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John Paul Soliz

CLEVELAND - John Paul Soliz, age 45, of Cleveland, MS, passed away on Sunday January 17, 2016.
Visitation will be held Monday, January 18, 2016, from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM at the Cleveland Funeral Home in Cleveland. Funeral Services will be held 11:00 AM Tuesday, January 19, 2016, at Morrison Chapel Baptist Church. Burial will follow in the North Cleveland Cemetery. Reverend John Thomas will officiate the services.

Paul was born September 27, 1970, in Cleveland, MS, to Johnny and Ellen Cockrell Soliz. He graduated from Cleveland High School in 1988 and from Delta State University in 1997 with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree. Paul owned Soliz Industrial Contractors, Inc. with his father and two uncles. He was a member of Morrison Chapel Baptist Church.

Paul loved drag racing, fishing, hunting, listening to loud music and spending time on the river. He was an avid fan of the Atlanta Braves and one of his greatest joys was coaching his daughter in t-ball. He also enjoyed surrounding himself with the people he loved and rarely spent a day without at least one friend stopping by his home to visit. He was a loving son and father who enjoyed every minute of his time with his children and family.

Paul was preceded in death by his grandparents James and Mary Cockrell, Juan and Tillie Soliz and his uncles, Trino Soliz and Dudley Cockrell.

Paul is survived by his wife of 16 years, Ashley Beckett Soliz, his son, Nathan Soliz, his two daughters, Katie and Allie Soliz and his father and mother Johnny and Ellen Cockrell Soliz, all of Cleveland, MS.
Pallbearers are Danny Soliz, Jessie Laro, Chris Edlund, Tommy Whatley, Phillip Laro, Louis Laro, Tucker Beckett and Tannor Beckett.

Memorials may be made to Morrison Chapel Baptist Church, 196 Morrison Chapel Rd., Cleveland, MS 38732.
Cleveland Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. The on-line guest register may be viewed and signed at www.clevelandfuneralhome.net.

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I still try to wrap my mind around the "whys." Why did our paths cross? Why did we meet? You were infectious. You were so intelligent - of the world, of life - of everything. You were funny. You were handsome and strong and so wise. I know God has a plan but I never dreamed His plan would leave me here without you so soon. We still love you forever.

Ashleyto Apr 20 2021 12:00 AM

Sorry to hear about the lost of my cousin, I am sure we spent some time together in our younger years at Uncle Phillip Laro's house (I am Juan D Huerta's Sr daughter) during the holidays. Just hear about this through Gloria. Sorry to hear about the lost of another family member, my heart goes out to Ashley and the family.Sandra Threadgill

Sandra Threadgill - January 25 at 08:50 AM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

Our deepest condolences to the entire family. If you all need anything please let us know mrs. Ellen and Ashley. We love you all and the entire family Lisa Garcia Welty Blaylock

lisa garcia welty blaylock - January 24 at 11:43 PM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

We Extremely Sorry For The Loss Of Your Husband & Father! Our Warmest Thoughts & Prayers Are With Y'all! If Y'all Need Anything Please Do Not Hesitate To Contact Us! With Love,Joe (UPS) Parish & Family

Joe & Brittany Parish - January 22 at 04:09 PM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

Our thoughts and prayers are with your family, Ashley....Bo and Ann Roncali

Ann Roncali - January 21 at 07:15 PM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

Ashley, Rob & I were so sorry to hear about Paul. Rob is so distraught over your loss. He told me he loved Paul like a son. It was devastating news for us to hear. I know your loss is so much greater. Our hearts just break for you and your kids, and you all have been in our thoughts and prayers since we heard this news early Sunday morning. Our hearts hurt for Johnny and Ellen. Rob knows the pain of the loss of a son. Please know if there is anything you need, let us know. My entire family embraces your family now in whatever we can do to help you. We will continue to pray for you and your family and we love you, Janet and Rob Harmon Kristen and Bennett Crow

Rob Harmon & family - January 20 at 03:02 PM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

Mr And Mrs John Wooten & Family lit a candle in memory of John Paul Soliz

Mr and Mrs John Wooten & Family - January 20 at 11:29 AM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM


Donald Jordan - January 19 at 11:21 AM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

Death be not proud, though some have called theeMighty and dreadfull, for, thou art not soe,For, those, whom thou think'st, thou dost overthrow,Die not, poore death, nor yet canst thou kill mee.From rest and sleepe, which but thy pictures bee,Much pleasure, then from thee, much more must flow,And soonest our best men with thee doe goe,Rest of their bones, and soules deliverie.Thou art slave to Fate, Chance, kings, and desperate men,And dost with poyson, warre, and sicknesse dwell,And poppie, or charmes can make us sleepe as well,And better then thy stroake; why swell'st thou then?One short sleepe past, wee wake eternally,And death shall be no more; death, thou shalt die.John Donne

Gloria Lara Hobbs - January 19 at 07:41 AM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

RIP Cuz. I love you...

Gloria Lara Hobbs - January 19 at 06:17 AM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

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