OBITUARY

Maritza Enid Torres

5 May, 195516 February, 2021

Maritza Enid Torres, age 65, was born into life in Chicago, Illinois on May 5, 1955, and born into eternity on February 16, 2021. Maritza was the beloved wife of the late Francisco Torres; most loving mother and mother-in-love of Dinah and Edwin, Jessica Alice and Miguel, and Josue Francisco and Nanhag. Most adoring grandmother of Josue Josiah, Noah Francisco, Micah Isaiah, Seth Ilias, Jaxon Eliseo, and Nalani Enid, dear daughter of Alixdora Manfredy and the late Juan Torres. Caring sister of Elizabeth Enid, late brothers Hector and Edwin, and unforgettable aunt of Tanya, Suhairy, Erica, Yadira, and Edwin Jr. (Juni); caring cousin, and dear friend to many. She was a devoted member and pillar of faith to her cherished church family, Liberty Christian Center where she served faithfully.

Services

  • Visitation - 50 Person Maximum Limit due to COVID-19 Restrictions

    Thursday, 25 February , 2021

  • Chapel Service - 50 Person Maximum Limit due to COVID-19 Restrictions

    Thursday, 25 February , 2021

  • Visitation - 50 Person Maximum Limit due to COVID-19 Restrictions

    Friday, 26 February , 2021

  • Committal & Interment - 50 Person Maximum Limit due to COVID-19 Restrictions

    Friday, 26 February , 2021

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Susan Flores

26 February 2021

I received the greatest gift when I met you! Maritza you were the most encouraging , loving, tell it like it was woman I ever met! The thing that I carry in my heart is your love for the Lord and how He used you to shine the light for others to see . Even when you were in pain you put that to the side and were there with encouraging words. Your tenderness and wisdom brought me out of my shell to open up to you without fear of being judged! When you corrected me it was done with love and and the best hug ever afterwards!❤️ You will be missed but not forgotten ! Love you until we meet again!

Juan Melendez

26 February 2021

Our sincerest and deepest condolences to Dinah, Jessica, Josue and the entire family on the passing of Maritza Torres. Your mom was an amazing and beautiful woman, mother, spouse, and grandmother. You always felt Maritza’s warmth, love, and grace with every embrace. Her presence and footprint touched many lives that she came across. Heaven certainly gained a beautiful angel up above to watch over and protect all of you. May she rest in eternal and everlasting peace, and may the Lord’s healing power comfort all of you during this most difficult time. May God bless you all.

Love and comfort,

Juan (Damian) & Desiree Melendez

Marilin Underwood

25 February 2021

I was blessed to know and be loved by our sister Maritza. As I previously shared, she was present to counsel me, encourage me, make me laugh, and feed me! I will never forget when I was in the process of healing from major surgery she went out of her way to cook for me. Not only that, she personally came to deliver it to me and stayed to encourage me through one of the most difficult times of my life. My hope was to do the same for her when she came back home, but the Lord called our sister unto Him before I got the privilege. I remain grateful to her for how she impacted my life and I thank God for all the lives He touched through our dear sister. She will be greatly missed. Far from us, but close to our hearts. Our most sincere condolences go out to her family and friends. May God's peace sustain you until you see her once again.
With love,
The Underwood family

Jessica Flores

25 February 2021

Our deepest condolences to the family. May you all feel God's comfort and strength that only HE can give during this time. We will always remember Maritza as a strong, sweet, high-spirited and caring friend. Rest in Christ's Love- in Heaven's Glory.
~Friends: Jessica & Willy Flores (Daughter & Father)

Francisca Tapia

25 February 2021

Maritza, bella guerrera de Dios: Though Sergio and I did not know you as long as others in the Centro family, we knew you were a willing, unselfish, mature, loving servant of God. I was blessed to have you pray for me and my family, and blessed to be able to pray for you and yours. I learned from you that every part of my body is for God to use; that praying and tithing parents do bring blessing upon their children; and that we need to get over ourselves. I am so happy for you, being able to rejoice with the Lord. The Lord comfort your children and grandchildren... Sincerest condolences from the Tapia Family.

Mirza Marrero

25 February 2021

Maritza, our beloved mentor, sister and friend. We are so grateful to God for the season we had you in our lives. Your beautiful smile, contagious laughter and the best hugs ever given will be in our minds and hearts all the days of our lives. Thank you for all the loving correction, lessons learned and wise counsel. You truly have a light-filled soul and are the love of God personified. Until we meet again, Gorgeous. We love you.
Alex and Mirza Marrero

Freddy and Rebecca Bustamante

25 February 2021

Maritza was an absolute joy and blessing in our church. She was in touch with the younger generations and never stopped encouraging us and loving us. She was incredibly witty and light hearted, but she didn't play when it came to the holiness of the Lord. I loved hearing her stories about her late husband, and just how much she cherished him. I bet that reunion was incredible! I know that she is dearly missed on earth, seriously, she was a treasure. But I also know that her legacy of grace, compassion, and patience will continue to pass down over and over. She was such a boss, yet tender child of God. Maritza we love you so much, and I'm sure heaven rejoiced when you walked in!

Sherry Fulkerson

25 February 2021

My sincerest condolences to the family of Maritza Torrres.
I know her thru her daughter Dinah and know how much she was loved and adored by her family. I had the extreme honor of meeting her in person . I could see the love of God shine from her and she graciously shared that with the rest of us. I know she will be truly missed by many in this life but also welcomed into heaven with open arms in her new life!

Myrna Vega

24 February 2021

My dearest friend Maritza;
I met you when we went to college over 35 years ago and I will always remember you as a great woman of God. The times we would gather together to study, get ready for final exams, but most of all your teachings about the word of God.
We shared laughs, cooking, comforting each other and our methods on how to raised our kids to fear and love God.

My family — Johny, Johny Jr., Benjy, my mom, niece Jessica and my brother Willy we’ll always cherish your friendship. We will miss you but find comfort in knowing you were a through servant of God.

Thank you for the times we spent together your unconditional love, caring and support. Till we meet again in heaven my dear friend and sister. Love you❤️

Dinah, Jessica and Josue our deepest condolences. ❤️🙏🏼

Migdalia Cruz

24 February 2021

Hna Maritza, you will always be my Spiritual Mother, my sister, my friend! It is so difficult to put into words the impact you made in my life. The hours we spoke on the phone about anything and everything. The gazillion times you would teach me about God's Word and the depth in those moments of fellowship! The moments you would cry with me, the times I would cry with you, the many times we shared so much laughter. Let's not forget the times you would scold me! Hahaha! The times you would hug me to simple bring a moment of comfort into my life. Ay Hermana, I pray you knew how much I love you and how much I miss you! I thank God that He brought you into my life. You will NEVER be forgotten. Te quiero Hermanita, hasta luego! ❤

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