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Wednesday, May 10, 2023
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Starts at 7:00pm
Thursday, May 11, 2023
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BROWNSVILLE, TX. - Goodbye our beautiful son! Michael Alexander Nash, the light of our lives, was born November 17, 1992, and was taken from his loving family in a tragic auto accident on Wednesday, the 3rd of May 2023. He was thirty years of age.
As a child, Michael loved dinosaurs and snakes. When we asked him what he wanted to be when he grew up, he said a snake doctor. We gave him a newly hatched ball python when he was three years old. He named it Henry and we still have Henry today. He also loved dinosaurs and had quite a collection.
As Michael grew older, he loved skateboarding and won several skateboard contests. Many of his skating buddies, who were either his age or older, took care of him as if he were their cherished younger brother. They proved to be fantastic lifelong friends! Michael also loved playing basketball and was an incredible basketball player. He made many more friends in the sports he played. He was such a good person that he always had so many friends! Our home was always open to our kids’ friends who often got dropped off at our house on a Friday and picked up on Sunday. Their friends went with us swimming, to the beach, the zoo, carnivals, circuses, sporting events, etc. They became a part of our family. My wife and I felt as if we were their second mom and dad.
Michael sometimes struggled academically but he had several wonderful teachers who went above and beyond to help him. For that reason, we are truly grateful to them! He won several science awards which eventually helped him earn his CNA. He worked many different jobs and learned a great deal from each of them. His last job was working on a bird farm in Los Fresnos for Chase Powell, a truly caring, kind, and genuine individual. Thank you Chase for being such a good person and good influence on Michael! Michael’s girlfriend Hannah Hernandez was a good influence on Michael and helped him to stay on a good path. They called themselves “two peas in a pod” because they were so much alike, both in their physical appearance and personality. They loved fashion and dressed similarly. Michael was happy and looking forward to a bright future.
The last thing that he said to me on the day he passed was “I think I have a job at Vans! I’m going to work there, do Door-Dash, and in the fall, I’m going to begin college to earn an LCDC certificate!” Unfortunately, he never had the chance to fulfill his dreams as his life was cut short. It is so difficult to realize that I’ll never hear him say “I love you, Dad” as he hugged me and left.
Michael is survived by his loving mother and father, Mary Gretchen Nash and Ron Lee Nash; his older brother, Simon Puente, who was his second rock and always there for him (wife Yadira “Dulce” Puente); his beloved sister, Sarah Nash, who he loved to tease and joke around with and who was always there for him (boyfriend Andrew Ortega); his beloved daughter, Amber Cheyenne; his uncle, Ray Nash (Aunt Linda); his Aunt Karen Bach (Uncle Jim); his uncle Stephen Winans (Aunt Gail); his cousins Travis Nash (wife Elisa), Sean Nash (fiancé Amy), and James Bach (wife Tawnya); his nephews, Seth Lee and Ian Lee Puente; Michael’s girlfriend, Hannah Hernandez; and many other family members.
This obituary was written by Michael’s father, Ron Lee Nash.
Visiting hours will be held on Wednesday, the 10th of May 2023 between the hours of four o'clock in the afternoon and nine o'clock at night, with a recitation of the holy rosary to begin at seven o'clock Wednesday evening within the East Chapel of Darling-Mouser Funeral Home.
The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at two o'clock in the afternoon on Thursday, the 11th of May 2023 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 602 E. Elizabeth Street, Brownsville. All attendees are asked to meet directly at the church. A Committal Service will follow, via an escorted procession, at the historic Old Brownsville City Cemetery, where Michael Alexander will be laid to rest within the family plot.
In lieu of floral arrangements and customary remembrances, donations in Michael’s name may be made to Sacred Heart Church, care of Immaculate Conception Cathedral, 1218 E. Jefferson Street, Brownsville, Texas 78520.
Memories of Michael Alexander may be shared at www.darlingmouser.com.
Personalized funeral arrangements directed by Steven R. Hieu Bailey and Staff have been entrusted to the care of Darling-Mouser Funeral Home at 945 Palm Boulevard in Brownsville, Texas 78520, (956) 546-7111.