Jesus "Chuy" Mendieta

Jesus "Chuy" Mendieta
December 27, 2004 - February 23, 2019

Jesus "Chuy" Mendieta
A viewing will be held at Hilliard Funeral Home on Thursday morning, February 28, 2019 from 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Rosary will begin at 12 p.m. at St. Therese Catholic Church in Canton. Mass will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday at St. Therese Catholic Church in Canton, with Father Selvaraj Sinnappan officiating. A service will also be held for Chuy in Winnie, Texas on Friday.
Jesus Gerardo Mendieta was born December 27,2004 in Galveston, Texas. He had been a resident of Winnie, Texas since 2009, formerly living in Port Bolivar. He was an 8th grade student at East Chambers Junior High in Winnie, Texas. He played football, and also ran track. He was loved by his friends, teammates, and coaches. He was Catholic by faith, attending San Louis Catholic Church.
Chuy was in an unexpected accident and passed away at the age of 14 on February 23, 2019. His cousin and best friend, Fernando Vela, died by his side.
Chuy is survived by his parents, Marina & Oscar Mendieta; two sisters, Sonia Mendieta and Karla Mendieta; grandparents, Graciela Munoz, Ignacio Vela, Esteban Tovar Mendieta and Juana Mendieta; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.
He will be deeply missed by all who knew him.