Alberto G. Mijares

March 22, 1942 ~ February 21, 2024 (age 81) 81 Years Old

Alberto Mijares Obituary

          Funeral services for Alberto G. Mijares, 81, of Lufkin, will be held Monday, February 26, 2024, at 10:00 a.m. at Shafer Funeral Home in Lufkin with Pastor Ricardo Coss officiating. Interment will follow at Largent Cemetery in Hudson.

          Mr. Mijares was born on March 22, 1942, in San Pedro, Coahuila, Mexico, to  Alberto Mijares and Mariana (Gomez) Mijares, and died Wednesday, February 21, 2024, in Lufkin.

          Mr. Mijares was a member of Southside Baptist Church in Lufkin. His faith and family were the most important to him in his life. Mr. Mijares retired from Texas Foundries after 30 years. He liked to spend time at his store El Milagro, where he enjoyed meeting new people and attending church. Some of his hobbies included studying the bible, cooking for his family, and watching baseball and western movies. Mr. Mijares loved going out to eat with his family and his longtime friend, Ernesto Fernandez. He also loved to take trips to Mexico and visit other family members.

          He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Santa Mijares Ocura of Lufkin; son, Alberto Mijares, Jr. and wife Erica of Lufkin; daughter, Ana Mijares and husband Stephen Abbott of Lufkin; son, Josue Mijares and wife Patricia of Diboll; son, David Mijares of Lufkin; daughter, Maria DeJesus Mijares of Lufkin; grandsons, Josue Mijares II of Diboll, Kane Mijares of Lufkin, Caleb Abbott of Lufkin, Cristian Mijares of Lufkin, and Jacob Abbott of Lufkin; granddaughter, Julianna Mijares and husband Franciscco Velasquez of Longview; great-grandson, Frankie Velasquez of Longview; great-grandson, Lucas Velasquez of Longview; great-granddaughter, Raeleigh Long of Lufkin; brother and sister-in-law, Santos and Florinda Mijares of Eagle Pass; brother, Antonio Mijares of Piedras Negras, Mexico; and sisters-in-law, Zulema Mijares and Maria Luisa Mijares, both of Lufkin.

          Mr. Mijares was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Saul Mijares and Juan Mijares; sisters, Rosa Lopez, Irene Ramirez, and Consuelo Mijares.

          Pallbearers will be Alberto Mijares, Jr., Josue Mijares, Josue Mijares II, Caleb Abbott, Cristian Mijares, Jacob Abbott, Jordan Hood, and Stephen Abbott.

          Honorary pallbearers will be David Mijares, Javier Mijares, Roy Medina, and Antonio Mijares.

          Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Sunday, February 25, 2024, at Shafer Funeral Home in Lufkin.

          Shafer Funeral Home, Lufkin directors.

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February 25, 2024

5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Shafer Funeral Home
600 N. John Redditt Dr.
Lufkin, TX 75904-0353

Funeral Service
February 26, 2024

10:00 AM
Shafer Funeral Home
600 N. John Redditt Dr.
Lufkin, TX 75904-0353


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