Fernando Salvador Fabela (2005-2021)

With deepest sorrow we announce the passing of Fernando Salvador Fabela, age 16, beloved son, brother, nephew, cousin, and friend to many.  Fernando was born on May 9, 2005 in Austin, TX and returned to his heavenly home on August 18, 2021.

We lost a bright shining light and Fernando will be missed every day.  He is survived by his mother, Rebecca Cervantez and his brother, Franco Fabela of Buda, TX, father, Herman Fabela of San Antonio, TX, maternal grandmother, Maria Cervantez of Austin, TX, and numerous loving aunts, uncles, and cousins in and around the Austin, TX area.

We know that Fernando is now with his maternal grandfather, Federico Cervantez, and maternal great-grandparents, Juan and Soledad Vasquez, great grandfather Salvador Fabela and is loved here on earth as well as in heaven.

Fernando was a gifted athlete and excelled in numerous sports, however, his favorite past-time was just hanging out with family, especially his brother, Franco.  He found such joy playing video games, watching movies, playing putt-putt golf, hunting, and swimming. He loved ice cream, particularly Blue Bell Dutch Chocolate, and most of all – his mom’s Fideo. 

Fernando was kind, compassionate, funny, and genuinely fun-loving. He aspired to go into the medical field, and he was interested in helping others in his way of serving the LORD.

While we may not understand the why, we can take comfort that GOD is holding Fernando in his arms. Let us take comfort in the words given in John 14:27 – Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.

Peace my heart, let the time for parting be sweet.

Let it not be a death but completeness.
Let love melt into memory and pain into songs.
Let the flight through the sky end in the folding of the wings over the nest.
Let the last touch of your hands be gentle like the flower of the night.
Stand still, O Beautiful End, for a moment, and say your last words in silence.
I bow to you and hold up my lamp to light you on your way.

Peace, My Heart by Rabindranath Tagore

A Celebration of Life will be held at Hays Hills Baptist Church, 1401 North FM 1626, Buda, TX 78610, on Saturday, September 4, 2021, at 3:00 pm.  We hope you will join us in celebrating Fernando’s wonderful life and sharing your memories with family and friends.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions to the Fernando Fabela Youth Sports Fund would be greatly appreciated.  Providing sports funding to underprivileged young athletes honors Fernando’s memory and generous spirit. Thank you for your loving support.


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