the days ahead will be hard but I am praying you will feel God's loving arms around you. And I will be praying for your children. He will be there for you when you do not even think about how he is helping you. I have loved you for as long as I have known you and I know the man you married was just as fine a person as you are. God bless you.

Posted by Judy Metcalf - Seneca, SC - Family Friend   May 27, 2021

Joe, I do not even know how to describe the shock I feel..Just a couple weeks ago we were talking and you were bigger than life..I was looking forward to football season so I could steal a ride in with you and the family. Now I will always look up right before kickoff to see that smile that says "its on now". Buddy I will miss you for now but will be high fiveing you again one day. Rena and the kids, I know Joe loved you guys more than anything. You could here the pride in his voice when he would give me family updates. Me and Katy have been praying for you guys and will continue to do so..

Posted by Kevin Smith - Starr, SC   May 26, 2021


Family of Joseph Surface prayers. May God give you strength and comfort.

Posted by Audrey Barker - Seneca, SC - Friend   May 26, 2021

Bonnie & Dino,
My heart breaks for you all. I'm so sorry to hear this shocking and tragic news. Please keep the wonderful memories flowing of a good young man and the love he had for ALL his family.
Blessings and hugs.
Debbie Brannan & family

Posted by Debbie Brannan - Troutville, VA - Friend   May 26, 2021

We are so very sorry for your family's loss. We will keep you all in our thoughts and prayers.

Posted by Jessica Klepper harrison - Due west, SC - Family Friend   May 25, 2021

"Bonnie and Family, we are so sorry for your loss. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers.

Posted by Vicky Snare - Willis, VA - Family Friend   May 25, 2021

Joe, I already miss our conversations every morning from our driveways. I can not begin to tell you how grateful I am for your precious family and the kindness you have shown me. I pray continually for them and will be here for Rena, Darby, Parker and Hadley. Rest In Peace my friend.

Posted by Jean Thomas - Clemson, SC - Neighbor   May 25, 2021

To the family of Joseph Robert Surface: sending prayers of peace,comfort and healing. May God be with each and every one of you.

Posted by Shirley Surface III - Charleston, WV - Family   May 25, 2021

Your time here was too short Joe. May you rest in heavenly peace. Your warm smile and kindness will remain a wonderful memory.

Posted by Beth Rossi - Roanoke, VA - Friend   May 25, 2021

I loved Joe. I ask GOD the Father, GOD the Son - Jesus, and GOD the Holy Spirit to wrap His loving arms around you, hold you tight, and help you grieve. Amen

Posted by Terry and Brooke Maggard - Noblesville, IN - Friend   May 25, 2021

Our prayers for his family.

Posted by Terry Stone - Family Friend   May 24, 2021

I am so sorry for the tragedy you are suffering. Joe was a wonderful son to Bonnie and Dino and I'm sure he was also a blessed husband and father to Rena and the children. May God guide his family to somehow work their way through this and gain strength to face the future. Much love to all of you.

Posted by Sandy Price - Salem, VA - Friend   May 24, 2021

I was so sorry to hear this news. I will be keeping the family in my thoughts. I hope your grieving is meaningful.

Posted by James Lewis - Blue Ridge, VA - Friend   May 24, 2021

Dear Rena, Darby, Parker, Hadley Jo, and Family,
I am so very sorry to hear about the passing of your Joe. I never had the privilege of meeting Joe, but I know that he must have been a wonderful man just from knowing his precious family. He leaves a beautiful legacy. I am holding you close in my thoughts and prayers! May God's strength and peace sustain you during this difficult time.

Posted by Leanne Broome - Central, SC - Coworker   May 24, 2021


To Joseph's family:
Joe will always be Joseph to me. From the time he was a little boy when Bonnie & I met, I thought he was an adorable, fun kid who grew into a wonderful man. The funny adventures that we watched with glee as he skipped through his youth, and then to have the privilege to see him marry the love of his life, I will always believe that Joseph is one of those people that I will trust to be sitting at the table with Jesus with a smile on his face and a wink in his eye. May God bless his family in the coming days...and keep them strong as they say "see you again", because this I know is true.
Love to you all, Bonnie & John Mackenzie

Posted by Bonnie Mackenzie - Marion Station, MD - Family Friend   May 24, 2021

Joe, I'm going to miss talking to you every morning from our driveways. I so appreciate your kindness since you have been my neighbor. Rest in peace my friend.

Posted by Jean Thomas - Clemson, SC - Friend   May 23, 2021

Praying for all the family. I am truly sorry.

Posted by Leigh Kennemore - Easley, SC - Acquaintance   May 23, 2021

Rena, God bless you and your family! Just know our thoughts and prayers are with you and the kids. Love y'all.

Posted by Cheryl Leonard - Charleson, SC - Friend   May 23, 2021