A rosary is scheduled for 4 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 22, 2013, at Ballard Chapel for Christopher Mireles, 41, who passed away Thursday, Dec. 19, 2012, in Lubbock, Texas, after a long battle with his illness. A communion service is scheduled for 11 a.m., Monday, Dec. 23, 2013, at St. John’s Catholic Church with Deacon Ernesto Martinez officiating. Burial will follow at South Park Cemetery.
Chris was born March 13, 1972, to Eloy Mireles Jr. and Jeannie Cobos Mireles. He was a simple, but proud man. Chris made mistakes in his life, but loved everyone he knew. He was most proud of his four accomplishments that he cherished the most — and that was his sons. We are comforted that through them, he will live on. We will miss you son, but you will suffer no more.
Chris was a big fan of the San Antonio Spurs. He loved spending time with his Dad in the “man cave” listening to oldies and drinking a few. The last year he spent home with Mom will be cherished; the talks and jokes will always be in my heart. The time he spent with the kids playing sports, dancing and listening to music will always be in their hearts.
Those left to cherish his memories are his parents: Eloy and Jeannie Mireles; grandmother, Eliser Mireles; his sons: Chris Jr., Angel, Dominic and Eric Ray; brothers: E.J. and Nehemiah Mireles; and sister, Samantha Mireles; nephew, Juannito Mireles; nieces: Lx Guerra and Alyzza Mireles; uncles: Eddy Mireles and wife, Jessie, Gil Mireles and wife, Renee, Tomas Mireles and wife, Gracie and Abel Mireles, and wife, Margaret; aunts: Dilly Brady and husband, Lawrence, and Ruby Parks; special cousins: Naomi Aguirre, Melinda Natividad, Raul Orona, Jessica Matta and many other family and friends. Also surviving him is his loving dog, Pups, and the love of his life, Jackie Crowson.
Chris is preceded in death by his grandpas: Eloy Mireles Sr. and Juan Cobos; grandma Erminda Cobos; aunts: Honey Orona, Juannito Natividad and Delia Cobos; uncles: Elias Natividad, Johnny Cobos, Rance Parks, Danny Cobos, Moises Orona and many others.
Serving as pallbearers are John Garcia, Matthew Mireles, Danny Mireles, Marc Mireles, Pancho Matta and Bobby Joe Mireles. Honorary pallbearers are Paul Carrillo, Gerald Carrillo, Jacob Montoya, Michael Montoya, Leo Aguirre, Adam Hollis, Brian Mireles, Jeffrey Brady, Michael Mireles, Richard Cobos, Joe Ray Chaves, Daniel Chaves, Frank Albert Gabaldon, Ethan Espinoza, Mo Espinoza, Felipe Espinoza, Adrian Gonzales, Cisco Gonzales, Sammy Guerrero, Raul Orona, Tomas Murrufo and Joseph Pacheco and many other cousins.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Ballard Funeral Home and Crematory. An online registry can be accessed at ballardfuneralhome.com.