Francisco J. Flores
December 19, 1934-March 14, 2021
Mr. Francisco J. Flores, 86, joined our Lord in His heavenly kingdom on Sunday, March 14, 2021.
Francisco J. Flores, also known as Paco, was the son of Francisco and Aurora T. Flores. He was born in Eagle Pass, Texas and was raised in Laredo, Texas. Francisco graduated from St. Augustine High School with Honors. He thrived in educational settings and was one of the first Latinos to graduate from St. Edward’s University, where he majored in Business Administration and Finance.
Francisco served in the U.S. Army and was stationed in Germany where he served as a medic for 2 years. Upon his return from his service in the military, he worked as the property manager officer for the Laredo Air Force Base through its final closing day.
Francisco worked as the manager of the Laredo Teacher’s Federal Credit Union for many years where he played an integral role in establishing its success. He thrived on opportunities that positively impacted the community and embraced this goal working at the TX Workforce Commission. He deeply enjoyed teaching people about community resources and the skills to gain employment.
Paco was happiest and most content helping others. Throughout his professional career and adult life, he consistently devoted time to volunteer and serve in several organizations. He was the treasurer for the Red Cross, a volunteer for Lifeline Mental Health, and a member of both the Elks Lodge and Knights of Columbus organizations.
In retirement, he remained actively devoted to serving his community. He became a volunteer at Laredo Medical Center for 10 years in various capacities. He supported the LMC Information Center and was the secretary for LMC’s Volunteer Committee Board. Throughout his service at LMC, he participated in many local events that promoted the health and well-being of Laredo’s citizens.
Above all else, Francisco was a devout Catholic with deep faith. He maintained a close relationship with the church all his life. In his youth, he enjoyed being an altar boy and later participated in the choir. As music became his way of expressing his deepest sentiments, he volunteered as an organist at the St. Augustine Cathedral.
Francisco was a deeply loving husband, father, grandfather, and friend. He excelled in writing and playing the piano. He enjoyed reading, dancing, spending time with his family and caring for pets. Loving his family and being of service to others brought him a life of fulfillment and deep joy.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Francisco and Aurora T. Flores.
Left to cherish his memory are his loving wife, Melva N. Flores; children, Rosalinda (William) Nericcio, Sandra (Richard) Flores-Gonzales; grandchildren, Lorenzo and Sophia Nericcio; sister-in-law Celinda Treviño Pepi; brother-in-law Armando (Nellie) Treviño Pepi, M.D.; along with other numerous relatives and friends.
We wish to thank all our family, friends, and acquaintances that have express their condolences on the loss of our beloved father. After careful consideration and concern for everyone’s health and safety during this pandemic, we still ask that those who choose to pay their respect and give condolences in person to please wear facemasks at all times and follow CDC COVID-19 guidelines by maintaining safe social distancing.
Live streaming of his services will be available on the funeral home website linked to his online obituary beginning at 9:00 a.m. on Wednesday morning, March 17, 2021.
The family will be receiving condolences on Wednesday morning, March 17, 2021 from 9 a.m to 11 a.m. at Joe Jackson Heights Funeral Chapels & Cremation Services, 719 Loring at Cortez; where a Vigil for the Deceased and Rosary will commence at 9 a.m.
Funeral Services will be held on Wednesday morning, March 17, 2021 departing at 11:15 a.m. from Joe Jackson Heights Funeral Chapels to Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church for a Mass of Christian Burial at 11:30 a.m.
Rite of Committal and Interment will follow at the family plot in the Laredo City Cemetery. Military honors will be provided by the local American Legion Post 59 and U.S. Army Military.
The family would like to extend their most heartfelt gratitude to: Dr. David Cruz, Dr. Benson Huang, Altus Hospice Care, Martha Delgadillo and Eulalia Niño.
In lieu of flowers, the family kindly requests that you consider making a donation to: Ronald McDonald House Charities on their website: rmhc.org
You may express your condolences, share your favorite memories, and sign the guestbook online at: www.joejacksonfuneralchapels.com.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the care and direction of the funeral service professionals at Joe Jackson Heights Funeral Chapels & Cremation Services, 719 Loring at Cortez, Laredo, Texas 78040; (956)722-0001.