Josaphat was among the youngest victims of the shooting rampage. He recieved certificates for obtaining a 4.0 gpa at Southern Technical College where he studied to become an office specialist, according to his Facebook photos.
He was an Orlando native with two brothers and a sister, the child of Myrlande Bebe and Jackson Josaphat, according to the Orlando Sentinel.
"They both were very, very, very much proud of him," his uncle Christopher Long told the paper.
Josaphat called his mother from the club when shooting began, his aunt Josette Desile told the paper. His mother called 911 on another phone but kept her son on the line, Desile said explaining "She said she heard the shots getting closer."
"Everybody is just very, very hurt... You never think it would be you until it is, until it happens to one of your family members," Long told the paper. "Right now, the whole family is grieving."
Josaphat loved Jeremiah's Italian Ice and was a cheerleader in high school, according to his Facebook photos. He appeared to have an emotional side, posting an image in May of the quote: "Part of me knows one more day won't do anything except postpone the heartbreak. But another part of me believes differently. We are born in one day we die in one day. We can change in one day. And we can fall in love in one day. Anything can happen in just one day."
Josaphat also had a silly side, seen here in a video he posted to Facebook:
His family spoke with KPNX about their loss.