Julian Escamilla, Jr.


Julian Escamilla, Jr. of Lubbock passed away in August of 2020 at the age of 62. He is survived by his son Julian Escamilla III, his longtime partner Nora, his stepdaughter Ari, his sisters Aralia, Carmen, and Irma, and his brother Jose. He touched so many people and was loved by family and friends. A memorial service will be held at Guajardo Funeral Chapels Friday, September 4th from 5:00 to 9:00 p.m. The Holy Rosary will be prayed that evening at 7:00 p.m. In memory of Julian’s love for the Dallas Cowboys, please wear your favorite Dallas Cowboys t-shirt or gear for the memorial viewing Friday. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at St. Joseph's Catholic Church Saturday, September 5th at 10:00 a.m. Burial will follow at Peaceful Gardens Memorial Park.

If Tomorrow Starts Without Me…

If tomorrow starts without me, and I’m not here to see,

If the sun should rise and you find your eyes all filled with tears for me;

I wish so much you wouldn’t cry the way you did today,

While thinking of the many things we didn’t get to say.

I know how much you love me, as much as I love you

And each time that you think of me, I know you’ll miss me too.

But when tomorrow starts without me please try to understand,

That an angel came and called my name and took me by the hand.

He said my place was ready, in Heaven far above

And that I’d have to leave behind all those I dearly love.

But as I turned and walked away a tear fell from my eye.

For all my life I’d always thought, I didn’t want to die.

I had so much to live for, so much left yet to do.

It seemed almost impossible that I was leaving you.

I thought of all the yesterdays, the good ones and the bad.

I thought of all the love we shared, and all the fun we had.

If I could relive yesterday, just even for a while,

I’d say goodbye and kiss you and maybe see you smile.

But then I fully realized that this could never be,

For emptiness and memories would take the place of me.

When I thought of worldly things I might miss come tomorrow,

I thought of you and when I did my heart was filled with sorrow.

When I walked through Heaven's gates I felt so much at home.

God looked down and smiled at me from his great golden throne

He said, “This is eternity and all I’ve promised you

Today your life on earth has passed but here life starts anew.

I promise no tomorrow, but today will always last

And since each day is the same there’s no longing for the past.

You have been so faithful, so trusting and so true.

Though there were times you did some things you knew you shouldn’t do.

You have been forgiven and now at last you’re free.

So won’t you come and take my hand and share my life with me?”

So when tomorrow starts without me don’t think we’re far apart,

For every time you think of me, I’m right here in your heart.

Author: David Romano



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September 4, 2020

5:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Guajardo Funeral Chapels
407 N. University Avenue
Lubbock, TX 79415

September 4, 2020

7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Guajardo Funeral Chapels
407 N. University Avenue
Lubbock, TX 79415

Mass of Christian Burial
September 5, 2020

10:00 AM
St. Joseph Catholic Church

Interment following funeral service
September 5, 2020

Peaceful Gardens Cemetery

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