Nicholas Edmund Ornelas

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Nicholas Edmund Ornelas

December 18, 1957 ~ September 15, 2014 (age 56)


ASHEBORO – In loving memory of Nicholas Edmund Ornelas. Born December 18, 1957, in Miami, Florida, he ascended to Heaven Monday, September 15, 2014.

Nick was as generous and loyal of a man as he was intelligent.  He loved to laugh and always made sure his family was taken care of no matter what.  Although he never thought he would live a long life, he filled his life with love to his wife Vanessa L. Crull, and nine children:  Jennifer Crook, Nicholas Ornelas, Vince Ornelas, Ralph Ornelas, Christina White, Catherine Buchanan, Andrea Siver, Victoria Ornelas and Michael Ornelas, as well as seven grandchildren.  He was most proud of his children of whom most were active duty in the United States Coast Guard and United States Navy.  He is also survived by his father, Mario Ornelas, and three brothers.

Family always came first to Nick, and he lives on in a legacy of love.

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  • September 17, 2014
    Wendy Garza says:
    We are so sorry for your loss. Know that you will always be in our Prayers. Wendy & Lalo Garza & Priscilla Serna.

  • September 17, 2014
    Alex and Kelly Ornelas says:
    Vanessa and Family, we love you so very much and just pray that time and love for one another and the Grace Of God will heal your broken hearts.  Nick is in his Mom's loving arms, she is letting him know everything is fine.  He was a lot like and even resembles his Mom, (Kiki) except the temper part, we know where that comes from.  He would give and help his family no matter what, which showed great character, Jesus will be pleased.  Rest In peace Nick, you will be missed and it was nice knowing you and thanks for such a beautiful family you have shared with us. Ornelas Family Love One Another and Remember to Forgive, life is just to short.   We Love You Always,  Alex and Kelly Ornelas and Family

  • September 17, 2014
    Stanley and Karen Fisher says:
    We send our love and prayers to your sweet family.  May God wrap each of you in His loving arms during this time of great sorrow. WIth Love, Stanley and Karen Fisher

  • September 17, 2014
    Terry McNeill says:
    I am so sorry for your loss. Much love to all of you children, and prayers for you all and your families.

  • September 17, 2014
    Michelle and a Joe says:
    Our hearts are heavy knowing what a loss this is to you Vanessa and all you wonderful, beautiful kids of Nick. Your strong family unit will help you cope with the heartache. You're in our thoughts. Love you.

  • September 18, 2014
    Molly Barefield says:
    Dear Venessa and family, I am so so sorry for your loss.   I so often think of the times we shared and laugh.  Your dad took us on some fun short trips.  Sitting on the swans. Line dancing at Joe's Crab Shack.  I am glad I was a part of your family for a short while.  I love you all so much and I am so sorry .  Just know I am thinking of you and praying for strength . Xoxo

  • September 18, 2014
    Sheila D Sheffield says:
    Vanessa and family,     I am so sorry for your loss. I was quite taken aback when I heard this. I always enjoyed our talks when I used to deliver your mail. Your care and concern after the loss of my husband was touching. Please let me know if I can help!

  • September 22, 2014
    the Crooks says:
    Anne Sexton, American poet It doesn't matter who my father was; it matters who I remember he was. I know he didn't think he would live as long as he did, but even the short time we had him, we thought it would be forever. My father made a lot of mistakes but, boy, he did a lot of things right. Looking at the lives he touched (and most of them had no idea of his influence or assistance - that's how he preferred to help), it's clear that his life was full of purpose and his love will continue to live long after he has left us in this world. I choose to be thankful for every moment we had and I know that I will see him again. I love you Dad!