Melissa A. Soliz, age 46, a resident of Kingsville, Texas passed away Sunday, April 22, 2018 in Kingsville. She was born August 28, 1971 in Kingsville to Emilio C. Soliz and Josie Garcia Soliz. Melissa was a graduate of H.M. King High School and studied psychology at Texas A&M University – Kingsville. She was a former clerk for the Kleberg County Clerk’s Office and Kleberg County Appraisal District. Melissa was the first woman in Kleberg County to be ordained to marry same-sex couples. She spent her free time raising and donating funds to the Salvation Army for needy children.
Melissa was preceded in death by her father, Emilio C. Soliz.
Survivors, all of Kingsville, include her mother, Josie Soliz, one brother, Emilio G. Soliz, two sisters, Angie Soliz (David Quinones) and Krystle Barrera (Anthony), best friend, Raymond Garcia, and eight nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Saturday, April 28, 2018 at the Turcotte-Piper Mortuary Chapel. A Rosary will be recited at 3:00 p.m. Saturday, April 28, 2018 at the Turcotte-Piper Mortuary Chapel followed by a Eulogy Service. A private burial will take place at Chamberlain Cemetery at a later date.
Services are entrusted to Turcotte-Piper Mortuary, 205 General Cavazos Blvd., Kingsville, Texas.
My condolences to the Soliz family and Raymond. Lissa, you were a beautiful person. I missed you so much and thought of you very offend. May you rest in peace.
Leticia RodriguezLaredo, TX
She will be truly missed . Her happy smile brighten up the room. I was so happy to meet her at my father's last days. My father was Mario Mendiola she greeted me with so much warmth of her heart. Wish we could have spend more time cuz.
MARY ALICE MENDIOLARockport, TX
My deepest and most sincere condolences to the family and Raymond Garcia for their loss. My dearest, Lissa, you were and are always in my heart, mind, body, and soul. Rest In Peace and in Love.
Isaac HinojosaCorpus Christi, TX
My deepest condolences to the family. Lissa has completed her journey on earth but her joy in the kingdom of God has just begun. She will listening to the Mariachis in heaven With Emilio leading them. I will forever remember Lissa’s contagious smile and laughter. Until we meet again cousin. Love you and I will miss you.
Neomi Rubio-RamirezCorpus Christi, TX
My deepest condolences to Josie Soliz and family on the passing of Melissa Soliz. God bless you and gave you strength during this difficult time.
Norma De La RosaKingsville, TX
May you rest in God’s hand. Lissa, while your loved ones remember what joy you shared
Diane HarrisStephenville, TX