Timothy Lynn Rains, 58, of White Settlement left this life to go to the next on January 29, 2021. He was a devoted and dearly loved son, brother, uncle and a proud member of the Seminole Indian Tribe and The United States Army National Guard. Tim worked for Lake Worth ISD as a school bus driver for almost twenty years. He took a lot of pride in transporting the children to and from school and special events. His coworkers were very special to him, more like family. He loved collecting guns, fishing and working on cars, laughing and having a good time at family gatherings. He was a big soft-hearted uncle when it came to his beloved nieces and nephews who all called him Uncle Bobo. Tim was just an all-around wonderful man, son, brother and uncle.
Tim was preceded in death by his father, Leroy Rains and mother, Syble Stapleton Gutierrez; brother, Mike Stephenson; sister, Letta DeLeon; brother, Terry Rains and sister, Jenny Rains.
He is survived by his sister, Sandra Westbrook and husband Tim, brother-in-law Eliseo DeLeon; aunt, Sandra Stapleton and many loving nieces and nephews. Tim was a good friend to all who met him, he will be dearly missed by many.
Lavina Louise McKinley, 55, went home to be with the Lord, February 10, 2021. She lived life to the fullest and on her own terms. She loved long walks, especially in the rain, coloring, reading romance and horror novels, dancing and working on cars. She took pride being different in a world where everyone wanted to be the same. She began her battle with cancer in 2012 and remained positive through out the entire process saying the refused to be a victim and wanted to be remembered as a fighter and survivor. She continued numerous trial treatments, saying that regardless of how they affected her if she was able to help save someone else later in life then it was worth it. Lavina stood a mere 5 foot 1 and weighed 110 pounds but the strength she possessed was immeasurable. She will forever be remembered as the strong, beautiful woman she was.
Lavina is preceded in death by her husband, Dwain Maurer; grandparents, Mr. & Mrs. John Jasinski and Mr. & Mrs. Helmuth Stindt.
She is survived by her loving parents, Harold and Joyce Stindt; daughter, Marinda Ann Weber; grandchildren, Matthew Garcia, Jaelyn Garcia and Jonae Lopez; brother, Kevin Stindt.
Letta Jeanette DeLeon, age 60 of White Settlement, went home on January 21, 2021.
Born Letta Jeanette Rains on July 5, 1960 in French Camp, California to Leroy Rains and Syble Louise Gutierrez. Letta grew up around the Castleberry area where she attended Castleberry High School. She soon after met the love of her life, Eliseo DeLeon, Jr. They wed February 22, 1979 and have since built a beautiful life together and were blessed with four children.
Letta was a loyal wife, a caring mother, a loving Nana and a selfless sister. Truly a woman who loved life! She loved to travel and to see new things. Enjoying endless laughter and listening to good music. Letta loved to sing and was told on many occasions just how good at it she really was. She loved to bake and always made sure anyone around her was fed, she was an amazing cook. She also spent countless hours making sure her children and grandchildren were involved in activities. She continually watched them all succeed and was there to cheer them on. Above all else, she was absolutely proud of her family. Proud of her Seminole Indian heritage, proud of the family she and Eliseo had raised and proud of each and every one of them for the lives they have begun to make for themselves. Without a doubt, she left a legacy of love and a message behind to always take care of family.
Letta is preceded in death by her parents, Leroy Rains and Syble Gutierrez. Her Siblings: Michael Stephenson, Terry Rains, Timothy Rains and Virginia Rains. She was survived by her loving husband of over 40 years, Eliseo DeLeon Jr. Her sister, Sandra Westbrook and husband Tim Westbrook of Granbury. Her children Alysa Hutson and husband Mike Hutson of Lake Worth, Daniel DeLeon and wife Natalie DeLeon of Godley, Crystal Tice and husband Hayden Tice of Haslet and Joseph DeLeon of White Settlement. Four beautiful granddaughters: Kaitlyn, Alexus, Kenzie and Keeley. And many more close family and friends.
Memorial services for Letta will be held Saturday, February 27, 2021 at 1pm at Billy Bob’s Texas in the Texas Club Room. Please join her family in Letta’s Celebration of Life ceremony. It is come and go from 1pm-4pm. Please wear a shade of red as this was her favorite color. (Please note: everyone’s temperatures will be taken upon entrance and masks are required.)
