City of Oaks Funeral Home & Cremation

Ivan Miguel Pastrana-Vega

Angiel, North Carolina

Age 18.
Died 10/31/2021.

Ivan Miguel Pastrana-Vega
As a parent you never imagine losing a child, planning a funeral, or picking out the last outfit your child will wear but unfortunately for us that is what we are left to do. We are completely broken and beside our selves with grief and loss but like Kayly said “mom we will get through this because that is what Ivan would have wanted”

We ask for some privacy during this time and we hope everyone understands.

Iván Miguel Pastrana-Vega was a cherished son, brother, grandson, nephew, cousin, boyfriend, and friend.

Iván had recently graduated from West Johnston High School where he played soccer for 4 years. For all who knew him they knew how much he loved playing soccer and how intense and seriously he played every game. He had continued to play soccer with his dad on Sundays in the Coats Hispanic Soccer League where they recently won a championship. He had one more season of travel soccer in the Spring with his travel team of many years the Strikers.

Iván was working with his uncles at their tire shop to save money to buy a new Jeep Wrangler. Friday night as he went to dinner with his parents and sister he shared this news with them with the biggest smile on his face.

Ivan had plans to attend Wake Tech for Automotive Systems Technology in the Spring. He was very exited to start this new journey in his life. Iván had so many plans to restore classic cars with his dad as they both shared a passion and love for their classic cars, especially their 1964 Chevy Impala.

Yesterday morning Ivan Pastrana departed his earthly body and went to be with our lord. Although this is a very tough moment for his family, they are thankful for the 18 years they were able to love him and see him grow up.

Iván is survived by his parents Miguel Pastrana and Ana Vega, sister Kayly Pastrana, grandparents Maricruz Gonzalez, Ernestina Lopez, Miguel Arturo Pastrana, uncles Israel Pastrana, Jose Ivan Pastrana (Violeta Silva), Carlos Milian (Adrienne Milian), Eduardo Gomez (Rebecca Perez), Gloria Milian (Alejandro Bernache), cousins Edwin Pastrana, Gael Pastrana, Karla Pastrana, Ian Milian, Isabella Milian, Ana Gomez, Kimberly Gomez, Angel Gomez, Carlos Milian, and Stephanie Villalobos, his beloved girlfriend Crystal Lopez, and many many relatives and friends.

Rest In Peace our sweet boy. We will miss you every single minute of every single day. We love you more than you would ever know.

The family will receive visitors Friday 11/5
Visitation: 10-11am
Mass: 11am
St. Ann Catholic Church
4057 US-70 BUS, Clayton, NC

We ask that only immediate family be with us at the gravesite. Please be respectful of our last wishes.

For additional information or for service details, please reach out to the family directly.

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City of Oaks Cremation and Funeral Home is a full-service funeral home in Raleigh, serving all of North Carolina and beyond. We provide an alternative to costly funeral homes and every day we help families in Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill and all over North Carolina make simple, affordable funeral arrangements.

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Our Promise

Apples to Apples

Just like all other licensed funeral homes in North Carolina, City of Oaks Cremation, LLC is regulated by the NC Board of Funeral Service.

The same laws that apply to the big corporate funeral homes also apply to the modest independently owned firms like ours. All crematories in North Carolina, regardless of who owns them, are inspected annually by the state and must adhere to the same rules and laws.

Genuine Care

We're committed to providing families within our community unsurpassed service before, during and after the time of loss.

Our staff will provide clear communication to your family through each step as we move forward from the original phone call notifying us of a death to the time we deliver the urn back to your family. We will treat your family with the utmost respect, as we honor the wishes of your loved one.

We promise to make this process affordable and as endurable as possible.

State Wide

Our Funeral Home is located in Wake County NC; however, we provide our services to families throughout the entire State.

Unlike other funeral homes, we don't charge an additional mileage fee. Regardless of what county you live in, we can help your family with making simple, affordable funeral arrangements. From Asheville to Wilmington, we're proud to help families statewide.

Our Services

Direct Cremation


Nobody likes surprise costs added in at the last minute. We guarantee you will not find any hidden charges here. We include everything you need for a simple or direct cremation. Simple, affordable and reliable. We have not changed the cost of our direct cremation service since we opened City of Oaks in 2012.

Cremation with Solidified Remains


We offer the option of choosing how you receive your loved ones remains. Selecting our Direct Cremation with Solidified Remains option is a beautiful way to transform cremated remains into 40-60 “stones” that you can hold.

Cremation with Visitation


City of Oaks Funeral Home and Cremation provides an affordable cremation option with onsite visitation. Nobody likes surprise costs added in at the last minute. We guarantee you will not find any hidden charges here. Simple, affordable and reliable.

Immediate Burial


An immediate burial has the same end result as a traditional burial; however, we have eliminated the extra (sometimes unnecessary) services prior to getting to the cemetery. Not everyone wants an open casket for viewing or a limousine for the family. Despite the term immediate, we can move as fast as you need or as slow as you like. This option simply allows you to save money by eliminating some of the fancy extras at the funeral home.

Traditional Funeral


We offer the same traditional funeral services as the big corporately owned funeral homes in the area; however, we cost about half the amount. You might consider a traditional funeral service if your family is looking for an open casket visitation, a traditional church service or a funeral service in the funeral home's chapel. A traditional funeral service can be altered to fit the needs of your family.

Green Burial


This establishment is one of a select number of funeral homes who meet the criteria for providing green funeral service by the Green Burial Council; a tax-exempt, nonprofit organization working to encourage environmentally sustainability in the field of funeral service. Our Green options allow for a funeral to take place without the use of toxic and non-biodegradable materials/chemicals.



As an alternative to traditional cremation, City of Oaks Funeral Home also offers Aquamation. The Aquamation process, often referred to as alkaline hydrolysis, uses a solution of water and potassium hydroxide to facilitate natural decomposition.

City of Oaks Funeral Home & Cremations