A rosary will be recited for Xavyr Jo-Ray Rodriguez Herrera, 19, of Roswell, at 7 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 20, 2012, at St. John’s Catholic Church.
A Mass will be celebrated for Xavyr at 2 p.m., Friday, Dec. 21, 2012, at St. John’s Catholic Church with the Rev. Gonzalo Moreno officiating.
Burial will follow in South Park Cemetery. He passed away on Thursday, Dec. 13, 2012.
He was born Aug. 6, 1993, to his loving mother and father Blacita Herrera and Noel Ray Rodriguez. He is survived by his son Xander Jeremyah-Rey Herrera; and wife Victoria Rose Herrera; his brothers “lil Homies,” Santiago Aguilar and Jo-Nicholas Alfredo Aguilar and Andrez Nathan Ray Aguilar, his twins; and his sisters, Kristian Nicole Rodriguez and Samantha Rae Rodriguez.
He was preceded in death by his sisters, Santana Jozette Aguilar and Stormy Rae Rodriguez; and his Primo Hermano Francisco Reyes Herrera. Xavyr is in the loving arms of his “Papo” Reyes Herrera and Gramo Amelia Herrera and his grandfather Samuel Rodriguez.
He is survived by his grandmother Theresa Rodriguez Anstead and grandfather Michael Anstead; stepmother Christine Wiggins; and Xavyr’s Rent-a-Dad, as he would jokingly and so lovingly say, Garry Cobos.
Aunts are Christina Jimenez-Herrera “Tia Chris,” Ermalinda Wylie “Tia Linda,” Cindy Orona, Sonya McKnight, Sandra Aguirre, Carol Herrera, Carol Jaramillo, Norma Pompa, Aunt Anita, Kerry Dennis, Racheal Garcia and Yolanda Herrera.
Uncles are Lorenzo Herrera “Tio Boo Boo,” Francisco Herrera “Tio Frank,” Lorenzo Cobos “Tio Lench,” Francisco Herrera “Tio Frank,” Rodney Rodriguez “Uncle Rod,” Gabe Rodriguez “Uncle Gabe,” Hernando Herrera “Tio Nando,” Javier Alonso, Danny Gonzales, Mike Wylie, Fernando Rodriguez, Paul Fajardo, James Aquirre and Philip Pompa.
Cousins are Chelsea Orona, Alexandra Rodriguez, Martin Herrera, Marcelina Herrera, Shiela Benevidez, Felicia Garcia, Senida Herrera Millron, Serena Herrera, Hernando Herrera Jr., Javier Alonso “Tony,” Blanca Alonso, Reyes Alonso, Miguel Alonso, Domingo Alonso, Audra Rae Herrera, Danny Gonzalez Jr., Danielle Gonzalez, Reyes “Cruz” Herrera, Jaqlyne Herrera, Analycia Herrera and Andrew Herrera.
Xavyr had many, many, many loving primos and primas and he loved you all. If I did not mention your name, it’s just because there are just too many to name and not enough paper to list. Xavyr’s love was genuine to all.
Xavyr Jo-Ray Herrera
Airman 1st class – E1 rank
Active soldier, he is now a soldier for my Christ Jesus. Xavyr’s death is no more than a true example of the evil that is upon this Earth. He was truly one of a kind. He loved playing cards, even though he did not play with a full deck. He was a character within a character. He always knew how to make you laugh in his crazy little ways. We will never forget his big beautiful smile, adorable eyes and his “Herrera” chin.
Xavyr was an atlas of knowledge. From a very young age he was always eager to learn. He loved making new inventions, many ideas for any and Login to read more