Leonila J. Chavez, age 58, a resident of Ricardo, Texas passed away Wednesday, November 22, 2017 in Kingsville, Texas. She was born January 17, 1959 in Vattmann, Texas to Abelardo Jimenez and Esperanza Garcia Jimenez. Leo was a 1978 graduate of Riviera High School. She was employed at EZ Pawn.
She was preceded in death by her parents; three sisters, Rosa Cantu, Angie Garcia, and Gracie Chapa; and one brother, Abelardo Jimenez Jr.
Leo is survived by her husband of 42 years of marriage, Santos Chavez of Ricardo; three children Joshua (Felicia) Chavez, Monica Chavez, and Vincent Chavez, all of Kingsville; four sisters, Yolanda (Ruben) Chavez, Estella (Mundo) Ruiz, Mary Perez, and Dora (Joe) Hernandez; six brothers, Samuel (Anna) Jimenez, Abel (Janie) Jimenez, Matthew (Dale) Jimenez, Joe Henry (Teresa) Cano, Robert (Karen) Jimenez and Danny (Margie) Jimenez; and five grandchildren.
Visitation will be from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Friday, November 24, 2017 at the Turcotte-Piper Mortuary Chapel. Rosary will be recited at 6:00 p.m. Friday, November 24, 2017 at the Turcotte-Piper Mortuary Chapel. Prayer Service will begin at 7:00 p.m. Friday, November 24, 2017 at the Turcotte-Piper Mortuary Chapel. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, November, 25, 2017 at St. Martin’s Catholic Church, 715 N. 8th Street, Kingsville, Tx. Interment will follow at Our Lady of Consolation Catholic Cemetery in Vattmann, Texas.
Services are entrusted to Turcotte-Piper Mortuary, 205 General Cavazos Blvd., Kingsville, Texas.
Please accept my sincere condolences for the loss of your dear loved one. Leo. No words could ever convey the pain of your heart but our loving Creator and Heavenly Father does know. He has promised that very soon this enemy, death, and all the things that bring our hearts pain will be a distant memory-Revelation 21:3/4. Until then please find comfort in knowing that "He (God) is close to the broken hearted and those crushed in spirit he saves"-Psalm 34:18. It is my hope that these passages, along with your loving memories of Leo, comfort your hearts and give you a measure of peace during this most difficult time.
Sorry for your lose may God Bless you all. Take care Santos be strong
Hector Cantu Jr & familykingsville, TX