Christian (Jay) Heredia

Christian (Jay) Heredia

Christian “Jay” Heredia, age 19, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, March 9, 2017. He was born in Janesville on June 2, 1997 the son of David Heredia and Eugenia Kleinschmidt.

Jay graduated from Sun Prairie High School, class of 2015. He was enrolled at MATC in their Dental Hygiene program. Jay loved hanging out at Maple Bluff Beach, nature walks, fixing bicycles with Will, playing Pokemon Go with his brother Nathanael, and making everyone laugh. Jay would do anything to put a smile on someone’s face. He was always considerate of others and helped in any way he could.

He is survived by his mom, Genia (Fabian) Martinez; brother, Nathanael; sister, Cecilia; father, David Heredia; brother, Jonny; grandparents, Donna Rodriguez, Bill and Mina Parson, and Marcial and Sabina Martinez; uncles, Robert Rodriguez and Will Parson; girlfriend, Jaidyn Koch; and many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

He was preceded in death by his great-grandparents; two great aunts and two cousins.

A Celebration of Jay’s Life will be held at CALVARY GOSPEL CHURCH, 5301 Commercial Ave., Madison on Thursday, March 16, 2017 beginning at 6 p.m. A time of fellowship and sharing will follow the service. Visitation will be held at the church on Thursday from 5 p.m. until the time of service. In lieu of flowers, memorials to the family are greatly appreciated.

He is truly loved by many and will be greatly missed.

The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.
He makes me lie down in green pastures.
He leads me beside still waters.
He restores my soul.
He leads me in paths of righteousness for his name’s sake.
Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death
I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me.