Eric Gabriel Iglesias

January 13, 1974 - April 8, 2021
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Lillie C. Iglesias-Rendon
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Chavera Family
Jesse and Theresa Gonzales Light a candle


Eric Gabriel Iglesias heard the Lord call and went home to be with Him on April 8, 2021, surrounded by his family, at the age of 47.

Eric became a Warrior as he battled Glioblastoma and did so in the most heroic way. Eric was born on January 13, 1974 in Edinburg, Texas to Nat and Tonette Iglesias and resided in Laredo until he moved to San Antonio, Texas to undergo his aggressive treatments.

He was a 1992 graduate of United High School and then became a part of the U.S. Marine Corps and later a certified massage therapist, which was his passion. Eric enjoyed the great outdoors, camping, hunting, drawing, was an avid reader and immersed himself in learning about all types of animals. His sisters were his pride and his nieces filled him with joy as he witnessed them grow into beautiful young ladies.

Eric was a friend to all, treated everyone with fairness and would help anyone in need. Throughout his life, he held unwavering faith in God, enjoyed the men’s ministries and sermons from Pastor Patrick at Lighthouse Assembly of God.

Eric is preceded in death by his grandparents, Joe G. and Lillie Mae Guerra of McAllen, Texas, Natividad and Guadalupe Iglesias of Mission, Texas and his cousin Joey Guerra.

Left in the caring hands of God are his parents; Nat and Tonette Iglesias, Jr.; sisters; Lillie Christine Rendón, Sarah Elena Butler and Marlene Jeanette Gonzales; brother-in-laws by marriage, but whom he considered brothers, Ricardo “Rick” Rendón, Luis A. Butler and Zach R. Gonzales; his nieces who were his greatest joy; Jasmine Christine Rendón, Faith Victoria Butler, Grace Elena Butler and Hope Alexandra Butler; numerous loving Aunts, Uncles, Cousins, and friends.

Eric’s family would like to thank Dr. Christopher Bogaev, Dr. Lisa Fichtel, Dr. Michael Maloy, the many wonderful nurses, and medical professionals including Kim, Nan, Catherine, his buddy Bobby, Cynthia, Rosie, Rosario, and Vitas Hospice health team, most importantly, Ms. Marilyn, Ms. Marya, Ms, Jane and Chaplin Brad for their unwavering care and love they showed Eric. The Iglesias Family is forever grateful.

A Celebration of Life and visitation will be held Wednesday, April 14, 2021, at Fred Dickey Funeral & Cremation Services from 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm with a Prayer Service beginning at 6:30 pm. Abiding with Eric’s request he will be cremated. The family would like to ask guests to wear shades of blue in honor of Eric’s favorite color.

Live streaming will be available for the service at on Wednesday, April 14 starting at 5:00 pm.

Due to the COVID pandemic and everyone’s safety, please continue to wear a mask and practice social distancing. For your convenience, you may also leave your condolences to the family online at

Funeral arrangements are by Fred Dickey Funeral & Cremation Services, 1320 Trey Dr., Laredo, Texas 78041 (956) 723-3611.

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Service Schedule

Visitation Information

Date: Wednesday, April 14, 2021

Time: 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Fred Dickey Funeral & Cremation Services


1320 Trey Dr.
Laredo, Texas 78041

A Prayer Service will begin at 6:30 pm

Cemetery Information

Cremation Associates of Laredo


1320 Trey Dr.
Laredo, Texas 78041


Life Event Timeline

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Timeline for Eric Gabriel Iglesias

