Miguel Angel Mena, born August 27, 2002, died August 25, 2018. Miguel was the son of Antonio (Tara) Rico of Los Angeles, CA and Sheila Locke Rico of Fayetteville, TN. In addition to his parents, he is survived by sisters, Alicia, Isabel, and Elizabeth, and preceded in death by his brother, Jay. Also surviving is his great-grandmother Gregoria De La Fuente, and his grandparents, William and Toni Locke of Fayetteville, TN and Ricardo and Nelis Rico of Los Angeles, CA. Surviving uncles and aunts are Stephan and Katy Locke, David Locke, Alina and Ricardo Rico, Arturo Rico, Nelly and Steve Blustajn, Maria Beatriz Sandi. Surviving cousins are Will and Ellie Locke, Joselyn Locke, Eileen Rico, Janette Rico, Christopher Rico, Daniel Rico, Maria Isabel Rico, Valerie Rico, Ashley Blustajn, Emily Blustajn, Alberto J. Sandi. He is survived by Oahu ohana Moses Chang-Nuusolia, Edgar DeLeon, and Niki Pestel. He is also survived by Cade Hopkins whom he considered his brother and all of his beloved friends.
Miguel was in the 10th grade at Fayetteville City High School and he enjoyed playing basketball and Fort Nite. Miguel was an outgoing, funny, loyal, and compassionate young man whose spirit touched everyone he met. He will be greatly missed by his family and his friends. A Life Celebration Service will be held Saturday, September 1, 2018 at the First Presbyterian Church in Fayetteville, Tennessee from 12:00– 1:00 p.m. A brief eulogy will be presented at 1:00 pm. Casual Attire.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Miguel Mena Memorial Fund at any First National Bank location, mail to Sheila L Rico at 117 High Ave, Fayetteville, TN 37334, or bring your donation to the memorial service. The funds will go towards building an enclosed, safe, and secure multipurpose play pad / basketball court that will be accessed through the Fayetteville Recreation Center Building to provide an area for a variety of programming and unstructured play for our community.
Higgins Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family of Miguel Angel Mena.