Melinda L. Magallanes, 54, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on April 1, 2022. A Rosary will be at 6 PM Sunday April 3, 2022 at Heritage Funeral Home. The Funeral Service will be at 10:00 AM Monday April 4, 2022 at Heritage Funeral Home with the burial to follow at 11:30 at Killeen Memorial Park and Cemetery. Deacon Jim Rodgers will be officiating.
Melinda was born on December 5, 1967 to Elida Castillo and Juan Lugo in San Juan, Texas. When she was in High School, she was an all-star varsity athlete. She loved being a grandmother to her 5 grandchildren and her 2 great grandchildren. Melinda loved to be on Facebook and keep up with her friends and family. She was a social butterfly. Melinda was a natural born leader. She was caring and would help lesser unfortunate people and animals. She was one class away from getting her microbiology degree and she was an “A” student.
Melinda was preceded in death by her husband, Guadalupe Magallanes; her stepfather, Jose G. Mendoza; her son, Cruz A. Mendoza.
She leaves behind to cherish her memory her mother, Elida C. Mendoza; her children, Angela Khasawneh and son in law, Waseem Khasawneh, Jose Arango, Adela Santiago and son in law, Kevin Santiago; her grandchildren, Mansour Alsaleh, Tasneem Alsaleh, Ahmad Alsaleh, and Asiyah Khasawneh; her great grandchildren, Achilles Santiago, and Atlas Santiago; her sister, Leticia.