Sylvia Valdez, 63, of Abilene, Texas entered the gates of her Heavenly home on Monday, April 9, 2018 surrounded by her loving family. Visitation will be 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM Friday, April 13, 2018 at Elmwood Funeral Home, 5750 Hwy 277 South. A funeral service will be held 2:00 PM, Saturday, April 14, 2018 in the Elmwood Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will follow the service in Elmwood Memorial Park.
Sylvia was born July 5, 1954 in Galveston,Texas to Jessie and Petra Valdez. She was happily married to Juan Gamez and they spent 18 wonderful years together. Sylvia was a beautiful person inside and out. She loved the Lord with all her heart. Even though she wasn’t able to attend church weekly due to her illness, she would watch her Christian programs and read her bible. She was the sweetest, most loving person, who would do anything for you. She was always giving and never expected anything in return.To know her was to love her. Her sense of humor was infectious. She loved making people laugh, but comforted you when you were sad. She had a love for shopping for deals and going out to eat. You would always find her cruising the town with Aunt Ester, Aunt Mary, Lisa, and dear friend Alice. She was the #1 baseball/softball fan for her grandchildren. She enjoyed watching them play and spending time with them. She loved sports, but one thing we knew for sure, was that she was not a Tomo Romo fan. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, daughter, sister, aunt, and friend to many.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Petra and Jessie Valdez; sister, Mary Flores; and her brother, David Valdez.
Sylvia is survived by her husband, Juan Gamez; son, Mark Valdez and wife Ashley; and Honorary daughter, Valerie Moreno and husband John of Mansfield, Tx; grandchildren,Nathaniel Valdez, Mateo Valdez, Madison Valdez, Ethan Need, Riley Need, Audrie Perez, and Alex Perez; Honorary grandchildren, John David Moreno and Gabriel Moreno; Brother, Robert Valdez of Abilene; Sister, Lydia Garza and husband Amos of Ft. Worth, Tx; and many brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces, and nephews.
We would like to extend a special thanks to Aunt Ester, Aunt Mary,Lisa and dear friend Alice Penns for the care and support they provided for our mother throughout her illness. We would also like the thank all the Drs and nurses at Hendrick Medical Center for their compassionate care.
My condolences to the family on the loss of your loved one Sylvia. Losing a loved one can result in overwhelming sadness. Our Heavenly Father gives us help with our sorrow in His word the Bible. One promise is found in Isaiah 25:8 which tells us that soon death will end forever and another promise is that “there will be a resurrection” (Acts 24:15). I pray these promises from God “whocannot lie” (Titus 1:2) bring you comfort. Other heartwarming promises can be found on jw.org
YolandaFort Worth, TX
My wonderful aunt Sylvia, may she rest easy in Paradise. We love you!
Veronica ArandaAmarillo, TX
My deepest condolences to Sylvia's Family .I pray that God will send The Holy-Spirit to comfort you in your time of grief and sorrow .Sylvia was a loving , caring sweet woman and loved by many .I'm going to miss her but never forgotten and I know that she is in a better place and no longer suffering.She beat us and I know she will be rejoicing with her Heavenly Father and dancing with the Angels .
Noemi PecinaAbilene, TX