Abner Natanael Amezquita Santana

abner natanael santana

September 3, 2004 ~ September 4, 2023

Born in: Lawrenceville, Georgia
Resided in: Suwanee, Georgia

A Life Well Lived

Abner Natanael Amezquita Santana, lovingly known as Nato, and beloved son of Abner Amezquita and Leticia Santana, left us all too soon on September 4, 2023, following a tragic car accident at the tender age of 19. He was born on September 3, 2004, in Suwanee, Georgia, United States.

Natanael lived a life full of laughter, love, and a lightness of heart that brightened the lives of all who knew him. He had an infectious smile that could cheer up even the gloomiest of days and a contagious sense of humor that could bring tears of joy to everyone around him. Whether he was cracking jokes or lending a helping hand, Nato brought joy to everyone who crossed his path.

Having studied at Collins Hill High School, Natanael demonstrated an unprecedented passion for learning and a thirst for knowledge that inspired both his peers and teachers alike. He was not just a student but an active participant in shaping a positive atmosphere. Known for his infectious laughter and warm heart, Nato made friends effortlessly and brought smiles to the faces of many. His dedication to his education was unwavering, ultimately culminating in his well-deserved graduation in 2023.

Nato had a profound impact on the lives of his friends and family. He was the glue that held us all together, always there with a listening ear, a shoulder to lean on, and a joke to brighten even the darkest days. He had a unique ability to lighten the load for others and truly believed in the power of kindness and understanding.

We will forever cherish the memories we have of Abner’s infectious laughter and zest for life. He had an uncanny ability to find joy in the simplest of moments and taught us all to appreciate the small wonders that surrounded us each day. Abner’s absence will leave an irreplaceable void in our lives, but his spirit will continue to live on in our hearts.

As we bid farewell to our dear Natanael, let us remember him not with sadness, but with a smile on our faces and hearts full of gratitude for having had the privilege of knowing him. May he rest in eternal peace and continue to shine his light upon us from above.


Visitation: September 8, 2023 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Church of God Prophecy
2278 Lawrenceville Highway
Lawrenceville, GA 30044

Funeral Service: September 9, 2023 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Church of God Prophecy
2278 Lawrenceville Highway
Lawrenceville, GA 30044


Gwinnett Memorial Park
925 Lawrenceville Hwy.
Lawrenceville, GA 30046


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Memories Timeline


  1. Dear Abner and Leticia and family. This is Tom and Cheryl Davis. You did painting at our house while we lived in Dacula. We went to Collins Hill Baptist Church and dear friends of Tim and Elaine, We wanted to let you know we have been praying for you all since your sweet son went to Heaven. Our hearts broke for you all and cant even imagine the pain you are going through now. I know the Lord will give you strength in the coming days. We will continue to keep you all in our prayers. Sending Love to you both, Tom and Cheryl. We now live in Michigan and distance does not keep us from caring about you all. Gods blessings on you all!

  2. My heart goes out Nato’s family and friends. Although, I did not know him, he was a Grizzly, and we Grizzlies look out for one another. I hope that you find comfort during this time of loss.

  3. You have my deepest condolences. While I did not personally know Natanael, he was a GGC Grizzly, and a good man. As a Grizzly myself, I send you all love and strength. The road ahead will certainly be a difficult one, but it is navigable. You have my love and support, I hope you are able to find guidance through such a hard time

  4. CandleImageQue Dios bendiga su família les traiga paz y conforto en esta hora tan delicada. Mis profundos sentimientos 💔🖤

  5. CandleImageMet Abner in 9th LA and from then on it has been nothing but love no matter when and where we saw each other. Condolences to everyone.

    Thanks for being my sons friend. I prayer in the life y’all meet again. Love and light to all

  6. I never met or knew Nato but when the pictures of these kids came across my news feed this morning and I saw that smile, I burst into tears. So young, so full of life, so much to give. Such a tragedy. As a 64 year old white male on the other side of Atlanta with no children, I am heartbroken for Nato’s family and the other families involved in this. I recognize this as a time when each family is bound to have many questions and very few answers. I am committed to praying that each of you find peace and contentment. Believe me when I tell you, your children did not live or die in vain. Their lives have left an indelible mark on the lives and hearts of others; in numbers that you will ever know or be able to imagine. Cherish your memories, cling to them, I promise, they will sustain you.

  7. CandleImageMay Abner rest in peace. he had such a kind and funny soul, i’ll never forget. we had the sane birthday and called each other “Birthday Twins.” He’ll forever be my birthday twin. ❤️

  8. CandleImageGod has opened his doors for another angel. John 3:16 “For God so loved the world that he gave his only son, so that everyone who believes in him may not perish but have eternal life.”

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