Born: January 13, 1974
June 30, 1974
6 months old
6 months old
December 1, 1980
Family of 5
Family of 5
August 1, 1978
Eric and Lillie
Eric and Lillie
March 1, 1989
A Brother and 3 Sisters
A Brother and 3 Sisters
September 1, 1989
Entering High School
Entering High School
March 15, 1990
Fishing Trip with Uncle Jesse
Fishing Trip with Uncle Jesse
October 1, 1991
Longhorn Football
Longhorn Football
May 29, 1992
UHS Class of 1992
UHS Class of 1992
March 10, 1993
US Marine
US Marine
May 1, 1993
Eric and Baby Sister
Eric and Baby Sister
April 22, 1998
Eric and Middle Sister Sarah
Eric and Middle Sister Sarah
April 23, 2005
Eric at Marlene’s Presentation
Eric at Marlene’s Presentation
December 10, 2001
Eric and Jasmine
December 10, 2001
Eric and Jasmine
Eric and Jasmine
Died: April 8, 2021

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Monica Saavedra posted on 4/23/21

My deepest and most heartfelt condolences for his loss. Eric was a kind and gentle soul, and this world will truly miss him. My he rest in peace, and may his memories warm his family's heart.


Tonette Guerra-Iglesias posted on 4/16/21

To all who attended Eric's Celebration of Life service & posted a memory, we want to thank you from the bottom of our hearts. Eric was a blessed son & brother who treated family & friends the way he wanted to be treated himself. He respected his parents, grandparents, uncles & aunts with LOVE. GOD gifted a Masterpiece of a son to his father & I & broke the mold. Eric was 1 of a kind. Eric was a great & loyal friend to all but most of all he was the best loving brother to his sisters...Lillie Christine, Sarah Elena, & Marlene Jeanette & loving uncle to his adorable nieces, Jasmine Christine, Faith Victoria, Grace Elena, & Hope Alexandra. I love & miss you my Sonny Boy! May you rest in Eternal Peace until we meet again. ☝️?????


David A. Guerra posted on 4/16/21

In memory of Eric Gabriel Iglesias, David A. Guerra lit a candle


David A. Guerra posted on 4/16/21

To my 1st nephew Eric G. Iglesias R.I.P. May u hav a peaceful Journey 2 Heaven! Nat and Tonette My sincerest condolences On ur loss! He was the epitamy Of a good son, brother, uncle, And nephew any Mother and Father wood want. His time was 2 soon, but God needed him ASAP 4 u all no why. He was an Angel In the making! Peace b with u all. Unk


Bobby Garcia posted on 4/16/21

My name is Bobby, I am so happy to have had the pleasure to have met Eric & some of his family as well. We always talked for a good minute when he would go for his treatments. I loved talking to him and his family. Eric you will always be part of my memory. May you rest in eternal happiness. From one Marine to another.... Semper FI Devil Dog!! Once a Marine always a Marine!! ????


Tina Garcia posted on 4/14/21

My deepest condolences to all the Iglesias Family. My heart broke when I learned of his passing but I have many wonderful memories of Eric when I was growing up. He was definitely one of a kind and I was blessed to have known him. I had not seen Eric in a long time but often remembered him when Ace Ventura or The Mask came on. To me Eric will always be that handsome, young guy walking his dog, Rocky. You will be missed Eric. My thoughts and prayers to all the family. Love y'all, Tina (Orphan)


Paty Jacques posted on 4/14/21

Nuestras más sinceras condolencias, estarán en nuestras oraciones.


Brother Ricardo and Sister Gracie Rangel posted on 4/14/21

Our Brother Eric is with our Savior and Lord Jesus Christ. He's enjoying what heaven has in store for everyone who believes and maintains the course until the end. God's comfort and peace to his immediate family, relatives and friends. --- "We were buried therefore with Him by baptism into death, so that as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, we too might walk in newness of life." Romans 6:4


Carlos and Iris Enriquez JR. posted on 4/14/21

To the Iglesias family, We truly sorry for your loss. We would like to offer the Iglesias family our deepest and most sincere condolences and may the soul of your loving son/brother/uncle rest in peace.


