OBITUARY

Mario Alberto Benavides III

September 5, 2000May 24, 2019
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Our beloved son, Mario Alberto Benavides, III, resident of Kingsville, Texas, gained his angel wings on Friday, May 24, 2019 at the age of 18. He was born on September 5, 2000 to Kristina Garza Vela and Mario Alberto Benavides, Jr. in Alice, Texas. Albert was recently accepted to Del Mar College where he was going to pursue a degree in Physical Therapy.

He loved spending time with family especially his cousins and would always joke that he would one day be famous. He had a contagious smile that could light up any room and could always be found laughing, singing and dancing. Albert enjoyed writing music and making YouTube videos. He constantly had a positive outlook on life and always put God first.

Albert was welcomed into Heaven by the Lord; his maternal great-grandparents, Petra Calderon and Juan Garcia and paternal grandfather, Crus Vela, Sr.

He leaves behind to cherish many wonderful memories his mother, Kristina Garza, Vela of Kingsville; his two fathers, Mario Alberto Benavides, Jr. of Hebbronville, Texas and Steven (Lisa) Vela of Driscoll, Texas; five brothers, Michael Benavides, Matthew Benavides, Jerry Benavides, Elijah Benavides all of Hebbronville and Andrew Aranda of Driscoll; two sisters, Carolina Vela and Alexandria Aranda both of Driscoll; maternal grandparents, Orlando (Susan) Garza of Laredo, Texas and Petra (Allen) Smith of Flour Bluff, Texas; paternal grandparents, Yolanda Vasquez of Hebbronville, Mario Alberto (Olinda) Benavides, Sr. of Hebbronville and Hortencia Vela of Driscoll; one nephew, Renzo Perez; best friend, Lilah Garza of Kingsville and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

Pallbearers will be Louie Arredondo, Jonathan Rodriguez, Jacob Rodriguez, Esiqio De La Rosa, Mario Inocencio, Eric Perez, Sr., Norberto Cadena and Andrew Aranda. Honorary Pallbearers will be Rigoberto Calderon, Eliana Guzman, Eric Perez, Jr. and Jay Perez.

Rosary will be prayed at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, May 29, 2019 at the Funeraria Del Angel Howard Williams in Hebbronville with visitation beginning at 6:00 p.m. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, May 30, 2019 at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church in Hebbronville. Burial will follow at the Realitos Cemetery in Realitos, Texas.

  • FAMILY

  • Mother, Kristina Garza, Vela of Kingsville; his two fathers, Mario Alberto Benavides, Jr. of Hebbronville, Texas and Steven (Lisa) Vela of Driscoll, Texas; five brothers, Michael Benavides, Matthew Benavides, Jerry Benavides, Elijah Benavides all of Hebbronville and Andrew Aranda of Driscoll; two sisters, Carolina Vela and Alexandria Aranda both of Driscoll; maternal grandparents, Orlando (Susan) Garza of Laredo, Texas and Petra (Allen) Smith of Flour Bluff, Texas; paternal grandparents, Yolanda Vasquez of Hebbronville, Mario Alberto (Olinda) Benavides, Sr. of Hebbronville and Hortencia Vela of Driscoll; one nephew, Renzo Perez; best friend, Lilah Garza of Kingsville and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.
  • PALLBEARERS

  • Andrew Aranda, Pallbearer
  • Louie Arredondo , Pallbearer
  • Norberto Cadena , Pallbearer
  • Esiqio De La Rosa, Pallbearer
  • Mario Inocencio, Pallbearer
  • Eric Perez, Sr., Pallbearer
  • Jacob Rodriguez, Pallbearer
  • Jonathan Rodriguez, Pallbearer
  • Rigoberto Calderon , Honorary Pallbearer
  • Eliana Guzman, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Eric Perez, Jr. , Honorary Pallbearer
  • Jay Perez, Honorary Pallbearer

Services

  • Visitation Wednesday, May 29, 2019
  • Rosary Wednesday, May 29, 2019
  • Funeral Mass Thursday, May 30, 2019
  • Burial Thursday, May 30, 2019

Memories

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Juan Garza

May 30, 2019

Albert thank you for showing us your good hearted affection with your hugs n telling us you loved us. The times we saw you, RIP We Love you.

