Rolling Oaks Funeral Home

400 Freeport Pkwy, Coppell, TX


Jonathan Morgan Avila

May 31, 1997November 13, 2019
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Jonathan Morgan Avila, 22, of Hebbronville Texas, died November 13th 2019. He was born May 31st, 1997 in San Antonio Texas, the son of Jennifer and Steven Avila. He attended Hebbronville High School and graduated in 2016. He recently moved to Abeline, Texas as an emerging adult trying to get his footing in this world. As a child Jonathan was a compassionate person, he was naturally empathetic and always helpful. He was a wild barefooted boy who followed his dad around. He loved the outdoors, he loved hunting and fishing. He loved helping his grandpa out at the ranch when he needed an extra hand. Jonathan is survived by his mother; Jennifer Avila, sisters; Christina (Marcus) Montelongo, Olivia (Steffon) Sowell and one brother; Steven (Francine) Avila. He had 5 nieces and nephews and loved them all. Audrey, Adam, Maya, Syrus and MJ. He is preceded in death by his father; Steven Avila. Services will be held at Rolling Oaks Funeral Home in Coppell, Texas on Saturday, November 16th 2019 at 6:00 PM. Reception to follow.


  • Memorial Service Saturday, November 16, 2019


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Ynocencio A Avila

November 17, 2019

To my beloved grandson, you were always by my side coming by the ranch to fish, to hunt and to help me work at the ranch. Loading hay, cattle and other heavy work. You were healthy, husky and strong as an Oxen. My very handsome young grandson. I’m going to miss you for the rest of my life. Remember you will always be with me in my heart.
Love grandpa Welo.

Joseph Natividad

November 17, 2019

Jonathan Avila, I’m glad you were a huge part of my life it’s safe to say you were my family because you treated me like a brother. We met as kids when you were the new boy in school over a dang hunting magazine, who knew from that day forward there wasn’t a day we didn’t spend apart. You’d always invite me over for your famous grilled cheese and with your “homemade” garlic bread believe it or not I still prepare my grilled cheese just like you showed me. I bet we made Mrs. avila grow a million grey hair because we were such wild kids from staying up all night playing videos games to playing tackle football in the backyard or when you’d say “watch me ride my pig”. My heart is broken that adulthood or “growing up” led us down different paths, even then we’d always drop in to check in on each other or we’d visit each other when we were in the same town and it felt almost like we were care free kids all over again. You weren’t just my best friend you were my brother and I’d give anything for us to be wild kids without a care in the world. Rest In Peace brother.

Linda Berry

November 16, 2019

Just recently you reached out to me and we started talking it was as if I had been around you your whole life!! It sucks that it was so brief but know I will see you soon. To my family I love each and everyone of you. We take for granted this life and looking for the tomorrows, another wake up call for me!!

Mary Ruth Korsch

November 16, 2019

Jonathan you are not here but you are not forgotten. You are cradled in Jesus loving arms. I will always remember when you all came for a visit, I always had you all’sfavorite foods. Yours was ButterStops (Butterscotch) for your ice cream. You knocked down the shower curtain karate chopping taking a shower. And many more... such fond memories are priceless. I will not say goodbye, I say, see you later. All my love, sweet boy. Grandmommy will always love you!!

Cindy Avila

November 16, 2019

Dearest Jonathan,

We are so heart broken. I wish you knew how much you were loved. I remember meeting you for the first time. You were the most beautiful baby boy I had ever seen. Memories of you and the boys growing up together make me smile. Y’all were definitely explorers and risk takers to say the least. I wish I had felt your pain. You seemed to have it all together while we were falling apart at the loss of your dad. I know your heart was truly golden. Oh, Sweet Johnny boy..... I’ll never forget your precious baby face and those big beautiful blue eyes. I know you are at peace and your daddy welcomed you with open arms at Heaven’s Gate. Please watch over us and help reassure us when we feel lost and afraid of the future. Until we meet again. I love you our Sweet Angel❤️💔😢🙏🏼

Jennifer, Steven James, Christina, Olivia,
I’m so sorry and wish I could take away your unimaginable heartache. I love y’all dearly...see you soon❤️😥

Patrican Valderas

November 16, 2019

Hey Jonathan, my little Johnny boy .It so hard and painful to know you not going to be with as anymore . I know you and your family since you were a baby My Andrew practically was every day at your haus to skateboard with you and your brother or play the game Andrew considered him self just as a another child of your family he really loved being there ,the same goes for me .Oh Jonny Boy I will miss you alway . You are with the Lord now so you in good hands and you also reunited with your dad I’m miss both of you and I never will forget you !R.I.P. Jonathan my Jonny Boy ❤️❤️

Ela Aguilar

November 16, 2019

I will never forget coming into the living room at 3 am with the kitchen a disaster and you making a giant breakfast buffet while we just laughed and talked about all the dumb things we did as kids. Like running around the vaquero festival with ropes trying to trip anyone we could. I love you Jonathan and I was so proud of the man you were becoming. Say hi to your dad for me love y’all.

Patricia Ramirez

November 16, 2019

Dearest Jennifer and family:
Our heart breaks to learn of the passing of sweet and kind Jonathan. The times that we got to see him he was either with his dad or at the ranch helping Tio Cheno. He always had a gentle manner and a kind smile. Although we are not able to be with you please know that you and the kids are in our prayers. Our deepest condolences and may the Lord give you and the children strength and courage to deal with this situation.
Love you guys,
Mr. & Mrs Eloy Ramirez Jr. and family
Zapata, TX

Marcel Palacios

November 16, 2019

Jonathan Avila
What I would give to be 12 yrs old again and have you call me for the 100th time that day... What I would give for us to be running down the street to the skate park to go skateboarding... What I would give for us to try to sneak into “teen night” at the public pool even though we were always way younger... What I would give for us to play video games with each other again... You always looked up to me and wanted to be around me 24/7 and I took that for granted... I hate that time sometimes leads us down different paths in life... I wish I could have been more present in your life as we got older... Even though we grew apart as we got older, you were always still my little brother... Life is so ironic, it takes sadness to know what happiness is, noise to appreciate silence, and absence to value presence... This one hits different, this one hits hard. Rest easy my brotha, until we meet again...

Veronica Moffett

November 15, 2019

I only met this young man once & for a brief moment. I was a young girl facing a new world for the first time, taking a Greyhound across the state to start fresh. In the hecticness of the station, a young man came up & asked to borrow my phone to get in touch with his sister. Afterwards, we sat & talked for a little bit. He reassured me that no matter what I was going through, no matter what changes were taking place, that I was going to be okay. We parted ways & from that I gained a friendship with his sister, Olivia. Though our meeting was brief, my heart is breaking that he is gone. The same way he reassured me that day that everything was going to be okay, I want to reassure his loved ones that it will be too.

He was a stranger to me that had no idea what his words truely meant that day. I am deeply sorry for his passing. But, I know he wouldn't want to see y'all cry. He would want y'all too to know, it is going to be okay.

My love is wrapped around y'all during this time.