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Manuel Paredes, Jr.
On Monday, May 11, 2020 God noticed that he needed an angel that would help out organizing other angels to get things done and plan future projects as he ALWAYS did on earth, First choice was Manuel Paredes, Jr., aka “Manny, Tata, Viejo, and Papi”, devoted husband to Maria Del Carmen Paredes in every way imaginable, from making sure she was treated like a queen and as far as holding her purse at the mall as she shopped and boy did she shop. To my younger brother (19-year difference}, Manuel Adrian Paredes, they were two peas in a pod, best friends, and Adrian never said no when my dad had another project in mind for Adrian’s home. To me “Zully”, AKA Lyzza Paredes-Campos, he was an overprotective father and I would always hear him tell my mom “La Niña Primero”, which meant that before anything else my needs were to be met first. He never wanted me to want for anything and not have it. Call it spoiled, I too call it, yeah ok, spoiled. (Between you and I my brother was and is the spoiled one). Seriously, my dad was one of a kind. Alfredo Campos, Jr., my husband, and my dad were not only in-laws, they were great friends and would help each other with projects, my dad always rushing Alfredo to get it done. I loved that! My dad was born to the late Bertha Treviño and Manuel Paredes, Sr. in Tucson, Arizona. Robert Paredes, his older brother, who for sure is playing golf in Heaven, stopped to welcome him with open arms and a golf club to which my dad will probably say “no Robert, I have never played” but I know he will be trying just to get a chance to be with him again. My dad served in Vietnam, was an Airborne Ranger, and in the Military Police. He was a proud U.S. Army Veteran and retired after 22 years. Not too long after he began another career as a mail carrier with the U.S. Postal Service for another 22 years and finally retired from that establishment. He and my mom enjoyed his retirement by going to Las Vegas often, going out to restaurants practically every day, and spending time together, He now leaves an imprint in our hearts and countless memories to his wife and life time partner; Maria Del Carmen Paredes “flaca”, (his term of endearment for her), daughter, Lyzza “Zully” Paredes-Campos, favorite son-in law and great friend; Alfredo Campos, Jr., the apple of his eye and best friend, son; Manuel Adrian Paredes, grandchildren; Ivan Alfredo Campos (Melissa), and Vanessa Alexandra Pestritto (Matt), great-grandchildren; Richard Xavier, Trystan Alexzander, River Isabel, and Roman Victor, Other survivors include siblings ; Maria Hernandez, Guadalupe Bailon, Alex Paredes (Maria), and Ana Galindo, dear nieces, nephews ,countless family members, friends, and “Wapo”, Adrian’s black lab.
Visitation will be held on Saturday, May 16, 2020 from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. with a Catholic Scripture Service to commence at 6:00 p.m. at San Jose Funeral Home-East, 10950 Pellicano Dr., El Paso, Texas. Due to Covid 19 guidelines please wear a mask. This is a cremation with services and later this year once Ft. Bliss National Cemetery opens for services and military honors allowed, we will be having A Graveside service with full Military Honors and a family and friends gathering at a place to be announced. I especially want to thank my San Jose Funeral Home Family for their tremendous love and support.