OBITUARY

Felisita Gamez Sardaneta

November 20, 1935April 9, 2021
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Felisita “Chita” Gamez-Sardaneta, 85, gained her heavenly wings Friday, April 9, 2021, surrounded by her family. A Celebration of Life will be 11:00 a.m., Friday, April 16, 2021 at Connally Compton Funeral Directors, with Pastor Pete Miller officiating. Visitation will be 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., Thursday, April 15, 2021 at the funeral home.

Felisita was born on November 20, 1935 in Rosebud, Texas to Conrad Gamez and Elisa (Aguirre) Gamez. She married Ben Sanchez Sardaneta on June 1, 1959 and they had ten children. Felisita worked for Waco ISD as a custodian at Kendrick Elementary School, as a custodian for the Alico Building, and as a custodian for Hillcrest Medical Center in the labor and delivery department. After retirement, she opened her own restaurant, La Cocina de Chita. Felisita loved her customers and her kitchen. She was a patron member of the Waco Symphony and the Waco Lyric Opera. Felisita was always sponsoring some kind of event and volunteering with the symphony. She was always competing in the annual Margarita Salsa Festival downtown.

Preceding her in death were husband of 53 years, Ben Sardanteta; parents, Conrad and Elisa Gamez; daughter, Margarita; sons, Angelo Sardaneta, Raul Sardaneta; grandsons, Jared Alexander Sardaneta-Hernandez; brothers, Conrad Gamez, and David Gamez.

Felisita leaves behind, to cherish her memory, sons, Robert Rosendo, Alberto Sardaneta; daughters, Eloisa Sardaneta, Rebecca Sardaneta, Carolina Volner and husband, Rick, Alvena Preston and husband, Waylan; 30 grandchildren; 61 great grandchildren; one great-great grandson; brothers, Norbert, Ralph, Andrew, Stephen; sisters, Virginia, Lisa; and numerous nieces and nephews. Pallbearers will be grandsons, Anthony Sardaneta, Sr., Elijah Sardaneta, Raul Sardaneta, Sr., Patrick Burleson; great grandsons, Christopher Williams, Isaiah Williams, Angelo Sardaneta, and Anthony Sardaneta, Jr.

The family would like to thank the following for their help, advice, and prayers, Christy Kazaoka, Maria Rodriguez, Chaplin Manuel Enriquez with Kindred Hospice, Pastor Peter Miller and congregation at the Church at Buffalo Creek Waxahachie, Eloisa Sardaneta, Carolina Volner, and Chita’s daughters who took care of her day and night.

Services

  • Visitation

    Thursday, April 15, 2021

  • Celebration of Life

    Friday, April 16, 2021

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Helen Fajardo

April 13, 2021

I remember when I met Faye I went to her house for Lunch during school with the girls Becca Carol Veve She WELCOME me with Open Arms n feed me since then I have Always been Close to the Family and Been like Family We were in Girls Weddings n They in Ours..Faye was a VERY VERY SWEET LADY N TREATED U LIKE FAMILY AT LEAST MY FAMILY...
GOD BLESS YOU FOR TOUCHING SO MANY HEARTS N LIVES N MAY YOU REST IN HEAVEN N YOU WILL BE TRUELY MISSED BUT FOREVER IN OUR HEARTS...THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR EVERYTHING N FOR BEING A PART OF MY HEART N LIFE...FOREVER IN MY HEART TIL WE MEET AGAIN...WITH ALL OUR LOVE....JOE & HELEN FAJARDO N FAMILY..

Elizabeth Dunn-Whitt

April 13, 2021

Faye was a second mother to me, she taught me important life skills that prepared me for being a wife, mother, cook and homemaker. She prepared me, like no other and for that I am grateful and appreciative. She will always, have a special place in my heart.

Rita W. Humphrey

April 12, 2021

Mama Faye was always interested in our children's ministry because so many of her grandchildren were involved. She was such a good sport when it came to taking part in some of their "game times". I remember the barrel races. She climed into a 55 gal. DRUM on rollers and let her kids push her toward the finish line. What a brave and special lady who was loved dearly.

Alberto Sardaneta

April 12, 2021

I remember one time my mom took me to pre k an I was crying so hard I didn't want her to leave me there an she told me just because I'm not here with you dose not mean I'm not with you an I never understood what that meant until I was older an now those words will be with me to help me when I need her love an miss you mom 💗💗💗💗💗

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