In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting donations be made in Letta’s memory to The Ronald McDonald House of Fort Worth. This can be done online at: www.rmhfw.org or it can be mailed to: 1001 8th Avenue Fort Worth, Texas 76104. *Please notate any donation made in Letta’s memory on your payment method as the family would like to sponsor a family room at the home in her honor.
Monica Marcela Molina Triviño, de 38 años, recuperó sus alas y se fue a casa para estar con nuestro Señor, el 4 de Febrero de 2021 a las 4:24 am, en Irving, Texas. Cuatro meses después de la partida de su hermano, Juancho. Mónica nació el 6 de Junio de 1982 en Buga, Colombia, Valle del Cauca. Le sobreviven su amado esposo, Héctor, y su madre, Norie. Sus sobrinas, sobrinos, cuñados y cuñados la extrañarán mucho. Mónica fue admirada por su pasión por ayudar a los demás sin esperar nada a cambio. Disfrutaba de las noches en casa con su esposo y sus gatitos. Era conocida por su sonrisa vibrante y su hermosa personalidad. Sus servicios se llevarán a cabo el Lunes 8 de Febrero de 2021 a las 7 p.m. en Iglesia Nueva Vida Midcities 4200 McKibben St, Fort Worth, Texas 76117
Palabras de su madre;
Amada hija, el dia que naciste fue el dia mas feliz de mis días, como lo fue cuando tu hermanito llegó a este mundo a terminar de completar mi felicidad. No sabía que era sentir felicidad hasta que tu llegaste mi princesa, porque para mi siempre fuiste mi princesa, mi amor, mi reina, mi bebe. No te puedes imaginar el gran vacío que dejaste en mi corazón, estoy destrozada desde que tu te fuiste, mis días no son como antes, si antes tenía mis días grises con la pérdida de tu hermanito, ahora mis días se volvieron oscuros porque no los veo, mi razon de vivir fueron ustedes dos y me daban color, me daban vida y entusiasmo a mi dia, ya nunca mas volvere a ver tu sonrisa, tu rostro, nunca mas volvere a ser la misma y si no estas, no se como sean los días de ahora en adelante. Se que estas en mejor lugar al igual que mi príncipe, mi rey el de mi corazón, porque los tres teníamos un castillo lleno de amor, de mucho amor tu eras mi princesa y tu hermanito mi principe. Los días pasaran, abriré mi red social, miraré tu número telefónico para realizar una llamada y decirte hija mía, cuéntame cómo has estado, ya no tendré la dicha de escuchar tu voz melodiosa y delicada voz, veo tus fotos, recuerdo todo de ti, y mis ojos no paran de derramar lagrimas por ti y tu hermanito, mi corazón, mi alma llora por dentro y por fuera. Te amaré siempre mi princesa y mi principe. Los amaré por siempre.
Palabras de su amado esposo;
Mujer yo soy tu caballero de brillante armadura. Y te amo, tu me has hecho lo que soy y yo soy tuyo. Mi amor hay tantas formas en las que quiero decirte te amo. Déjame sostenerte en mis brazos para siempre. Tu as partido y me dejaste como un tonto. Estoy perdido en tu amor, nos pertenecemos uno al otro. No vas a creer en mi sentir. Mi amor, por muchos años pensé nunca te encontraría. Llegaste a mi vida y fuiste mi complemento, por siempre quise despertar cada mañana y queria escuchar tu susurro en mi oído, en mis ojos no hubo otro amor como el nuestro y si yo siempre quise tenerte cerca de mi porque te esperé por mucho tiempo. Mi señora, tu amor era lo único que yo necesitaba a mi lado. Y estar a donde quiera que tu estabas, porque, mi amor hay algo que quiero que tu sepas, tu fuiste y seras el amor de mi vida. Siempre serás mi señora. Monica y Hector por toda la eternidad.
Palabras de Rutita;
Mi moni, hace tan poco que partiste y ya me haces mucha falta, siento un vacio inmenso, siempre te voy a llevar en mi corazon. Descansa en paz mi nina mayor.
