April 13, 1940 - December 11, 2020
Merejildo Cruz went to be home with the Lord on Friday, December 11, 2020. The family of Merejildo Cruz will honor his life of 80 years with a Prayer Service at 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, December 17, 2020, at Lake Ridge Chapel and Memorial Designers, followed by a time of fellowship and remembrance from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. Celebration services will be 2:00 p.m., Friday, December 18, 2020, also at the Chapel. Merejildo was born to Armando and Anita Cruz on April 13, 1940, in Georgetown, Texas. He married the love of his life, Carolina Orosco Cruz in Brownfield on November 16, 1957, and they were married for over 63 years. A fourth-grade education did not stop Merejildo, he was an intelligent man, self-driven and self-taught with an attention to detail and strong work ethic. Merejildo was a hard worker and a good provider for his family. He farmed for over 36 years in Meadow, Texas. He was given the gift of working with his hands and after his retirement, he enjoyed spending time in his welding shop building and fabricating smokers, grills, and trailers. He was also a classic car enthusiast. He loved taking on new projects and restoring cars. Merejildo was the patriarch of his family, had a big heart, and loved his family dearly. He lived life for his wife, children, grandchildren, and greatgrandchildren. He created a legacy of love and friendship that his family will continue to carry on. Survivors include his loving wife, Carolina Cruz, their three children Betty Fuentes, Laura (David) Ponce, and Ruben (Sandy) Cruz; four grandchildren: Mark (Victoria) Cruz, Crystal Ponce, Ryan (Danielle) Cruz, and Candace Fuentes; three greatgrandchildren: Luke, Malachi and Isaiah; and a beloved nephew that he considered his brother, Paul Cruz. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Carolina Cruz, his parents, and his siblings, Elvira Gamino, Juan Cruz, Pedro Cruz, Manuela DeLaRosa, Trinidad Flores, Bernabe Cruz, Consuela Orosco and Manuel Cruz. Seating is limited to 65 seats, face coverings are mandatory, and the staff will enforce social distancing in compliance with state regulations. These precautions are to ensure that the family, staff, and our community are safe. The service will be live-streamed at www.memorialdesigners.net, where you are encouraged to sign the virtual guestbook and share memories and expressions of sympathy.