A MESSAGE FROM THE FAMILY

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OBITUARY

Zayden "Bubba" Orion Leatherwood

February 15, 2018August 3, 2018
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Baby Zayden Orion Leatherwood passed away on August 3, 2018. He was 6 months old. He was born on February 15, 2018. Baby Zayden is preceded in death by his maternal great-grandfathers, Nicolas Flores and Jesus Vera. Maternal great-grandmother, Eloisa Vera. Paternal great-grandmothers, Sherree Leatherwood and Georgia Leatherwood. Paternal great-grandfather, James Leatherwood.

Left to cherish Zayden’s memory are his parents, Ariana Vera and Johnathan Leatherwood. Sister, Annabelle Lee Miller. Maternal grandparents, Maria (Roberto) Navarrete and Arnold (Lorraine) Vera. Paternal grandparents, Tonya (Lonnie) Newkirk and John Leatherwood. Maternal great-grandmother, Jesusa “Susie” Flores. Maternal aunt, Angelica (Charlie) Sherman. Maternal uncle, Sergio Jimenez. Paternal uncles, James Andrew Leatherwood and Deven Newkirk. Cousin, Kirra Jimenez and numerous other extended family.

“You were our perfect creation. Everything we dreamed of and so much more. Mommy and daddy love you so very much, sweet boy. Until we meet again...”

Visitation will be held at Memory Gardens Funeral Home on Saturday, August 11, 2018 at 1:00 pm with Chapel service to begin at 2:00 pm. Interment will follow at Memory Gardens Cemetery.

  • FAMILY

  • Ariana Vera, Mother
  • Johnathan Leatherwood, Father
  • Annabelle Lee Miller, Sister
  • Maria (Roberto) Navarrete, Maternal grandparents
  • Arnold (Lorraine) Vera, Maternal grandparents
  • Tonya (Lonnie) Newkirk, Paternal grandparents
  • John Leatherwood, Paternal grandparent
  • Jesusa "Susie" Flores, Maternal great-grandmother
  • Angelica (Charlie) Sherman, Maternal aunt
  • Sergio Jimenez, Maternal uncle
  • James Andrew Leatherwood, Paternal uncle
  • Deven Newkirk, Paternal uncle
  • Kirra Jimenez, Cousin
  • Nicolas Flores, Maternal great-grandfather
  • Jesus Vera, Maternal great-grandfather
  • Eloisa Vera, Maternal great-grandmother
  • Sherree Leatherwood, Paternal great-grandmother
  • Georgia Leatherwood, Paternal great-grandmother
  • James Leatherwood, Paternal great-grandfather

Services

  • Visitation Saturday, August 11, 2018
  • Chapel Service Saturday, August 11, 2018
  • Interment Saturday, August 11, 2018
REMEMBERING

Zayden "Bubba" Orion Leatherwood

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Tonya Newkirk

August 12, 2018

My sweet little bear
My sweet handsome little man
Our warrior
To be honest baby , there are no words to describe this feeling, you are loved and thought of , you are missed .. How you touched the hearts of so many people in such a short period of time was powerful and needed, I needed you , thank you for the time we shared, thank you for your big smiles , thank you for being in my life , love always your Mimi

Maria Navarrete

August 10, 2018

My Little Button Zayden grandma and grandpa will always Love You and You will always be in our Hearts❤

Love you,
Grandma Maria and
Grandpa Roberto

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Biography

Zayden made his arrival into the loving arms of his parents on February 15, 2018. Born a fighter, he spent the first few weeks in hospital due to a birth defect called Gastroschisis. Its a defect of the abdominal wall and causes the intestines to develop outside of the babies belly. Zayden was transferred to Driscoll Children's Hospital in Corpus Christi, Texas for immediate surgery.
Healthy and strong he was discharged from the hospital 3 weeks later. Zayden was welcomed home by his big sister Annabelle who is 3 years old. She was overjoyed to meet her baby brother and after that she was super-glued to him, two peas in a pod. She followed him everywhere, told him stories she made up, and talked and played with him. As the months went by their bond grew stronger and Zayden was flourishing. His checkups were excellent and he was growing like a weed as the expression goes. Zayden was loved and cherished by everyone. He had an infectious smile and laugh. For the first time my little sister told me her life was complete, they were the perfect family and was in love. They were a very happy family.
Yesterday afternoon Zayden went down for a nap. When his daddy went to check on him Zayden was unresponsive. He passed away in his sleep and now lives as a star in the sky. Shinning brite and watching over us all.