Stonie Gabrial Carrillo AKA “Lil Stone” or “Gabby” of Lubbock, Texas passed away on February 14th, 2023. She was 23. Holy Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:00 A.M. Tuesday, February 21, 2023 at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church with Father Nilo Nalugon officiating. Interment will follow at Belvieu Cemetery in Rotan under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home. A prayer service and rosary will be recited by Deacon David Mendez at 6:30 P.M. Monday, February 20, 2023 at the funeral home.
Stonie was born in Lubbock, Texas to the parents Stoney Edward Carrillo of Rotan, Texas and Yvette Cherie Solis of Sweetwater, Texas on September 12th, 1999. Gabby started grade school in Sweetwater, Tx at Southeast Elementary, before they moved to Lubbock where she attended Irons Middle School, and Graduated from Coronado High School. Gabby began her softball career at the age of 5 years old. She was part of the Original Bratz team that went on to win a National Championship in 2009. This was the beginning of her softball legacy. Lil Stone went on to become one of the most highly decorated players in Coronado High School and went on to play at Vernon College where she earned her Associates Degree in Science. Stonie’s senior accomplishments were, Defensive Player of the Year, 1st team of ALL DISTRICT, ALL-STAR Second Base (GWTSCA), and ALL-AREA second Baseman. As a junior she was nothing but SOLID for District Play. In their 10 District games she had a battingaverage of .714 and a .1000 fielding percentage. She was honored as District "Defensive Player of the Year" and was named TGCA All-State as well as TSWA honorable-mention All-State ... also All-South Plains and played in TGCA All-Star contest ... her .528 batting average in '17 was #8 in CHS history, while her five triples tied her for the 6th best all time. She had 28 sacrifices in both '16 and '17 to be in 2nd all-time at CHS. As a sophomore was named to first-team All-Dis-trict honors as well as honorable-mention All-South Plains choice ... hit at a .442 clip on the season with 14 doubles and 14 RBI ... became starting 2nd baseman and was named District "Newcomer of the Year" as freshman ... managed to hit at clip of 407 for the season (.474 in district play) … also drove in 21 runs, scored 32 runs. Lil Stone’s biggest accomplishment was representing USA in the Dominican Republic in 2018. she was so proud and wholeheartedly loved how big her family was. She would always brag about how many fans in the stands were her family!! Stonie's motto was "I have a heart of Gold but my Attitude depends on how you treat me." Stonie's signature hugs and "attitude" will be missed!
Gabby is survived by her father Stoney Carrillo and wife Nadine of Lubbock, TX.; mother Yvette Davidson and husband Tim of Lubbock, TX.; brothers Ryan Soliz of San Antonio, TX., Nicholas Gonzales of Lubbock, TX., Devin and Dominique Davidson of California; niece Esme Gonzales of Lubbock, TX.; paternal grandparents Paul and Rosemary Carrillo of Rotan, TX.; maternal grandfather Paul Solis of Sweetwater, TX.; maternal great grandmother Andrea "MOMO" Mendez of Sweetwater, TX.; uncle Trey Carrillo and wife Rita of Lubbock, TX.; aunts Audrey Solis of Taylor, TX., Adrian Mendez of Sweetwater, TX.; uncles Oliver Solis of Lubbock, TX., Dominic Solis and wife Denise of Austin, TX., Kevin Micheletti and wife Nadia, and aunt Michelle Soliz-Williams.
She is preceded in death by her brother Marques Davidson, maternal grandmother Mary Mendez, paternal great grandparents Paul and Benita Carrillo, Joe and Janice Martinez and maternal great grandfather Lionel Mendez.
Pallbearers will be Branson Guelker, Cameron Solis, Landon Hartkopf, Aaron Carrillo, Jason Carrillo and Mychal Carrillo.
Honorary pallbearers will be Brian Mendez and Peyton Amonett.
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