Melony Carlie Mendoza, 10, lost her life in a single vehicle crash June 1, 2018. She was unrestrained and ejected. Melony suffered traumatic brain injury and lost her fight on the seventh day. She gave the gift of life to 5 children in South Texas through her passing.
Melony was the oldest of three girls and her family’s first granddaughter. She was a strong believer of angels and heaven. She was known for praising God any time, any place and believed prayer fixed anything and everything. Melony wanted to be a doctor, loved to play soccer, swim and mermaids. Her mom, Marlene, said, “Melony made friends easily and treated everyone like she knew them. During the hurricane, she saw an older man walking alone down our street and she said, ‘Mom, can we get my wagon and follow him so we can take him food; we have a lot’. So, we did. She stole everyone’s heart and took a piece of everyone with her when she went to heaven”.
Melony’s mom hopes by sharing her family’s story of loss, that parents will never pass up the opportunity to buckle up their children. “I relive that moment every day and hope parents will never suffer this pain.” Please make sure everyone in your vehicle is buckled up before the car is set in motion, and they stay buckled up the whole ride.