Mama and son's last kiss
Vincent Michael Contreras
  • 20 years old
  • Date of birth: Aug 28, 1988
  • Date of passing: Apr 22, 2009
Let the memory of Vincent Michael be with us forever
This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Vincent Michael Contreras, 20, born on August 28, 1988 and passed away on April 22, 2009. We will remember him forever.
Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by Desirai Borer on 29th August 2016

"Hard to believe your 28 already! Seems like just yesterday we were sitting down trying to decide what we were gonna do for your 21st.  Not a day passes that I dont think of you. Your still my bestie & I miss you like crazy! Hope your not causing too much trouble up there!!!! Happy Bday Bestie!!!!"

This tribute was added by Catina Rodarte on 28th August 2016

"Happy Birthday Vincent!! Thinking of you today and all the memories my family has of you.  You surely are missed.  Until we meet again thinking of You always. Howard, Tina, Robert and Vanessa"

This tribute was added by phillip contreras on 28th August 2016

"28 years ago today,I had know idea this little baby boy would change my life in so many ways.  Vincent when you were born i was so proud and happy to be your Tio,and as time passed I became your Chump;which made me even happier.  You have changed my life forever and have touched and made a space in my heart that will forever love you and miss. I always will think of you,feel you with me and speak of ;I will never forget you and always I wonder who you'd be today.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY MY CHUMP"

This tribute was added by Sherri Marquez on 28th August 2016

"My big baby boy Vint ...28 at 1:28 pm. Falls on a Sunday, no doubt in my heart that you would of been here for dinner with your amazing family that god had planned for you. I can not begin to describe what your sisters, brother and daddy-o are feeling, I can only feel for myself as tears stream down my face, and I feel so alone and ache for my first born son. You were a gift from god , you were never a mistake! but  destined to change many lives.Those
you knew and those who needed love and true strength . Days and nights are often unbearable, but knowing we will be in heaven together gives me the strength to keep living.I LOVE YOU MY SON MY  VINCENT MICHAEL"

This tribute was added by phillip contreras on 22nd April 2016

"Hey Vincent  missing and feeling you in my heart everyday.   Always thinking about you and wondering what your life and mine would be like if you hadn't been called up to heaven. I often pray for you ,that you are at peace; and pray for you as my guardian angel to give me strength when times are hard for me.  I miss hearing you laugh and calling me your CHUMP.  Your mom and I talk about you often,about how much we love and miss you.  I close my eyes and see your face and hear your voice and it makes me happy.  I truly believe I will see you again my dear nephew.  LOVE YOUR CHUMP"

This tribute was added by Anthony Thacker on 22nd April 2016

"Hey Vince. What's up bro how have you been?
I think about you all the time. I miss you dude. You were always someone I could talk to about absolutely nothing and then suddenly something important and you never judged me. Its so much easier talking to you in California then over this. But I miss you bro. I'll be in Cali soon too hang out with you I'll bring you a beer and a ton of stories and I'll make the rest of the guys come too even tho I won't have to make them.  Keep watching over us fam. I love and miss you always bro."

This tribute was added by Marcie Contreras on 22nd April 2016

"Always on my mind regardless of where I am. How can it be that only the good get taken first and we are left to go on without you. I know you are watching over me n your papa, xena n tinker and lucky dogs cause they can see you when you are in the house they even wag their tails when they pass by your pictures. I always know you are with me when I go shopping cause some times I turn and I see you sneaking out of the clothes rack to scare me like you used to. I love you and carry you always in my heart and mind. Until we meet again please take care of your mom, dad, sisters, brother, your chump and your papa. PS I miss our wrestling times. Love you always and forever Nana"

This tribute was added by Sherri Marquez on 18th April 2016

"7 years ago and I struggle every day.... Still no answers, more heartache, and I miss you more and more. So many memories left un created.
I love you my big baby boy.
Forever n Always
Mama"

This tribute was added by phillip contreras on 25th March 2016

"Always missing you and thinking about you.  Love you Chump"

This tribute was added by Sherri Marquez on 24th March 2016

"Missing you sooo much"

This tribute was added by Desirai Borer on 28th August 2015

"Another birthday celebrated in heaven! A year ago today you got my sister. Miss ya buddy!"

