Israel Rene Briones
January 10, 1998  -  October 2, 2017

Israel Rene Briones

Israel Rene Briones, Jr. 19, passed away on October 2, 2017. He was born on January 10, 1998, to Israel Rene Briones and Maria Del Jesus Escamilla in Wilmer, Minnesota.
He is survived by his mother, Maria Escamilla of Weslaco, father, Israel Rene Briones of San Antonio; sisters, Crystal Briones of Minnesota and Beatrice Marie Briones of Corpus Christi; and step-father, Ruben Leal of Weslaco.

A memorial service will be held at a later date.


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  1. Briana Yzaguirre
    Mission, TX

    Israel you were the best thing that happened to me. I'm so blessed to have called you mine and cherish every bit of memories we created. It pains me so much that you are gone. But I know you are in a better place and soon enough we will all see you soon. Its like yesterday you were here,I was watching you play basketball with my brother and you were super competitive telling him "I got to look good in front of my girl." Or that time we went to the outlets and tried on every expensive outfit in the store and just acting like we were the richest couple haha.Always such a caring, humble, and perfect gentlemen you were. I always told you everyday that I love you and miss you and I'm glad you knew. There was so many memories we created in a short time and I'm beyond happy to know that I made you the happiest. I will always love you and reminisce on our memories.

  2. Ashley Salazar
    Weslaco, TX

    You were my brother Jonathan’s bestfriend, Jon always brought you around and you became part of the family. All of us were so close and even though you moved to Minnesota after graduation we would still talk and we were all waiting for you to come back to Texas. I remember thanksgiving and Christmas and especially New Year’s Eve spending time together and just drinking here at home, dancing, and laughing. These last few weeks you would hit me up on the weekends and I had just seen you for the cowboys game. We were gonna meet up for the packers vs cowboys game the next Sunday Cus that’s Jon favorite team lol that day we went to peckers and it was like old times... we hadn’t hanged out all of us in a long time but I’m so blessed that we got to be with you for the last time. I remember Christmas you got me the juicy couture perfume and I gave you a big hug because that’s my favorite perfume lol and you were like I figured you would like it cause you remind me of my sisters... New Years came around and like always we were at my house. I remember we drank so much that night that you were dancing and everyone passed out lol. Even when Jon and Mario weren’t here you would always make sure to talk to me. We had so many memories together, amazing memories!!! You were like another brother to me, but I know your in a better place, you were such a humble and caring person. I miss you till this day, I break down every now and than, It just hurts so much that you left us, all of us really miss you so much, my parents especially miss you, especially we miss you laugh... you were one of my best friends... I still have all our videos of us dancing and having drinks, I love you Israel you will always be remembered by your best friends... (Jon S, Mario S, Julio S. Ashley S, & Tiffany)

  3. Alex Vargas
    Corpus Christi, TX

    I know we weren't really talking anymore, but I still remember when you were younger you used to call me over to play video games all day, Very unexpected loss

    but now your in a better place j.r

    we will miss you.

  4. Brenda Alvarez and Family
    Corpus Christi, TX

    My Deepest Condolences and Prayers To The Family

  5. Benny & Mari
    Weslaco, TX

    Little did we know that morning that God would call you pa. In life we loved you dearly, in death we do the same. It broke our hearts to lose you, you did not go alone. For part of us went with you the day God called you home. You left us peaceful memories, your love is still our guide. And though we cannot see you, you are always on our side. Our family chain is broken and nothing seems the same. But as God calls us one by one, the chain will link again. We Love You Pa! We now understand why and cherish the last few months we enjoyed each others time. In your own special way you said your goodbye to us all. I am very proud to call you my Son you are our Hero pa. Thank you Jesus for the Pastor you sent behind our Son as witness for our grieving hearts that dreadful day of his passing to comfort our hearts knowing that he accepted you in his heart and asked your forgiveness of sin before he took his last breath. Jesus keeps all his promises as it is written in Acts 16:31 And they said, “Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved, you and your household. We will see each other again pa!

