Our beloved father, Anthony John Carlos Jr. , fought a long tiring fight with his health. On March 11, my dad felt more sick than normal and decided it was time to go to the emergency room. He fought it all day today up until 3:30-4:00 on account of our youngest sisters birthday. Thirty minutes of being in the emergency room he was quickly admitted. Once he was checked in, our mother Jessica took a quick visit downstairs to grab a charger from the car and meet our grandfather. During this time his heart stopped 3 times in ten minutes in which he was revived by doctors. Our father was on life support communicating in anyway he could by squeezing our hands to questions, blinking his eyes fast, and moving his shoulders or head. He was very weak, but we all had faith in our lord he would come home with us. As the days went on we began to feel in our hearts the lord was calling or dad home. First his kidneys gave out, then his liver, lungs, brain, and lastly hearts. The movements slowed, the communication stopped. Our father began to look more sick, and we tried our hardest to come to turns it was the lords will. March 27th, Easter Sunday, after saying our prayers and taking communion, we said our goodbyes. Our father is leaving behind our dear mother whom he loved so much, his best friend and wife of 24 years, his four daughters who he had a special connection with in each way, a son only 10 years of age who looks up to his dad in every way, 2 granddaughters he'll be leaving way to soon, four younger brothers he was so proud of and loved dearly, a mother Ruth Balladarez, a father Anthony John Carlos and many more loved ones. Anthony was only 38 years old, full of life and a silly humor we will all miss. His laugh was contagious and for being so young he touched so many lives through the power of Christ.
We have struggled financially, and already aren't sure how we'll pay for funeral expenses. He'd like to be cremated to be divided by his wife, four daughters and son into necklaces to always have a piece of him. We would also like to have a memorial service in California. But these things will be pricey, and so any amount of donations will help. We will keep updating and sharing any memories that we come across. God bless, and thank you all for the support. Continue to keep us all in your prayers during these diffulcult times. ❤️