Abel Christian Melendez

Abel Christian Melendez, 13, of Alvin, Texas, passed away on August 14, 2021 in Pearland, Texas. He was born on December 18, 2007 in Webster, Texas to loving parents Abel and Jenny Beth (Bankston) Melendez. He will be missed by all who knew and loved him.

Abel was preceded in death by his great-grandparents Julian & Juana Melendez and Carole Bankston, and great-grandfathers Jesus Vela and Russell Fitzpatrick.

He is survived by his parents Abel and Jenny Melendez, sister Abigail Melendez, brother Alden Melendez grandparents Lorie and John Corkins, Abel and Linda Melendez, and Jon Bankston, great-grandparents Catarina Sanchez-Vela, Donis Fitzpatrick, and Judy Cox, uncles Jonathan Bankston, Joaquin Melendez and wife Monica, Miguel Melendez, and Eric Melendez and wife Sara, and numerous other relatives and friends.

Abel was a sweet and pure soul who touched many people’s lives in such a positive way. He always brought laughter, love, and happiness to all. He was our sweet boy loved by everyone he knew. Abel loved spending time with family and friends being silly and laughing. He taught himself how to play guitar and piano and enjoyed dancing and clapping to all types of music. Abel loved animals and they always brought joy to him. He loved his brother and sister very much and made many memories with them that they will cherish forever. Abel had a special heart and always brought people together. He learned how to say one word and that was ma-ma. No matter what he went through he was always a fighter and the strongest little boy we have ever known. We are so blessed to have had 13 amazing years with him and will hold him in our hearts with us forever.

A visitation for Abel will be held on Thursday, August 26, 2021 from 6:00 to 7:00 PM with a rosary beginning at 7:00 PM at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, 110 E South St., Alvin, Texas 77511. The funeral service will take place Friday, August 27, 2021 at 10:30 AM also at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church. Interment will follow at Confederate Cemetery in Alvin, Texas.


Abel Christian Melendez, de 13 años, de Alvin, Texas, falleció el 14 de agosto de 2021 en Pearland, Texas. Nació el 18 de diciembre de 2007 en Webster, Texas de padres amorosos Abel y Jenny Beth (Bankston) Melendez. Todos los que lo conocieron y amaron lo extrañarán.

A Abel le precedieron en la muerte sus bisabuelos Julian & Juana Melendez y Carole Bankston, y sus bisabuelos Jesus Vela y Russell Fitzpatrick.

Los sobreviven sus padres Abel y Jenny Melendez, su hermana Abigail Melendez y su hermano Alden Melendez. Los abuelos Abel y linda Melendez, Lorie John Corkins y Jon Bankston. Los bisabuelos Catarina Sánchez-véla, Donis Fitzpatrick y Judy Cox, los tíos Jonathan Bankston, Joaquín Meléndez y su esposa Mónica, Miguel Meléndez y Eric Meléndez y su esposa Sara, y muchos otros parientes y amigos.

Abel fue un alma dulce y pura que tocó la vida de muchas personas de una manera tan positiva. Siempre trajo risa, amor y felicidad a todos. Era nuestro dulce chico amado por todos los que conocía. A Abel le encantaba pasar tiempo con su familia y amigos haciendo feliz a todos y riendo. Aprendió por sí mismo a tocar la guitarra y el piano y disfrutó bailando y aplaudiendo con todo tipo de música. Abel amaba a los animales y siempre le traían alegría. Amaba mucho a su hermano y hermana y hizo muchos recuerdos con ellos que apreciarán para siempre. Abel tenía un corazón especial y siempre unía a la gente. Aprendió a decir una palabra y esa fue ma-ma. Siempre fue un luchador y el niño más fuerte que hemos conocido. Estamos muy bendecidos de haber tenido 13 años increíbles con él y lo mantendremos en nuestro corazón con nosotros para siempre.

Una visita para Abel se llevará a cabo el jueves 26 de agosto de 2021 de 6:00 a 7:00 p. M. Con un rosario a partir de las 7:00 p. M. En la iglesia católica St. John the Baptist, 110 E South St., Alvin, Texas. 77511. El servicio fúnebre se llevará a cabo el viernes 27 de agosto de 2021 a las 10:30 AM también en la Iglesia Católica St. John the Baptist. Seguirá el sepelio en el cementerio confederado en Alvin, Texas.


  1. I am so sorry for your loss. Abel and all his family are in my prayers.

    Ron Bales
  2. Jenny I never had an opportunity to meet Abel, but I can only imagine how sweet he was if he was like you. I am so sorry for you loss! Know that you entire Texan Insurance Family is here to support you and your family. We pray for God to rest his soul in eternal peace and may your family find solace knowing that Abel is at home with his FATHER in Heaven.

    kamran virani
  3. Death leaves a heartache no one can heal. Love leaves a memory no one can steal.
    My heart breaks with you all at the thought of this incredible loss. May you find comfort in the memories of Abel’s time on this earth, and find comfort in the stories and memories to share from the family and friends who dearly loved him.

    Cyndi Brock
  4. my heart aches for you and the family but know he is with our heavenly father safe and happy looking down on us. We will see him soon, until cherish the memories . I am here always love you

  5. So sorry for your loss praying for you and your family

    Coriann Villarreal
  6. Sending prayers for all of you

    Carla Williams

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