God saw that our little angel was tired, so he wrapped his arms around you and whispered, “Come to Me.” In the early morning of Saturday, May 11, 2013; Jose Miguel Cruz (Miguel) passed peacefully from the arms of his loving mother into the arms of God. Surrounded by his family, who held vigil throughout the night, our little Miguel returned home. While our hearts are broken, and our spirits crushed, we close our eyes and are comforted by Miguel’s sweet smile. While Miguel will be remembered for his brave little fight for life, he will be most remembered for the love and joy he brought others. We will remember how he loved dancing with his big sister Ava, watching Yo-Gabba-Gabba, singing along with Elmo from Sesame Street, and always loved bubbles. Each time we see a bubble float by, it will remind us that his sweet spirit is always close to us.
Born in San Antonio, Texas on September 28, 2008, Miguel leaves behind his parents; Roseann Gonzales Cruz of Galveston; Jose M. Cruz Sr. of Dallas; and sister, Ava Grace Cruz of Galveston; grandparents: Raymond and Marian Gonzales of Galveston and Jose and Juanita Cruz of San Antonio; uncles and aunts, Raymond T. Gonzales and Tina M. Gomez of League City, Anthony Campos and Michael C. Ruggerio of Houston, Rick and Norma Roberts of Allen, Christy Cruz and Joey Leal of San Antonio; godparents, Mark and Tammy McRae of San Antonio; and countless cousins and other loving family members.
The family wishes to express deep thanks to Dr. Susan Gerik, Dr. Amr Abouleish, the caring Physicians, Nursing and PCT staff – tenth floor, Radiation Oncology, second floor Recovery, and eighth floor Day Surgery of UTMB John Sealy Children’s Hospital, as well as the countless other friends Miguel made at ECI, Moody Day School, Parker Elementary, and ECU/Life during his four years.
Miguel’s family will receive visitors beginning at 5:00 pm, Tuesday, May 14th, at Malloy & Son Funeral Home. A rosary will begin at 6:30 pm. Funeral services will begin at 10:00 am, Wednesday, May 15th, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 1302 Broadway St., in Galveston. Burial will follow at Mt. Olivet Cemetery in Dickinson, TX.