Joey Annebelle Cotner, 15, Ascended to Heaven with her step-dad Wayne Knuckles J.R. on November 22, 2022.
She is survived by her parents, Christina Knuckles, Joseph Cotner J.R. and Brett Cashman; her brothers, Trey Cotner, Jake Hastings, Hunter Hastings, Nikolai Cotner, Sebastian Cotner, and Maverick Cashman; her grandparents, Christina and Jim Briggs, Irene Griffie, Alfredo Neuman, and Jeff Keith; many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins, and so many friends.
Joey excelled in everything she set out to do. She began swimming on her own at one and a half years old. Joey would do a backflip into the water off of anything and perform any trick you dared her to do. She idolized her older brother, Nik (Bean), so much that she insisted on playing tackle football instead of cheerleading as a little seven-year-old. Joey was everything her brother, Sebastian, wanted to be. The love, conviction, and bond she had with her baby brother, Maverick, was extraordinary. She left this world, proud that she was a lot like her mother. The only fear she had was fear itself. Let’s honor Joey and live our lives without fear.
A celebration of life will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, December 3, 2022, at Affinity Funeral Service, 2720 Enterprise Pkwy, Richmond, VA 23294. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service.