July 8, 1963 – March 11, 2019
Yolanda DeLeon Salazar, went to be with the Lord on March 11th, 2019 after a courageous battle with breast cancer. Yolanda is survived by her devoted husband Juan Salazar; her children Juan and Erica Salazar, and Leticia Martinez; grandchildren Bianca, Eliana, Papas Salazar, future granddaughter Rosalia Martinez, and Jewelisa, Kloie and Bella Rodriguez. Yolanda was born on July 8th, 1963 to hardworking parents Manuel and Maria DeLeon of Kennedy, Texas. She is a graduate of Robert E. Lee High School in Baytown where she met her longtime love Juan, sharing a lifetime of laughter and adoration with her husband and children. Yolanda prided herself with extravagant holiday decorating to stir bewilderment and delight in her children, instilled Christian values within her family with every church attendance, and enjoyed God’s nature through family park outings and sunny days at Galveston Beach. Yolanda was a devoted Christian, mother and grandmother. Her intellect and hard work ethic allowed her to climb the corporate ladder at Kmart where she worked as a Human Resource Manager. After 24 years with Kmart, she began working as an insurance agent with Allstate and later, TWFG Quick Insurance, dedicating her life to the service of others during their time of need. When Yolanda was not working or tending to her beautiful grandchildren, she immersed herself in the works of the Lord. A parishioner of The Church of New Beginnings in Baytown, Yolanda shared her uplifting, personal testimony, participated in the church’s food drives, drive-thru prayer ministry, and volunteered as the song director for the church’s services. Arrangements are under the direction of Earthman Baytown Funeral Home. Friends are cordially invited to a visitation with the family from five o’clock in the afternoon until eight o’clock in the evening on Thursday, the 14th of March, in the chapel of Earthman Baytown Funeral Home, 3919 Garth Road in Baytown. A funeral service honoring Yolanda is to be celebrated at ten o’clock in the morning on Friday, the 15th of March, Earthman Baytown Funeral Home. Interment will follow at Earthman Memory Gardens Cemetery, 8624 Garth Road in Baytown.
- Juan DeLeon
- Joey DeLeon
- Elias Rosenbaun, Jr.
- Mike Rodriguez, Jr.
- Jose Salazar, Jr.
- Adam Mendieta
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March 20, 2019
March 15, 2019
Yoli was one of my good friends. I was telling some friends that she was born with Gods' love. Her love flourished everywhere and with everyone. She never saw nothing wrong in ppl. Someone you could go to znd talk and she listened. Always had a smile, a word of encouragement and with it, a loving, wzrm hug. A hug that meant alot in action, that everything was going to be ok. Yoli touched many ppls lives. We will never forget her. I know she's with our God on heaven, walking those streets of gold. She will be another God's beautiful angel. Rip my friend. Till we meet again. I love you.
March 15, 2019
We were at the viewing last night and I don’t think I have ever seen as much love that was poured out upon this family. Yolanda was a beautiful woman willing to give from her heart even when she didn’t have she still gave and God has rewarded her with a home on His street what a blessing she has been. I pray for God choicest blessings upon Juan and the family may His comfort never leave you.
March 14, 2019
To my beautiful mother:
How thankful and lucky I am to have had a wonderful, loving mother such as yourself. I can't believe I won't get to see your beautiful face anymore, have a meal with you, pick up my phone and call you, or hug you and kiss your cheek. I will miss your beautiful smile, your laugh, your love, your hugs, your sense of humor, you getting me hooked to another TV show or movie, watching our Texas Rangers and Dallas Cowboys games, and so much more. I will miss fighting over checks with you at restaurants, and the way you'd say my name "Letty Lou" even though I found it atrocious. What I would give if I could hear you say it one more time. I will be forever grateful for your help with the kids when I had to take night classes, and for the many things you taught me over the years. I only hope to continue to make you proud. You fought so hard for years, and yet you were still taken too sudden from us. How I prayed and hoped you'd be here to meet Rosalia, your future granddaughter, but as I told you before you left us, I promise I will tell her all about her wonderful grandma. Eli and Papas will have also have many stories to share with her as well. Eli misses you so much. She will have many cherished memories with her Granny, like the times you took her shopping, out to eat, to the movies, buying her anything she wanted. Papas is already wishing he could see you, and he hopes you're having fun in Heaven. He wishes he could have more "Big Days" with you. We all love you so much mom. Even though you're not here on Earth, I will never forget you, I will still need you, and I will always love you. I know you will take care of us. Goodbye, for now.
March 13, 2019
I did not have the opportunity to know Mrs. Yolanda Salazar personally, but if she is anything like her daughter, Erica Salazar, then I know that this world has not only lost a shinning light, but a ray of hope that has touched everyone she met. Her daughter Erica is more then just a friend to me, but part of my Army family. To many that means someone no matter what will have your back, but also to have the strength to tell you the straight honeset truth. She never quits when it comes to reaching goals with her education nor professional life, taking care of her daughter's, nor keeping strong in her faith. I may not have had the pleasure of meeting Yolanda in person, but her daughter shows to me that I would have loved her the same as I do Erica.
I pray that Yolanda is finally pain free and finding that eternal happiness she has strived to find. Please watch over your family, as I know you were the strength that held them together.
I'm sorry I never got the chance to meet you before the end.
March 13, 2019
It’s still hard to believe your gone mom. You’ve been and will always be an inspiration to me. Your courage and fighter mentality is the reason I’ve been so successful because we don’t believe in quitting. Thank you so much for always being there and supporting me in everything I’ve done. We’ve had great memories together and I will always hold those dearly in my heart. The only regrets I have is not being able to hear your voice one last time and having Bianca around you more. I am the luckiest son to have had the best mom in the world and you will always be number one. You may be gone but will never be forgotten. I have the pleasure to see you live through my daughter and I hope she grows up to be a great women and mother like you. I love you so much and may you Rest In Peace.
March 13, 2019
I love you mamita.. I swear you were the most beautiful mother in all of Baytown! You always supported us and showed us how proud you were even when you didn't agree with some of our life choices 😂 I will always remember how much you did for us and our babies.. I am the woman I am today because of you.. you taught me everything I need to know so I can survive this world and I will continue to pass that down to my daughters.. say Hi to grandpa, grandma, and all my crazy Tios up there!
March 13, 2019
You will be forever in my heart my beautiful angel. I love you more than words. I'm so grateful to have had you in my life. I thank you for all that you did for me and my siblings when we were little and the conversations we've had over the past few years. You loved hard and you loved strong. You were such a light to many lives. Thank you for loving me unconditionally. You are such a wonderful role model for the mother, aunt, woman and Christian I aspire to be. Rest in peace my sweet tia. Love you always and forever!
March 12, 2019
What else can I say, except that I was so blessed to have such an Amazing Aunt, mother figure when I needed it and just the most strongest woman in Faith I have known. I have so many awesome memories of her throughout my 42 years of life. I miss my Tia so much but in the same breath she was never mine to keep, the Good Lord needed her in Heaven so I'm happy she is there with her baby brother and her Father who she loved very much! Roni