Miguel Cruz

September 28, 2008 - May 11, 2013
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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.

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Born: September 28, 2008
Died: May 11, 2013

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Jesus & Patricia Cruz posted on 11/30/-1

The Lord needed another Angel by his side and he called Miguel to take his right hand.


James Craig Brown posted on 11/30/-1

Im so sorry to hear About your loss. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers.


Paul Seabolt posted on 11/30/-1

My Heart and Prayers are with you at this time. The joy he brought to all those around him will never be forgotten. He is dancing and singing in Heaven. God's Strength and Love be with you. Paul Seabolt


Liz Larios posted on 11/30/-1

So sorry for your loss. My prays our with you and your family.


Christine Streebel Grudzien posted on 11/30/-1

My thoughts and love are with you all.


Morris and Stanley Ruggerio posted on 11/30/-1

Miguel, a true miracle, moved on peacefully and without fear. The concern and love of Christ absolutely touched little Miguel. He helped him through his time with all of us, so this sweet baby is the continuation of Christ. Just remember Saint Paul's "I no longer I, but Christ in me." God's nature teaches us that matter and energy are never destroyed, only transformed. Death is really a transformation that is an ending, but not just an ending. Fly away, precious angel.


Ken Malone and Joe Culotta posted on 11/30/-1

We are so sorry for your loss, Miguel was a fighter...we can all learn from that. He was a source of inspiration!


Ava Cruz posted on 11/30/-1

I love my brother Miguel.


Heather Young, Claire and Todd Sutherland posted on 11/30/-1

Claire, Todd, and I are so sad to hear of sweet Miguel's passing. Words cannot express how sorry we are. Marion and Raymond- you have such a special place in our hearts, and it is clear that this sweet angel was so loved by your wonderful family. Heather Young Sutherland


Michael Ruggerio - Anthony Campos posted on 11/30/-1

While our hearts are broken, we take comfort in our beautiful memories of you and in knowing that you are holding the pieces of our broken hearts and will carry them with you always. You touched our lives in a way that no one else could. Our love for you cannot be measured and there are no words that can express the deep feeling of loss we now experience. Take care of our hearts and look after the broken pieces. We will hold tight to the memories we have and the love you gave to each of us. With So Much Love, Tio Michael and Tio Anthony


Barbara Zimmerman posted on 11/30/-1

God be with you and the family during this time of grief.


Tracy Lyons posted on 11/30/-1

I am so sorry for your loss Rosanne, and that I can not be there for you. Love you, Tracy, Michael, Kayla & Brielle


Veronica Kovich posted on 11/30/-1

We are so sorry to hear of Miguel's passing. West and I are lucky to have had the chance to spend last school year with him. Hugs to you and you family. Veronica, Nick and West Kovich


Nancy Chadwick posted on 11/30/-1

My prayers are with you all. I will always remember the joy that Miguel showered on all those around him.


Leigh Ann Eckols posted on 11/30/-1

Miguel always brought a smile to my face. His grin melted my heart. I will admire his strength and his family's strength always. Peace and love.


Margarita Sims posted on 11/30/-1

Much love to all of you... You were so good to your sweet angel boy... I am lifting you all up in prayer.


Karen Jones posted on 11/30/-1

He will really be missed! Sending prayers and love your way.


Shapelle Payne posted on 11/30/-1

To Michael and Family My deepest sympathy to you and and your family. May you find strength in the love of the family, the warm embrace of friends, and the wonderful memories of you and your child together. Wishing you comfort and peace of mind. Shapelle Payne, Harris Health System