Gerardo "Jerry" Flores, 42, entered into eternal rest on Saturday, May 16, at the Edinburg Children's Hospital in Edinburg.
He was born on December 27, 1966, in Edinburg to Daniel Flores and Oralia Rios.
Jerry is survived by his sons, Mark (Idalia) Flores and James Daniel Flores; daughter, Melissa Michelle (Alejandro) Bautista; brothers; Tomas Daniel Flores, Aureliano "Al" (Mary Ellen) Flores, Domingo (Letty) Flores, Juan Jose Flores, Martin (Thelma) Flores; sister, Enriqueta Flores Garcia; grandchildren; Brandyn Taylor Rodriguez, Gerardo "Jerry" Saenz, Maythe Vega, and Raquel Paulina Perez.
Jerry is preceded in death by his parents and sister, San Juanita Gomez.
Through his time with his family, he always seemed to be a character, always trying to make someone laugh. Jerry was a loving father, great brother and a friend to anyone that needed one. Jerry was the only one who could be who he was and be able to accomplish the things that he achieved.
In 1985, Jerry joined the U.S. Army, which led him to start towards a career in law enforcement. He worked with the E.C.I.S.D. Police from 1991 - 1998 as a security officer. He worked himself up from a Peace Officer to later being promoted to Lieutenant of Special Services and then began working for the Sherriff Department from 1998 - 2004. Most recently he was working with the Edinburg Housing Department. He will by deeply missed by his family, friends, and all those who knew him.
Serving as pallbearers will be Mark Anthony Flores, James Daniel Flores, Juan Jose Flores, Martin Vivian Flores, Bryan Flores, and Richard Stephen Flores. Honorary pallbearers will be Brandyn Taylor Rodriguez, Domingo Flores, Al Flores, Tom Flores, David Martinez, Alex Bautista.
Visitation will be held on Tuesday, May 19, from 3 to 9 p.m. in the Chapel of Peace at Ceballos-Diaz funeral Home, with a rosary to be prayed at 7 p.m. Christian mass will be held on Wednesday, May 20, at 11 a.m. at Holy Family Catholic Church in Edinburg. Christian burial will follow to Palm Valley Memorial Gardens in Pharr. Funeral services have been entrusted to Ceballos-Diaz Funeral Home in Edinburg.