Michael Mikey Cruz Jr.'s Memorial

Michael Mikey Cruz Jr.
(1981 - 2007)


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Name: Michael Mikey Cruz Jr.
Nick Name: Youngster
Gender: Male
Age: 25 years old
Lived: Friday, 28 August 1981 - Tuesday, 29 May 2007

My Story

Michael was born in Hollister California on August 28, 1981.  Michael was the youngest of three. Michael was a well mannered and big hearted kinda guy.  Me and my sister Monica were very over protective of Michael.  We just couldn't stand the thought of anything ever happening to him.  Michael graduated from high school in 1999 .  Michael had many friends and he knew the streets around here pretty well.  Michael struggled in and out of jail since he was a kid.  He always use to tell us I'll be alright when ever me and my sister Monica would ask questions about what he was up to.  He was very close to our children especially my sister boys since he lived there with them.  My nephew Andru was especially close to him and is having a hard time with the passing of him. When he was little he use to wait at the window for Tio Mike no matter how late it was.  During the day he would play the playstaion2 with my other nephew Lee or with my son Nicholas cause we use to go almost everyday.  Michael was a big kid at heart and liked to play with the kids , he had a talent too for making them grilled cheese sandwiches or quesadillas.  I loved my brother more than I can ever expliain , we had a connection .  I tried my hardest to keep him out of trouble or to take care of what ever situation he ever brought to me.  I sometimes couldn't sleep or eat not knowing where he was when he went out all night.  My sister Monica was the same way.  Michael stayed close to home for the most part.  He learned how to do body work so he sometimes did that for extra money when he wasn't hustling.  Michael could lighten up any  mood , he was such a goofball at times.  I could just picture him no dancing around to music with his spatula while making the kids quesadillas. I miss that.  Michael had a girlfriend named Nina who was 9 years younger.  Although she was young and with alot of coaching from myself and my brother my mother and sister finally allowed her to stay there with them, even when Mike got locked up she was still living there, Nina seemed to love my brother the same and even with the difference in age  , and with her parents permission,  it became more evident that this was the girl he wanted to spen his life with.  He had even bought her the engagement ring.  After a few bad choices Mikey found himself  getting thrown out and him and Nina stayed from different friends houses to slleping in a truck that Mikry had picked up a week earlier.  After Nina deciding to go home, Mike went out to look for gas to get them to Chowchilla where Nina and her family had moved to months before, he for some unknown reason slammed into a cement wall, and was killed moments after.  Michael's last words were "Nina" "right there", Nina was taken by helicopter to a San Jose hospital suffering from major leg wounds. While Michael passed away in route to the hospital.  There will never be an easy way to accept Michael is no longer able to fulfill the promise me him and Monica made to stay together forever, to always be close and in eachothers lives.  I miss you Mikey.  My daughter Desjiah is having such a hard time with my brothers passing, her being the oldest of four niecses and nephews she was able to share a little more with him.  We will never forget you and we will always miss you.  I never got to thank my brother for geeting the chance to tell my kids how much he loved them a few months earlier. I wish I could just go back  and change the way things are now, You are such a big part of my heart, I need you mijo!!!!  

  My brother  would say he was going to die young, that this life wasn't made for him, For some reason he never realy felt like he was important .  Maybe because of the household  we grew up in , always seeing the grinding of the teeth and the pist off  face of leave me alone, by one parent and then having the other one barley notice you might just want to go for a ride to the store , or just get out of the house for that matter.  Michael had learned at a young age to take care of himself and learned what being part of a Bond that he was proud of no matter what anyone said. Even if he got the little smurks and rolling of the eyes he knew what he stood for and who was riding right there with him.  He was very lucky to have the friends he did, true friends that are so very important to us and in our lives every day, 5 boys that are helping us to get through this process together, that help my mother to continue to live on .  I wish he could see just how many live he touched with unforgetable memories and the loyalty they continue to honor him with to this very day.  I couldn't ask for  a more beautiful person , I was disapointed a few months before he passed because it seemed he was lacking common sense, he was still a big part of my world and yes it broke my heart but I never stopped loving him, I don't understand why he chose to do some of the things he did in his last months, I wish I wouldn't have been so stubborn to show him I was hurt .  And now this is the ending of our relationship I have to live with for the rest of my life., You know you see it in movies and stuff or read stories but when it is actually you, yourself having to be the one standing by yourself after someone you love choses to make a decision that can never  be straightend out , you just feel confused and alone like you have no idea.  I just wish this wasn't my story, to have to get through everyday, I will never be the same , and for everything I go through now in my personal life , I just want to stop feeling like I am not imoprtant enough to love, the way that I loved him so much.............................................................I just wanted to always protect him, Im suppose to................. Im his older sister!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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I am always thnking of you Mijo, I will never be the same with out you. I miss you so much , Love you Your SIs Lydia
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Fathers Name: Miguel
Mothers Name: Gloria
Siblings Names: Lydia , Monica
Country of Birth: USA
Country of Residence: USA
City of Residence: Hollister
Occupation: Other
Marital Status: Single
Religion: Catholic


Favourite Sport: Football
Favourite Team: 49 ers
Favourite Book: he like to read
Favourite Movie: Young guns, Remembering the Titans
Favourite Music Genre: Rap and Hip-Hop
Favourite Artist: Woodie,Otis Redding,Bone thugs,Tupac
Other Interests:
He liked to play darts, and cook, he did auto-body repair, he was so special................


Place of Passing: San Juan Bautista, Ca
Date of Passing: 29 May 2007
Cause of Passing: Car Accident
Type of Funeral: Friends and Family
Place of Burial: Hillcrest in Hollister
Funeral Director: Black Cooper Sanders
Funeral Location: Hollister IOOF
Funeral Date: 4 June 2007
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