Eloina Perez

July 29, 1950August 12, 2019

There were broken hearts and inconsolable tears when we learned that our most precious sister in Christ, Eloina Perez’s battle against the horrible scourge that is pancreatic cancer had ended. She fought bravely and although initially she experienced the very human feelings of fear, anger and doubt; her talks with Fr. Eka and Fr Robert helped her cope with and accept her suffering. Her friends who had battled cancer and those still fighting this horrible disease visited, prayed for her and with her and Eloina’s family is very grateful for their companionship and prayers. Her medical team at Knapp Medical Center, Dr. Romero, Dr. Ghaddar, Dr. Farray and Dr. Amaya, her personal physician, made her last week on earth tolerable because they gave her truly professional and loving care. The family sincerely thanks them for taking such good care of Eloina and are thankful that Eloina had the opportunity to thank them personally. Eloina was born in Donna, Texas on July 29, 1950 and departed for her heavenly home on August 12, 2019. She was preceded in death by her parents Alisandro and Velia Perez, her brother Alisandro Jr. known affectionately as Gallo and her sister Glendora. She is survived by her sisters Diana De Leon (Joe) and Ilenda, whom we all call Bibi, Ortiz (Arturo O); brothers Rene Perez (Pat) and Rolando Perez(Marilou). Also surviving are her beloved nieces and nephews, Erica, J.C., Michael (Ben), Christopher, Raquel, Roel, Kristine, Iliana and Eric and grandniece, Annaleize. Also surviving are her extended family, Elda Cruz, Rosie Escobar, Noemi Cruz, Cris Cruz, Cindy Badillo, Robert Cruz and Danny Cruz. Preceding Eloina in death were Moises Cruz+ (Grampy) and her BFF Elida L. Cruz+ ( Nanny), Ricky Cruz+ and Herby Cruz+. Eloina’s vibrant personality attracted many and her very confident and outspoken opinions, at times infuriated some. Her opinions came from her sense of loyalty to God and family and her sense of fairness and equality. She loved the Dallas Cowboys and did not tolerate one bad word spoken against them! She loved traveling and was blessed with a job as a medical consultant which required her to travel the country and she came home and shared hilarious stories and encounters. There were so many sides to Eloina and countless stories as shared by her many Facebook friends and those who have visited and called. We thank all of you. Let us keep her memory alive by sharing those stories and praying and encouraging those battling cancer to continue to fight. We pray for a cure. Eloina wished to be cremated because she said she didn’t want anybody staring at her! Heavenly Grace Funeral Home of La Feria is in charge of arrangements. The public is invited to pay their respects to the family at Heavenly Grace on Friday, August 16, 2019 from 5:00 PM to 8:30 PM. Rosary will be recited at 7:00 PM. A mass to celebrate Eloina’s life will take place at 10:00 AM at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Donna on Saturday, August 17, 2019. Please join us in thanking God for the beautiful earthly life of Eloina Perez who now rejoices with the angels and saints in God’s kingdom of heaven.


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Nat & Elma Perez

August 16, 2019

The Perez family from Washington State send our deepest condolences to our cousins. Grateful we visited with this beautiful lady this past April when visiting. You all are in our thoughts and prayers. R.I.P prima.🙏

Linda Taormina

August 15, 2019

Sweet Eloina was one of the nicest people that I have ever known. When my parents died, she helped us go through the Medicare papers which at that time were a mystery to me. She would always compliment my children and now my grandchildren. She made you feel like she loved every member of your family. She never said a bad word about anyone except dogs pooping in her yard and a political comment about someone I won’t name on her obit page. Eloina could agree to disagree over politics and still be a friend. The world needs more Eloinas. We should all behave better towards on another in her honor and even root for her cowboys. Love you Eloina. You were the best.

Terri Healey

August 15, 2019

So sorry to hear of Eloina's passing. She was the sweetest, most kind person I have ever had the pleasure to work with. we had many fun times traveling for work. I'll never forget the time we were driving to the airport in a very sketchy part of New Orleans, the gas tank was almost emply, but I insisted we could make it to the airport.poor Eloina was almost in tears! We got to this gas station to fill up and we thought we would not get out safely. She was so mad at me, but we laughed so many times "after the fact" and she would tease me with memes on facebook any chance she got. Love you my beutiful friend!! You will be missed by so many xoxo

Melinda Carruth

August 15, 2019

I’m so sorry of this sudden loss of your beautiful ,sweet sister,,my heart was totally broken when I heard about it. I really thought we would have more time to visit ,when she came to Louisiana, but obviously this trip Never happened . I would always go meet her at the casino .we had plans to get together, but I guess these plans will have to wait until we meet again. Miss you already 💔. I sure enjoyed the time we had together when you did travel with your job at the hospital you were able to stay with us for quite a while and we enjoyed having you, we got to catch up on our lives she enjoyed being with my children, who are now grown we all have great and wonderful memories of her. Love you always Eloina..

Lonnie Flores

August 15, 2019

May God bless your soul Eloina and even though we didn't take that trip to Dallas to see the Cowboys this year; my thoughts will be with you during every game. Go Eloina and Go Cowboys!!!❤🏈🤠