OBITUARY

Juan Antonio Mendez Sr.

March 22, 1957September 19, 2020
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Mr. Juan Antonio Mendez Sr. Was born to Antonio Mendez and Jean (Jeanie) Bell on March 22, 1957 in Bronx, New York. His education started in Brooklyn, New York and later continued his education on Long Island, New York where graduated from Longwood High School

After graduation he served in the United States Marine Corps (USMC); beginning his career overseas in Okinawa, Japan until he was honorably discharged in the early 1980's at Quantico, Virginia

Juan Antonio Mendez Sr. later became employed with the D.C. Department of Corrections in Washington, D.C., where he served for over 32 years. As a dedicated Corrections Officer Juan Antonio Mendez Sr. Received many accomplished accolades and provided outstanding service to the city of D.C. and the greater Metropolitan area.

Juan Antonio Mendez Sr. Was a devoted father and grandfather who was an avid motorcyclist. Juan enjoyed always being able to find something new and interesting to do with his family in the community and the surrounding area. He also appreciated listening to all types of music including his favorites Carlos Santana and Meshell Ndegeocello.

Juan is survived by his wife Marcy Denise Mendez, three sons, Juan Antonio Mendez II. (Spouse:Kenya Mendez), Justin Edward Mendez, and Stephon Avery Mendez. Four granddaughters, Kéna Jenae Mendez, Leonna Sade Mendez, Lillian Sky Mendez, and Chalica Diana Easley. He is also survived by his sister Carlina Beverly as well as numerous cousins, a host of nieces and nephews , other relatives and countless friends.

Mr. Mendez' visitation will be held from 6:00pm - 8:00pm on Tuesday, September 29 at Mullins and Thompson Funeral Service, Stafford location. A memorial service will be held at 10 AM on Wednesday, September 30, 2020 at Quantico National Cemetery to honor his memory and peacefully lay him to rest. He is well loved and will truly be missed.

We love you and we can't help ourselves.

Love,

The Mendez Family

Services

  • Visitation

    Tuesday, September 29, 2020

  • Interment

    Wednesday, September 30, 2020

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Brigitte Johnson

October 4, 2020

Juan,
Leonard and I are heartbroken! We have not seen each other in many years but we will always remember your smile and your big heart!
To Marcy and the family, we are so sorry for your loss and we will continue to lift you in prayer.

Love
Leonard & Brigitte Johnson

Leandra Brown

October 1, 2020

Mr. Mendez, you were such an amazing man! Every time I saw you, you always had the biggest smile on your face. I am truly so sorry for your loss. I am thinking of you all and praying for you all.

Leandra

Antornette Vaughn

September 30, 2020

WE HAVE HAD SO MANY FUN TIMES JUST LAUGHING AT EACH OTHER I LOVE 💘 YOU I WILL NEVER FORGET YOU'RE LOVING SPIRIT MY FRIEND 💔

Annette Mendez

September 29, 2020

My heartfelt condolences to the Mendez family, you are all in my prayers for comfort and peace that surpasses all understanding that only God can give us in these difficult times. My favorite memory of Juan was the morning texts and just hearing his voice which reminded me of our father. Sleep in peace along with papi, your mom and our ancestors.
God bless your family

Janice Haughton

September 29, 2020

Marcy, Aston and I are praying for your strength as you go through this difficult time.

Cynthia Rosario

September 29, 2020

My dear Juan,
Cousin to cousin we were from the same tree, cousin to cousin is a special thing. Memories no one can steal! You gained your wings to eternal life, God has you in his keeping and I forever have you in my heart! I will miss you so much, your silliness, your laughter, the singing, the calls but mostly your presence! My heart is so heavy, however your in peace as I’m picking up the pieces understanding your lost. Freddie, I the kids and grandkids will miss you, for our every other weekend will never be the same💔I love you my cousin Juan Antonio Mendez Sr! Rest in paradise

Marshall Day

September 29, 2020

I remember when we would ride our motorcycles together and Mendez would say"why you riding so fast is there a fire". He would always greet me with a pleasant smile when seeing me at work in the morning with my K-9. He would then reply to my K-9 "hey fluffy". Mendez was always happy, pleasant, and had a smile worth a million dollars. You will be well missed my brother.

My God bless and keep the family and may Heaven smile upon the family during this time.


Ida Mendez

September 29, 2020

My beautiful nephew how I will miss you❣️ You were just here Visiting me in June. What a beautiful baby boy you were and grew into a handsome man. My heart is so broken I am devastated! Thank you for all your calls and laughs, you will Forever be in my heart ! Your now with your mom and your dad (my brother) fly high nephew your at peace, as I will be here missing and loving you daily. Love you, aunt titi Ida! (As you called me.) Semper Fi forever! Rest Easy Nephew!

Kenya Mendez

September 28, 2020

Kelvin S

September 28, 2020

Mr. Mendez was an extremely beautiful soul who was full of positive energy. There was never a time where I’d come over and he wasn’t smiling, or cracking cheesy jokes that made everyone else around him smile. The room was always filled with joy in his presence.

His son, Stephon Mendez, is a best friend of mine of 15+ years who I call my brother. I could always tell that same vibrant energy was passed to stephon because stephon is just as goofy as Mr. Mendez! I have always, and will always have respect for the man who took care of his family and you did JUST THAT! From what I can see in Stephon, Mr. Mendez has instilled a strong sense of pride in his children, and the willing to do whatever it takes to uphold that pride and never give up on accomplishing tasks. The Mendez family has a lot to be proud of and I take great pride myself in having been a part of Mr. Mendez’s journey through life. You will be missed!

With much love, Kelvin & Family!

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