Neftaly Soto

March 25, 1998 - March 26, 2023
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Cristian Lagunes
Gabriela Ramirez
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Roxanna Coronado
Silviu Bucea&Cornel Berindeiu
Abigail Garibay
I. López
Naty Martinez
Luis Fernandez


Neftaly Soto, 25, entered into eternal rest on, Sunday, March 26, 2023.

Neftaly was a proud U.S. Air Force Veteran who served his Country bravely.

He is survived by his parents, Roberto & Rev. Maria Magdalena Soto; son, Dorian Christian Soto; siblings, Roberto Soto Jr., Eluid (Carolina) Soto, and Neri Elena Soto; as well as other family and friends who will greatly miss him.

The Soto family will be receiving guests on Monday, April 3, 2023, in the Angelus Chapel at Fred Dickey Funeral & Cremation Services from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm. A prayer service will begin at 6:00 pm. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, April 4, 2023, at Fred Dickey Funeral & Cremation Services.  The chapel service will begin at 10:00 am. Interment will follow to the City of Laredo Cemetery.

Military Honors will be provided by American Legion Post 59 of Laredo and Presentation of the U.S. Flag will be provided by the U.S. Air Force Honor Guard.

Funeral arrangements are by Fred Dickey Funeral & Cremation Services, 1320 Trey Dr., Laredo, Texas 78041 (956) 723-3611. For your convenience, you may leave your condolences to the family online at

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Service Schedule

Visitation Information

Date: Monday, April 3, 2023

Time: 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Fred Dickey Funeral & Cremation Services


1320 Trey Dr.
Laredo, Texas 78041

Service Information

Date: Tuesday, April 4, 2023

Time: 10:00 am

Fred Dickey Funeral & Cremation Services


1320 Trey Dr.
Laredo, Texas 78041

Cemetery Information

Date: Tuesday, April 4, 2023

City Cemetery


3200 N Meadow Ave
Laredo, Texas 78040


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Timeline for Neftaly Soto

Born: March 25, 1998
January 29, 2016
MHS Senior Year #RachelsChallenge
MHS Senior Year #RachelsChallenge
December 25, 2022
December 3, 2022
Family Strong
Family Strong
January 1, 2023
New years 2023
New years 2023
Died: March 26, 2023

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Araceli Soto posted on 4/4/23

Our handsome Neftaly, our Lord Father has called you to paradise. Heaven has gained a beautiful soul, we are heartbroken. This great void and incredible pain is difficult to handle. I will miss your contagious smile, your sense of humor and most of all your loving embrace. I will also miss your singing, you playing the guitar and you dancing with your Tia Irma, Chris, your mom and me. I wish I could hug you one last time and tell you how much I love you. Your tio Ricky hates that he will not be able to make more memories with you. “Apenas ivamos a garra vuelo contigo doing all the Soto things we love to do. I know you are in heaven and I know cause I see the strong faith in your parents and sibling. That strength only come from God. We love you and we miss you greatly but you will always be with us.


Mayra luna y Viviana Lozano posted on 4/4/23

Mi mas sentido pesame para usted y toda su familia espero que dios les de pronta resignación al igual para Neri de parte de vivi


R posted on 4/3/23

I’ll miss you, your good morning msgs and your crazy stories. Thank you for always knowing what to say when I was having a bad day, you were the kindest most genuine person I’ve ever met and you’ll always have a place in my heart ♥️ My most sincere condolences to your family ? may you rest in peace ?️


Cristian Lagunes posted on 4/3/23

Neftaly, my little brother, may you keep playing and singing your beautiful music in heaven, I know your soul will continue to shine as bright as it did for those 25 amazing years god granted you. You will forever hold a place in my heart. Till next time brother.


Gabriela Ramirez posted on 4/3/23

Mi más sentido pésame para la familia Soto que Dios les de fortaleza y consuelo


Jose se jesus salinas posted on 4/3/23

Mi más sentido pésame para la familia Soto. Dios de pronta resignación y en su santo reino este descansando los acompañamos en su dolor de parte de la familia salínas


Leighanne Chavez posted on 4/3/23

Mis condelencias, para la Familia Soto en este momento. Los tendre en mis oraciones.


