Sebastian Avila Sr.|
LYFORD, TX. -
Sebastian Avila Sr., 73, of Lyford, died Thursday, April 12, 2012 in Harlingen. He passed away after bravely battling an illness, and took his last breath surrounded by his loving family.
Sebastian entered into eternal rest 49 years to the day after marrying the love of his life, Maria Trinidad Avila. In addition to his beloved, Maria Trinidad, Sebastian leaves a legacy behind nine of his 10 children and their spouses: Sebastian Avila, Jr. (Tirsa), of Lyford; Nora Campos (Jaime), of Combes; Armando Avila, of San Antonio; Raquel Castillo (Marco), of Baytown; Jorge Isidro Avila (Carmen), of Harlingen; Maria Mayhar (Brad), of San Antonio; Juan Alberto Avila (Karina), of San Antonio; Trini Flores (Michael), formerly of San Antonio and Rosa Rangel (Cesar), of San Antonio. Sebastian also leaves behind a legacy of numerous grandchildren and one great grandchild.
Sebastian was born Jan. 20, 1939 in San Luis Potosi, Mexico. For more than 20 years, he made his home in Lyford.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Jose Alberto and Secundina Avila. His son, Jose Antonio Avila, of Combes, passed away on April 2, 1999.
Sebastian was a faithful man with tremendous will power, who always let his actions speak louder than words. He made many sacrifices for his children to provide them with a quality life full of opportunities in the U.S. He and Maria Trinidad became U.S. citizens in 2011. In addition to his family, he loved spending time outdoors and performing handy work around the house and in the yard.
If he was visiting your home, it was not uncommon for him to walk through the door with a bag of oranges in his hand.
Sebastian brought a ray of sunshine to every day, and will be missed more than words can say.
Visitation is scheduled from 1 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Sunday, April 15, 2012, and from 8:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. on Monday, April 16, 2012 at Funeraria Del Angel in Harlingen.
Mass is scheduled for 2 p.m. on Monday, April 16, 2011, at Prince of Peace Catholic Church in Lyford. Burial will follow at Combes Cemetery.
Honored to serve as pall bearers are: Sebastian Avila Jr., Armando Avila, Jorge Isidro Avila, Juan Avila, Sebastian Avila III, Jose Alberto Avila.Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Funeraria Del Angel, Cemeteries, Mausoleums and a Dignity Memorial Provider, 2906 S. Expressway 77/83, Harlingen, Texas 78550.
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Published in Valley Morning Star on Apr. 15, 2012