Joseph Michael Espinoza
  • 20 years old
  • Date of birth: Feb 2, 1996
  • Date of passing: Mar 25, 2016
Let the memory of Joseph be with us forever

Joseph Michael Espinoza LUBBOCK-Services for Joseph Michael Espinoza, 20, of Lubbock will be at 2 p.m. on Thursday, March 31, 2016 at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Interment will be in Peaceful Gardens Memorial Park. Family will receive friends at 6 p.m. and are invited to pray the rosary at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, March 30, 2016, at Guajardo Funeral Chapels. Joseph passed away on March 25, 2016. Joseph was born on Feb. 2, 1996, in Lubbock, Texas to Joseph Adam and Cathy (Lucero) Espinoza. Joseph graduated in 2014. He was employed by Discount Tire as a tech and also in sales. He enjoyed golf, basketball and softball. His passion in life was the love of his family. Joseph brought joy and smiles to all. He was a devout Catholic, generous person, full of life and had a joking spirit. He was a fan of the San Antonio Spurs, Dallas Cowboys and Texas Tech. Survivors include: parents, Joseph Adam and Cathy Espinoza; sister, Cynthia Espinoza and fianc , Nate Smith, Victoria and Elizabeth Espinoza, all of Lubbock; paternal grandmother, Maria Guadalupe Espinoza of Muleshoe, Texas; maternal grandfather, Luis Lucero of Lubbock; and several aunts, uncles and cousins who loved him dearly. Joseph was preceded in death by paternal grandfather, Camilo Espinoza (2009); maternal grandmother, Victoria Lucero (1998).

Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by Casey-Blue Cherry on 14th September 2016

"I am so sorry for your loss. Death is hard for everyone - but it's even harder when it's so sudden and with someone so young. The Bible does, however, offer us some comfort and hope in times like these. At John 5: 28, 29, it reads "Do not be amazed at this, for the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out, those who did good to a resurrection of life..." Joseph seemed to be such a sweet and lovable guy and I know that God is longing to reunite him with his beautiful family. Let these words bring you comfort until then."

This tribute was added by janet corales on 5th September 2016

"Cathy, so sorry for your precious loss. I too, have lost a son. I feel your pain in my heart. May all your beautiful memories help you and the family to cope. But most of all may the Ultimate source of comfort, sustain you all through your prayers and His Holy Word.  2Corinthians 1:3,4 ....may the Father of Tender Mercies and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our trials, so we may be able to comfort others....
Our Heavenly Father reaches out to comfort us through His Word because He understands the pain we are going through.
Jamesmother"

This tribute was added by L McPherson on 22nd July 2016

"My deepest sympathy to the friends and family of Joseph Espinoza.the lost of a loved one can be very painful and weight heavily on our hearts,loosing such a beautiful person so young.gods holy word the bible provides comfort for families and friends like you who are deeply hurt by such loss( Revelation 21:3,4)say"and he will wipe out every tear from their eyes,and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor out cry nor pain be anymore the former things have passed away."may you all continue to hold the precious memories of your dear loved one Joseph and know that Jesus Christ ransom sacrifice is our guarantee that our dear loved ones are held in gods memory.you can contact me or visit our website at www.jw.org."

This tribute was added by Orlando Lucero on 16th July 2016

"Joseph, not a day goes by that I don't think of you as I drive to and from work I still see your cross on the interstate and I always say "I just don't" understand why". Only God can answer that and I know you are with him in heaven smiling down with that big beautiful smile of yours.
We love you and will always keep you in our hearts sweet boy.

Love Aunt Becky and Uncle Orlando"

This tribute was added by Brittany Mungia on 16th July 2016

"To my Best friend

I miss you everyday. It's crazy how in such a short time we became so close. You were always at the apartment, making us laugh. You were like my baby brother in away. We fought, and were beyond protective of each other. I know God has a plan ans he speak things for his own reason but my heart hurts still and as much as I try not to question him and just belive, I find my self short of faith. The last day I spent with you, we were at the oyster bar fighting over cheese fries, and spiting spot wads at eachother ( I know how gross) but that day you told me something I'll hold on to forever. You told me " Britt, thank you for being good to this family. Not only do you take care of my cousin but you have always been there for me. Your my best chick friend, well more like a sister to me." And I was like " awww how cute" and you told me " OKAYYY, don't take it to the head now or I'll take it back" and we just busted out laghing.
And that day was speacil too bc it was felipes 21st birthday. :/
I love and miss you so much joe. I'll forever hold you dear to my heart.

