Guadalupe “Mellie” Vargas

Guadalupe “Mellie” Vargas

04/01/1952 – 08/17/2023

Guadalupe (Mellie) Vargas, 71, of Brownsville, Texas, devoted father, brother, grandfather, uncle, and friend entered eternal rest on August 17, 2023, after a brief battle with cancer.

He is preceded in death by his parents Cipriano and Guadalupe Vargas; brothers: Armando Vargas, Cipriano Vargas and Eladio Beltran; Sisters: Maria Carreon, Juanita Pecina and Maria Candelaria Benevides.

Mellie was a dedicated father who would travel long distances to spend quality time with his son, where many memories were made.  Some of Alex’s fondest memories include driving in his dad’s car, Rambo, and enjoying his dad’s famous BBQ chicken. 

Mellie was an avid baseball fan that enjoyed watching and attending baseball games. His favorite team was the Atlanta Braves.  He had a passion for reading and was known to frequent libraries and take Alicia to bookstores.  Mellie also enjoyed watching movies and spending time with dog, Gizmo. Mellie, a man of little words, had a huge heart and was always willing to help others. 

He will always be remembered by family and friends as a loving father, hard worker, and a compassionate person.  The family would like to give special thanks to Ms. Delfina Reyes, Ebony Lakes Nursing facility and everyone else for the great care that was provided to him upon his final days.   

Left to cherish his memory is son, Alejandro, and wife Monica; granddaughters Alicia Vargas, Kimberly Gil, Gabrielle Franco and Jocelyn Franco, Brothers: Antonio Vargas, Eddie Vargas, Raul Beltran, Juan Beltran, Joe Beltran, Felipe Beltran and Richard Beltran, Sisters: Lupita Reyna, Paulina Castillo, Sylvia Landin, Mary Moreno, Rosie Menchaca; as well as his devoted friend, Defina Reyes. 

A Memorial Service will be held at 11:00 am on Saturday, September 2, 2023, at First Baptist Church located at 1600 Boca Chica Blvd, Brownsville TX.  

Services are under the guidance of Sunset Memorial Funeral Home, Crematory & Flower Shop. 657 Springmart Blvd., Brownsville, Texas. (956) 350-8485

To send flowers or a plant to the family in the memory of Guadalupe Vargas, please visit or call (956) 455-3718.

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  • Evon Gonzales Posted August 24, 2023 1:47 pm

    My sincerest condolences to Alex and Lupe’s family and friends. I will truly miss him. He was a great “Grandpa Lupe” to my daughters and a great father-in-law. I will cherish the memories and good times we had together. He will live on in our hearts forever. May you rest in peace Lupe. Love you, Evon

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