Elvira CHIA Gonzales, 98, of Abilene, passed away Wednesday May 24, 2017. Visitation will begin at 6:00 PM followed by a prayer service beginning at 7:00 PM, Thursday May 25, 2017 at Elmwood Funeral Home, 5750 Hwy 277 South. A funeral mass will be 2:00 PM, Friday May 26, 2017 at St. Vincent Pallotti Catholic Church, 2525 Westview Drive. Interment will follow the service in Elmwood Memorial Park.
Elvira was born June 23, 1918 to Benito and Trinidad Murillo in Mexico. She loved her family and friends dearly. She will be dearly missed.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Juan Chia; her parents; and two brothers, Joe Murillo and Reyes Diaz.
Elvira is survived by her children, Susan Triana, John Chia Jr. and wife Kathy, Dolores Amador, Margret Villanueva and husband Efren, Mary Leija and husband Benny, Robert Chia, Lydia Chia, Stella Chia, Hope Sandoval and husband Robert, Sylvia Laque and husband Tommy; sister, Lydia Hernandez; two brothers, Celestino Chia, and Aurelio Murillo; many grand, great grand and great great grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
The family would like to thank the staff at renew home health care, Texas oncology and Dr. Sam Daggubati.
Online condolences and memories may be shared with the family through the obituary link at www.elmwoodfuenral.com
Forever missing you grandma Chia. Love you our beautiful queen love Irene
Irene ToncheAbilene, TX
May you rest in heaven my beautiful grandmother Elvira Murillo Chia Its been one week already and I miss you so much your finally reunited with grandpa with open arms,I will always treasure our memories! rip
Adela Amador LoyaAbilene,
Very sorry for your loss she was a very lovely lady she will be missed.
Cindy GonezBrady, TX
My condolences to your grandma mija such a woderful person R.I.P.
Jovita RamirezDallas, TX
Many Blessings to a beautiful family. Our condolences . She is your guiding Angel now.
Maria AlvarezAbilene, TX
I love you Grandma Chocolate!
To all my brothers and sisters, relatives and friends, who are too many to name, we all lost a beautiful, wonderful person, in losing our Mom. But, God gained the purest of hearts, the true epitome of grace and perfect servant of God. We may have been raised in a very meager and humble home, but we were rich in love, and grattitude for what we had. Both of our parents instilled in us to give thanks to God, work hard and love one another, so Mama, we will continue to honor you by following your example. Mama, rest and know that I look forward to reuniting with you soon .
La Gordy aka La Hopey
Hope SandovalAbilene, TX
Tia Elvira we will miss you so much. I couldn't have asked to share a name with such an angel. You are now in the arms of our Heavenly Father and watching over all of us. Rest with the angels. We will love and miss you always.
Elvira Chia Stokes Davis and Vanessa Burns and family
Elvira Chia Stokes DavisAbilene, TX