On Wednesday, November 16, 2022, Joselyn Ravelo Miller, a loving and God-fearing wife, a daughter and sister, was called to her eternal home at the age of 49. Joselyn was a light and a ray of sunshine in every room she entered and was always the life of every party. She could make any event a party as long as she was there! Her laughter could be heard from miles away. A life-long athlete and die-hard Patriots fan, Joselyn’s heart belonged to the football field and dance floor. She could often be found at Zumba or dancing with 305 Fitness on YouTube.
Joselyn graduated from South Boston High School and later attended Wheaton College. She should have earned an honorary Bachelor's Degree from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst given her consistent presence on campus. Joselyn was the backbone of her family and their business, Ravelo Auto Repair, where she worked as their Business Manager.
Joselyn was the epitome of self-determination and the embodiment of what is possible when you commit to becoming the best version of yourself. An active member of AA, this year Joselyn recently celebrated her 9th anniversary of sobriety. We are eternally grateful to her sponsor Joan for supporting her through her journey. Joselyn committed her life to the 12 Steps through prayer, meditation, and self- reflection. We were all lucky enough to witnessed her growth and come out on the other side of life.
This spiritual fellowship and program fit Joselyn perfectly- it allowed her to create a solid routine that brought her both joy and peace. Her DAILY objectives were to strengthen her relationship with God, to continue developing her virtues, and to do God's work by helping others. Through sharing her experiences, strength, and hope, she encouraged others. Joselyn also helped a lot of people just by being Joselyn. Her consistency, her humor, her laugh, her beautiful smile, her loyalty, her kind words all made her that much easier to love. Of course, we can’t forget that she stepped up to do service whenever possible.
The Serenity Prayer beautifully captures where we are in this moment as we simultaneously grieve and celebrate Joselyn’s life:
“God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change; courage to change the things I can; and the wisdom to know the difference; living one day at a time; enjoying one moment at a time; accepting hardship as the pathway to peace; taking as He did, this sinful world as it is, not as I would have it; trusting that He will make all things right if I surrender to His Will; that I may be reasonably happy in this life, and supremely happy with Him forever in the next”.
Joselyn met the love of her life, Wayne Miller, while working. She insisted that she didn’t date customers but he was persistent and finally wore her down. In June of this year, the couple said “I do” in front of their closest friends and loved ones.
Joselyn touched so many lives in such a short amount of time here on earth. She left a lasting impression on everyone she met. She is survived by her husband, Wayne Miller, her mother Ramona Ravelo, her father Rafael Ravelo, her brothers Pupi (Rafael Jr), Paul, Jeff and Oly Ravelo and a host of family and friends. While Joselyn never had children of her own, she was a loving Tia, Titi, Auntie, Mimi J and Gigi to her nieces and nephews, bonus children and grandbabies. We will forever carry her memory in our hearts.
Visiting hours will be held on Friday, December 2nd from 4 through 8 PM in the Dello Russo Funeral Home, 306 Main St., Medford. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend. A service will be held in the funeral home on Saturday, December 3rd at 10 AM, followed by a procession to Mt. Hope Cemetery, Boston, for burial.