John Robert Alonzo

July 27, 1981 - Dec. 26, 2017

John Robert Alonzo, 36, went home to be with the Lord December 26, 2017.Mass of Christian burial will be held at 10 a.m., Saturday, December 30, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church with Father Benjamin Magnaye as Celebrant. Burial will follow in Waco Memorial Park. The family will receive visitors from 5 to 8 p.m., Friday, December 29, at Connally Compton Funeral Directors. The Rosary will be recited at 6p.m.

John was born on July 27, 1981 to Ygnacio and Josie C. Alonzo. He was a graduate of Reicher Catholic High School and played baseball, basketball and football there. He enjoyed fishing and being with his family and friends.

He is preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Ygnacio and Consuelo Alonzo; maternal grandfather, George Casillas, Sr.; Brother, Joe Frank Alonzo; Uncle, George Casillas, Jr. and aunt, Lydia Casillas Martinez.

Survivors include Casey Benton, the mother of his two children; grandmother, Rosa Casillas; parents, Ygnacio and Josie C. Alonzo; children, Landon and Jackson Alonzo, brother, George Casillas Alonzo and wife, Pamela; and nieces, Isabella and Sophia Alonzo. He is also survived by uncles, Johnny Casillas and partner, Chuck Gekiere, Joe Casillas, Gonzalo Casillas and wife, Rafaela, Johnny Martinez, Alejandro Alonzo and wife, Pat, Frank Alonzo and wife, Bea and Robert Alonzo; aunts, Janie Hurtado and husband, Richard, Connie Alonzo, Ofelia Rodriguez and husband, Rene, Irene Rodriguez and husband, Gabriel and Dorothy Gonzales and husband, Edward and several cousins and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Adam Alonzo, Brandon Sliva, Brandon Grogan, Eric Capetillo, Nick Rodriguez, Gavino Rodriguez, Adrian Hurtado, and Jeremy Collins.

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Carlos and Laura

Sending our deepest sympathies to the Alonzo and Casillas families. •Carlos and I wish comfort, and courage to face the days ahead and much loving memories to forever hold in your heart.

Remember, lean on your friends and family for strength, and always remember how much you are loved.

L Flores

Josie and Chic, l am so sorry for your lost. I know there are no words of comfort at this time of sorrow but in time your comfort will be knowing you all will be together again. May God give you peace and strength my beautiful friends. God bless.


My prayers and sympathy are extended to the family and loved ones of Mr. Alonzo. Keep your faith in the resurrection promised at John 5:28, 29. Soon God will put an end to all sickness, sorrow and pain. He will also do away with our enemy death as promised at 1 Corinthians 15:26. Pray for God's kingdom to come as Jesus taught us to do. Please be comforted by the words expressed at Revelation 21:3, 4. Remember: God keeps His promises and it is impossible for God to lie!

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