Thomas
Meza, Thomas Isidro, a life-long resident of Marina Del Rey, CA passed away on Sunday, October 31, 2010 in Inglewood. Born in Los Angeles, CA, Thomas was 29 when he passed away. He was a member of St. Mark's Catholic Church in Venice, CA. Thomas was certified in Computer Technology and licensed in Culinary Arts. His hobbies inclueded playing video games with his children and nephews. He was a fan of the Los Angeles Lakers, Dallas Cowboys, and the Los Angeles Dodgers. He was passionate about his children, family, and about helping others. Thomas is survived by his wife, Christina Meza of Lawndale, CA; his nine children, Angelica, Aleah, Audrey, Alyssa, Tommy Jr., Analisa, Amanda, Adriana, and Daniel; his mother and step-father, Norma and Albert Bustamante of Desert Hot Springs, CA; sister, Christina Meza of Los Angeles, CA; sister, Gaby Meza of Venice, CA; and brother, Tim Meza of Lawndale, CA. Thomas was preceded in death by his father, Thomas Meza. A gathering of family & friends will be held at Rice Mortuary in Torrance on Thursday November 18, 2010 from 6 to 9pm with a Vigil at 7pm. The Service will be held at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Hawthorne on Friday November 19 at 11am. Burial will follow at Holy Cross Cemetery in Culver City. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the account at Rice Mortuary for Thomas Meza.

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  1. Hi June Bug! You’re in Heaven now cousin and God is guilding you on your path to Peace and Tranquility. I’ll never forget the times when your sisters and I thought we were cool tagging along to play football in the streets with you and your friends =P. Or getting you back for putting shaving cream on me when I was knocked out & you waking up w that crapola on you lol. Good Times. You know hun, you may not be here w us anymore, but your memories will live on forever in our hearts Jr.! ~Fly with the Angels Jr.~ Love you, Keish

  2. REST IN PEACE TOMMY You will always be remembered in our hearts, and will always live on through your children. I promise I will always take care of your sister for you thats for sure.

  3. My Dear Son, I love you with all my heart and will truly miss you more as time goes on. You will always be in my thoughts and forever in my heart. I know no tears for that is not your wish, but I am sorry but yet my tears will be of saddness for not to be able to hold you close again. I will shed tears from time to time for the happiness of knowing you are in paradise a place of you will be safe and happy. I know god took you away for a reason, as one of his helpers in heaven. You helped so many here, now it’s time to do the same in heaven. I know you will be watching down at us, and keep us all from harm. I am so sorry, we couldn’t spend more time together, but you knew I love you so. I know you will always be close by our sides. Now Rest In Peace My Angel, until we meet again. Love Mom

  4. Hey junebug!!! We’ll miss you dearly… you’ll always be in our heart. I’m glad to say that you were like another brother to me, looking out for me. I’m going to miss taking advice from you. All the memories that the family had with you will live on forever. Love you june! Rest In Paridise! Love, Erie

  5. Junbug ! My heart is sadden with the departure of newphew ( you ) I will always keep you in my Heart, I know that you will be in a better place, with no problem to deal with.I remember the time we took you to Sagus to cut down a Christmas tree,and many other family get together, I love Junbug. we ( The Family ) will never forget you. we will touch hands one day in Heaven that’s for sure. Again I Love you ! Uncle Rudy.oh say Hi to Grandpa and Grandma and your Dad Tommy Sr.and your Aunt Sue for me. Love you always. Uncle Rudy ( aka POP’s )

  6. My loving brother Junior, Who was a brother like no other in this world, where nobody can compare to. No matter what obstacles in life I had went through this boy stood by my side no matter what even when my choices were not the good ones but no matter what he still protected me in anyway he can, he would always tell me whatever choices you make in life I will still love you even if the choices were not as right as they seem to be, and that’s what I loved about him because all he wanted for me to be was happy with his two nephews and baby niece. We will definitely miss u big boy and you will always be in our hearts each and everyday of our lives. You will always be thought of no matter what because there is not a second that goes by that I don’t think about all the crazy memories we have shared. Remember you always told me Gabie please if anything ever happen to you please have mommy,sis Christina, and bro Tim to take care of your kids, and I told you don’t worry boy I got you, well baby boy we got you, we will. We will always talk to your kids about how much you loved them and how you would do anything for them and that’s what exactly you did, you were a very great dad to your kids, they know that, which we all know you were. You had the biggest heart towards everyone, and with that said boy I love you, your spirit will live with me, us forever until we meet up in heaven may you rest in peace. Love always, your lil sis Gabie