Roxanna Coronado posted on 4/3/23

My deepest condolences to the Soto family.? I will forever be thankful that I had the opportunity of meeting you Neftaly. You crossed my path briefly and left me wishing I could’ve had more time with you. I wish I could’ve seen you again. I will hold on to the memories I have of the time we met, your pictures and our chats. I wish I could’ve told you I love you, my friend. Your departure has left me so broken. I will not forget you and I hope to see you again some day. ❤️?️


Silviu Bucea posted on 4/2/23

I’m really sorry for your loss!! God be with you guys!!


Silviu Bucea&Cornel Berindeiu posted on 4/2/23

May Rest In Peace and God give you family comfort and strength in this hardest time!


Silviu Bucea&Cornel Berindeiu posted on 4/2/23

In memory of Neftaly Soto, Silviu Bucea&Cornel Berindeiu lit a candle


Silviu Bucea&Cornel Berindeiu posted on 4/2/23

I’m really sorry ? for your family loss Roberto!!!! Will keep on praying ? for God comfort , Silviu&Cornel.VIP Logistics!! God be with you and your family,Amen!!


Karla Reyna posted on 4/1/23

My most sincere and deepest condolences goes out to Neftaly’s family and friends. The time I got to know Neftaly, he was a very outgoing, funny and always smiling through the toughest times kind of guy. Never a dull moment with him. Neftaly, I am still in disbelief… it doesn’t seem real. Even though, I can’t face the fact that you’re no longer here with us, you planted memories that will never be forgotten. Wherever you are, I hope you’re still fishing and streaming on twitch. ❤️?️


Abigail Garibay posted on 3/31/23

Briefly in life I met Neftali (Nefta) as Nery and Dalila would call him. I got to know more about him thru them, until I finally met him in person. Very kind and happy, he was always looking out for his little sister and her friends. He treated my daughter as another little sister, and that I very much appreciate and take it to heart. Not everyone treats their little sister’s friend as another sister. I always heard from the girls how much fun they had when he was around and how he’d care for them. I too thought “Wow! He’s cool, and kind. No wonder they get long so well” His memory will live in those he touched, may God comfort, console and strengthen the family. My prayers for you all. God bless you.


I. López posted on 3/31/23

May the Lord embrace the Soto family with His love as they grieve this tremendous loss. ??


Rogelio Villa posted on 3/31/23

Nuestras condolencias, familia Soto. Que Dios consuele y fortalezca a toda la familia. Las palabras sobran así como las palabras faltan para traer consuelo. El único consuelo es saber que nuestro hermanito está en los brazos de nuestro Señor Jesucristo.


Naty Martinez posted on 3/31/23

Will always remember him!


Luis Fernandez posted on 3/31/23

In memory of Neftaly Soto, Luis Fernandez lit a candle


Liz posted on 3/31/23

I wish I could go back in time to our FaceTime calls where we would lay and talk about anything and everything. I miss you and i didn’t even know you for long Neftaly. I wish we had more time. You , you were an amazing person you impacted my heart and helped me through my worst time. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. You took a chunk of my heart with you may you rest in love.


Gloria lrma Ríos posted on 3/30/23

Mis más sinceras condolencias Elena y Roberto realmente no hay una palabra que pueda yo decirles de consuelo , solo espero en Dios ? que en su infinita misericordia les brinde la fortaleza necesaria para poder superar tan irreparable pérdida Les mando un fuerte abrazo


Sabrina Idrogo Soto posted on 3/30/23

Rest in peace Cousin? You were a silly and kind soul. I still remember that Sunday we spent together and will always remember that memory of you. I wish we could have spent more moments together and not have lost communication. Heaven gained an angel and I know you will be watching over us from up above. We will miss you very much and love you always??? Love you primo


E. Ávila posted on 3/30/23

What a beautiful soul such an amazing person♥️ My condolences to his family may you rest in peace neftaly ??


