11/11/14 - 06/10/21
Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home - Allen
2525 Central Expressway North
Allen, TX

Malakaj “Kaj” Martin Castillo of Murphy, Texas passed away June 10, 2021 at the age of 6.5. He was born on November 11, 2014 to Gilberto Castillo III and Josephine Emily (Gjonaj) Castillo in Allen, Texas.

Malakaj was a student at Miller Elementary School in Richardson, Texas. He attended Chase Oaks Church - Legacy Campus in Plano, Texas with his family.

Malakaj is survived by his parents, Gilbert and Emily Castillo of Murphy, Texas; brother, Gilbert “Gibby” Castillo, IV; grandparents, Gilbert and Laura Castillo and Nikola and Katarina Gjonaj; aunts, Christine Stocchi, Melissa Kalaj, Izabel Fontana, Kristina Hernandez, AlLeigh Castillo, Nicole Gjonaj and Courtney Brannan; uncles, Joseph Gjonaj, Nickolas Gjonaj, Pete Kalaj, David Fontana and Jose Hernandez; cousins, Giovanna, Elijah, Silas, Anika, Vincenzia, London, Kora and Leo; and many other loving family members. He was preceded in death by his great-grandmother, Gigi Mary Lou Castillo.

A memorial service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Friday, June 18, 2021 at Chase Oaks Church - Legacy Campus, 281 Legacy Drive, Plano, Texas 75023. In honor of Kaj, the family encourages guests to wear purple.

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Published by Star Local Media from Jun. 17 to Jun. 23, 2021.
Memorial service
Chase Oaks Church - Legacy Campus
281 Legacy Drive, Plano, TX
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Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home - Allen
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May God bless you and your family in this time of hard to believe so sorry for your loss
Vera Perkaj
June 19, 2021
Malakaj was truly a messenger. In his short life, he taught us how to love and live abundantly. He greeted everyone with a smile and ended visits with a, "see you later", instead of goodbye. See you later "Kaj". Papa loves you.
Gilberto Castillo, Jr
Grand Parent
June 19, 2021
I met Malakaj in November 2020 as his new eye doctor. I was impressed with Malakaj's positive and bubbly personality. He was especially endearing to the members of our optical team that he worked with. He was optimistic in the face of trial and adversity. When faced with a challenge, like the frustration of having to wear glasses to see clearly, some people let the frustration turn to decreased confidence or self pity. Malakaj leaned in to his trial and thrived, eager to perform as good as possible, and excited to grow into a version of his dad. I thank God that families can be together forever, reunited, never to be divided again.
Bruce Colton OD
June 18, 2021
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