Honorable Derrik Alonzo Juarez

Honorable Derrik Alonzo Juarez

Honorable Derrik Alonzo Juarez, age 44, entered in eternal peace in Brownsville, Texas, on Monday, August 17, 2020.

Born on March 14, 1976 in Houston, Texas, Derrik resided most of his life in Brownsville, Texas. A prominent South Texas Attorney at Law he worked as a sole practitioner.   He graduated summa cum laude from the University of Texas- Brownsville and went on to receive a Doctorate of Jurisprudence from the University of Texas Law School.

He is survived by his wife Myrna Zolezzi de Juarez and daughter Vida; his former spouse Adriana Garcia and their children Christian Juarez (Amber), Brandon Juarez,and Hannah Juarez.  Derrik is also survived by his mother Ana Maria Juarez; siblings Jose Juarez Jr., Eric Adrian Juarez (Maribel), Edgar Hugo Juarez (Rosa), Cynthia Eileen Pizana (Gabriel).  

He is survived by one granddaughter Emmalyn G. Juarez.

Derrik was preceded in death by his father, Jose Juarez Sr., and both maternal and paternal grandparents.

Honored to serve as pallbearers are Christian Juarez, Brandon Juarez, Joe Juarez Jr. , Edgar Juarez, Juan Gabriel Pizana and David Garcia.  Honorary pallbearers are Eric Juarez, Trey Mendez, and Victor Ramirez

Visitation will be held from 1:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, August 25, 2020 at Sunset Memorial Funeral Home. Located at 657 Springmart Blvd. Brownsville, TX 78526.

A celebration of his life will be held at 12:30 p.m. on Wednesday, August 26, 2020 at Iglesia Camino Del Rey, located at 960 W Ruben M Torres Sr Blvd, Brownsville, TX 78520. Interment and Christian burial will follow at Buena Vista Burial Park.


  • Edgar Juarez Posted August 19, 2020 3:45 pm

    Derrik, you touched the lives of many and, will be missed immensely.

    I am so fortunate that I was able to express to you that I loved you, my dear brother.

  • Jose Aguilar Posted August 23, 2020 10:21 pm

    He was a great cousin. I will miss him, but I have hope we will see him again because of Jesus our savior.

  • Barry R. Benton Posted August 25, 2020 7:06 am

    When someone like Derrik dies at 44, I can be angry and sad, because he died too soon, or grateful because he lived and I knew him. Grudgingly, I’m taking the latter perspective. What a funny, smart and kind soul. It is uncommon to find all three of those traits in an attorney. I know because I am one. I’m going to miss him. My deepest condolences to his family and closest friends.

  • Ardelle Cavazos Posted August 25, 2020 2:09 pm

    I am so grateful to have had the pleasure of crossing paths with you and I know it wasn’t by accident. You were truly a genuine, kind and caring person and you will be remembered by so many. It was a sad day for the people who knew you on the day the Lord took you home. Thank you for all you’ve done, you will be greatly missed!

  • Blanca Castaneda Posted August 25, 2020 4:26 pm

    My heart goes out to a lovely person who will be deeply missed. You are such a great loss and will be missed by so many.

  • An Nix and Julio Trevino Posted August 25, 2020 5:42 pm

    I will miss sparring with you, your quick wit and constant humor! I am grateful for having known you. Rest In Peace my friend.

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