As per the family’s request. Please do not send flowers as it would be greatly appreciated that in lieu of flowers a donation can be made to St Jude Children's Research Hospital or the American Heart Association in Urbelina’s name. Please follow the links located at the bottom of the page if you would like to do so.
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Es el deseo de la familia, que no envíe flores, ya que agradeceríamos mucho que, en lugar de flores, se hiciera una donación al Hospital de Investigación Infantil St Jude o a la Asociación Estadounidense del Corazón en nombre de Urbelina. Siga los enlaces que se encuentran en la parte inferior de la página si desea hacerlo.
To all that believe that there are angels on earth, our family would like to say that we had one as the matriarch of our family, our beloved Urbelina. Since migrating from Cuba in 1969 she has always been a hardworking individual. Once here in the United States, she was dedicated to her gift and passion as a talented seamstress, as well as caring for her family. She would labor tiresome hours and balance being a caregiver to her elderly parents Papá and Mamá as well as her disabled brother Lele. It was not easy, but she was still able to care for her children and grandchildren; providing the love and time they needed. She was a true warrior.
Mima would give her life for those she loved, that is a fact not an opinion. Providing support to her family in Cuba, was a natural part of her. She always treated us with love and spoke the truth, even if it was difficult for us to hear. That funny and real truth made her one of a kind. Her values have been instilled throughout the generations of our family; to take care of one another because family was the most important thing to her.
Let us all remember Mima loved us all the same but showed it differently. We each have our little special memories with her. She was asked once, who was her favorite of all the grandchildren, she said, I love you all the same, there are no favorites. Although she was born in Cuba and spoke mostly Spanish, she was an American at heart because of her tenacity in doing all she could to achieve the American dream, even learning English. Her goal was to provide a better life for her family, and that is exactly what she did.
You will be deeply missed Urbelina, Aya, Lina or Mima - we all have our special name for you... Mima will always be our family's angel, rock and your spirit will live in all of us. May you rest in eternal peace and light.