Lexy Aranda

May 29, 2019

Albert, I am going to miss you so much. Ill never forget going out with you and being so amazed at how you danced. You were so funny and always smiling. I can hear you laughing and saying my name..that sound will never go away. I will always carry you in my heart where you belong. You taught me that no matter the situation, I was always blessed. I needed to keep paying attention to the small things that kept me blessed and not the troubles. You had such a huge heart and kindness for others even though you had that feisty attitude. Were all gonna walk that stage for YOU.

"God gave us what we wanted, He just did it his way", time with you to see you learn and grow into an adult.

I love you so much, ill always be your big sister.

Angel Rogers

May 28, 2019

Way back in 2011 when I was pregnant with pretty and I spent xmas with you all and Albert had made me a stocking to go on the wall with the kids😍😍 then when they were trying to convince me that there apartment at connalvilla was haunted...I know it was you and your sister scaring my pregnant self. I'm ever so blessed to know the love your family has to offer you will be missed dearly

Josephine Gaona

May 28, 2019

Albert you were such an outgoing person. There was never a dual moment with you when it came to your smile, laughs, crazy dance moves, and wacky jokes. You have made such an impact in my life you will be missed and loved dearly. Fly High Baby Cuz I Love you so much.

Lisa Vela

May 28, 2019

Our lives will never be the same without you Albert! We love and miss you tremendously!

Christy Mendoza

May 28, 2019

You are were and will always be a beautiful soul to me. You were so funny and made everyone happy as well as happy within themselves. Thank you for always making me feel better about myself will forever mean alot. Dance with the Angels u are missed by many. From me & Mendoza Family

Irma Jane Alvarez

May 28, 2019

Rest in peace sweet angel 💓.

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Biography

Our beloved son, Mario Alberto Benavides, III, resident of Kingsville, Texas, gained his angel wings on Friday, May 24, 2019 at the age of 18. He was born on September 5, 2000 to Kristina Garza Vela and Mario Alberto Benavides, Jr. in Alice, Texas. Albert was recently accepted to Del Mar College where he was going to pursue a degree in Physical Therapy.

He loved spending time with family especially his cousins and would always joke that he would one day be famous. He had a contagious smile that could light up any room and could always be found laughing, singing and dancing. Albert enjoyed writing music and making YouTube videos. He constantly had a positive outlook on life and always put God first.

Albert was welcomed into Heaven by the Lord; his maternal great-grandparents, Petra Calderon and Juan Garcia and paternal grandfather, Crus Vela, Sr.

He leaves behind to cherish many wonderful memories his mother, Kristina Garza, Vela of Kingsville; his two fathers, Mario Alberto Benavides, Jr. of Hebbronville, Texas and Steven (Lisa) Vela of Driscoll, Texas; five brothers, Michael Benavides, Matthew Benavides, Jerry Benavides, Elijah Benavides all of Hebbronville and Andrew Aranda of Driscoll; two sisters, Carolina Vela and Alexandria Aranda both of Driscoll; maternal grandparents, Orlando (Susan) Garza of Laredo, Texas and Petra (Allen) Smith of Flour Bluff, Texas; paternal grandparents, Yolanda Vasquez of Hebbronville, Mario Alberto (Olinda) Benavides, Sr. of Hebbronville and Hortencia Vela of Driscoll; one nephew, Renzo Perez; best friend, Lilah Garza of Kingsville and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

Pallbearers will be Louie Arredondo, Jonathan Rodriguez, Jacob Rodriguez, Esiqio De La Rosa, Mario Inocencio, Eric Perez, Sr., Norberto Cadena and Andrew Aranda. Honorary Pallbearers will be Rigoberto Calderon, Eliana Guzman, Eric Perez, Jr. and Jay Perez.

Rosary will be prayed at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, May 29, 2019 at the Funeraria Del Angel Howard Williams in Hebbronville with visitation beginning at 6:00 p.m. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, May 30, 2019 at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church in Hebbronville. Burial will follow at the Realitos Cemetery in Realitos, Texas.