Xavier James Lopez, a stylish honor roll student with a love for art, dies at 10

In memory of:

Xavier James Lopez

Born: Mar 12, 2012, Uvalde, TX
Died: May 24, 2022, Uvalde, TX
Age: 10

Even at 10 years old, Xavier could pull off a stylish outfit, complete with a button-down shirt and clean Adidas sneakers.

He could also put on a show for the cameras. He would dance to Colombian songs and do face masks with his mom on her TikTok account.

“He was funny, never serious, and his smile,” his mom, Felicha Martinez, told The Washington Post. “That smile I will never forget. It would always cheer anyone up.”

But he also excelled in school, where his favorite subject was art. He loved to shoot hoops and play baseball, according to the Post.

His mother said she attended an honor roll ceremony for him Tuesday morning. He “couldn’t wait” to get to middle school, she said.

-- from the Texas Tribune

Xavier was a bubbly little boy who loved to dance and spend time with his family. “He was just a loving ... little boy, just enjoying life, not knowing that this tragedy was going to happen,” his cousin, Liza Garza, told the AP.

He loved staying active, played baseball for the Blue Jays team, and was excitedly awaiting the start of summer break. His favorite subject was art and he loved to express himself through dance.

His mother, Felicha Martinez, told The Washington Post that Xavier was funny and full of life.

Read Xavier's full obituary at rekfunerals.com

Author: Sofia Briones