  7. My Loving lil brother Junior, I will always love you….I am deeply sadden that god had to take you from all of us so early you had so much more to live for. You are an Angel now in Heaven with Daddy now you can reunite and be together again and take care of all us from up above. I know you are close by watching over us all. You will always be in my heart my thoughts and in my memories. We will truly miss you. You, Gabie, Timmy and me were always inseparable we were Normas Lil Ducklings people would say. I will always remember how good of a brother you were to all of us and we knew you loved us all. We will all help take care of your beautiful kids. We will let them know that you were the best Daddy they could of asked for you loved them all with all of your heart. You did everything for them they will know how much you love them and how good of a person you were with a big heart and helped everyone.You will always live on through your babies. I love you so much and I know that you were proud of me that you didn’t have to worry about me and your 2 nephews you knew that Michael is taking care of us and I love you for that. I will miss you….Until we meet again in Heaven I will always hold you close in my heart.I will always love you my lil brother. May you rest in peace you spirit will live on in all of us. Love your sister, Christina

  8. JUNEBUG, IT BRINGS PAIN TO MY HEART TO KNOW YOU HAVE LEFT US. I KNOW YOUR IN A BETTER PLACE. THERES NOTHING THAT CAN MAKE ME FORGET ALL THE FUN TIMES WE SHARED. Y0U WILL FOREVER BE IN MY HEART AND PRAYERS. YOU ARE A PART OF THIS FAMILY THAT NO ONE CAN REPLACE. I WISH I COULD HAVE SPENT MORE TIME WITH YOU THE PAST YEARS. BUT I KNOW YOU’LL BE LOOKING OVER THE FAMILY FROM NOW ON. I LOVE YOU, I MISS YOU, YESTURDAY, TODAY, AND FOREVER. YOUR COUSIN, ANTHONY FLORES

  9. Jr.I know your somewhere over the rainbow,you are resting in peace in warmth and comfort where there is no days and years. You are living in the hearts of those you touch. Jr you’ll remain forever in our hearts and many memories. I’ll miss you, Aunty Sandy

  10. Tommy (Pickle), you know how much you meant to all of us. The love we all shared for eachother,and the fun times we all had together. I’m gonna miss you so much Pickle.I’ll always remember your smile, your laugh, the tears,we’ve shared together,(good & bad ones).The wonderful talks we had and the promises made to eachother. I’m gonna stand true to my words to you.I love you so much Pickle, and I’ll miss you dearly.Wait for me in Heaven Pickle.I’ll see you when I get there just leave the light on for me (insider).All My Love, Esther, Alfonso, and Kids…:)

  11. i love you tommy always and forever you always said i was ur bestfriend ,u were mine … i love you like a dad u are my dad ,you always said i was ur kid i belive you , you knw i loved you ,and will always love you 4ever …your always in my heart and in my memories love you with all my heart ,as you always called me (troll),love u dad v13 thomas isidro meza

  12. tommy i love u and miss u everyday i think bout the 5 years that ive know u it was the best i remeber when i told u bout my stepdad and u said ” lets go to ur house and ill kick his ass ” since then i know u had my back no matter what, you helped me threw alot and i thank you and appreciate u, you always told me i love u like my own kiids, your kiids are gunna miss u dearly aswell iam too you were like a dad to me aswell even tho i im not realated , you always put a smile on my face when i was down, even when i had a good day u made it much more better . R.I.P TOMMY I LOVE U AND IM MISSING YOU UR ALWAYS GUNNA BE IN MY HEART.

