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Carlos Chavez

November 15, 1972 — January 28, 2024


Carlos Chavez, a humble servant of faith and a witness to all who knew him, was called home on January 28, 2024, at 51.  

He was born in San Francisco, California, on November 25, 1972; he grew up and attended Hawes Elementary, McKinley Middle, and Sequoia High Schools in Redwood City, California. He met and married his beloved wife, Sarah (Wilson), at 25. They moved to and have lived in the Baton Rouge, Louisiana area since 2011. Carlos and Sarah's love for each other was clear to everyone who met them; their partnership was deep and consistent. 

Carlos, a man who found solace and strength in his unwavering faith in Jesus Christ, was a cherished Healing Place Church community member. His life was a testament to kindness and empathy for others. He never saw a stranger, only fellow souls to embrace as friends. Carlos's love for his family—especially his much-loved wife of 26 years, Sarah, and his treasured daughter, Amber—was the cornerstone of his existence. 

In his earthly journey, Carlos faced the trials of childhood cancer and multiple cancer journeys in adulthood with the courage of David and the determination of Job. In doing so, Carlos became a source of inspiration and a pillar of support for others grappling with life's storms. He ministered to the hearts of many, offering comfort and counsel.

Left to honor and continue his legacy of love are his wife, Sarah; his daughter, Amber (Chavez) Maddox, and son-in-law Lane Maddox; his mother, Lora Rolandeli; his siblings, Anita Cortes, Anna Chavez, and Frank Chavez; and his adored nephews and nieces. Carlos was preceded in death by his father, Frank Chavez Senior.

The Chavez family invites all touched by Carlos' gentle spirit to join in Celebrations of Life in Louisiana and California, with interment to take place in Minnesota. Instead of flowers, contributions in Carlos' memory may be made to the Colorectal Cancer Alliance or MD Anderson Cancer Center.

Carlos Chavez, a humble servant, devoted family man, and friend to all, leaves a legacy of faith, hope, and love that will forever light the way for those he loved. Carlos, you have fought a good fight. You have finished your course. You have kept the faith. Enjoy heaven and be in our Lord's presence. We will focus on celebrating your life, carrying forward your story and memory, and focusing on our faith journey so we can join you in heaven. 

To all those who supported us in so many ways over the years, not the least of which was through prayer and shared faith, thank you is insufficient. We heard you and saw the blessings and outcomes of your being alongside us in spirit and prayer.

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