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.