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Melissa Doreen Warren, 54, passed away on November 23, 2023, in Gilbert, Arizona. She was born in Los Angeles, California on June 2, 1969, to mother, Maxine E. Lucero and father, Erasmo Lucero. Melissa, (Missy), was the youngest of six siblings. She grew up in Alamogordo, New Mexico, where she attended Sacramento Elementary, Chapparal Middle, and Alamogordo High School. Her early years were spent trailing her sisters, Elaine Farmer and Cynthia Lopez. Missy always wanted to be involved with what they were doing. Together they faced many adversities and at a young age, these sisters developed an impenetrable, sisterly bond. From the beginning to the end, they always had each other.
In 1986, Missy went on a blind date with an airman named Robert Joseph Warren aka Bob. Lovestruck and bound to forever they married on August 15, 1987. As quickly as their love grew so did their family too, and just 11 months later, on July 12, 1988, they gave birth to their first child, Robert Joseph Warren Jr (Robbie). Along with the birth of her son came the birth of her deepest passion; the family throughout the years she would create.
Missy always had a bit of an artistic side. Whether it was through the expression of music, decorating the house, cutting hair, or doing nails she loved being creative. So, shortly after Robbie was born, Missy decided to attend cosmetology school and earned her cosmetic license in the State of New Mexico. She went on to work at a few different places in the cosmetic field throughout the years, however, what she really enjoyed most was treating family and friends to her newfound skillset. While being a dedicated wife and raising a young boy, Missy spent a lot of time with her family. Frequent visits to her parents and sisters, creating memories and facilitating a family-oriented dynamic for her young family. On the other hand, Missy was a free spirit. She was not afraid to face challenge or embrace change and with her husband Bob in aviation Maintenance, their journey would soon take them to new places.
First stop, El Paso Texas. Just an hour away from her old stomping grounds but a new chapter none the less. Missy and her family lived in El Paso from 1997 to 2006. Here she was able to embrace the bigger city lifestyle. She enjoyed shopping, the food, and the opportunity to rekindle relationships with family and friends from her childhood. Family and home would always be near and dear to Missy’s heart, but for the first time in her life, her free spirit was set free, and goodness she did fly! Lots of wonderful memories were made in Ole El Paso. However, there is one that stood out a little more than the rest… It had been a while. Over 15 years a while, a surprise and beautiful blessing in the same. On January 25, 2004, she gave birth to her second child, Jaiden Hope Warren!
Next stop, League City, Texas. A little over two years after Jaiden was born, and Robbie graduated high school, Missy and Bob would relocate to a small town just south of Houston. This next chapter came with a lot of new changes. Within a year, she would see her first born off to the Air Force, re-focus on raising her baby girl and oh by the way learn of the coming of grandchild number one, RJ, born June of 2007! Here, Missy was a few miles further away from Alamo. Further from family, old friends and even the culture she was previously accustomed to. Different? Yes. Scary? Maybe a little. Did it slow her down? Absolutely not. Missy’s outgoing personality and free-spirited nature would be engrained into their new home away from home. After moving into a new house (notably her favorite house) in a new neighborhood, she would begin radiating her warm welcoming and approachable character. Before long, through an open garage door, some lawn chairs, Marlboro lights and good conversations; friendships emerged. All the while, Missy’s lineage continued to multiply as grandchild number two, Lyrica Faith Warren was born November of 2008.
Next stop, they headed back west! In 2014 Missy, Bob and Jaiden would return to El Paso. While sad to leave her established home in League City, she would embrace the opportunity to be close to family again. Over the years, as Missy’s journey lead her from one place to the next, she faced many challenges, both in change and in health. Her strong will, determination and love for life would drive her through the coming years. Missy had a huge heart. For everyone. However, there was an extra special place for her grandchildren. She displayed the purest, unwavering form of unconditional love imaginable. In her return west, she had the opportunity to resume visits with her family in New Mexico and spent valuable time with her existing grandchildren despite the distance between them.
Last stop, back home to Alamo. In December of 2021, Bob took a job at Holloman AFB, back where it all started. The final years were years well spent. Robbie, RJ and Lyrica returned home from Germany. She watched her baby girl, Jaiden, graduate high school. She created a beautiful relationship with her new daughter-in-law, Lily. She welcomed two more grandbabies into the family, Lennon and Lovelynn. She spent so much valuable time with her sisters, father, nieces, and nephews. She enjoyed starting everyday with the man of her life during coffee dates in the morning. And she loved and cherished every moment of it. Despite the pain and suffering she was enduring throughout much of her journey, Missy fought. She kept her head up, no matter how many times she fell, she got back up and gave it everything she had. She was feisty and fought just as hard as she loved. Missy LIVED, LAUGHED and LOVED. She created a life that she cherished and shared with everyone inside of it. The Lord decided it was her time on Thursday evening November 23, 2023. He decided, to end her pain and for her life to live on inside of all the hearts that she graced. Thank you for all that you are in us. Rest forever in peace Missy (daughter, Sister, love of his life, mother, grandmother, auntie and loyal friend), you deserve it and we love you!
Survivors include her husband, Robert Warren, their daughter Jaiden, their son, Robert Warren Jr, his wife Lily and four grandchildren: RJ, Lyrica, Lennon, and Lovelynn. Her father, Erasmo Lucero and sisters, Elaine Farmer and Cynthia Lopez.
She was preceded in death by her mother, Maxine Estrada Lucero and two sisters, Yvonne and Valerie.
The family will greet friends from 1:00 pm to 3:00pm on Thursday, December 7, 2023, at Scenic Chapel.
A memorial service will be conducted at 11:00 am to 12:00pm on Friday, December 8, 2023, at Mountain View Church. A reception dinner will follow immediately after the memorial service.
A private burial will be held at Immaculate Conception Cemetery.
The Warren family has entrusted their loved one to the care of Scenic Chapel to direct the visitation.
To sign the online register book, please visit https://www.scenicchapel.com/.