This tribute was added by phillip contreras on 28th August 2015

"Happy birthday Vincent, I miss you and love you.  Celebrate in heaven today as we who love you celebrate the day of your birth in our hearts everyday. Love your Chump"

This tribute was added by Sherri Marquez on 28th August 2015

"Celebrating your 27th Birthday in Heaven today. We will feel you here on earth in the special sunset, the hummingbird zooming by us or that  one that seems to be just hanging out with us as we look to the heavens.
Forever
Mom,Dad,Peanut and your Purty Girl jelly Bean"

This tribute was added by Marcie Contreras on 28th August 2015

"Happy heavenly birthday mijo. Today Grandpa and I were remembering how you were never shy or afraid to come up and give us a hug and kiss where every we were and how when I was shopping you would always pop up from behind the cloths rack and scare me and after wards you would give me a hug. Although you are not physically here I still feel you with me always. I believe that we all carry you with us daily and I know you watch over us all the time, love n miss you, nana"

This tribute was added by phillip contreras on 11th July 2015

"Hey Chump, just wanted to say I miss you and always think of you and will forever carry you in my heart"

This tribute was added by Teresa Prieto on 22nd April 2015

"Mr. Vincent:
This is Tia Terri here, What I remember they most is one Thanksgiving day at your Grandpa & Nana house on Germain we were going around giving thanks You made me cry cause you gave me thanks for being there for all you & taking care of you all (you were about 7).Those words have always stayed in my heart & on Thanksgiving I bow m y head & think of you & Thank you for being part of my life along with your Mom & Sisters.

I miss your big smile keep on smiling Mijo

Love your Tia Terri    R.I.P."

This tribute was added by Stephanie Kay on 22nd April 2015

"Mom and I talk about you all the time.  I miss your big heart and gorgeous smile.  Love to you and my angel.  I hope that you are taking care of him :)"

This tribute was added by phillip contreras on 22nd April 2015

"Hey,chump I can't believe it's been 6 years.  I miss you so much I always think about you.  when I think about you it hurts but at the same time brings a smile to my face.  It reminds me of all the goofy things you would do and how much you made me laugh and  how much love you had for me.  I miss not hearing you call me tio Chump.  VINCENT you will forever be a part of me and I will never forget you.  I always wonder who you would be today."

This tribute was added by Marcie Contreras on 22nd April 2015

"Mijo while you are not physically here for me to get my bear hug. I somehow feel them. A lot has happened since you left us to be with the Lord, as you well know your sisters are now mothers and your younger sister and brother are growing too fast. Your mom n dad are doing a good job with them. Your mom struggles every day to put on a happy face but she will always have a part of her heart missing. Your chump and grandpa visit your site just about every day. I'm sure grandpa reads you the newspaper every day. Yes we are broken hearted that we can't see you everyday but you still live in my heart and always will till hopefully we will be together again. Please continue to watch over us and protect us all. I love you my Hubba-Bubba  nana marcie"

This tribute was added by Sherri Marquez on 3rd April 2015

"Almost 6 years and I miss you more and more."

This tribute was added by Desirai Borer on 28th August 2014

"We just sent my sister up to be with you!
Look after her for me & show her around!"

This tribute was added by Catina Rodarte on 28th August 2014

"Happy Birthday Vincent!!! We all Love you and Miss You.
Howard, Tina, Robert and Vanessa"

This tribute was added by phillip contreras on 28th August 2014

"Happy Birthday Chump, I will always miss you and never forget you. I know you are with me always, I carry you deep in my heart and soul. I hope you hear me when I talk to you and know how much I loved you.  Until we are together again Love Tio Chump."

This tribute was added by Sherri Marquez on 28th August 2014

"Happy 26th Birthday being sent up above my son. I know you are truly HAPPY up in heaven with your beautiful lil mamas.
I know it is your birthday and the wishes are all yours, but oh how I wish for just one more day to tell and show you all the things that I should have  were here with me.
I love you FOREVER my son
Momma"

This tribute was added by Desirai Borer on 28th August 2014

"HAPPY BIRTHDAY BESTIE!!!!
Still missing you like crazy!
Keep smiling handsome & ill
see you soon mi amor!"

