Brookside Funeral Home-Cypress Creek

9149 Highway 6 North, Houston, TX


Abel S. Delgado

June 12, 1966May 12, 2020

Abel Salazar Delgado, father, son, brother and uncle was born on June 12, 1966 in Houston, Texas to Joe and Diamantina Delgado and passed away on May 12, 2020. Abel is preceded in death by his parents, Joe Cruz Delgado and Diamantina Salazar Delgado and his brothers Richard Salazar Delgado and Albert Salazar Delgado. Abel is survived by the mother of his children, Herlinda Gutierrez and their children, Teresa Anne Delgado, David Abel Delgado and Victor Abel Delgado and his 6 grandchildren, Xavier Delgado, Alyssa Delgado, Cristian Delgado, Zoe Rios, Lauren Delgado and Bryce Delgado and his sisters Christina Delgado Cruz and Blanche Angulo and nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

As a young boy, Abel had a passion for baseball and played most of his childhood in baseball leagues and played also in many Softball leagues as an adult. After attending Lamar High School, Abel worked in the Flower business with Hannah Niday with his father and would continue to work in the flower industry ending his career with Taylor Wholesale until he was no longer able due to illness. Abel was a Dallas Cowboy fan and one of his favorite singing groups was KISS.

Abel loved his children and grandchildren very much and he sole purpose in life was about them. He fought until the very end to make sure to see and be with his children. That is all he wanted.

Abel was very close to his family especially his 2 brothers, (the 3 amigos) and made sure that his brothers were taken care of even although they all had medical issues of their own. He never gave up on them never leaving their side and making sure they had everything they needed. The love he had for his brothers was something special and a bond that could not be broken.

Abel was always a fire cracker and always had a way with words and tried to make sure he had the last word. But underneath all of that, Abel was a loving man who tried his best to be the best father, son, brother and friend. Abel always enjoyed life

There are many wonderful aspects of Abel’s life, and many ways he touched our lives. He will be remembered as a wonderful father, brother, a great friend, a crazy uncle and cousin. In all these ways and more he made our lives richer and fuller. Now that he has passed away of course there is emptiness and pain, confusion and maybe even anger at death coming to a man of only 53 years of age. But in many ways, the gift of Abel’s life is still here with us. He lives on in our memories and stories, and in what all of us have become because of him.


  • Visitation

    Monday, May 18, 2020

  • Funeral Service

    Monday, May 18, 2020

  • Committal Service

    Monday, May 18, 2020


Abel S. Delgado

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Debora Martin

May 14, 2020

I use to work with Abel when he was working at Southern Floral. He was very conscious of job but always had time for attics or fun. A all around good guy. He will be missed

Anna Moore

May 14, 2020

Abel and I worked together in the floral industry. He was funny, sweet and very caring. I’m so sorry not to have stayed in touch with such a nice person. He will be missed by all from the flower industry who knew him!
Rest In Peace dear friend!

Gaynell Gilmore

May 13, 2020

I grew up with Abel
He was a good friend and good person.
Abel, Chuy , Hector and I used to just hang out riding bikes, skate boarding me roller skating and playing football at Judson park.
I moved away and lost contact with him but saw him here or there couple times but last time I saw him was at his brother Richards funeral.
Abel you will be missed.
Rest in peace my friend.


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