Steven G. Montemayor, Jr., known by most as “Jr.” or “Junbug,” aged 19, of Baytown, Texas passed away on Saturday, October 16, 2021.
Steven was a lifelong resident of Baytown. He was born on July 24, 2002 to parents Steven Montemayor, Sr. and Erika Lopez. He graduated in 2020 from Ross S. Sterling High School, attended Costal Bend College and Lee College, and coached for the Baystros 8U baseball organization. Steven loved baseball and was known as a great player and coach. But, he was best known for always smiling, making others laugh, and lighting up any room he entered. The world is sadder place without him.
He is survived by his parents, sisters, Soriah and Sophia, and many other loving relatives: great-grandmothers, Rosalie Lopez and Beatrice Richardson; grandparents, Rosa and Jorge Montemayor and DeLaina and Michael Bradshaw; aunts and uncles, Angie and Jorge Montemayor, Jr., Jackie and Jaime Montemayor, Letica Montemayor, Lauren Nieto, Erik Salinas, and Derik Salinas; great-aunts and uncles, Rosemarie and Carlos Hernandez, Belinda Lopez, Alan Lopez, and Lupe Garate; numerous cousins and other relatives; and friends who were like family. Steven was preceded in death by his great grandmother, Mary Rios; great-grandparents, Jesse Lopez, Sr., Johnnie Richardson, Estefana and Roque Garza, and Estela and Brigido Montemayor; and grandfather, Jesse Lopez, Jr.
Pallbearers are Jaime Montemayor, Jr., Jorge Montemayor, Jr., Jesse Garza, Marcos Garza, Julian Trujillo, Matt Lopez, Mateo Sanchez, Micah Campbell, Jaden Valencia and Nick Bell.
The family will receive friends from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., with funeral services at 6:00 p.m., Thursday, October 21, 2021, at Crespo & Jirrels Funeral Home Chapel. Graveside services will be held at 10:00 a.m., Friday, October 22, 2021, at Memory Gardens cemetery in Baytown.
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