This tribute was added by Anthony Thacker on 10th May 2014

"hey cuz!! i was sitting on my porch drinking a monster bout to head out to the gym, an outta nowhere this hummingbird showed up  an it hung around with me for a few minutes. i dont know if in some way that was you coming to hangout for a bit or not, because i've never in my life seen a hummingbird in NV. That was the first time. but i think it was you in spirit an i just wanna say i miss you man. i think about you not everyday but almost. an i keep a monster in my fridge for you. til we get to hangout again cuz. i miss you."

This tribute was added by Becky Chavez on 23rd April 2014

"It seems like yesterday I was in church reading at your services.I can see you smile and hear you laugh especially when you were teasing tio Phillip .I loved how you and my grandsons got along so well and how you always enjoyed fishing and camping with us I know your in heaven watching over all your family knowing they love you always ....I read this somewhere and it reminded me of ......When someone you love becomes a memory ,that memory becomes a wonderful treasure to always hold in your heart miss you forever and always .."

This tribute was added by phillip contreras on 22nd April 2014

"To my chump not a day goes by that I don't talk to you or speak about you god only knows how much I miss you. I often wonder what you would be doing or how your life would be today. I go places and do things always wishing I had my chump by my side to share that experience with and create new memories.  Vincent my heart will never heel and I will never be the same until we see each other again. I love and miss you so much boy. Love your Tio Chump"

This tribute was added by Desirai Borer on 22nd April 2014

"Hard to believe it's almost been 5 years since I got the call. Not a day passes that I don't regret not taking you to phoenix that awful night. If I had just taken you to your moms like you asked then you would still be here today. I can't believe that I let you slip out of my life. I miss you more then you know! You will always be my bestie. I Love You"

This tribute was added by Sherri Marquez on 18th April 2014

"April 18 2009
You were being your usual giving self helping out someone you thought was your friend. That person shot you and ultimately ended your just beginning life ! Ended my life as well, for it is nearly impossible to go forward . All of the oh Vincent would so love this, or constantly seeing young men your age and thinking wow that is something Vint would be doing. Your sisters are both moms now and you would of been such sn awesome Tio Bubba ! Peanut and Jellybean miss their big brother soooo much , it is hard to fight back my tears when they ask why??? Dad tries to be strong for all of us but you know real men cry. And I with the Grace of God function morning til night when I pray you and your lil mama's will visit me as I try to rest.
Still no justice , your murderer continues to live free raising his boys! Lord only knows why. I pray for answers , pray for Justice, I pray that he to lives the hell he created for your family!!!
You are FOREVER IN MY HEART AND ALWAYS ON MY MIND.
I love you FOREVER I LOVE YOU FOR ALWAYS,
Mama"

This tribute was added by Tio Robert on 28th August 2013

"25 yrs and i still can see you in my house, hanging with the boys.. You were and will always be a son to me, I LOVE YOU SO MUCH MIJO. Message for family and friends, i was told you always die twice, once from life and second from memory, the day the last person on this earth dies that knows your name, you have truely died. So share the memories of Vincent with everyone,so he will never die"

This tribute was added by Sherri Marquez on 28th August 2013

"25 in HEAVEN today. How I wish I could give you your HUGE MAMABEAR HUG and see you shake your booty! I miss you as you know, I LOVE YOU FOREVER I LOVE YOU FOR ALWAYS.
Forever
Mama"

This tribute was added by phillip contreras on 22nd April 2013

"My chump,I miss u so much. So many things have happened that I wish you could be here to enjoy. I know that you are enjoying them from up in heaven. Some days are just so hard to get through without you,but I think back of how much you loved your family and it helps me push on.  Vincent I will always miss you and I will never let you memory fade,love your tio chump"

This tribute was added by Marcie Contreras on 22nd April 2013

"My dear mijo Vincent, as you well know I don't go to the cemetery to visit you because I know that you are not there and I don't like the fact that you are in the dark and cold which you never liked. Instead you are always with me in my heart and memories that I recall almost everyday. I know that someday soon we will be together again, till then remember that I love you always, Nana"

This tribute was added by Megan Jhaver on 28th August 2012

"Dearest Vincent.  Please know you are so very missed.  I really need you to watch over your mom.  She misses you so much.  Love can cross over spiritual boundaries.  Reach from above and comfort us here below you in heaven.  I love you even though I never met you."

