Cyrus Amaya


Cyrus Amaya, 21, of Lockhart, Texas passed away on Jan. 23, 2015. He was born on Jan. 17, 1994 in Austin, Texas, to Luz Briceno.

He was preceded in death by his great-grandfather, Francisco F. Rodriguez, and cousin, Francisco Thomas Rodriguez.

He is survived by his mother, Luz Briceno; son, Zaiden Michael Amaya; daughter, Malaya Hope Castillo; two brothers, Devin Nicholas

Briceno and Lorenzo Cano; one sister, Heaven Leigh Snow Briceno; maternal grandparents, Gregorio and Nieves Briceno; great-grandmother, Gregoria Rodriguez; his aunt, Belinda Briceno (Jose A. Martinez); cousin, Abigail Martinez; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.

Family will receive friends at McCurdy Funeral Home, from 5 – 9 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015, with Recitation of the Holy Rosary at 7 p.m. Mass of a Catholic Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m., on Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Lockhart.

Arrangements under the care and guidance of McCurdy Funeral Home, 105 E. Pecan, Lockhart, Texas 78644, (512) 398-4791. To view and sign the guestbook, visit



  1. Selina 28 January, 2015 at 14:47 Reply

    My condolences go to the family, I know you were close at heart. I remember him growing up when i used to see y’all at CCD classes. It should’nt be this way.

  2. Stella Rojas 28 January, 2015 at 16:47 Reply

    My deepest condolence to the family of Cyrus Amaya. May God give you strength and comfort during this time of grief.

  3. Terri Delgado DeLeon 28 January, 2015 at 22:25 Reply

    My deepest condolence to you and the family. You all will always be in my prayers. May God comfort and heal you.

  4. Samantha Santomero 3 February, 2015 at 19:58 Reply

    Cyrus was a great young man with so much potential. In the short time I got to know him, he touched me personally with his passion and love for creativity. It it with deep sorrow to say I will truly miss his presence and wish I could have helped him start his college career. Your in my thoughts and prayers always. Sincerely, Samantha Santomero.

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