OBITUARY

Eddisa Gicely Concepcion Herrera

August 26, 1994December 21, 2018

Eddisa Gicely Concepcion Herrera was born on August 26, 1994 and passed away on December 21, 2018.

Services

  • Visitation Friday, April 12, 2019
  • Visitation Saturday, April 13, 2019
  • Celebration of Life Memorial Service Saturday, April 13, 2019
REMEMBERING

Eddisa Gicely Concepcion Herrera

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Sharon Akimoto

April 15, 2019

I don't have the words to fully capture my sadness for our tragic loss. When I first met Eddisa, I immediately thought, what a shining star! She was such a beautiful person, so passionate, honest and kind. I so enjoyed our many conversations at Carleton. Though we talked a lot about classes, careers and challenges of college; we also laughed a lot! She was such a joy. After she graduated, I cherished her texts and updates. She was so excited about her new house and pursuing her career ... I was so very proud of her. I loved her very much and miss her terribly. I will carry her forever in my heart.
Love, Sharon

Jonathan Ceballos

April 13, 2019

Eddisa was and continuous to be one of those people in your life that very few people ever get to encounter in their lifetime. Her strong and passionate demanor radiated so much love to those around her. We lost touch over the last few years however she had a huge impact on a very important time of my life when I came to terms with accepting myself .Her philosophies helped me see God in such a different way. For that I will always be thankful for. She radiates so much love that everybody she was dear to still feels it.

Pamela Alejandre

April 12, 2019

I remember the day i met you like it was yesterday. I would see you at the gym, admiring how awesome you looked and the way you worked out. Stood next to me on the thread mill and said hi. The more i met you, the more i admired you. We were never as close as i would have wanted to, but you are and always will be the 1st girl around my age that i admired. You were an idol to me, everything you told me you did. I admired you a lot! Such a friendly, gorgeous, humble and independent young lady! You had sooooooooooooooooooooo much to offer, and we had soooooo much to learn from you. You are gone too soon. 😢 Rest in peace Eddisa. We all miss you! 🥺❤️ You’re gone but NEVER forgotten 🙏 RIP beautiful angel 🥺

Nadine Vincent

April 11, 2019

To Michelle Centeno and siblings, the Centeno and extended family members, please accept my condolences on the loss of Eddisa. I have been keeping you in my thoughts and prayers for the last few months and am heartbroken for you all. Our sympathy is with you in your time of grieving.

Nadine Vincent
On behalf of The Vincent Family

Liz Raleigh

April 11, 2019

I first met Eddisa when she was a student in my introduction to sociology course. I can still remember where she sat. She was an inquisitive and insightful student who actively contributed to class discussions. Because she was such a talented student, I was thrilled when she decided to major in SOAN. I had the pleasure of having Eddisa in class several other times, and it was a privilege to witness her grow and evolve as she moved through the major and her time at Carleton.

I am particularly grateful that Eddisa took the initiative to invite me to the Posse Plus retreat. I had never been before and it was such a powerful experience. I remember how confident she was, even though she was quite nascent in her Carleton career. She and a friend stepped in last minute to run an icebreaker after lunch. Even though she wasn't given any notice, Eddisa demonstrated such poise, leadership, and contagious energy. She had life and joy. Eddisa made Carleton a better place and she will be deeply missed.

Maddie Lewis

April 10, 2019

I knew Eddisa during my time with her at Carleton in the Sociology/ Anthropology Department. Eddisa was so incredibly sharp, determined, and passionate. She brought those qualities to everything she pursued, from academia, to fitness, to motivating progressive social change. I feel lucky to have known her.

The world is a darker place without Eddisa's light and power. I hope that everyone who knew her carries that light forward and sends peace to her family during this time.

Ray Salazar

April 9, 2019

Eddisa was my student the first year I taught at Hancock. She impressed me from the start. Intelligent, confident, articulate, Eddisa owned her place on this earth. She wrote articles for our newspaper. But, of course, I was most impressed with her poetry. Eight years later, I still remember the opening line to one of her personal essays. As my friend and colleague said, "This world needed you, Eddisa."

May good memories fill her family's and friends' hearts and, somehow, possibly, provide some sense of peace during this difficult time. Eddisa's spirit will contribute to the goodness in the universe. I know it will.

Katie Koza

April 9, 2019

I remember Eddisa from Carleton. In my mind’s eye, I can still see her smile and hear her poetic words. Her sociology senior thesis on street vendors was fascinating. I will carry her spirit of resilience in my heart.

No Name

April 9, 2019

I only knew Eddisa briefly, just during our time at Carleton. She was headstrong, fiercely intelligent, and equally as fun. I remember having disagreements about important and all-encompassing topics that made our passions burn and grow. But I also remember never feeling like that would jeopardize our friendship in any way, if anything it strengthened it.
I remember how, as strong as she was, she was also open to other ideas, was willing to change her views if the argument was compelling enough. That balance is a difficult one to maintain, and her ability to do so is one of the many things that make her unforgettable.
Hasta la próxima Eddisa, ojalá volvamos a cruzarnos por ahí. Te faltó mucho por vivir, y espero que sea donde sea que estés lo puedas hacer.

No Name

April 9, 2019

The 1st day i remember meeting Eddisa was at a wedding. She was so young but very mature for her age and had so much going for her. The experience she's had in her years had shaped her into a very intellectual fearless woman. She had it All. God Bless her beautiful soul.

FROM THE FAMILY