Manuel Pizana, 30, of Brownsville, Texas, a devoted husband, father, son, brother, and friend, passed away Sunday, October 16, 2022.
Visitation was held October 21 and 22, with interment following at Guillen Community Cemetery.
Manuel was born in Brownsville, Texas, on May 25, 1992. He is preceded in death by his grandparents Damiana and Manuel Pizaña and Lolita and Julian Garza.
Left to continue his legacy is his family, MP Racing and his outstanding Pizaña Racing team.
He will be greatly missed, but his memories and his legacy will continue. He is survived by his wife, Selina Veronica Gomez, children Fernanda, Manuel Jr, and Mikaela; his beloved parents Rolando and Alma Pizaña; his siblings Alma (David), Rolando (Lalis), Imelda, Marlen (Armando), Miguel (Mayra); as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
Manuel's biggest dream was becoming a well-known and respected horse trainer internationally. He enjoyed traveling from state to state, leaving his legacy. He accomplished that in his short life.
He left many experienced and accomplished trainers speechless by his bravery, audacity, and knowledge. He learned from the best, and never stopped learning and innovating his techniques. Always making others dream, while giving them the courage and bravery to accomplish that.
Manuel not only excelled in horse racing, but became an entrepreneur in the alfalfa business, hauling New Mexico alfalfa to the southern states, making sure that everyone's horses had the top quality of alfalfa. Manuel enjoyed all kind of sports, as long as bets could be made, Tito and him were always making sure there was money made!
"A tragic accident occurred yesterday where two very dear people in Texas state racing field lost their lives."
The amount of compassion and thoughtfulness that people displayed was quite astounding. He was one of the kindest and least self-centered people that anyone could ever have the privilege of getting to know, he was the epitome of compassion and generosity. Manuel was a kind person all the time, and he didn't show his kindness to just one person; he showed it to everyone.
Manuel had a heart of gold, and an unbelievable amount of bravery, and he emitted a brilliant light; he will be remembered for all of eternity. He was considerate and sympathetic, and he just never put his own needs, ahead of the needs of other people.
He was always willing to compromise, he was thoughtful and caring. He never let an opportunity pass without smiling, whenever he was aware that another person was watching him. He never missed a chance to crack a grin and would always do so.
Services are under the guidance of Sunset Memorial Funeral Home, Crematory & Flower Shop. 657 Springmart Blvd., Brownsville, Texas.