  6. Alma Edith Reyes
    Corpus Christi, TX

    Our sincerest condolences for you and your family.

  7. Maria Escamilla
    Weslaco, TX

    You were my little man, my best friend, my true love. Mom will always live by and for you. I love you from the bottom of my heart pa.

    P.s Moms love

  8. Tiffany Rangel
    Weslaco, TX

    You will never be forgotten my friend. You were such a good friend. We always laughed & danced. I wish I can rewind back to when I saw you on Sunday. Rest In Peace Israel ❤️

  9. Familia Alvarez
    Corpus Christi, TX

    Centimos mucha esta gran perdida que pronto encuentren la paz que nesesitan nuestras mas y sinceras condolencias para todos

  10. Corpus Christi, TX

    I want to send my sincerest condolences for the loss of Israel. Yesica is a friend of mine and she told me such nice things about him. I am so sorry for your lost. Your family have my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

  11. Maria Lopez
    Corpus Christi, TX

    My sincerest condolences to the Briones, family.

  12. Elias Solis
    Zapata, TX

    Very sorry for your loss! Prayers 🙏🏻

  13. Leslie & Diego Alvarez
    Corpus Christi, TX

    Sincerest Sympathy,my thoughts and prayers are with you and family I am sorry for your loss. God has gain a beautiful angel my condolences to all the family and friends.

  14. Ernesto Eli Leyva
    Zapata, TX

  15. Valerie Pruneda
    Corpus Christi, TX

    To the Briones family my deepest condolences, and may he Rest In Peace 🙏🏻

  16. Josette Grady
    Corpus Christi, TX

    Quiero expresar mi más sentido pésame por su pérdida. I would like to express my deepest condolences in the passing of Israel.

  17. Martin H Reyes
    Corpus christi, TX

  18. Angel Flores
    Corpus Christi, TX

    I am very glad to know you even though it was a little while. I wish I could know about you more. Your family wishes you.

  19. Lucy Flores
    Corpus Christi, TX

    I am glad to have the opportunity to have met you in such a short period of time... My heart goes out to the family.

  20. Jorge medrano
    Corpus Christi, TX

  21. David Tamez
    Weslaco, TX

    I first met Israel in 9th grade we had class together in Mr.Castañedas class. That year a group of friends bonded its was Angel Alejos, Jonathan Salazar, Israel and I. We were all good friends we would all see each other every day at school. Senior year we made a video for our English class. We could say it was the best video that anyone in high school has done. And after high school we all separated but we all had one goal. To go and work together so we can all help each other out to stay friends. But yet we all left to different jobs and lived our life. Then recently on September 26th 2017 I asked Israel if he wanted to come with me to go work together. He said thanks man I’ll think about it. And that was the last time I talked to him. I will remeber Israel as a smart, fun, caring big guy. I know he lived his life to the fullest. And we will always be remembered.

  22. Margarita Paz
    San Antonio, TX

    My condolences to the Briones family ... Heaven has gained another Angel , I had the privilege to have met you , you have left your print on my heart and taken a little of it as well !! You will always be remembered and loved ...R.I.P. Israel ❤️

  23. Jorge Medrano Jr. & Family
    Corpus Christi, TX

  24. Yesica Medrano
    Corpus Christi, TX

    Israel was a sweet young man and I'm so sorry for your loss. It was very nice knowing him. I'll forever remember his smile.

  25. Samantha Paz
    Corpus Christi, TX

  26. Lucy Flores
    Corpus Christi, TX

  27. Servando Paz
    Corpus Christi, TX

  28. Beatrice Briones
    Corpus Christi, TX

  29. Crystal Briones
    Weslaco, TX

    I love you dad, you were such a beautiful amazing soul apa.. Rest In Peace now you get to enjoy paradise con diosito ❤️

    Thank you for always being there for me, and for your amazing memories and deep conversations gordo. Eras unico, you deserve nothing but the best witch is eternal love and happiness 🙏❤️ .

  30. Raul Schooley
    Mankato, MN

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