Isaiah Isaac “Bubba” Valdonado was born in Lubbock, Texas on November 26, 1995, to Isaac and Mary Valdonado. He graduated from Brownfield High school in 2014 where he was involved with band and football. His fellow teammates knew him as “Big I.” He graduated from South Plains College in 2017 with an Associate’s Degree in Graphic Design. After college he was employed by Our Promise Youth Academy in Brownfield. During his employment he touched the lives of many children along with the people that he worked with. Isaiah had a passion for making the children of the youth academy feel encouraged and loved.
Isaiah was an avid gamer and enjoyed playing online with his friends and fellow gamers. Growing up, Isaiah found his love for animals with his three dogs Oreo, Cookie, and Petra and two cats Peanut and Lexi. Isaiah was a simple person and could normally be found gaming at home or on a rare occasion out with his close friends. Isaiah was a devoted catholic and had received all of his sacraments.
Isaiah Isaac Valdonado, a lifelong resident of Brownfield, Texas, passed away unexpectedly on June 18, 2021, at the age of 25 after battling a rare illness in the hospital for 33 days. Isaiah is survived by his mother Mary Valdonado, his sister Vanessa Valdonado, his brother Matthew Valdonado, his nieces Mikah Valdonado and Mariah Gonzales, and his nephews Jeremiah Hernandez, Jaedon Perry, and Mark Gonzales. He is preceded in death by his father Isaac Valdonado, his brother Samson Valdonado, his nephew Calib Valdonado, his uncle Jerry Valdondo, his maternal grandmother Concepcion Martinez, his paternal grandfather Seferino Valdonado, and his paternal grandmother Hortencia Valdonado.
He will be deeply missed by his family, friends, and all who knew him.
The funeral services for Isaiah will be held at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church on Thursday June 24, 2021, at 10:00 am officiated by Father Seth Lorenz. Visitations will be held at Brownfield Funeral Home Tuesday and Wednesday, June 22 & 23, 2021, from 10:00 am – 8:00 pm and rosaries will be held from 6:00-8:00 pm on both days.