Matthew Mark Menara, 18, of Benbrook, Texas, went home to our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Sept. 28, 2017, surrounded by immediate family, his fiancee, Gissell Pena, and her family, at his home.
Funeral service: 1:00 p.m., Wednesday, October 4, 2017 at Restoration Family Church, 10201 Jerry Dunn Pkwy., Benbrook 76126. Visitation: 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., Wednesday at the church. Burial: Annetta Cemetery, Annetta, Texas. Pallbearers will be: Scott Menara, Paul Davidson, Austin Adams, Brandon Harvey, Devin Martin, and Gavin Gonzales.
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Matthew was born in Honolulu, HI on March 3, 1999 to Kelly and Marlyn Menara. He was truly a blessing to his parents as they prayed for over five years to have a child together. Matthew was a recent Distinguished Achievement Graduate and Gold Seal Recipient for Project Lead the Way at Western Hills High School. He was diagnosed with an aggressive form of a malignant Germ Cell Tumor on December 7, 2016. He fought a courageous fight and went through many forms of treatment for nine months. The Lord took away all his pain and suffering to start his new everlasting life in Heaven with new wings.
Matthew was preceded in death most recently by his cousin, Louis Ryan Menara, and his uncle, Randy Menara, paternal grandparents and maternal grandfather, and other aunts and uncles.
He is survived by his beautiful Angel and love of his life, Gissell Pena, who was beside him nearly every single day for the last four years; his parents, Kelly and Marlyn Menara of Benbrook; his sister, Alanna Davidson and husband, Paul and nephew, Logan Davidson of Hallsville, Texas; brother and sister, Scott and Michelle Menara of Benbrook; grandmother, Clarita Sumang; and numerous cousins, family members, and friends around the world.
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