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Obituary – Juan Aguillon Jr.
MISSION – Juan Aguillon, Jr, 58, passed away suddenly on Tuesday morning, September 4, 2018 in his home.
Juan will be forever remembered by his wife Cindy, and their precious children Gabriel, Rocky and wife Caysie, David, Amanda, Lion, Geronimo, grandchildren Jaime, Alaysia, Dominic, and a granddaughter on the way, and one great-grandchild. He will also be remembered by his brothers and sisters, Rosa Alaniz, Guadalupe Olvera, Minnie Hernandez, Rigoberto Aguillon, Martin Aguillon and his numerous nieces, nephews, extended family, and dear friends.
He was preceded in death by his father and mother, Juan and Eva Aguillon, and his brothers Rudy, Juan Jose, Juan Manuel, and Arnoldo. Born in San Juan, Texas, on January 7, 1960, he spent his early years travelling with his parents as a migrant worker. He resided in California for the early part of his life, then moved back to Texas, where he resided for 21 years before his passing.
Juan will be remembered fondly as a mighty soldier of Christ. He loved God with all his heart and soul and he was always cautious, and sought guidance from pastors and ABF classmates, with issues he faced because He didn’t want to do the wrong thing and go against God. His passion was to spread God’s Word and he took every opportunity he was given to do it. He wanted to reach as many people as he could and try to get them to turn to the Lord. His love of God and joy of spreading His Word impacted so many people. He was very outspoken when it came to God and he loved to share his knowledge with his family and friends. God called him to serve the teenagers in our community, and he started a ministry 6 years ago with his two younger sons, called Light-up the Darkness. They go to various schools and pray with the students every week. And Juan made it a priority to offer the prayer of salvation to the students and to give each student a Bible because he wanted to make sure they had the Word of God to turn to whenever they were facing trials and tribulations in their lives. He wanted every student to know about God, and how great God is. He felt very strongly that God saved him from a life of darkness, so he could teach his sons to be disciple makers.
Family will remember Juan as a person who always re-told stories and memories to make people laugh. He loved to reminisce and wanted to bring joy to his family with his sense of humor. He was a dedicated, and loving father, brother, grandfather, and husband. His family was his pride and joy. And he made serving God his mission in life. He now walks on streets of gold and I know when the Lord took him on Tuesday morning, He said to Juan, “Welcome home my good and faithful servant. Well done.” Funeral services in memory of Juan will be held on Friday, September 7, 2018, from 1 pm to 7 pm, at Ric Brown Funeral Home, 621 E. Griffin Parkway, in Mission. A church service will be held on Saturday, September 8, 2018, at 10 am, at Calvary Baptist Church, 1600 Harvey Dr., McAllen, with Pastors Julio Guarneri and Rolando Aguirre presiding. Ric Brown Family Funeral Home of Mission is in charge of arrangements.