Albert Miguel Ruiz graduated from this life on earth and went to be with our Lord Jesus Christ on the morning of Friday September 3rd, 2021 in Corpus Christi, TX. Albert was born in San Antonio, TX on September 14, 1976 and was raised by Fidencio and Anita Ruiz in Beeville, TX. He is a graduate of the A.C. Jones High School Class of 1995 of which he ran track and cross country where he represented Beeville, TX in the state meet championship. After high school, Albert devoted his time and resources to youth sports in coaching track and basketball in Beeville and Corpus Christi, TX.
While Albert lived in Beeville, TX, he attended Our Lady of Victory Church where he served as an altar boy in his youth and later volunteered his time as a leader in the church’s activities. He worked with his father on their farm where he developed his strong work ethic and dedication to completing any task assigned to him, which carried over throughout his life. From elementary through high school, Albert was always encouraging friends and classmates to do better, to aim higher, and always found a way to make you laugh or smile even in the most difficult of circumstances. During sport competitions, Albert was the strong, encouraging support that everyone needed; he was the backbone of the competitive spirit to ensure nobody quit nor gave up no matter the situation. These strong character and constant positivity also stayed with him throughout his life on display with everyone he came in contact with.
Albert lived his life as a servant leader wherever he went and in volunteering opportunities. While living in Calallen, TX he continued his faith walk serving in a Christian church and coaching youth sports in basketball and baseball. He also had the privilege to coach his son Landen Ruiz and an all-star team in the Oil Belt region. He was committed to taking his stepsons to all of their select baseball tournaments wherever they were scheduled in state and out of state. Albert volunteered his time and resources in building and establishing relationships with other coaches in sharing experiences, ideas, and his faith in Jesus Christ. He devoted his life to Jesus Christ, his family (mother, daughter, son, grandson, fiancé, stepsons, friends, church, youth sports) as a shining light representing Christ’s love for all to see and experience. He lived his life as best written in Philippians 2: 3-8
“Do nothing from selfish ambition or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves. Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others. Have this mind among yourselves, which is yours in Christ Jesus, who, though he was in the form of God, did not count equality with God a thing to be grasped, but emptied himself, by taking the form of a servant, being born in the likeness of men. And being found in human form, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross.”
Albert is preceded in death by his father, Fidencio Ruiz and is survived by his mother, Anita Ruiz of Beeville, TX; daughter, Dana Ruiz, her son Bernard Luna III, her partner Bernard Luna Jr. of Baytown, TX; son, Landen Ruiz of Calallen, TX; fiancé, Natasha Rodriguez, her two sons, Alex and Aiden Rodriguez of Calallen, TX.