This tribute was added by Catina Rodarte on 28th August 2012

"Happy Birthday Vincent!!!! We are all thinking of you and miss you. We will be sending up some balloons to you in your honor. Rest in Peace, Love The Rodarte Familia~Howard, Tina, Robert & Vanessa"

This tribute was added by Jennie Mestaz on 28th August 2012

"Mijo, not a day goes by when I dont think of you& how I wish we wish we could seen each other one more time. Enjoy dancing with Great Grandma Mary. She loved you so very much and so do I.  Ill see again one day til then rember that Tia haves always loved you. and youll be in my heart forever!   Love Tia Jennie"

This tribute was added by phillip contreras on 28th August 2012

"Happy birthday my chump, I miss you so much,but I know you're with me everyday. I miss hearing you call me tio chump. I know you're looking over all of us from heaven. I hope you're enjoying your special day. I will forever miss and love you Vincent,aka my Chump!!!"

This tribute was added by Desirai Borer on 28th August 2012

"Happy birthday my amazing best friend! I miss you so darn much and everyday nothing gets easier. I still listen to your voice mail just to hear your voice. I can't believe that you have been gone from me for so long. I love you bestie, always have, always will!"

This tribute was added by Sherri Marquez on 28th August 2012

"24 in Heaven today my baby boy, you always looked forward to your special day. Months before you would start rattling off your I wants and buy me this for my Birthday. I miss hearing your voice and seeing your smile ( I miss the mom I am not listening to you look too) I LOVE AND MISS YOU SO MUCH ! SENDING HAPPY BIRTHDAY HUGS ON HUMMINGBIRD WINGS. Forever Mama"

This tribute was added by Marcie Contreras on 27th June 2012

"Hi Mijo it is your nana just checking on you and letting you know how much we miss you and to let you know that your sister Marlene is married and will be having a baby in December so that willmake you an Uncle.  I wish you could be here to spoil him or her and be the proud Uncle that I know you would have been.  I know that you will take care of him or her from above.   Love Nana"

This tribute was added by Sherri Marquez on 22nd April 2012

"Shining down on us from HEAVEN, this I know. You know what I want to express, words that would go on FOREVER. So I love you forever, I love you for always."

This tribute was added by phillip contreras on 22nd April 2012

"Vincent, you are missed so much by all who loved you and continue to love you. Thank you for being my nephew I'm honored to be your tio. I will always love you and never forget you,nor will I let the memory of you fade away. Rest in peace,love you my chump."

This tribute was added by Catina Rodarte on 18th April 2012

"So much I want to say but can't find the words to express. Vincent is missed very much. We see him, We feel him, We know Vincent is here, especially with his MAMA. It's very touching and Beautiful how Vincent makes his presence known, letting us all know that he is still here and watching over all his loved ones. A true Guardian Angel. Love, Tina"

This tribute was added by phillip contreras on 15th April 2012

"He called me his chump,because he couldn't say chums. And now I would give anything to hear him say it again. I miss my nephew so much. Above all I'm glad I had 20 years to treasure and share his life with him. Till we meet again,your tio chump"

This tribute was added by Stephanie Kay on 14th April 2012

"One summer morning I felt impressed to knock on a strangers door. A beautiful woman with 5 kids greeted me with a smile. Seven years ago I gained a best friend!   She had this very outspoken loving son who quickly became a fixture at my kitchen table.  He loved to chat and poke fun of me! I love and miss you Vincent!  Until we meet again.."I'll tell you what!" ;-)"

This tribute was added by Marcie Contreras on 14th April 2012

"My first grand child who was and still is my heart beat. It is because of him that I keep going everyday. He was my hubba-bubba who used to wrestle with me and always let me win. He really knew the spirt of giving Love and always helping others. Such a beautiful soul and heart that I miss everyday and yes he is with me always taking care of his nana."


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