Alexis R. "A.J." Fuentes, Jr., Private, USMC – October 6, 2011


Alexis R. “A.J.” Fuentes, Jr., Private, USMC, 22, of Amarillo died Thursday, Oct. 6, 2011, in Twentynine Palms, Calif.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 15, 2011, in Trinity Fellowship West Sanctuary with Pastor John Love officiating. Burial will be in Llano Cemetery.  Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.
A.J. was born May 12, 1989, in Amarillo, to Alexis and Michelle Denise Zumwalt Fuentes. He graduated from Highland Park High School, where he played football and basketball.
He married Brianna Monice Diaz. He was a U.S. Marine.
Survivors include his wife, Brianna Monice Fuentes of Twentynine Palms; his mother, Michelle Fuentes of Amarillo; his father, Alexis Fuentes of Lebanon, Tennessee; his step father, Gary Swain of Fritch; a brother, Aaron Swain of Fritch; and his grandmothers, Amelia Daniel of Amarillo and Lillian Fuentes of Lebanon, Tennessee.

0 Replies to “Alexis R. "A.J." Fuentes, Jr., Private, USMC – October 6, 2011”

  1. baby i miss you sooo much 🙁 i wake up everyday wishing that none of this is true.. i would give everything to have you back, to hear your voice again, to hold you in my arms. i love you with all my heart my beautiful husband forever and always!!! you are my everything, im so lost without you baby
    this time last year we were planning what we were gonna do while u were home! i love you so much Alexis, my Beautiful Husband! <3

  2. AJ. You left footprints on my heart and I will never be the same. I am so glad i found u again when I did. My days subbing at Highland Park are extra memorable because of u. I have shared my experiences with many, of my stories with u and the art class \episode\ i know since that day ,u listened so well and told others – we dont tear down- we only build each other up! I am so glad we got to visit earlier this year! My heart is aching as another one of my students have left us! I will continue to share about my amazing AJ that went on to serve his country . It doesnt make sense now but u give us one more reason to look forward to the day we come to be with you! Tell Kayla and Brianna hello. I miss u all so much . Yourforming your own classroom again and i cant wait to get there for u all to teach me this time! Im praying for u all. I cant comprehend what u r going through! Hugs. \Ms Grossman\. =]

  3. to my bestie in the whole wide world brianna i am here for you and i am understanding the pain if you need anything or just a should to cry on iam here and to aj i thank you for your dedication not only to your country but to your fellow brothers in arms and we are all great ful that you where willing to make the ultimate sacrafice for all of than you aj you will never beforgot and you will hold a very special place in my heart

  4. All gave some, BUT YOU GAVE ALL! For that, we shall be eternally in your debt. We are a military family and understand the sacrifice you made for us. Although, we didn’t know you personally, we do know Bri, and our children Jeremiah and Courtney knew you well. You will always be in our hearts and on our minds. We will never forget you! May you rest in peace knowing you were loved and admired by so many.

  5. I didn’t get to know you as well as others did. But I still cherished our friendship and considered you one of my friends. The drive to Austin last summer would have definitely been lame if you hadn’t been there riding shotgun. The music, the talks, the “how to decide if it was a community or a town” checklist, and of course our night out in Austin. You were crazy and lived life to the fullest which made everyone around you have a great time. Keep watch over your boys, family, and Bri. Thoughts with all of them as they face saying final goodbyes Saturday. I’ll see you at the crossroads my friend.

  6. I first met A.J. back in the late 90’s. He’s always been the best son a mother could ask for. The last time I saw him he was working at Sams and was nice enough to help me take my groceries to my car. He was like a son to me and I’ll miss him so very much. My prayers are with all of you! We will see him very soon in Heaven so hang on and keep looking up!

  7. My deepest sympathies to Brianna, family and dear friends. I know words can never express how much you hurt right now. I pray for your strength and healing through all this. God bless and my prayers are with you.
    Best regards,
    Lisa

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