CAPTAIN ERIK D. SEGURA
November 18, 1975 – January 26, 2021
Capt. Erik D. Segura at the age of 45, joined our Lord in His heavenly kingdom on Tuesday, January 26, 2021.
Beloved father of two who loved cooking, especially his favorite “carnita from outside” (carne asada). Erik loved to spend time outdoors, running, swimming, and diving. He had a thing for being able to see the potential in people before they were even aware of it and had one of the biggest hearts and never complained when it came down to helping others. So much so, he dedicated his life to helping others.
Erik came to Laredo in 1986. He graduated from Nixon High School in 1994. He then joined the Fire Department in February of 1996, where he proudly served for 25 years. He received his Associates in Nursing in 2015. He was also the recipient for the Mary Alice Lopez Award. “This award is bestowed by the graduating class on a student who led the best example of the nursing profession” as per Laredo College. He worked at Laredo Medical Center in the ICU Department as well as Doctor’s Hospital of Laredo in the Emergency Room Department. In addition to these two facilities, he worked for a few Home Health Nursing companies as well.
Erik’s legacy will forever be alive in the hearts and minds of all whose life he touched. May his memory forever be a blessing unto all who knew and loved him.
Left to cherish his memory are his beloved children: Ilse Belinda Segura (Gabriel Alexander Vargas) and Erik Abdiel Segura; parents, Mario G. and Belinda Segura; his siblings, Maribel (Ramiro) Baca and Fabiola (James) Richards; niece and nephew, Nathan and Penelope Baca; as well as his partner, Valeria Antu and former spouse, Niria Rodriguez; his beloved four legged friend and faithful dog, Picos. He is further survived by numerous other relatives, friends and coworkers.
Live streaming of these events will be available on the funeral home website linked to his online obituary beginning at 5:30 pm on Sunday, January 31, 2021.
The family will be receiving condolences on Sunday evening, January 31, 2021 from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. at Joe Jackson North Funeral Chapel & Cremation Services, 1410 Jacaman Rd.; where a Celebration of Life Service will commence at 6 p.m.
Funeral Services will be held on Monday morning, February 01, 2021 departing at 9:30 a.m. from Joe Jackson North Funeral Chapels to Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church where a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m.
Rite of Committal and Interment will follow at the family plot of the Laredo City Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be: Honor Guard: Bexar County Fire Department Dist 2 & Pipe Band: San Antonio Fire Department & Laredo Border Patrol
Honorary Pallbearers will be: Joey Lopez, Ricky Venegas, Johnny Almaraz, Gerry Rangel, Joe Izaguirre, Albert Chapa, and Pablo Ramos.
The family would like to extend their most heartfelt gratitude to all the agencies that have assisted in providing the prayerful support during this difficult time as well as having escorted him home: Laredo Fire Department, Laredo Police Department, San Antonio Fire Department, San Antonio Police Department, Webb County Fire and Rescue, US Customs and Border Patrol, Texas State Troopers, Webb County Constables, Cotulla Fire Department and La Salle Sheriff’s Department, Doctor’s Hospital of Laredo and Main Methodist Hospital
Arrangements have been entrusted to the care and direction of the funeral service professionals at Joe Jackson North Funeral Chapels & Cremation Services, 1410 Jacaman Rd., Laredo, Texas 78041; (956)722-8850.