Britt"

This tribute was added by Mary Lopez on 16th July 2016

"My sweet Joseph, not a day goes by that I don't think of you. I have your picture where I see it everyday. Sometimes I still cry, like now. Sometimes I remember the moment grandma called to tell me that you were gone. It still hurts so bad, because I love you so much. But I know where you are and I know you are happy and well. I just hope you feel the love and know that every time I told you I loved you, I meant it."

This tribute was added by Cindy Lucero on 16th July 2016

"The Broken Chain

We little knew that morning that God was going to call your name. In life we loved you dearly In death we do the same.It broke our hearts to lose you, you did not go alone; for part of us went with you, the day God called you home.You left us peaceful memories, your love is still our guide,and though we cannot see you, you are always at our side.
    Our family chain is broken, and nothing seems the same, but as God calls us one by one, the chain will link again.
      Love you always Joseph"

This tribute was added by Orlando Lucero on 16th July 2016

"Love you nephew from Becky Orlando thinking about you everyday"

This tribute was added by Michaela Perez on 16th July 2016

"My dearest friend Jospeh,
I am missing you so much. I still question myself why it happen to such an amazing man like you. Why God had to take you so soon from our lives, I still hurt and I still don't want to believe you are really gone. But I do believe everything happens for a reason And God has his own ways showing us. If heaven wasn't so far away, I would visit you everyday and rewind our unforgettable nights together. You were such a blessing in my life and I am so happy i got to cherish moments that I'll never forget. You'll be forever missed and never forgotten. Fly High Jospeh"

This tribute was added by Dustin Werlitsch on 15th July 2016

"Joe,

It seems like yesterday that we were working in Belton together, challenging each other to out perform one another. We had only known each other for a short period of time but I couldn't help but say you are one of my best friends. Even when we weren't working together we would have our weekly hang out at Buffalo Wild Wings and just talk about how terrible our football teams were and throw up the "x" when ever we saw each other. I remember you told me that even though we aren't working at the same store I'll be keeping tabs on you. I know you're still doing that today keeping tabs on me from heaven making sure I'm making you proud. I miss you buddy and I'll see you soon in heaven when we are celebrating Gods love together in heaven. I love and miss you my friend!!

Dustin Werlitsch"

This tribute was added by Martin Rodriquez on 15th July 2016

"Hey joe! I was telling Gabe about this the other night...back a few months ago, me and you were hanging out with Felipe and Brittany back wen they were still at canyon crossing, and i was remembering how i had heard an add on the radio from a  discount tire here in town and it was NOT the slide store,
and this particular store claimed to have the fastest service out of every discount in the country......when you heard it you got absolutely furious and i finally told you that you had to call them out and you had calmed down about it, yet every time after that you would end a conversation by saying "man I canNOT BELIEVE they said that!!!??!!" "How could they even prove that!!!!""

This tribute was added by Amber Jacob Vessel on 15th July 2016

"Joseph Michael, ❤
I think about you every single day. I tell my sweet Abigail how funny and sweet you were. I think about all the good times we had and the last time we hung out...at Cynthia and Nate's, and you and Martin ate all the burnt pizza!"

This tribute was added by Gwen Davis on 15th July 2016

"sorry for your loss"

This tribute was added by rose espinoza on 15th July 2016

"Just wanted to say we love and miss you Joseph. Not a day goes by that we do not remember your laughter, jokes, and smile. We visited your grave and talked about memories we had of times you made us laugh. Thank you for those amazing memories that we hold in our hearts, and thank you Adam and Cathy for sharing your amazing son with us all! He will be forever missed and forever loved and never forgotten!"


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