Jesus Christ accepted His humble and devoted servant Francisco Manuel Treviño into His arms on, Monday, June 22, 2020. Frank was born on June 16, 1960, and lived most of his life in Brownsville, Texas. Frank had relocated to Olmito, Texas and was surrounded by his immediate family and siblings when he was called home. He had just turned 60 years old. On his birthday, he was surprised by a “Birthday Surprise Serenade” by many of his close friends and church choir. He was ecstatic.
He attended Skinner Elementary and Central Intermediate School, where he joined band and played the saxophone. This was one of the many instruments that he would play in his lifetime. He went on to Hanna High School where he lettered in varsity golf. For many years, Frank was able to enjoy playing golf with his dad. He graduated in 1978. After high school, he attended Texas Southmost College where he received an award for excellence in Physics. He then transferred to UTEP- University Texas El Paso to pursue studies in Pre-Med. Though he was successful in his classes, he realized that he had not touched his guitar or piano in two months. Before transferring to El Paso, Frank had formed the “Flight Music Ministry”. Frank used this music ministry to encourage the youth to come to the Lord. In order to continue with this calling, he decided to return to the valley and study at Pan American University where he received his Bachelors of Science and Teaching certificate. It was during this time that he also joined the “He’s Alive” youth team and with “Flight” began ministering with them throughout the Valley. In March 1982, Frank began his educational career teaching in the Science Department at Gladys Porter High School. He also served as the sponsor for the Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA). He then he enrolled into the Pan American University Master’s program where he earned an M.Ed. in Guidance and Counseling in 1984. Upon receiving his Master’s in Education, he became a Counselor from 1984-2011 at Central Middle School and Vela Middle School. As a Counselor with the Brownsville Independent School District, he served in many schools as the S.A.F.E. Counselor and a member of the Brownsville Crisis Counselor Team. He was a former educational consultant at US Department of Education Regional office with the A.L.L.S.T.A.R. student training program. He was an adjunct faculty member at University of Texas at Brownsville. Frank was the owner–operator of Music on Hold and More. He was a Freelance contributing producer at IMotinVideo. He was a Music Producer/Composer/Arranger/Multi-Instrumentalist/Vocalist at Freelance Musician.
Despite being academically driven, Frank was also an accomplished musician and composer. At the tender age of 4 years old Frank began piano lessons with his mother. This is how his passion for music began. He had been a volunteer parish Music Ministry Coordinator at the Catholic Diocese of Brownsville from 1976 to present. At 14 years old, Frank joined the St. Joseph Catholic Church youth choir and subsequently became the choir director. In 1987, he composed eight of ten songs on his album, Heaven Bound. After graduating from high school he traveled to Rochester, New York to assist in a music ministry for at risk congregants. While attending Brownsville Universities, Frank was a member of the Campus Ministry Association (CMA) at the Brownsville Newman Center. While he was studying at UTEP, he was a music minister at a local Catholic church. After St. Joseph church choir, he was invited by Monsignor Juan Nicolau to be the music minister at Christ the King Catholic Church. It is here where he was introduced to the love of his life, when one Sunday during mass Father Nicolau told the twins Alicia and her sister Alma Solis, “get up and go sing with the choir”. For Frank and Alicia, their love story began there. In 1987 he became the music minister for St. Luke Catholic Church. On June 23, 1989, Frank and Alicia were married. Frank was a true believer in giving back to the community. For the last 43 years, he, his family, and friends had a funeral and rosary music ministry.
Two years ago Frank became ill and had to take a physical leave of absence from the choir. He still would provide music selections and music transcriptions for the musicians. Even through this time of physical hardship, he never stopped praising God. This was evidenced on his Facebook page where he started a prayer ministry, where he posted daily prayers. He offered prayer support, and guidance and counseling to many people. He humbly continued to serve the Lord.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Frank and Laura G. Treviño; paternal grandparents, Francisco G. Treviño and Herminia Z. Treviño; and maternal grandparents, Manuel E. Gonzalez and Laura C. Gonzalez.
Frank is survived by his wife Alicia; daughter & son-in-law Denisha Nicole Muñoz & Ramon Munoz III; son Francisco (Frankie) Manuel Treviño, Jr.; and by his his devoted fur babies Rocky, Jake, Logan, and Levi. He is also survived by his siblings: his sister, Laura Martina Treviño, and his brothers Jaime Miguel Treviño and Santiago Alfredo (Maria) Treviño, “Sanca & Blue” all of Brownsville, Texas; his uncle, Alfredo (Mary Lou) Gonzalez of El Paso, Texas; mother-in-law, Rosie Solis of Brownsville, Texas; and by several nieces and nephews.
Due to the current situation with COVID-19, there will not be any services for the time being. Once this this time has come to an end and we no longer have the need to fear, services will be arranged to celebrate the life of Frank M. Treviño. The family suggests memorial contributions be made in Frank’s memory to a charity or cause of your choosing.
Honorary pallbearers are Frankie M. Treviño, Denisha N. Muñoz, Ray Muñoz, Laura M. Treviño, Jaime M. Treviño, Santiago A. Treviño, Maria Treviño, Liv Hunter Treviño, Jacqueline S. Treviño, Diana Harris, Eduardo Gonzalez, Martin Ochoa, Manuel Gonzalez, Tom Baker, Cristy Baker, Barry Hamilton, Becky G. Hamilton, Jesus Gonzalez, Alfredo Gonzalez Jr., Reiney Adams, Michael Ortiz, Robert Garza (Ret. Judge), Dr. Baltazar Cisneros, David Solis, Jim Rooney, Ray Cavazos, John Sevier, Carlos Rodriguez, Gus Solis, Eric Gonzales, Mario Benavides, David Fasci, Mario Fasci, Gilbert Fasci, Roberto Lucio, David Lucio, Ernest Tamez, and Eduardo Errisuriz.
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Personalized funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Darling-Mouser Funeral Home at 945 Palm Boulevard in Brownsville, Texas 78520, (956) 546-7111.
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