Jose Manuel Flores Jr, a baseball player who loved video games, dies at 10

In memory of:

Jose Manuel Flores Jr.

Born: Nov 10, 2011, Uvalde, TX
Died: May 24, 2022, Uvalde, TX
Age: 10

Jose was a good brother. He would try to help take care of his infant brother. His sister Endrea Flores, who is 9 months younger than Jose, said her brother would always play with her and support her.

Jose’s mother said he was her “little shadow” and would help her around the house.

Jose wanted to be a police officer when he grew up to protect others, said his father, Jose Flores Sr.

“He was a helper,” he told CNN.

-- from the Texas Tribune

Jose Manuel Flores Jr. loved his family and had a special bond with his siblings. “He was just very good with babies,” said his mother. 

Jose's father told CNN that he loved to play baseball and video games and was always full of energy. He was a happy little boy who loved to have fun. 

A couple of hours before the shooting, 10-year-old Jose proudly accepted an honor roll certificate at the school. 

Read Jose's full obituary at Hill Crest Memorial Funeral Home.

Author: Sofia Briones