Jose Tellez-Morales

Jose Cruz "Guerro" Tellez-Morales, 22, of Las Cruces, went to be with the Lord on Saturday, Oct. 6, 2012 at University Medical Center in El Paso, Texas. He was born Sept. 2, 1990 in Las Cruces to Delfino and Susie Tellez-Morales. "Guerro," as he was fondly known to his family and friends, was a landscaper/construction worker. Left with a broken heart are his parents, Delfino and Susie Tellez-Morales; a brother, Joshua Ray Tellez-Morales all of the family home; his maternal grandmother, Olivia S. Tellez of Las Cruces as well as numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. He was preceded in death by his maternal grandfather, Jose Cruz Tellez; his paternal grandparents, Jose and Josefina Morales; numerous aunts and uncles. Visitation for Guerro will begin at 11 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 11, 2012 in Baca's Chapel of Prayer, 300 E. Boutz Road where the funeral service is scheduled for 1 p.m. with Pastor Jim Ballinger officiating. Concluding service and interment will follow in Hillcrest Memorial Gardens Cemetery, 5140 W. Picacho where he will be laid to rest. Serving as casket bearers will be Joshua Ray Tellez-Morales, Billy Ray and Antonio Tellez, David McAllister, Sebastian and Ismael Morales. Honorary bearer will be Raul Padilla. POEM Guerro, we have poured tears upon the tired earth but will not leave our sorrow there, for we have become sorrow, overfull with selfish sorrow. We extend beyond ourselves becoming lovers of the world and knowing each other's pain. Now we who have had too little love to give, afraid to care, afraid to know each other's secret anguish, and afraid to share our darkness, see the sorrow in each other. Today we gather in sorrow. We are all one in our sorrow united by a soul who reflected joy. Still we remember, though sadly now, there was joy. Joy in a warm smile and he was warm; joy in a pleasant greeting and he was pleasant; joy in his beauty and he was beautiful, joy in his joy and he was joyful. In memory of Guerro, someday we will seek joy again but please, today do not ask us if we are OK. WE ARE NOT! Entrusted to Baca's Funeral Chapels of Las Cruces. 527-2222. For online condolences log on to

Published in Las Cruces Sun-News on Oct. 10, 2012