Mi Moni… No sabes el dolor y el vacio tan inmenso que dejas en mi Corazon, tu partida ha sido algo muy inesperada pero ya descansas en la paz del todo poderoso y estas con tu hermano. Fuiste mi hermana en todo el sentido, siempre estuviste conmigo a pesar de la distancia nunca me abandonaste en ningun momento. Gracias por ser mi hermana mayor mi compinche, vuela alto primita siempre viviras en mis recuerdos te voy a extranar todos los dias de mi vida. Descansa en paz….Titi
Por que digo que es un reencuentro feliz, por que llegaste a un lugar libre de dolor, de llantos, preocupaciones y cantidad de cosas que un cuerpo no soporta. Reencuentro feliz, por que alguien siempre estuvo, te estuvo esperando con los brazos abiertos y llenos de mucha alegria; solo le faltabas tu, para partir definitivamente de este mundo lleno de maldad, envidia, odio, rancor, enfermedades y demas cosas gobernadas por el dios de maldad. Feliz esta tu hermanito de volverte a ver, pero nosotros quedamos destrozados ya que tu ausencia afecta a muchos corazones que te aman sinceramente. Dejas tristezas aqui en la tierra por tu ausencia, mientras tu hermanito no sabe que hacer con tanta Felicidad al ver tu llegada, nuevamente estiende su mano y te dice ven caminemos juntos porque siempre te estuve esperando para ir por el camino del Paraiso, y conoceras los mas bellos jardines que no hayas visto jamas… Feliz viaje mi adorada y Hermosa cunada.
Querida ahijada, siempre estaremos muy orgullosos de ti, solita te enfrentastes a tantas cosas, con el amor y la decision de sacar Adelante a tu mami y hermanito, y les diste los mejores anos de tu vida a ese gran esposo k la vida te regalo, siempre diste lo mejor, ahora descansa en paz mi reina que en nuestros corazones los dejaste llenos de muchos recuerdos y amor por ti. Fue un honor ser tu madrina..Nancy
Samuel “Sam” Herevia 42, a loving father, brother, son and fiancé went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, January 21st, 2021.
Visitation: 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm Sunday, January 31st at North Point Church, 933 Ranch Rd, Fort Worth, TX 76131.
Service: 10:00 am Monday, February 1st at North Point Church, 933 Ranch Rd, Fort Worth, TX 76131.
Interment to follow at Greenwood Memorial Park, 3100 White Settlement Rd, Fort Worth, TX 76107.
Sam was born to Samuel and Minerva on October 24, 1978. He grew up and lived in Fort Worth, TX where he graduated from Pascual High School. At the age of 22, he became the proud father of Sam Anthony Herevia. Since he was a small child, Sam was thought of as being a very kind, generous, honest, respectful, and well-mannered person by all that knew him. He regularly assumed roles and responsibilities for those he cared about most beyond what was expected of him. He served not only as a big brother, but also as a father figure to David Herevia. As an adult, Sam was always there for his friends and family when they needed him. Though he worked two jobs, Sam always managed to make time for his loved ones, despite his busy work schedule. Soccer was Sam’s passion. He regularly played on multiple teams, both indoor and outdoor, in a single season, and made many great friends over the years, including his best friends Alex and Diego. Sam was very competitive. His enthusiasm and “never give up” attitude was the driving force that rallied his team to victory on more than one occasion, even when defeat seemed imminent. He was also a big online gamer; his favorite game was Call of Duty (all of them). Sam took pride in his appearance, and was often described as a sharp dresser - he always looked very GQ. Sam was a very lovable guy with a great sense of humor and a big heart. He was very optimistic, always had a smile on his face, and never let anything bring him down. He always had a plan and loved setting goals for himself.
In 2019, Sam began dating Adriana, who would become the love of his life. They shared a competitive nature and enjoyed playing soccer, loteria, online games, and collecting prizes at Dave & Busters. Sam was extremely excited about the next chapter in his life - making Adriana his fiancé, whom he had planned to marry in 2021. Sam greatly impacted and enriched many lives. He will be deeply missed, but never forgotten. He is survived by his son, Sam Anthony Herevia; his mother, and Stepfather Minerva & Kevin Booth; his father and stepmother, Samuel & Sandra Luz Herebia; brothers, David Israel Herevia & David Manuel Herebia; his fiancé, Adriana Rodriguez and his dog, Geo Herevia.
Benito Diaz, 74, gained his wings and went home to be with our Lord, January 14, 2021 in Fort Worth, Tx. He was born in Guerrero, Coahuila, Mexico on June 30, 1946. He worked for Vulcan Materials and retired after 36 years.