  13. You never had to say a word and I knew what you were thinking, as you did me. We always knew that regardless I had you and you had me, along with all of our babies. Thank you for being the most beautiful, loving, honest, caring, man (husband/father) to me and our children. You loved us unconditionally and with your whole heart. My heart aches everyday and at times I feel as though I cannot breath without out you here. As you used to tell me…”There’s no me without you!” We know the bond and the love we shared between us and the kids could not be touched or replaced by no other. I’ll be waiting for you to come for me. I LOVE YOU DADDY!!! Your wife always, Nana

  14. To Uncle Tommy I Love You So Much Uncle Tommy! And Fly Down From HEAVEN Everyday To Come See Me. And Bring The Dollar For The Fish Tacos…..I’ll Miss You And The Dollars! Love Your Little Monkey Niece, ANI.

  15. In the end, it was only you and I and we did what was necessary to support our kids. I will stay strong with the help of my family and the selected few who have always there for you, me, and all our 9 babies. Very special thanks to: Granny G, E, Hacca, Troll, Jolls, Big Fonzie, Uncle Tim, Uncle Martin, Uncle Mario, Uncle George, Wendell, Till, Cuz Melinda, Cuz Bernie, Uncle Bob, Mandy, Derek, Scooter, Ace Duce, Cisco, Chickie, and much ups to Duron/Grenias. My baby boy Daniel…you are the man now! You know that you are ready and I see that, by all our beautiful visits…again thanks to all the above that I mentioned. Tommy/dad would be so proud of you. Because he knows that everything he taught you, you will step up and follow through with the help of those who have always been there. Your my man now no longer my baby boy. I LOVE YOU MIJO!!!! All we have and need is what’s in this house!! We’re ALL in this together (High School Musical) OHANA!!

  16. Tommy/Nino, Thank You for always helping me and my kids when we needed you and Christina the most. You gave a place to live when we had no where to go. You will always hold a special place in our hearts and I will always tell your GODSONS Jacob and Landon Carrera all the good you have done for them. I know your in Heaven watching over your FAMILY and you’ll always be by their side through the good and the bad. Your an angel in Heaven spread your wings and fly over all of us and keep us close by. Thank You for all that you did. Love always~ Veronica, Kalice, Jacob and Landon

  17. My Dearest Son T. 12 years ago you creeped ur way into our family. You were jumped into the family (lol) and loved by all of us since. Through good or bad, we never pushed u away or shined u on. Whatever you and Nana went through, we went through it with you and her. Through it all we still loved you. You are my son always, I have always told you that. It is going to be very hard for us not to have you here with us. But we know you will be watching over all of us especially ur beautiful children. Tutu is really going to miss u. I see u every now and then playing ang laughing with him Thank you for loving him so much.Ann thank you for always letting me know how much you loved and appreciated me as ur mom. you will remain in our hearts, with all the love you have given us, we will stay strong And to Your sister Christina And Husband Micheal a special thanks From Christina and the kids. We luv u Pickle always & Forever Mom Aka. Granny Rocio, Gabriel and ur babies

  18. There are only a handful of people who come into your world, and change your life forever. The most important part of life is that you are loved by many people and will never be forgotten. You have graced many people with your caring heart and strength.

  19. Junior, Even though we have not seen or spoken to each other over the years I am still deeply sadden to hear that you are gone. I’m sad that as we got older we drifted apart but that doesn’t mean that I didn’t care about you or love you. You are my cousin, we are family and that is forever. I will never forget all the GOOD times we had as kids. Going to school together, playing on Charnock and riding bikes down the back street on our banana boat bikes. I remember when your dad would take me over to your house on Admiral and I would stay there for a whole week. Your mom would leave us money to go to the arcade and when your dad would come home he would sing “Apple Sticks” to us and make us sing with him. Hanging out on Sepulveda when you guys lived upstairs from us. All those GOOD times I will never forget. You are up in heaven resting now but you will never be forgotten. Give my Uncle Tommy a kiss for me and tell him I miss him. I love you and may you rest in peace. Love always your Cousin Frances but as you would call me Tunnies.

