Adrian Barragan Castellanos

August 18, 2003 - August 13, 2021

Adrian Barragan Castellanos, 17, of Port Arthur, died Friday, August 13, 2021. He was born on August 18, 2003, in Fairfield, California.

Whoever knew Adrian, knew how sweet and soft spoken he was. But the love he had for his family was known. By his many hugs and meaningful “I love you”. Never was there a time he said the word, “No” when you asked him for help. He was the first to want to help in the kitchen with the prepping and cooking. High school graduate, college student with a full life ahead of him. Excited to have been accepted to Texas A&M University at Galveston to study Marine Biology. He beat cancer not once, but twice. His life cut short by a traffic accident just days from his 18th birthday. He will be forever missed but certainly not forgotten.

“Te quiero hasta el infinito y el más aya.” QDEP

Survivors include his mother, Sonia Barragan of Port Arthur; maternal grandparents, Blanca and Rafael Barragan, “Tita and Tito”, of Groves; paternal grandparents, Tomasa and Rigoberto Castellanos of Galt, California; maternal great-grandparents, Juanita and Jose Rodriguez; aunts and uncles, Susan and Armando Anaya “Nina and Nino”, Luis, Fatima and Omar; great-aunts and uncles, Jose Luis, Silva, Bertha, Angelica, Mario, Sergio, Carlos, Aniceto, Jesus, Teresa, Grace, Adela, Jose Luis, Luis Alfonso, Estela, Maria Luisa, and Guadalupe; cousins, Luis and Abygail Anaya; and numerous extended family members.

He was preceded in death by his great-grandparents, Valeriana and Aniceto Barragan; great-uncles, Fernando, Rafael “Fallito” and Jose “Pepe”.

A gathering of Adrian’s family and friends will be from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., Friday, August 27, 2021, at Broussard’s, 505 North 12th Street, Nederland. A Memorial Mass will be celebrated 11:00 a.m., Saturday, August 28, 2021, at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church, 3648 S/Sgt. Lucian Adams Drive, 61st Street, Port Arthur. A private family committal will be held at a later date. The family requests for those who are attending Adrian’s services, to please wear a mask.

Memorial contributions may be made in Adrian’s memory to UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital-Oakland, P.O. Box 45339, San Francisco, California 94145-0339, or online at

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Gathering of Family and Friends

Broussard’s Mortuary Nederland
  • 505, North 12th Street, Nederland, Texas, 77627,
  • August 27, 2021
  • 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Memorial Service

Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church
  • , 9th Ave, Port Arthur, TX, 77642,
  • August 28, 2021
  • 11:00 am

Comments (7)

    Tiffany Capeles says:

    I just learned of your loss, and am praying for your strength during this inconceivably difficult time. You will forever be part of our CHRISTUS Family, and when our Family grieves, we all grieve. If there is anything I can do to support you, please do not hesitate to reach out. I will also be in touch with Susan to see how I can help.

    Sandra Varela says:

    My sincerest condolences to the entire family 🙏🙏May God grant you strength and peace during this difficult time 💕💕

    Ana Cisneros says:

    De todo corazón estamos con toda la familia. Mandando mucho amor, fortaleza y bendiciones. Fue corta la vida de Adrián y sólo Dios sabe el porqué, pero en tan pocos años dejo una huella que nunca se borrará. Tristes los que todavía estamos aquí, pero el ya está en el paraíso al lado De Dios. El velará por sus seres queridos desde el cielo, tienen un ángel enorme. LOVE YOU♥️🙏🙏🙏🙏

    Jessica Villareyna says:

    My sincere condolences and continuing to pray for you and your family. My friend his smile is contagious and that shows he lived to the fullest and happiness also the great and blessed mother that you are, you gave it all! May God comfort you always, love you and I will always be there for you!❤

    Dr. Jesus Acosta says:

    The Bob Hope School family is saddened by the loss of our 2021 graduate Adrian Barragan Castellanos. He will live forever in our hearts.

    David Winfield says:

    What An Amazing Smile. Continuous prayers for his family 🙏

    Vickie Mcintyre says:

    Adrian your smile says it all! The goodness of your heart I can feel just from your smile. Though I didn’t know you personally I feel that I can truly say that heaven has definitely gained a special angel! It’s not how long you live, it’s how you live the life! And it’s obvious that you fulfilled your purpose by the outpouring of love and support from the people whose lives you touched as well as those who didn’t even know you! Fly high sweetheart, fly high!❤❤
    To the family, I will continue to pray for you all, strength for the day and in the days to come!

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