CARLOS FRANCISCO CORONADO, JR., 21, passed away on Tuesday, November 26, 2019, in Roswell, New Mexico. Please take a moment and share a kind thought or memory with Carlos’ family at www.andersonbethany.com.
SERVICES: There will be a Viewing at Anderson Bethany Funeral Home on Monday, December 9, 2019, from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM. A Funeral Service will be held at Anderson Bethany Funeral Home on Tuesday, December 10, 2019, 10:00 AM. Interment will follow at South Park Cemetery.
On January 16, 1998, Carlos was born to Carlos F. Coronado and Cyleste Gabaldon in Roswell, New Mexico. He attended Roswell schools and graduated in 2017. Carlos was a member of the Roswell Boys and Girls Club. Listening to music, car shows, traveling, and going on road trips were among his favorite pastimes. Carlos’ favorite sports were basketball, wrestling, and football. His favorite football team were the San Francisco 49ers. Carlos loved spending time with his grandpa and had unconditional love for his mother, of whom he was very protective. He was a member of Church on the Move.
SURVIVORS: Those left to cherish memories of Carlos are his girlfriend, Briana Lucero; daughter, Cassidy Francine Coronado; mother, Cyleste and fiancé, Christopher Smiley; grandparents: Frank and Rita Gabaldon, Luis Coronado; great-grandparents: Ray Guerrero, and Lencho Najar; siblings: Nehemiah Gabaldon, Joseph Trujillo Jr., Zyliyah, Sky Smiley; aunts and uncles: Della, Tania, and Marisol Coronado, Francine Martinez, Frank Albert Gabaldon Jr. and his fiancé, Angela Sanchez, Sylvia, Terri and Gilbert, Gloria, Darlene, Diana, Danny Cobos; close friends: Alfonso Rodriguez, Robert Rodriguez, Jo Jo Silva, Jesse Sambrano, Julian Silva, Santino Rodriguez; cousins: Kaprice, Ciara, Dionna, Greg Gabaldon Jr., Gilbert Gabaldon Jr., Julian Najar, Mandy, Crystal Roxanne, Annalycia Gonzales, Felix Martinez, and Jerimiah Romero.
PRECEDED: Carlos is preceded in death by his father, Carlos Francisco Coronado, Sr.; grandparents: Connie Najar, Cynthia Coronado, Eustacia Najar; great-grandparents: Cruz Gabaldon, Alice “Honey” Orona, Juan and Edminda Cobos; uncle, Danny Cobos; cousins: Herman Najar, Christopher Najar; Israel De Los Santos, Elijah Romero, Mary De Los Santos, and Gloria Gabaldon.
HONORARY PALLBEARER: Blessed to serve are Honorary Pallbearer are Isiah Coronado, Santino Rodriguez, Christopher Smiley, Melissa Gonzales, and Lucia Contreras.
PALLBEARERS: Honored to serve as Pallbearers are Joseph Peña, Aaron Laughlin, Robert Rodriguez, Greg Gabaldon Jr., Alfonso Rodriguez, and Gilbert Gabaldon Jr.
“To my loved ones my time came too soon I grew up tough Rock them streets with my homies becuz they had it rough just a little kid when my dad’s life was taken away, I changed forever that day always wondering why he didn’t get to stay. Baby Carlos, that was me, but the moment he died, I became a LIL SLEEPY G. I was raised right from wrong, but I had a choice. This is the path I chose to go to. You fought hard with all your heart and soul. The heartache of losing me, I never wanted you to know, believe me when I say I didn’t want to go. At times in your eyes, I did no wrong, and I pushed away moments when I should have been holding on. I’m begging you to please be strong, don’t think about the pain with tear-filled eyes, don’t sit alone, so no one hears your cries. Go home and remember me together; these disagreements and words unspoken can’t go on forever. Let me be the reason that you make it through each day forgive me I never meant to leave this way. I’m omw to the golden gates where my dad waits to welcome me to Heaven; I’ll be with u all 24/7. I know you are angry with hatred building up inside. Tell my homies I appreciate the tears they’ve cried. Big Bad East Side R.I.P Lil sleepy G. In Loving Memory shirts being worn for me, I can’t believe this is how things turned out to be. Look at those I took for granted, thinking I was grown. Mom, it was us against the world now I left u all alone. The sleepless nights’ grandma u waited up praying I’d go home. You had dreams for me, but this is who I chose to be. Tio, u had so many words that will forever be left unsaid, I should have listened when u told me, “Get it thru ur head.” My daughter with u I didn’t get enough time Daddy’s Lil girl forever u will shine. Baby sister smile like the world belongs to you — Lil brothers forever and always 24/7 by ur side in all that u do. Grampa, I know I said I wasn’t afraid to die, but today as I watched u cry, I realized the hardest part would be having to say this goodbye. In your hearts is where I’ll always be. Ride or die East Side 2 1 Lil Sleepy G.”