OBITUARY

Orfila E. Banda

August 12, 1954May 5, 2019
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Orfila Elizondo Banda went to be with our Heavenly Father on Sunday, May 5, 2019 at the age of 64. She was born on August 12, 1954 in McAllen, Texas to Pedro Elizondo and Eufemia Garza Elizondo.

Orfila graduated from McAllen High School in 1973 and married Marcelino Banda on June 5, 1976. Orfila was a wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, teacher and a friend. But most importantly she was a daughter of our Lord and Savior. She worked for the Brownfield Independent School District for 10 years and the Texas Department of Transportation as an Administrative Assistant. Above all, she spent over 40 years in the ministry alongside her husband Marcelino. Together they would show others the love of our LORD. They traveled across the country sharing the gospel. Her grandchildren led Orfila to be a fan of many sports. She attended countless football, soccer, basketball, volleyball, baseball, and softball games. She also attended gymnastic meets and dance recitals. When she was not supporting her family, she could be found in the kitchen baking cookies or making some wonderful Mexican entrees, especially those yummy enchiladas. She was a member of the Lubbock Bilingual Iglesia de Cristo, Llano Estacado Emmaus Community, West Texas Running Club, Mountain View Bilingual Church Camp and LCU Associates.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

She is survived by her husband, Marcelino Banda; three daughters, Yvette Perez, Yvonne Banda, and Christina Ramirez; two sons- in- law, Jeffrey Perez and Emmanuel Ramirez; six beautiful grandchildren: Tyler, Kirstin, Ellianna, Daniel, Isaac, Emma Rose and Christian; six brothers and sisters, Dora Perez, Alma Leal, Elvia Elizondo, Blanca Garza, Eddie Elizondo and Enrique Elizondo.

Family will receive friends from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Wednesday, May 8, 2019 at Resthaven Funeral Home. Funeral Service will be held at Broadway Church of Christ at 10:00 a.m., Thursday May 9, 2019. Interment will follow in Resthaven Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to The Children’s Home of Lubbock or Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Southwest in memory of Orfila Banda.

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  • The Children’s Home of Lubbock or Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Southwest in memory of Orfila Banda.

Services

  • Visitation Wednesday, May 8, 2019
  • Funeral Service Thursday, May 9, 2019

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Sandra Blackwood

May 12, 2019

Orfila was a blessing to so many people and of great influence because of her love of the gospel, people and the spirit she always exhibited so positively. Even in her darkest days she seemed to have a positive outlook. It was evident how much she loved her family and how she was tireless in doing all good works so that others would see Jesus in her. We know she is in a better place but also how much her earthly family will miss her. Blessings and condolences to all of you.

With Love,
Rod and Sandra Blackwood

Glynis Good

May 9, 2019

When I think of Orfila, I remember her beautiful smile! She’s one of the kindest, sweetest people I have ever known. I am sorry for your loss because I know there will be a huge hole in your family. Praying for God’s peace and comfort for you. She is no longer in pain and we are confident we WILL see her again in Heaven!

Emma Martinez

May 8, 2019

My prayers and condolences go out to Marcelino, daughters, grandchildren and family for the loss of wife, mother and grandmother.
May God give them the strength to cope with the loss.
I met Orfilia several years ago through my cousin Irene and Orfilia treated me like we had known each other for years, for that I had lots of respect for her. She was that kind of a person, it seemed like she didn't know a stranger.
She was a beautiful person inside and out.
God Bless you all!
Emma Martinez

Jessie Payen

May 7, 2019

My sweet hermana orfila. I will always remember your smilee and your loving spirit and love of God . How you always were ready to share the word of our lord. I enjoyed your bible lessons most of all your friendship. When we were at Sunset. . Thank you for being my friend.❤🙏🌹

Jay & Dianna Wischkaemper

May 6, 2019

Dear Marcelino & Family,
We are so blessed by the friendship with you and Orfila. She was a beautiful Christian lady who touched the lives of countless individuals. She was a tremendous wife, mother and grandmother who loved her family with all her being. More important, her love for Jesus was the crowning jewel for her life. Although she will be missed in physical presence, her legacy will far outlive her earthly days because she was a devoted servant of God.

Love and prayers,
Jay & Dianna Wischkaemper
Knoxville, TN

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Orfila and her daughters

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The Banda Family

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Ellianna and her gran

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Friends forever

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Orfila and her daughters

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The Banda Family

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Ellianna and her gran

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Friends forever

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Orfila and her siblings

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Emma Rose and her grandparents

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Orfila and Marcelino

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Mom and daughter trip

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Christina, Orfila, and Emmanuel