Gilbert Anthony Grant Jr.
2017 - 2019
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It is with great sadness we share the unexpected passing of our little Gilbert Anthony Grant, Jr. on Friday, April 26, 2019 at the age of two.

Gilbert was born on April 21, 2017 in Edinburg, Texas to Rena Leann Santiago and Gilbert Anthony Grant.

During his too short time here in Edinburg, Gilbert lit up the lives and hearts of those around him. He always gave the best hugs and kisses to anyone who asked, and his little belly laugh was infectious and would light up your soul when you heard him. He loved watching Curious George and would stop what he was doing whenever he heard the movie's music.

His favorite Super Hero was Spiderman and when picking up toys, he always went for his Spiderman ball. Gilbert would attend 'ia Angelique's band competitions with his Grandma and band music always caught his attention. He liked to be outside and play with his dinosaurs. He and Callie, the cat, were best friends and inseparable when together; he loved to chase Callie through his Grandma's house. Gilbert was his Grandma's "Love Bug" and the love was mutual as Gilbert's eyes would light up as he ran toward her whenever he saw her.

In August 2018, his mother took him to Wisconsin and his family lost physical contact with him. He will return to Texas and the family who loves him and will miss him always.

Gilbert's memory will forever be cherished by his family: Gilbert A. (Brianna) Grant, Younger Brother Drayven Grant, Grandmother Dennie R. Grant, Grandfather Willard Graves, Great-Grandmother Debbie (Jeffrey) Foley, Great-Grandfather Dennis R. (Beva) Grant, 'ia Angelique Grant, 'ia Amanda Santiago, aunts, uncles, cousins, and many friends.

We wish to thank Jens-Reinbold and Pfeffer Family Funeral Services in Manitowoc, Wisconsin for assisting with arrangements.

A service to celebrate Gilbert's life will be held at 11:00 am on Monday, May 13, 2019 at Funeraria Del Angel /Valley Memorial Gardens, 3611 North Taylor Road, Mission, Texas. Visitation will begin at 10:00 am prior to the service.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests if you suspect child abuse or endangerment, please don't wait or give up when contacting authorities. See something, say something; you may be the only voice a child has.

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Published in Manitowoc Herald Times Reporter on May 12, 2019.
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June 10, 2019
You were an amazing little man, G. I will never forget you. You were so smart, curious, fearless, fun. The time I spent with you was great. I will always love you like a son. I hope and pray that when I do have kids, they will be just as amazing as you were.
Curtis Quistorf
May 23, 2019
I still can't believe that your gone Little man. Grandpa's having a hard time dealing with it. When we first met you hugged me liked crazy. That was a warm feeling my Grandson. I miss you so very much that my heart cries out to you. I know that God has you now and your safe from all the harm that you went through. Just remember my little man, I will see you again. Love You Little Gilbert. Grandpa Willard.
Willard Graves
May 22, 2019
I never had the pleasure of meeting you little Gilbert. But my heart hurts over what you endured. I'm very sorry that I didn't find a way to help you!! My only comfort is that I know you are with Jesus now and he loves you more than anyone else ever could. I so thankful that you're happy now.
Dustin Rustick
May 21, 2019
Debbie Foley
May 21, 2019
Debbie Foley
May 21, 2019
Debbie Foley
May 21, 2019
Debbie Foley
May 21, 2019
Debbie Foley
May 21, 2019
Debbie Foley
May 19, 2019
My heart breaks for this little one and the trauma he endured. I am so very sorry for your loss.
May 15, 2019
I was heartbroken when I heard about Gilbert's passing on the news. Reading his beautiful obituary I was happy to see that for most of his life he was surrounded by family who loved him especially a wonderful grandma. I am a grandmother of a beautiful 2 year old and I cannot imagine what you are going through. Your family will be in my prayers as you mourn he loss of precious little Gilbert.

May 13, 2019
My heart breaks for this innocent precious boy my sympathies to the family who loved him.
Jenny G
May 13, 2019
My heart is broken over this little beautiful boy. My sympathies to the family that loved him
May 12, 2019
Our sincere sympathy to the family of little Gilbert. Our community mourns the loss of this sweet little boy. May God be with you.
Lori S
May 8, 2019
We will miss you little man. Tia's handsome man!!
Amanda Santiago
May 8, 2019
Tia's handsome man!!
My sweet baby nephew . This hurts me just writing this, Tia remembers your tiny little arms giving me hugs when I asked for one and when I was sad. Tia misses your little baby kisses and tiny little fingers. I loved to tickle your little toes and making you laugh when I would smell your feet!! Your cousins Katie, Zoe & Alejandro a.k.a Baby Groot will miss you deeply!! Katie still asks for you and it breaks my heart so bad. Tia is going to bring you your Spider-Man ball and Monkey that you couldn't stay away from. I love you baby boy and I'm terribly sorry for this. We will meet again one day!!! ❤
Amanda Santiago
May 8, 2019
Gilbert was my Heart and Soul Grandson. Had the pleasure of holding him and spoiling him for a short time. I will truly miss my little Grandson. He made me smile and laugh just hearing him laugh.I Love You my Little Angel. Grandpa will miss you.
Willard Graves
May 4, 2019
I remember seeing your cute little face When I heard the news I just told my self this aint real this is a dream nope I was wrong Rest In Peace little man
Arianna Bustamante
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