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Leonel Benavides

June 7, 1974December 2, 2018

Leonel Benavides was born on June 7, 1974 and passed away on December 2, 2018

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Leonel Benavides

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Shanna Pimentel

December 9, 2018

My Leonel ๐Ÿค—
I will miss our late night text when I couldn't sleep, to our lunch discussions and ALL the times we laughed when we worked at WIC ๐Ÿ˜‰ The day you told me you met someone and his name was Matty you told me you knew he was "the one" โค you said you were the happiest you had ever been and his family was the best! Now I know what you meant ๐Ÿค— Matty, Lori and the rest of the family thank you for making My WFF (WIC Friend Forever) ๐Ÿ˜ the happiest man ever!! Leo ๐Ÿ˜Š you will always have a special place in my heart โค๐Ÿงก๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿ’™

Terry Wilburn-Olmeda

December 9, 2018

Linus,
I am so grateful to have had you as a friend. You were such an awesome person. I could always count on you for horror movie reviews, Mamaโ€™s Family/Golden Girls laughs. I will miss you so much. I am also grateful that you were so happy with your new family. You were loved by so many people. I will think of you and smile because I was able to know and love someone as beautiful as you.

Mark Foster

December 9, 2018

Leonel,
Thank you for your friendship. Ana and I were so blessed to have had you in our lives. I always looked forward to our crazy memes. You always made me laugh. Thank you for such great memories. A part of you will live in us because you made big impacts in our lives. We will never forget you. Matt, may you and your family find peace and comfort in knowing you guys made him feel very loved and made him very happy.

Ana Zapata

December 9, 2018

Matt, thank you for loving Leonel.. you made him so very happy. Thank you Lori for being such a loving mother-in-law to him. You gave him such beautiful years of joy and love. You, Matt, Chris and your entire family are a blessing and his love will live in your hearts forever. I have such beautiful memories of Leonel. I will miss his laugh, wit, his boyish smile and his beautiful voice. He always listened with his heart. He truly was Linus. A soul full of wisdom, love and the ability to see beyond what most of us see. I will miss our talks so much. He always knew just what to say. One day we will sing and dance together in Heaven. I will miss you every day. But I know you are home with Our Father and I take comfort in knowing one day we will all be together. I love you Leonel.

Lori Ramos

December 8, 2018

My beautiful, amazing, talented, caring, smart, funny, musical child. When I first met you I knew that you would be the one for my son Matthew. I couldn't ask for a better man for him, I couldn't ask for a better son-in-law, I couldn't ask for a better friend, I couldn't ask for a better son. I am beyond grateful and humbled that you were in my life. You enriched me beyond measure and I will always love you. My heart breaks by the minute, it will never be the same. My void can never be filled again because there will never be another Leonel in my life. I will see you again my son and in that moment my heart will be filled with joy. I will miss you every single minute of every single second of every single day. Te amo con todo mi corazon.......your mother Lori

Tina Gonzalez

December 8, 2018

Leonel, babe I will never forget the times we hanged out all the time. The times we watch horror movies. It was so grand. I still remember almost everything about you . I love you and miss you. I know god wanted his angel. It hurts. I will see u again. Then we will hug and laugh. Also dance. ๐Ÿ–ค

Erin Wilson

December 8, 2018

No words will do to say goodbye to someone who made me laugh so hard every time we were together. There is no one else in the world I can have an entire conversation with in nothing but movie quotes. Long lunches at Olive Garden and movie nights. Trips to Walmart to buy nothing in particular. Sharing my heart with absolutely no fear of judgement. Hearing the joy in your voice when you talked about Matt and your beautiful new family. To know you were loved is a beautiful thing and Iโ€™m glad you were in that place when you were taken too soon.

Thank you to Matt, Lori, Chris and the whole family for loving my beautiful friend. I will be forever grateful. Love to you all and I will see you in January.

Irene Thibault

December 8, 2018

Leonel,
Your smily face will always be around to comfort Matt, Lori,Paul and all the family and friends.
Give them strengh during this difficult time for them . We will be missed my friend.
Sweet dreams up there in the Lord's arms.

Heather Garcia

December 7, 2018

Leonel, gone way too soon, itโ€™s still hard to wrap our heads around. You apparently have a higher calling. You were a Blessing to our family. Just know you were loved and appreciated. Youโ€™re wonderful smile ๐Ÿ˜€ was warm and kind. Big hugs Buddy. Love your โ€œother motherโ€ Step~MaMa

Marlise Martinez

December 7, 2018

Leonel,
Please know that my cousin, Matt, and our family are richer for having you in our lives. You were nothing but loving and kind to all of us. You and Matt were so lucky to find each other....may your love live strong forever and ever โ™ฅ๏ธ๐Ÿ‘ฌ

And my Tia couldnโ€™t have asked for a more perfect son-in-law....you were two peas in a pod ๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ‘ซ

Thank you for loving my family, Marlise