Jasmine Victoria Murillo
July 4, 2000- May 5, 2018
Jasmine Victoria Murillo, 17, of Kilgore, Texas passed away May 5, 2018 due to an automobile accident. She was born on July 4, 2000 in Pasadena, Texas to Gloria Ivette Rivera Murillo of Kilgore, Texas and Juan D. Murillo of Houston, Texas. Jasmine had been a student at Kilgore High School.
Jasmine was truly an incredible young lady in the short life that she lived. Her inclination toward nurturing others was apparent from the time she was a toddler in the way she was adamant about taking care of her younger sister, Jocelyn, who was just 17 months her junior. Her artistic ability was matched by her mechanical inclination, a gift she shared with her father. Her beautiful voice and love of singing was a gift she shared with her mother. Jasmine was the go-to person when any electronic failed in the Murillo household. She would take things apart, put them back together with a calm demeanor that impressed her family. She was also a self-taught seamstress, a talent that came in handy often for her sisters and mother. Jasmine’s nurturing nature was extended to anyone who happened to cross her path, whether it be family, friends, or strangers. She put people first, before her own needs. She also had an amazing ability to see the good in every single person in her life no matter what. Her artistic side also drew her to cooking and baking, which she loved to do while watching her favorite shows on the Food Network. Jasmine was very close to her two sisters, Jocelyn and Genie, and they would often bond while taking leisurely drives with the music turned up, singing their favorite songs.
During Jasmine’s school years her talents were showcased in the various activities she was involved with and her academic performance. During her 5th grade year Jasmine was presented with an award commending her performance on her standardized tests for the year. In 7th grade she began to play the clarinet and soon demonstrated an aptitude for playing. This talent did not go unnoticed by her teacher. Soon, Jasmine found herself mentoring and teaching her peers due to her mastery of the clarinet. In 8th grade she entered a t-shirt design contest sponsored by her art class and she took first place for her beautiful design. Sports were another area of interest and Jasmine played volleyball at Maude Laird Middle School her 8th grade year and basketball from her 8th grade year until her 10th grade year. In her free time, she also loved to play soccer and she excelled at this sport as well. Most importantly, Jasmine’s faith in God was steadfast throughout all of life’s best and worst moments.
Jasmine is survived by her parents, Gloria Ivette Rivera Murillo of Kilgore and Juan D. Murillo of Houston; her sisters Giovanna Raquel Murillo of Longview and Jocelyn Rebecca Murillo of Kilgore. She also leaves her maternal grandparents, Maria Rodriguez of Midlothian, Virginia and Pedro Juan Rivera Pacheco of Naranjito, Puerto Rico; and her paternal grandparents, Ana Florinda Campos de Murillo and Juan de Dios Murillo of San Miguel, El Salvador. She is also survived by a plethora of loving aunts, uncles, cousins, and a multitude of friends.
A Garden Court visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Friday, May 11th at Welch Funeral Home in Longview.
Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 12th at the Kilgore High School Gymnasium.