EDINBURG/MISSION – Army National Guard Specialist James Alexander Flores, 20, of Edinburg, passed away on Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014.
He was born on Nov. 5, 1993, in McAllen to Zenaida Flores. He graduated from Sharyland High School in 2012 where he was active in the JROTC program. Upon graduation, he enlisted in the Army National Guard and continued to train as an infantryman where he received various honors and awards. He was also employed by Tomahawk Resources as a casing field hand. He continued to mentor students in the Sharyland JROTC program.
Survivors include his daughter, Kelsey Lee Flores; maternal grandmother, Petra Molina; mother, Zenaida, and stepfather, Guadalupe Vasquez; sisters, Savannah Gonzalez-Cabezuela, Krystal Lyles, Dominique Moor and Mackenzie Moore; and brothers, Michael Gonzalez and Alfonso Cuellar.
Visitation will be held on Monday, Oct. 20, from 1 to 9 p.m. followed by a military memorial service at 7 p.m. at Ceballos-Diaz Funeral Home in Edinburg. A funeral mass will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 21, at 9:30 a.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Edinburg. Burial with military honors by the Army National Guard will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Park Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that donations be made to establish a scholarship fund for the Sharyland JROTC program. Envelopes will be made available at Monday’s service.