Lillie C. Iglesias-Rendon posted on 4/14/21

Eric, you will be in my heart forever and a day. I will treasure each and every moment with you and I will continue the fight and cure for Glioblastoma. On behalf of the Iglesias, Rendon, Butler, and Gonzales Family we Thank you for your messages, texts, condolences and prayers during this difficult time in our lives.


Eva montemayor posted on 4/14/21

In memory of Eric Gabriel Iglesias, Eva montemayor lit a candle


Garlene and Guadron Family posted on 4/13/21

To the Iglesias Family, our deepest condolences on the loss of beloved Eric. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. God Bless, Garlene & the Guadron family.


Chavera Family posted on 4/13/21

Sorry for the loss of this young man that was a good friend to our children as they grew up . Even though our family took different paths over the years, we all still remember him. I still remember going to the airport to see him return from the US Marines. Sending our love to the Iglesias family. We know he will be greatly missed.


Christine Garza posted on 4/13/21

To the Iglesias Family, My sincerest condolences on the loss of Eric ,a true warrior in every sense of the word. May he Rest In Peace and your memories of him and the life he led bring you comfort during your time of grief. Sincerely, Christine Garza


Jesse and Theresa Gonzales posted on 4/13/21

Our sincere condolences to the Iglesias family on your loss of son and brother, Eric. Loving memories will replace the pain of your now broken heart. We love you Marlene.


Fred Garza posted on 4/13/21

On behalf of the Garza family, I hereby offer our condolences to the Iglesias family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. May God bless you all and stay safe. Judge Fred Garza. ??❤️


Marilyn Garcia posted on 4/13/21

My deepest condolences to the entire family. Although, I only got to care for Mr. Eric for a short time, I immediately felt welcomed by this wonderful family and especially Miss Lillie. He was so loved and adored by his family, and you could immediately feel the beautiful bond that they all held. I pray that Eric is rejoicing in heaven, free of pain, and doing all the wonderful things he enjoyed doing. I only wish I had gotten a chance to get to know him for a little longer, but I am grateful for the time that I did have with him and witnessing his amazing strength and love for life. My thoughts and prayers are with his wonderful family. ❤️??


Lori Flores De León posted on 4/13/21

I still can’t believe that He was Sick. I didn’t know. I know we were Friends since Middle School and after High School We Drafted apart. I’m so sorry to have learned of passing without even knowing what He was going through. I know He was always very kind to me, I remember He would Smile ? All the I looked at Him at The School or the Bus. I remembered so many of his conversations as I kept Reminiscing. I don’t know if He ever told any of His sisters when we were Teens, but I found it Cute That he would Blush when talking to Me. I know He was such a wonderful person. I know it because I knew Him. We grew up since Middle School thru Graduation. Then My Mom Bought a House and We left Town North. I don’t know what To say Cause I know that no matter what I try to say is not going to make your pain any better. But I really Pray That God Heals Your Pain. With Time I know, but I will Pray For Him and His Family. Lillie, if you Read This I hope you Remember me. My most Sincere Condolences ?


Hector Garza posted on 4/12/21

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family Eric. My condolences to the Iglesias Family. Eric Gabriel Iglesias was a great friend and a humble person. I prayed today and lifted up in prayer ?? that God Our Father is with Eric in His Kingdom. I love you brother and will be missed but never forgotten. You will always lived in our hearts until we meet again. Amen ??


Rosario Martinez posted on 4/12/21

My sincere & heartfelt condolences to Mr. & Mrs Iglesias, Lillie Rendon and entire family. Found a lovely quote and wanted to share: “when someone becomes a memory, that memory becomes a treasure”. I pray for peace & comfort in the days ahead.


Leo & Tina Flores posted on 4/12/21

RIP son. Enjoy a life without pain and suffering. God hold you close in His Arms. Our love Tio Leo, Tia Tina and family


Julie DeLeon posted on 4/12/21

Memories Last Forever! Prayers for Eric and your family!??


Luis & Cathy Meza posted on 4/12/21

My sincere condolences for all the family. Our prayers are with you all. God bless you all.