Macayla Cheyanne Santana

 

A memorial service for Macayla Cheyanne Santana, 19, of Vidor will be 10:00 am Monday, July 24, 2017 at Turning Point Church in Vidor. Visitation will be 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm at Farmer Funeral Home in Silsbee.

Macayla passed away on July 18, 2017 at Baptist Hospital in Beaumont.

She graduated from Parkview Baptist in Sulphur, LA. Macayla had a passion for cosmetology and all of her friends loved her doing their hair and make-up. She also spent her time rescuing dogs, and was currently working as a dog groomer in Nederland. Singing was one of her biggest dreams; she had auditioned for American Idol and The Voice. She was a member of the Bridge City Cardinal Singers, and was a very talented singer and guitar player. Macayla had a huge heart and her smile lit up a room. She liked to spend time with her friends; who all called her “Mimi”. She enjoyed going four-wheeler riding and mudding with her friends, and she was not afraid to get dirty as a matter of fact she loved it. Macayla was loving, talented, full of dreams, and made an everlasting impact on all who knew her. She will be forever in our hearts.

Macayla is preceded in death by her daddy Heath Nequent.

Left behind to cherish her memories are her mother Betty Jeannine Garbs of Vidor; father Michael Ray Vaughn of Lake Charles; grandparents Frederic and Mary Hillebrandt of Orange and Frank Garbs Jr. of Vidor; boyfriend Ira Lynn Braneff of Vidor; uncles Charles Garbs and wife Joy of White Oak, TX and Jeff Garbs of Los Angeles, CA; brothers Kayleb Garbs of Orange, Jose’ Solis and Jesus Solis both of Vidor, and Hunter Vaughn of Lake Charles; sisters Katie Vaughn of Lumberton and Briana Solis of Orange. Also surviving her are numerous aunts, uncles, and very many friends.

Macayla will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved her.

Local

Vidor man charged with child porn possession

Business

FREE TRAINING: Acadian Ambulance offering EMS class

Business

Orange County businesswoman, Vidor business honored with BBB Torch Award

Business

40 in 4: A solution to Southeast Texas’ energy challenge

Local

TRAFFIC ALERT: Construction work, heavy hauls will cause closures

Business

Sting cracks down on underage vape sales in Orange

Local

Cow Bayou access is reopened

Local

Two Orange residents killed in same-day wrecks in Louisiana

Local

PHOTOS — Community Food Distribution serves West Orange

Local

ADOPT A PET — Spanky is the perfect Little Rascal for you

Local

Shangri La Botanical Gardens hosting summer Sip and Stroll; see details

Columns

HEALTHY LIVING — Checking fluid levels important for cars and people

Columnists

FILM REVIEW — “Inside Out 2” is here to save Summer movies

Local

National Hurricane Center outlines expected Southeast Texas impacts

Local

PHOTOS — Golden Triangle Polymers open house highlights community outreach

Local

Orange Police prepare case for man who jumped from 2nd story apartment, injured leg while fleeing

Local

Vidor Police say possible body found in trunk was a mannequin

Local

Tropical development monitored in southern gulf/Bay of Campeche

Local

Kayaker helps authorities identify deceased male found in Adam’s Bayou

Local

Operation Texas Kill Switch kicks off in Southeast Texas

Local

Friends of the Orange Depot meeting this week

Local

3rd Annual Juneteenth Festival kicks off this weekend in Orange

Columns

CERTIFIED TEXAS EXPERT GARDNER — Saving honeybees are important for a community perspective

Local

Teacher externship connecting classrooms to careers for local teachers