Jaxson “Jax” Erik Mendoza, 14, of Amarillo passed away on Thursday, August 25, 2022.
Memorial services will be at 5:00 P.M., Tuesday, August 30, 2022, in Hillside Christian Church, main auditorium with Shawn Freeby officiating. Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.
Jaxson was born January 2, 2008, to Gabe and Apryl Mendoza in Amarillo, TX. He was the best big brother to his sister, Lauryn Mendoza. Jax attended Windsor Elementary, Bonham Middle School and Amarillo High.
Jax was a natural born athlete that loved all sports, but his first love and his whole heart was baseball. He started swinging a bat when he was 2 years old and never stopped. He was looking forward to try- outs this year for the AHS baseball team. Jax loved playing basketball and also enjoyed playing golf and fishing. He recently got involved with Extreme Martial Arts and had great pride in earning his white belt and was working hard to test for his next one. He loved playing Fortnite with his buddies, and he enjoyed robotics and choir at school. He especially enjoyed doing the SHINE program at Bonham and had a huge heart for children with special needs. He planned on working with special needs children in the future in some capacity. He attended Hillside Christian Church where he loved playing 9 square and Gaga ball and worshiping Jesus with his friends. Most of all, he enjoyed spending time with his family.
Jax was a gentle warrior who battled epilepsy for 2 years and 10 months. He was courageous in his battle and used every opportunity to try to overcome the setbacks this awful disease caused. He was an example to all of us on how to live life to the fullest and not let anything bring you down or hold you back. He was stubborn, brave, tender hearted, and he loved his friends and family ferociously.
Jaxson was greeted into Heaven by his Opa, Wyley Chaney, on August 25, 2022.
He is survived by his mom and dad Gabe and Apryl, his sister Lauryn, his Oma, Pegi Chaney all of Amarillo, his grandma and grandpa Heriberto and Lupe Mendoza of Muleshoe, and numerous cousins, aunts and uncles and extended family and friends whom he loved and adored.
His legacy will live on forever and we encourage everyone who knew him to honor him by being kind always and love big.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 7 P.M. on Monday, August 29, 2022, at the funeral home.
12 Replies to “Jaxson “Jax” Erik Mendoza”
To the Mendoza family, I never met you or Jax, however, my son attended school with him and spoke of him often. He is saddened by the news of Jax passing and says he knows he is in heaven. That says a lot about Jax and how kind he was to others. Our prayers are with your family at this difficult time.
Dear April, Gabe and Lauryn, I am so broken-hearted for your family. So many people including my family have been praying for you and your extended family. April, I love you sweet girl and may God comfort you and your whole family. 🙏🏻
The Gillmore Family is wrapping the Mendoza family in prayers and hugs. We will always remember Jax’s sweet nature and all the fun times playing baseball. Love you all…
We’ve never met but you’ve been the recipient of many prayers, after Daphne Cox shared your loss. Please know how much I care and your family received prayers Friday morning from a group of about 70 Christian business friends. With so much love for you.
I did not get the opportunity to meet this amazing young man. However, my grandson, Goldyn Howell was given the opportunity to spend time with him this summer at strength and conditioning. Jax was such an inspiration to Goldyn. He would come home and tell me how Jax worked so hard and Goldyn enjoyed every minute he got to spend with him.
My deepest condolences to your family. I pray that God wrap you all in his arms and comfort you and give you peace.
Prayers and hugs,
My deepest condolences to the Mendoza family.. I pray you find comfort and strength through this hard time. My family and I will honor him by always being kind and loving big..
Our most sincerest condolence to Gabe, April, Lauryn and extended family. There’s no words for what you all are going through. We have you all in our prayers daily. May God feel you with the comfort, peace and healing that can only come from him.
Love; Driggs Family
John and I want to express our deepest sympathy to the entire family and friends of this wonderful young man. Prayers, blessings and hugs to each and every one of you. May God give you the strength to continue on every day and to have his legacy continue on. Love John and Jill Wallace
My deepest condolences to Gabriel and his family. Praying for you all . May God comfort you.
I’m so very sorry for your loss 😢 💔
I am Shelby Thomas’s mother and she has mentioned your family lovingly times
Your family is in my thoughts and prayers ❤️ 🙏 ❤️
I just can’t imagine what your family is going through. Jax sounded like a very special young man. Prayers for all the family! May God give yal peace, comfort & understanding.
Jaxson you truly are the epitome of a gentle, kind spirit. However you were stronger then most when it can to your battles! I am honored and blessed to have known you. May you Rest In Peace. I know we will see you again in heaven.