Jaime Cruz, Jr.

Jaime Cruz Jr.
Jaime Cruz Jr.

Jaime Cruz, Jr., 23, of Canyon, Texas passed away on December 15, 2023.

Rosary will be said at 10:00 A.M., Thursday, December 21, 2023, at St. Ann’s Catholic Church, 605 38th St, Canyon, TX. Mass will follow at 11:00 A.M., Thursday, December 21, 2023, at St. Ann’s Catholic Church, with Father Scott Raef as celebrant. Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors.

Jaime was born in Amarillo, Texas on February 15, 2000, to Iris and Jaime Cruz. Jaime was a vibrant, multi-talented author, composer, musician, carpenter, athlete, tattoo artist, and engineer in-the-making.  He survived a near-death experience in March of 2023 and wrote about it in his published book, The Beach, (available at Barnes & Noble). His experience brought him closer to God and his faith. He was blessed with a multitude of artistic talents, and he dedicated endless hours towards his music composition under the pseudonym Slyy Cruz. Slyy Cruz was a verified artist on Spotify with his ode to Moe, his most beloved fur-baby. His favorite compositions on Spotify were Moe Funk  and Alone With My Stereo. His last work on SoundCloud was an autobiographical composition of his desire to overcome and rise above all obstacles, Borrowed Time. His hobbies were painting, skateboarding, hiking, playing football, performing, and playing his guitar. On top of all this, he was working towards an associate’s degree in Advanced Manufacturing at Amarillo College, and he had taken up bowling to play with his brothers. He loved his family. He adored his brothers and would do anything for them. He was dearly loved, and he will be deeply missed.

He was preceded in death by his great-grandparents Consuelo and Conrado Cruz, Guadalupe and Maximiana Aragonez, Jose Nieves Vega, and Jose Gomez, and his first dog Buzz Lightyear of Star Command Cosmo Cruz.

He is survived by his parents Jaime and Iris, his brothers Aric and Max, his grandparents Carlos and Maria Vega and Beatriz Cruz and Jaime Cruz, his godparents and aunt and uncle, Crystal Morton and Alex Vega, his uncles and their wives, Jose and Tara Vega, and Adrian and Crystal Cruz, his aunt and sponsor Sandra Cruz, his aunt Claudia Perez, his uncle Christian Vega, and his cousins, Jay, Trinity, Addy, Salma, Omar, Natalie, Mia, Freya, and Elise.

Memorial donation can be made to Light on the Hill Capital Building Campaign St. Ann’s, 605 38th Street, Canyon, Texas 79015.

13 Replies to “Jaime Cruz, Jr.”

  1. I pray the love of God embraces you and your family during your journey through grief. With deepest sympathy, Christina Upton

    Father God, You hold time within your hands, and see it all, from beginning to end. Please keep and carry this precious family in their sadness and loss. Cover them with your great wings of love, give their weary hearts rest and their minds sound sleep. Lord, lift their eyes so that they may catch a glimpse of eternity, and be comforted by the promise of heaven.
    I ask all this in the precious name of Jesus.

  2. Jamie was a great friend and talented artist. He could cheer you up when your were down, he was kind and well respected, and we’re gonna miss you. I’m glad I was able to cherish those times from elementary school to the present times we had. Rest in peace Jamie, you’ll be missed dearly

  3. As a former classmate of Jaime from elementary all the way through high school, I can say that he always managed to light up any room he entered. I always knew that if he was present, something comical was on his agenda to make the whole class erupt in laughter. Not only that, but he was a great person and never knew a stranger. As playful and goofy as he often was, he was just as genuine and kind. Although we weren’t close, I am grateful I got to meet someone like Jaime. Prayers to all his family and friends.

  4. I did not know Jamie, but I knew how important he was to his family. His parents always spoke lovingly of him. We are praying that the family will find comfort and peace during this difficult time. We love you all dearly. Eternal rest grant to him, O Lord, and may the perpetual light shine upon him.

  5. I don’t know what to say. Jaime was a blessing when I needed one so badly. He helped me when no one else would, stayed up talking all night when I couldn’t sleep, and shared his amazing talents and humor when I’d lost all beauty and laughter in this world. My deepest and sincerest condolences to all that loved him and he touched every day. And to Moe, Edgar loves and misses both of you dearly. 🐾

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