  20. Thomas Jay may you rest in peace. Christina & Analysa, Daniel, Amanda, Adriana,Angelica, Aleah (my baby,yes i did), Audree, Alyssa, Thomas Jr.,I love all of you with all my heart….And know that no matter what I am always going to be there for u guys…. Love Till aka Wendell aka Wendy

  21. daddy i miss u and love u(lil tommy) i love you and miss you daddy so much (alissa)i miss you i love you and you are still in our hearts (audree)i love you i miss you i remember when i used to jack your money when you were asleep u never but i did (aleah)i love you and miss you i wnt to kiss you one more time (angelica)i love and miss you i still remember the good times we had like 4th of july you lit the sky and birthdays( adriana)

  22. Tommy,Big T,YoungStunna-Aint no other First and formost cousin,freind,homie,mentor i just can’t believe that your gone from this earth but your in a better place now and r looking over all of us smiling i miss u BIG DOGG all the stuff we been through(bet on john madden football games we would go all night long literally bfor christina cut us off”HAHA”) just went by too fast and you looked out sooooo much and did “every thing” not just for me but my family at my lowest and when i finaly got it 2 gether u always gave me the advice 2 do even better now that i’m ready too go back home i wish those days were back but you gave me the confidence 2 stay strong and i will see you when i get there.I love and miss you Homie.Sincerely your Roll Dogg TWIZZONN aka Antwan aka Tony YAYO aka Anthony Carrera……..

  23. My Heart goes out to the family of junior.. your family, like your mom norma and the boys your uncles have been thru so much..the first death i ever experience when your grandma tita passed away..God has chosen alot of people in your family he has taken away from this life. it may seem so tragic when we loss someone that was so close to us… but they are taken because the duties in this life is over. i believe life here is temporary. and when we are done are mission here. god takes us back home.everyone that u have touched. will miss you so much. but it is his way to bring people closer to him. the lord. that they may be as wonderful person like you and your grandma tita and your grandpa and your father. you are so lucky that you are in the kingdom of heaven now. and people will follow in your foot steps to help and love one another. and you have left a great legacy of loving your family so much that they will want to be the person u were. u havent died u are alive and well in the kingdom of god which your soul will live for ever!!!love auntie vangie

  24. Watz up Fag(HAHA)! Damn Tommy I can’t really believe that your truely gone! I really couldn’t picture never seen you again or hear your stupid laugh hahaha! or you saying, “Damn girl your crazy” it’s gonna be very hard not having you around!!! Remember how we used to fight and couldn’t keep a treaty for more than 5 minutes. LMAO!!! I’m really gonna miss your dumb ass! You promised you would always be there for me no matter what. I believe that you will and I hope you still go to my graduation, even if I can’t see you I hope I will feel you there for me. I will always remember all of our talks and how you looked out for me and cared about me. I will always remember you and how we used to have our lil wars and talk smack to eachother! And how I would always wake you up early in the morning smashing on you pulling you off the bed remember that? Eventhough we had our (wars) we both knew that we loved eachother very much!! And only the people who truely knew us knew how our relationship was, and how it was all our own way of showing eachother love for one another! I will always keep your memory alive and make sure that no one will ever forget how much of a good man you were! Remember how you always told me and all that were close to you that your family was us! And that you wanted everyone to keep it real and not front! Everyone that knows you Tommy knows what you were like and knows that you were a good guy and that tried his hardest to make a good life for his kids eventhough it may have been really hard at times, those hard times never blocked you from doing what you had to!! WE LOVE AND MISS YOU TOMMY!! AND YOU KNOW I ALWAYS WILL!!!!!!!

  25. MY CONDOLENCES TO THE MEZA FAMILY, WIFE AND KIDS. TOMMY WAS A VERY NICE PERSON AS WELL AS A GREAT LISTENER. HE WILL BE MISSED DEARLY.

  26. dam g we were just kicking in doors an now what the fuck this aint kool we had this shit going over night u shook on me big dawg man hahahaha it s a trip though think of ur last days we were together alot out of no where like u were saying im goneeeeeeee fuck!