Oscar posted on 3/30/23

I will always keep the great moments we had together brother. Wherever you are just know that I love you & Miss you a lot


H B posted on 3/30/23

Of all the members of Flight 297, Soto was the voice of reason and was always there when you needed a smile. The kindest and most genuine person I have ever met. I have no doubt you left a positive impact on everyone who had the honor of meeting you. Love you brother, and my deepest condolences to the family


Pastor David Delgado posted on 3/30/23

I am deeply saddened by this, we are praying for you all, to God be the Glory, please accept my condolences


Joel Cruz posted on 3/30/23

neftaly was like a role model from me taking me places and doing things with me that no one else wouldve wanted to do like teaching me the guitar taking me fishing and eating dairy queen for the first time there were many things i wanted to show you before everything happened you will always be a important person to me as i grew up you will be dearly missed by me and everyone i hope you still watch over me as you did all the time thank you neftaly for giving me many amazing memories that i will always never forget ☹️❤️


Jen Hernandez posted on 3/30/23

Nef ? I’m still processing all this. I still find it hard to believe. You had this amazing energy, full of life and love. You had a beautiful life, even when it wasn’t perfect you made the most of it. You are truly unique and I’m going to miss that dearly ?. Great and funny memories that I will hold on greatly forever and ever. RIP ? ?️ I miss you and love you dearly my friend.


Familias Gómez Guerra posted on 3/30/23

Mi más sentido pésame a toda la familia y familiares y amistades especialmente para su amigo de la infancia Eddie J Cadena Jr. que fueron de los mejores amigos Descansen en Paz Neftaly Soto


Patricia Yañez Mancera posted on 3/30/23

Mi más sentido pésame para la familia y un abrazo fuerte de corazón Dios fortalezca su corazón y su alma en está gran perdida los quiero muchísimo ????


Maribel Magdaleno posted on 3/30/23

Neft! I remember the first night i met you, I instantly fell in love w your personality. ?? You were always full of life. And even though i only got to know you for a lil over a month we became best friends. I wish I could’ve met you sooner.. Im so thankful you got to go with me to SPI for spring break and you had so much fun. I loved seeing your bright smile and hearing your laugh. ? On your Birthday you was living it up and i loved every moment of it. You left such an impact on me in such a little amount of time, thank you for everything I’ll miss you forever. See you again one day Battle. ?


Diana Laura posted on 3/30/23

Neftaly, your beautiful soul is now in heaven. May you rest in peace and watch over your parents, sister and brothers like you always did on earth. ?? You will be missed, but never forgotten. We will cherish those moments spent by your side. ❤️ Love you, brother!


Gaby posted on 3/30/23

We will always have you in our hearts. You were a beautiful blessing to everyone who had the privilege to touch your life. God gained a beautiful soul in heaven.


Irma Soto posted on 3/30/23

Neftaly, our nephew/godson, we will miss you. We were blessed to have him in our lives. We have beautiful memories of and with him, which will never be forgotten. You will never be forgotten, you will always brbin our heart. We will love you forever.


Denise Agrela posted on 3/30/23

My memories of Neftaly and I will always be in my heart! I truly miss my friend. I miss his “Good Morning” text messages I miss his laugh and his huge smile. I miss just talking to him. I wish I could have had one more day just to tell him that I love his friendship and I love him as my friend! I still can’t believe you’re gone! I am so heartbroken?


Denise Agrela posted on 3/30/23

My deepest condolences to his family, I will have you all in my prayers and hope that you will find peace.


L R posted on 3/30/23

Rest in Peace Neft , you were a wonderful person in and out. It was a pleasure calling you a friend.


Ashley BusTamante posted on 3/30/23

Hello brother bear I miss you dearly you will truly be missed by all of us me your sister bear ash ? my brother Eddie your 2nd brother ❤️,momma bear which is my mom Josephine,papa bear Ricardo and baby heather we have wonderful memories of you ??of our good times you will always make us laugh ?I truly wish this was all a dream and I hope your fishing ? up there with god ?in corpus where you wanted to go we will see each other again Love your sister bear Ash ?️?