Michael Joseph Rojas, 33, of Amarillo, TX passed away on April 2, 2021.
A memorial service will be held on Monday, April 12, 2021, at 2:00 P.M. at the Loft Church (4400 S. Georgia Street, Amarillo Texas).
Michael was born in Hereford, TX on January 26, 1988, to Joe and Martina Rojas.
Michael attended the Nazarene Christian Academy. He graduated from Hereford High School in 2006 where he was a member of the JROTC program. He was a Boy Scout throughout school and earned his Eagle Scout in High School. He attended Norwich University, a military college in Vermont. He served his country for 6 years in the Army, stationed in Alaska and Germany. He had some training in Korea and California. Prior to serving in the Army, he served in the Vermont National Guard and the Texas National Guard.
At the time of his death, Michael worked for the Potter County Sheriff’s Office. He had also previously worked at Randall County Sheriff’s Office.
He was a member of Hereford Church of the Nazarene and after moving to Amarillo found a home at The Loft Church where he would say they welcomed him in and he felt right at home. While attending the Loft Church, he helped with Love in Action, a ministry that feeds the hungry.
Michael is best described by his family and friends as kind and humble and one who always saw the good in people, who would give those a chance where others wouldn’t. He always had a smile on his face and was always willing to talk to someone when they needed someone to talk to. He encouraged and shared his faith with anyone that would listen.
One of his former military friends described him as one of the most honest guys in the company, and he knew almost everything there was to know about history. He loved those guys and was one that would have given you the shirt off his back to help anybody. He would always share how he loved his family and how proud he was of them. Movies, politics, history and most importantly his love of God were the subjects he would be sharing with you.
He touched many people’s lives and will be greatly missed. He leaves a great void, but we rest knowing we will be reunited someday.
Survivors include his parents, Joe and Martina Rojas, of Hereford, TX; sisters, Marissa Willis and husband David, of Amarillo, TX, and Christy Rojas and fiancé Cody Pfister, of Amarillo, TX; niece, Haven Willis; grandmother, Daisy Garcia, of Hereford, TX; grandfather, Anastacio Rojas, of Dallas, TX; aunts, Maria Higgs and husband Mike, of Dallas, TX, and Elvira Sample and husband Bryan, of Dallas, TX; and six cousins.
For those that have asked, flowers or a memorial in Michael’s name to the Love in Action Food Ministry in care of the Loft Church will be a blessing.
17 Replies to “Michael Joseph Rojas”
Thank you everyone that reached out to us during this difficult time. We thank you for the wonderful comments about our son. He will be dearly missed but we have faith that we will see him again one day. We welcome your prayers and know God will continue to help us through this. God bless everyone of you.
My condolences to the family. We became friends threw BNSF. We roomed together in Lincoln. Had lot of great times grilling out. Talking about old westerns, history, and religion. He will be greatly missed from Missouri. Was saddened to hear. He became a really good friend was always good to hear from him
Boston, he spoke fondly of you often. I feel like I know you. Take care and God bless you and your family.
Michael and I shared many memories together from High School days and on. I remember even a few evenings that we shared thinking of what life would be like in the military, a dream for us both although one Army, one Marine. Michael was never critical of my choice other than a few jokes here and there which were mandatory. But he was always most respectful. I am thankful for Michael and will always remember him fondly. It is difficult to think that he has left us so soon. My thoughts extend to his family, who have also known me for so many years. Marisela and I offer our deepest condolences and best wishes as you endure this time of mourning.
RIP, Rook Brother. I will never forget those 2am spirit missions we did together as crazy 18/19 year olds.
I remember him mentioning you back then. We were blessed to have met three from Norwich today. So thankful for the love and support.
Mike and I were saddened by the news of Officer Rojas’s passing. My husband Mike talked about him often and was happy that they once again were working together. Please accept our sincerest sympathy for his unexpected passing. We will pray for your family to find peace during this most difficult time.
I served with him. Graduated basic training with him in 2010. He was the most empathetic and caring person I ever had the privilege to serve with. He will be missed greatly. Rest in peace, brother.
I am so very sorry for your loss. Please know that you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers as you go thru this very difficult time. May God give you strength and peace to get thru this one day at a time.
Sending you are very deepest sympathy on the loss of your son. May God give you the strength & surround you with love to help you through this hard time.God bless
He was a talker I know that much, he was a co worker brother from God as well friend. He wanted to achieve more and do the right thing in everything he did. I’ve always told him look high and God will fill you up. He will never put anything in your life that you can’t handle you got this. RIP my brother. See you in paradise.
MARTINA, I PRAY THE GOD LORD WRAPS HIS ARMS AROUND YOU TO GIVE YOU COMFORT AND PEACE. YOU’RE ON MY MIND, HEART, AND PRAYERS.
I only briefly got to know Mike while he was working at BNSF up here in Lincoln, NE. It was always a pleasure working with him and I enjoyed getting to know him. I’m sorry for your loss. He will be missed.
To the Rojas family, words can’t be found to express the heart ache that shadows your home at this time. I will tell you from the soldiers of A Co. 2/142 INF here in Amarillo, we will miss Michael and we will never forget him nor will we let his memory fade away. Michael was an exceptional soldier, man, friend and brother to all of us, one of the best soldiers I had the privilege of knowing and leading. We are here for whatever y’all may need.
Soldiers of A Co. 2/142 INF
Martina, please accept my condolences for your loss. You and your family are in my prayers.
Martina & Joe
My deepest condolences to you and your family. I can not find the words to ease your pain, please know that my prayers are with you. My boys who worked with him at WT Services speak fond memories of his humor and how he could easily make them laugh.
May god be with all the family .we will have you all in our prayers