You have left this world of sorrow, and are free from pain and harm, now rest in peace while we carry your memory on.
The battle for Mark Soliz Jr. came to an end on December 10th 2020.
Mark struggled daily to find the strength to overcome each day. Tired and heavily burdened he found the will to carry on for those he loved and for those who loved him for as long as he could. When we think of him do not mistake his actions for weakness for, he was a lone fighter in an ongoing uphill battle.
A Memorial/Celebration Of Life service will be held at 5 PM on Saturday, January 2, 2020, at the Equinox Apartments Pavillion, 2420 E Abrams Street, Arlington, Texas 76010. This will be an informal gathering to celebrate the short time we had with him. Please call or text (817) 723-5592 to RSVP.
Mark was preceded in death by father, Mark Anthony Soliz.
Mark is survived by son, Santiago Mark Soliz; mother, Cynthia Galvan; grandfather, Larry Bess; grandmother, Sharon Starkes; brother, Francisco Galvan; uncle, Christopher Bess; aunts, Kerry Pittman, Tracy Thacker, and Kimberly Bess; cousins, Madison Pittman, Jacob, Liam and London Thacker.
Mark loved to skateboard and used it as an outlet. Unfortunately, he was not able to skate in his last months. I’m saddened knowing I will never see his smile again after nailing a new trick. Mark passed his time with music and started to venture out to different genres. Even though he didn’t realize it, he had grown to enjoy literature. He gravitated to anything that he could find meaning in. Mark was extremely shy with an enormous amount of compassion for others since he was a young child. He would go on for days when something touched his heart. It didn't matter if it was a movie or song, someone close to him or even a stranger, he would carry their story with him trying to make sense of the unjust and cruelty in the world. He loved and cared for his family and friends. He was there for us with kind words and willingness to help. Mark cared so much that it wasn’t the countless disappointments he dealt with in his short time or the extremely hard year he has gone through which would have been too much for anyone to handle that kept him up a night. It was the guilt that he may have disappointed people he cared about. Mark had so much love to give but trouble loving himself. I’ll never forget him admitting once that he felt so broken and was in a really dark place for some time and nobody knew it. "I smiled, I laughed, I said I’m ok and nobody thought twice. I was even fooled into thinking I was ok for a while”. Mark was taken from all of us far too early. I ask that you turn your sadness, anger, whatever emotion you have into determination. Mental health such as depression, anxiety and addiction shouldn’t be taken lightly and it shouldn’t continue to take lives. Be determined to live a healthy life where its ok to ask for help, to forgive yourself for past mistakes, and to love yourself unconditionally. Anthony I will always love you oodles oodles to infinity.
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