  27. Myyyy N!GG@ TEE… it seems like jus the other Day we were jus talkin bout how gooD$ the holidays were bout b,and how the kidz were going 2come home to new house and have a wonderful Christmas.But this shit happen so quick i didnt wanna believe iT! iT really sucks my nigga that jus cant walk around da corner no mo and watch those gooD$ ole LAKER$ games #1,r bring da babies no candy LOL..BuT if ur listening jus know u taught me alot and put me up on even mo G*A*M*E!gooD$ l00kin out.1 last thing my nigga as long as im alive best believe ur kids will always know da truth that EVERYTHING u did wuz 4 them.when u had something u also said it was mine.so if i got it trust ur babies will 2!!! your homie DEEmoney

  28. ~ Christina ~ I am deeply saddened by the loss of your husband. You and your family are in my prayers and thoughts and I pray that all the wonderful memories you all shared will help to sustain you during this difficult time. Be comforted in knowing that Tommy is in heaven, where there is no pain, no sorrow and no tears and the one day you will see him again. I’m here for you and your’s ALWAYS!!! With Love Angie Garza

  29. Uncle Tommy/Nino~ We miss you so much. We will always remember you coming home and bringing us candy and McDonalds.(Kalice) Nino I will always remember my 1st Birthday you let me have my party at your house and the gift you bought me CARS love Jacob. Nino I will remember when you mett me and the first thing you said was OH Sh*T you have a big head like you daddy TWAN..lol…(Anthony Carrera) we will never forget you NINO…We will always be with our cousins and our NINA. Watch over us and keep us safe. Love~ KALICE, JACOB AND LANDON CARRERA

  30. Thomas J, We were just thinking and talking about how good u were to the boys how u use to call and leave messages on the answering machine “Lalo, Bucket pick up am on my way to pick you up”…I am happy that u were there for my boys when they were growing up and I am forever grateful to you and Christina for all you did …Even though we had our share of problems as any other family I have always respected you and admired you for always putting your family first…I will always be there for the kids and Nana…I always have and always will…We will all keep ur memory alive…May u rest in peace and find comfort in knowing that the whole family loves and will care for the babies all 9 of them… To all the babies (9) of em….Wendell till loves all of you guys dont ever forget that…no matter what I will always till the day i die be there for u guys Wendy & the boys….

  31. MY DEAREST BROTHER IN LAW TOMMY (PICKLE) I KNOW IT’S BEEN WEEKS SINCE YOU LEFT US,BUT NOT A MOMENT GOES BY THAT I DON’T THINK ABOUT YOU AND CRY I KNOW YOU WOULDN’T WANT ME TO CRY BUT THE PAIN OF LOSING YOU PICKLE IS STILL THERE,LIKE IF IT WAS JUST YESTERDAY, AND I KNOW YOUR STILL WITH US CAUSE I FEEL YOU THERE ALL THE TIME.I DREAM OF YOU,AND YOUR MESSAGE IS CLEAR PICKLE.BUT I STILL NEED YOUR HELP TO MAKE IT ALL HAPPEN. I KNOW YOU WILL MAKE SURE OUR PROMISES TO EACHOTHER ARE KEPT AND IT WILL BE THROUGH YOUR STREGHTH THAT I PUSH FORWARD AND KEEP ON GOING UNTIL IT’S DONE.I LOVE YOU SO MUCH PICKLE AND I MISS YOU SO DEARLY.I CAN’T WAIT TO BE REUNITED IN HEAVEN WITH YOU ,MY DAD,BENNY,AND LOLO.UNTIL THEN TOMMY I WILL HOLD ON TO ALL THE MEMORIES (GOOD AND SAD ONES)I’LL SEE YOU WHEN I GET THERE.WITH ALL MY LOVE AND RESPECT I SAY THANK YOU FOR BEING YOU PIKCLE.A GREAT MAN,A WONDERFUL FATHER AND A GOOD HUSBAND TO NANA.A AWSOME BROTHER,FRIEND,AND A BOMB BROTHER IN LAW.UNTIL THEN I LOVE YOU TOMMY (PICKLE)MEZA.REST IN PEACE.YOUR ALWAYS IN MY HEART. LEAVE THE LIGHT ON FOR ME PICKLE!I’LL SEE YOU EVERY NIGHT IN MY DREAMS.. ALL MY LOVE, E-ROCK

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