What we once enjoyed and deeply loved we can never lose, for all that we love deeply becomes part of us.
Jimmie Abesilla was born on June 16, 1945 in Los Angeles, Ca. He wore several hats throughout his life. He served as commander for the Navy. He was a teacher in math and science to several schools throughout Southern California. Yet his most notable of hats was that he was a family man. He leaves behind his wife Estella, three daughters Michelle, Natalie, and Jamee, his stepson Ivan, stepdaughter Elizabeth, and two grandchildren Jacob and Joviana.
Jimmie was taken to the hospital due to shortness of breath and it was found there that he had been suffering from internal bleeding due to a large ulcer in his upper intestine. He was brought home after 10 days of being in the hospital and passed peacefully in the comfort of his home on December 24.
"Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted…"
I do not want the peace which passeth understanding, I want the understanding which bringeth peace.
Miller Jones Moreno Valley
Wednesday, January 7th, 2015
Time: 4 PM - 8 PM
Address: 23618 Sunnymead Blvd
Moreno Valley, Ca 92555
Thursday, January 8, 2015
Time: 10 AM
Address: 25075 Cottonwood Ave.
Moreno Valley, CA 92555
Thursday, January 8, 2015
Time: 11:45 AM
Address: 22495 Van Buren Blvd.
Riverside California, 92518
Dearest Family and Friends,
I’m writing this letter with a heavy heart. I never imagined at the beginning of this year that it would end with me having to see my dad leave this earth. His last 10 days were the hardest challenges I have ever faced in my life thus far. I can honestly say that it was the support and love and prayers from each one of you that had helped me to stay strong and to stand by his side as a pillar to prepare him for what was to be his final sacrament. I thank God everyday that I was given the opportunity to be next to him during that time. To give him the support that he needed. To witness him fulfill the entirety of his life. It was a privilege I will be forever grateful for.
The last family gathering my sisters and I had with our dad will forever stay with me. It was in November. We got word that dad was not eating and his doctors had yet still to figure out why. I had brought some chicken to BBQ and asked Natalie to come outside to help me build the fire because it was a task I didn't want to bother my dad with. After two attempts of unsuccessfully lighting the coals my dad came out to check on us. He started explaining what was needed to light them; gathering little pieces of wood around his yard and some dry weeds. Of course this worked. He was dad after all. The challenge of lighting that fire with Natalie was such a simple task for him and it encompassed every feeling of the superman that we knew our father to be.
We spoke to him often both when he was awake and sedated in the hospital reminding him constantly of the love, support, and prayers from all of you. Thank you so much for being there at his time of need.
Light, love, and blessings always,
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Designed and crafted by Jim’s daughter, Jamee Nicole, as a tribute to her father.
Due to the untimely nature of my father’s death our family is accepting donations to assist with funeral expenses. Please know that any contribution is very much appreciated and by no means an obligation. Thank you for your consideration and continued prayers.
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“This piece represents many things for the memory of my dad. He was both a member of the Navy and foremost a man of God. The first day he was in the hospital a family friend was wearing a similar pendant on his neck. I asked him the meaning and he shared that it represented that the Lord is our anchor. It rang so true in my heart and became the theme for the days ahead.”
- Jamee Abesilla