Preceded in death by his parents, Benito and Amada Diaz; son, Donald Benito Diaz; sister, Lety Diaz and brother, Jose Luis "Wicho" Diaz.
Benito is survived by his loving wife of 50 years, Elida Diaz; sons, Benito Medina, wife Margie, Lesley Diaz, wife Kathy, Jacky Diaz, wife Audrey, Andy Diaz, wife Veronica, Eduardo Medrano, wife Josefa; brothers and sisters, numerous grandchildren and many great grandchildren.
Manuel Ibanez Cisneros, age 81, went home to be with the Lord, January 4, 2021. He was born August 14th, 1939 in Fort Worth, TX. He was the youngest child of Henry Cisneros and Guadalupe Cisneros Camargo. A very lowkey man, Manuel lived his live with great humility, humbleness and simplicity. When Manuel was eleven months old, his father perished in a gun fight while defending his brother in the Stockyard area. After this tragic event, Manuel stayed in an orphanage with his two older siblings Lola and Raymond “Ray” Cisneros. From there he grew up in the historic Northside area where he discovered his spirituality and became involved in the Catholic religion. Manuel worked at a warehouse in Fort Worth and took pride in his work – knowing that a job well done gave him great purpose. In his later years, Manuel found comfort in his brother Ray’s family and moved in with niece Ramona and her husband Ernest Ramirez. Manuel always knew family drama was temporary, but his love for his family would last forever.
“I was blessed and will cherish all the memories you shared of your life and Mexican heritage. Rest now tío, you are in peace and have joined the rest of our family in Heaven. Love you." – Victoria Cisneros Ayala (niece) “After my grandfather, Raymond Cisneros passed, gran tío Manuel helped me discover the heritage and legacy of our family and I will forever be grateful to him.” - Carlos Eric Lopez (great nephew) We love you tío Manuel and send you all our love as you head off on your final ride and embark on new adventures with God.
“Courage is being scared to death but saddling up anyway.” - John Wayne.
The family has requested to keep funeral services private.
17/Agosto/1996 – Enero/07/2021
Sus padres Cesar y Esmeralda Sonora; su hermano, Richard Sonora; sus tias, primos y demas familia y amigos.
Ruegan una Oracion por su alma y eterno descanzo, ya que fue un gran hijo, gran hermano y un gran amigo.
Sus Servicios funebres se llevaran acabo el dia Viernes 15 is de Enero del 2021 en la Iglesia Santa Rita ubicada en 5550 E. Lancaster Ave., Fort Worth, Tx 76112.
9:30 am – 11:30 Velacion – Recordacion, Memorial 11:30 am – 12:30 Misa.
Jonathan Sonora 17/August/1996 - January/07/2021 R.I.P.
He is survived by his loving parents, Cesar and Esmeralda Sonora; brother, Richard Sonora; aunts, cousins and many loving family and friends. Say a prayer for his soul and eternal peace, for he was a great son, great brother and a great friend. He was deeply loved and will be dearly missed by all who knew him.
A visitation will take place on Friday, January 15, 2021 at St. Rita Catholic Church located at 5550 E. Lancaster Ave., Fort Worth, Tx 76112 from 9:30am – 11:30am with Funeral Mass at 11:30 am – 12:30.
Erica Rai Massey, 49, went home to be with the Lord, December 19, 2020.
She was born September 4, 1971 in Fort Worth, Texas and leaves behind to cherish her memory, four children, Kataka O’Shea West, Tashaun Ray West, Demarco Lee Reed and Cieana Antonia Muldrow; parents, James and Teresa Carroll; grandmother, Antonia Camero and many loving family and friends.
Riverland Keith Pointer, age 9 days, though his time with his family was short, he touched many lives and was loved deeply by those around him. His family cherishes his memory as the brief gift it was.
Family will welcome guests with visitation between 2 to 5 pm on Saturday with service beginning at 4 pm, December 19, 2020 at 120 Richard Ln, Azle, Tx 76020. Riverland is survived by his loving mother, Tori Cheyenne Pointer; father, Josh Lorenzo; grandparents, Donald and Brandy Pointer; Keoki Lorenzo and Linn Hennessy; uncles, Blake Goodwin, Bailey Pointer and Lane Pointer; aunts, Ashely Lorenzo, Haley Lorenzo and Elizabeth Hennessy and many loving family.