On February 8, 2019 at 8 a.m. the gates of heaven opened up to welcome the newest angel.
Marie Diane Chavez, the daughter of Maria Villanueva Chavez and Luciano Chavez Sr. was born August 26, 1991 in Abilene, TX. She attended Hamlin ISD schools from K-12 where she graduated. She then went on to Neece's College of Cosmetology in Abilene where she graduated and received her cosmetology license. Marie was a member of Holy Trinity Catholic Church where she received all of her sacraments.
She met Rudy Vera Jr. on Myspace in 2010 and moved in together in 2015. After numerous doctors telling her she couldn’t have kids she was blessed with her miracle baby on May 26, 2015 Jaxon Luke Vera. He was her pride and joy and all the fighting she did was for him. Her entire world revolved around her baby including her fight against cancer. Her hobbies included dancing, listening to music, watching tv, having BBQ's and her favorite of all was taking naps. During her last week of life she was able to enjoy all of her favorite foods: BBQ, menudo and barbacoa.
Marie was preceded in death by both maternal and paternal grandparents, Gloria Munoz, Jesus Villanueva, Florentino Chavez, Silvano Chavez, Jose Villanueva Sr, David Villanueva, Devin Villanueva, and Audelia Villanueva.
Survivors include her parents Maria Villanueva Chavez of Hamlin and Luciano Chavez Sr. of Hamlin; her fiancé, Rudy Vera Jr. of Hamlin; and one son, Jaxon Luke Vera and step-son, Kadaniel Vera, her twin sister, Michelle Chavez of Hamlin; two brothers, Luciano Jr. and wife, Victoria of Hamlin and Danny of Hamlin; nieces and nephews; Miss Abigail Chavez of Hamlin, Marcus, Sabrina, Nova Chavez of Stamford, Angel, Ray and Elijah De La Rosa of Wichita Falls, Katie and Aiden Chavez of Hamlin.
In lieu of flowers the family request that donations be made in Marie's name to Hendrick Hospice Care of Abilene, Cook Children's Medical Center of Ft. Worth or Ronald McDonald House of Ft. Worth.
I'm so sorry for your loss. I know what she went through cancer. I've been fighting mine for four years. I know she never gave up. Danny, you and your brother can call anytime if you need to talk.
Delaine HansenMcCaulley, TX
My sincerest condolences! I am so going to miss that beautiful smile!! You guys surrounded Marie with your love. I’m sure that was one reason she always wore that beautiful smile!! Much love!!
Lavine Coleman JimersonTucson, AZ
Sending prayers your way. Prayers for strength and comfort as you face these hard times with loved ones right.
Marie, May you Rest in peace beautiful mama, you will truly be missed. I'm going to miss you sharing beautiful pictures of you, my primo Rudy and your beautiful family. You were a fighter and a beautiful woman inside and out. My thoughts and prayers are with your family as they face these hard times ahead 😭🙏🙌🏻♥️
Leola RuizGrand Prairie, TX
You will be truly missed Marie. Lots of hugs and prayers to The Chavez Family.
Rachelle DennettHamlin, TX
My deepest condolences to the family of Marie. It is evident how much she was loved. I pray that God comforts your hearts and gives you the assurance that she is with our Lord.
Beth StoneHamlin, TX
To the Chavez family; Is so sorry for your loss. She was a beautiful, wonderful person. But now she is in a better place. With our King God the glory of our highest. I will be praying for you and the family. Love Irma Salinas💐
Irma salinasAbilene, TX
When I found out you had went too be with Jesus it hit me so hard.. I guess we’re never prepared no matter how much we think we are..we as A small town get too know everyone at A personal level, we have watched you fight this till the end like A true warrior! It’s never easy too let go, your not suffering anymore.. I am praying for all your family, class mates and friends..
Our thoughts and prayers are with the Chavez family during this traumatic time. May our Lord and Saviour comfort them with His great hand of love and mercy. In Jesus Name. Amen
Harold MabryPlano, TX