Paula Silvas

January 25, 1927March 31, 2021

Paula “Polin” Longoria Silvas passed away on March 31, 2021 at the age of 94, on what would have been Paula and Fabian’s 78th wedding anniversary. Polin was born on January 25, 1927 in Raymondville, Texas and resided in Petronila for 30 years before moving back to Corpus Christi. Paula was preceded in death by her husband of 65 years Fabian V. Silvas, Sr., her first born Paula Silvas (1st) her oldest son, Fabian Jr. and her daughters Maria Elia Silvas and Olga Silvas. She is survived by daughter in law Lupita (Fabian Jr.) Silvas, her son Santos (Joann) Silvas, her daughters Lydia (Dan) Morales, Janie (Joel) Juarez, Maria Inez (Ron) Worfler, Rose Ann Silvas, Pauline Silvas, Anna (Jesse) Montemayor, Eunice Silvas, and Espi Elizarraraz. She is survived by grandchildren Fabian Robert (Marissa) Silvas, Leticia (Jose) Silvas, Patricia Silvas (Bernie), Michael (Jeanette) Silvas; Michelle Morales, Nathan (Jeannie) Silvas, Vanessa (Oscar) Hernandez; Salome (Tony) Allmon, Irasema (Apolinar) Garces, Maritza Juarez; Rhonda Sosa, Jonnell Tharrington; Matthew (Yisel) Montemayor, Justin Montemayor. Great grandchildren, Isabella Ochoa, Anabella Ochoa, Amanda (Blake) Newberry, Alyssa (Justin) Guerra, Colin Alejandro Silvas, Bobby Joe (Ele) Curiel, David (Erica) Curiel, Jon (Romanda) Curiel; Isaiah (Denise) Garza, Jazmin (Christopher) Garza, Christian Bernal, Mikayla Silvas, Fabian Silvas, Madison Silvas, Jeremiah Silvas; Aleena Hernandez, Chanel Hernandez, L’Oreal Hernandez, Mikael Martinez, Oscar Hernandez, Daniella Martinez, Ka’Leo Hernandez; Fabiana Martinez, Jaedan Silvas, Brandy Perales, Brennan Perales, Iszaia Perales, Noah Perales, Jayla Tharrington, and Nova Montemayor. Great Great grandchildren Samantha Curiel, Ruben Curiel, RJ Joyce Curiel Mason Garza, Oliver Garza, Isabella Garza, Isaac Garza. Calista Silvas, Matthew Silvas, Lakelyn Silvas, Kylee Silvas, and Emylee Silvas. Paula has been a faithful servant of Jehovah since 1954 where she traveled to Monterrey, MX to get baptized since she missed her local convention due to pregnancy. She accompanied her husband Fabian in various assignments including preconvention assignments and serving in Robstown and Alice/San Diego Congregations and most recently in Paraiso Congregation where they made many lifelong friends. Paula easily made friends and will be dearly missed by many. Young and old looked up to her for advice taking into consideration her parental experience and wisdom. When she lived in Petronila, even though she was by herself for many years she would say she was not lonely as many of the friends would stop by throughout the day from near and far. When we would call her, she would ask us to call back as she wanted to visit with her friends. She always made sure to have something to drink and snack for her visitors. When she returned to live in Corpus and was not able to participate in preaching outside her home, she had a little literature stand on her front table to share with her visiting nurses and others to take home. Polin loved many crafts including flower arranging but especially sewing until the last months of her life. Mostly she sewed to make gifts for the friends that would visit her at home and family. She had an outstanding memory and remembered who gave her what and when, and treasured every gift. Jehovah has her in his book of memories now and we look forward to seeing her in paradise through Jehovah’s promise of resurrection (Isa 25:8). In lieu of flowers, donation to would be appreciated. Zoom Virtual Funeral Service: April 10, 2021 at 5 pm (CST) Meeting ID: 846 7329 6720 Password: silvas (lowercase) Direct Link to Zoom for non laptop users:


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Cristoval Zaragosa

April 9, 2021

Loved and cherished by all. Tia, always enjoyed the sunsets, your soft voice, tender words and imparted wisdom.

Gloria Silva

April 7, 2021

To Silvas family
We share in the sorrow on the loss of a warm and wonderful Aunt Paula. We loved her so very much. I will miss our chats on the telephone. We look forward to seeing her in paradise, when she answers to the call (Job 14: 15).
This is temporary, she is resting now.
This not goodbye but we will see her in paradise.
Love you all,
Your cousin Gloria and Dad JSSilva

Vikki Fonseca Cervantez

April 7, 2021

We share in your loss as Tia Paulita held a very special place in our heart. Every visit was priceless from our childhood to our last visit with her. We will miss her calls and cherish every one of her crafts we were blessed to receive from her. Until we meet again Tia, we love you!

Alfred and Lidia Navarijo

April 7, 2021

We share in your sorrow on the loss of our beautiful Sister Silvas. What a wonderful sister she was. We loved her warm and tender hugs...such a motherly touch that drew us close to her. She is in Jehovah's memory and we will see her again in Paradise. Love to all her family.


April 6, 2021

Mom, as I left the house that night you said "Mi Hija, am okay, esto bien" you gave me a thumbs up. I truly believe that now you are okay. We were so fortunate that you didn't really suffer and your mind was so intact. I love you and thank you for everything, especially your love and humor. Now you wait for the resurrection, so its not Good-Bye, but see you later.

Trudy Avalos

April 4, 2021

Although I did not grow up in Corpus , every time we visited she was very hospitable and would always send us with homemade gifts that I still have. She was a women of faith and despite suffering the loss of my uncle , her son, and daughters and others she continue to serve Jehovah to the best of her ability and was a fine example to all who knew her. My last memory is a fond one. I flew to San Antonio and then drove to Corpus to have lunch with her and my aunt Mary.
We had a very nice time and I am glad that I went to see them that day. My sincerest condolences to my cousins and those that knew her in the congregations she attended. We loved her dearly and will miss her but we have comfort that this is but temporary

Eunice Silvas

April 4, 2021

Paula, Polin, hermana Silvas, Ama, Granma, Weula, Tia. So many names that she responded to. Most importantly to me and most grateful for, Mom.

Rosa & Mauricio Sanchez

April 3, 2021

To the family Silvas
We are so sorry to here that sister Paula Silvas has passed away .
We pray that Jehovah gives you the strength to keep on going an that soon we will see her again. We love her very much .