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Sterling, Victor Preston Medellin

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March 20, 1997 - November 18, 2019

Sterling, Victor Preston Medellin

Victor Preston Medellin Sterling was born on March 20, 1997 and died on Monday, November 18, 2019 at the age of 22.

Victor was born and raised in Dallas, Texas. He graduated from Uplift North Hills Preparatory in Irving where he was a National Merit Commended Scholar and AP Scholar with Distinction. He was currently a senior at University of Texas at Dallas majoring in mathematics with a minor in computer science. Aside from math and computer science, his interests included making art, listening to obscure music and studying Japanese. He was deeply committed to education and enjoyed tutoring others in general academic subjects as well as for the SAT while still in high school. Victor was funny, mischievous, deeply introspective and always worked so hard at making himself a better person. We will always remember his beautiful smile, deep brown eyes and caring personality. His presence in our lives will be deeply missed.

When you think of Victor, celebrate the great memories you have of him. Remember that life is fragile and short and should be lived to the fullest!

Victor is preceded in death by his great grandparents Ray and Minnie Sterling, his grandfather Antonio Medellin Sr. and his uncle David Medellin.

Victor is cherished by his parents, Shawn and Annie Sterling and loving brother, Jackson. He also leaves his maternal grandmother Susie Medellin of Alvarado and paternal grandparents, James and Judy Sterling of Anna.

Victor is lovingly remembered by his uncle and aunts Margie Davidson and husband Michael of Colorado Springs, Colorado; Tony Medellin Jr. of Kilgore; Nora Medellin of Irving; Liesl Triplett and husband John of Anna; Colette Tjernagel and husband Mark of Orlando, Florida, and cousins Anthony Damron, Travis Tjernagel, Tori Tjernagel Martin, Jenner Tjernagel, Casey Tjernagel, Kieran Triplett, Sierra Triplett, Morgan Triplett, Blaire Triplett, Monica Welch.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, November 23, 2019. Visitation at 2:00 pm and Service at 2:30 pm. Old Frankford Church, 17400 Muirfield Drive, Dallas, Texas 75287.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in his honor to the Brain & Behavior Research Foundation. “Committed to alleviating the suffering of mental illness by awarding grants that will lead to advances & breakthroughs in scientific research.” Or other charity of your choice.

Victor’s family extends their heartfelt thanks to the healthcare professionals at The Holiner Group for their care and commitment for Victor.

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Melody Delmar Butler

December 10, 2019 10:13AM

Annie, Shawn, Jackson, Nora & family. My heart goes out to you all during this tragic time. Although I never met Victor, I clearly see that he touched many people with his light and mind. I am truly sorry for your loss and will pray for all of you.

Mark, Rhonda, and Robert Snyder

November 28, 2019 6:06PM

Our deepest condolences and heartfelt sympathy to Annie, Shawn, Jackson, and all your family. Robert and Victor spent some good times together as friends at Holy Cross Lutheran School, swimming at Glen Cove, and Cub Scouts. We were all heartbroken to learn of Victor’s passing. Our prayers to you all. May his memory be eternal and God rest his soul.

Scott Howell

November 27, 2019 11:47AM

There are not enough words to comfort you in this loss. I believe there is a higher power and that God is all loving and that Victor is in a happy place.

Betty Jaurequi

November 24, 2019 10:54AM

God Bless Victor and his family. My heart aches for what you all are going through.
I will offer a mass for him out here in California.
Love and condolences to all of you.

Linda & Eddie Robeson

November 23, 2019 10:19PM

Praying for y’all. I can’t even imagine what you are going through, but please know we are praying for you!

Lou Tjernagel

November 23, 2019 4:49PM

Carol and I extend Our sincere condolences to the parents of Victor and the entire extended family. May God provide his glorious strength Love during this time. May he continue to Bless you forever...

John & Rose Fletcher

November 23, 2019 3:53PM

We are so very sorry for your loss. Hoping that your memories can bring you some comfort iand knowing that he is at peace.

Uncle Mike and Deborah

November 23, 2019 12:54PM

Victor your star shine bright. The world was a better place with you in it. Thank you for leaving memories of your beautiful Spirit and Smile. We love you and your family. Shawn and Annie you are in our prayers. Every day.

Cindy Taylor

November 23, 2019 8:20AM

May "God be your refuge and strength, your very present help in trouble." Psalm 46:1 Thank you for sharing Victor's story praying for your entire family. Love, Cindy


November 23, 2019 4:12AM

Our prayers for comfort for the Sterling family and friends. Victor now lives in our hearts. Our grief is an expression of true love.
Susie and Kelsey

Stephanie Soofi

November 22, 2019 4:49PM

So sorry to hear about dear Victor 🙏🏼💙 My heart and prayers are with the family. Love , Stephanie


November 22, 2019 3:49PM

Sending you love, prayers, and strength. May your sweet angel be at peace; and your hearts be soon, as well.