Obituary of Antonio “Tony” Piña

Antonio Tony Pina
 On May 13th, 2019, God called home one of his (best) angels; a loving husband, father, and grandfather; Antonio “Tony” Piña. Tony was born in Brady, TX, on September 5th, 1944. He spent much of his younger life growing up and working in the harvest season with his father and mother. As for his later years, he was a chief mechanic, and R.V. repairman with Alamo R.V. until his retirement. Tony was blessed with eight children, twenty-three grandchildren, and thirty great-grandchildren. He is survived by his wife Tammy Piña, his daughters Crisella Hernandez, Erica Piña-Smith, Hope Piña, Elvida Piña, Jessica Hernandez; and his sons Danny Piña, Tony Piña Jr., and David Piña-Smith, all of Amarillo, TX. Funeral services will be held as follows:

Visitation will be 6:00-8:00 pm Wednesday, May 22nd, 2019 at Lighthouse Funeral Home, 4207 SW 21st ST, Amarillo

A celebration of his life will be Thursday May 23rd, 2019 at 1:00 p.m. at Power Church, 1344 SE 10th Ave, Amarillo.

Interment will follow in Llano Cemetery under the guidance of Lighthouse Funeral and Cremation Services.

Tony will take his last ride in Blue, his faithful truck at the front of the funeral procession.

Any donations can be made to Erica at 1624 Nix St, Amarillo, TX, 79107.

Obituary for Leonard Ray Patton

Leonard Patton

Leonard Ray Patton was born in Pawhuska, Ok on September 30, 1954. He passed away at his home in Amarillo, TX on May, 05 2019

Leonard was proceeded in death by: Ralf and Pearl Patton, and Bryan Minton

He was survived by his granddaughters: Tommie Jo and husband Jazia Garcia. Kiara, husband Asher Laverty, and Grandson Logan.
His children Brian, Anton, & Peter.
His mother Mary and husband Aaron Bighorse.
His siblings Rashell, & Jimmy Keene, Aaron Lee & Tresta Bighorse, Terry & Steven Webb
Leonard had several nieces and nephews whom he loved dearly

His lifelong friend, and partner Regina Stewart and sons Brandon & Nicholas, wife Jennifer their children Bryan, Addison, & Connor

Services will be held at Temple Baptist Church, 3208 Van Buren. Amarillo, TX May 17, 2019 at 2:00 pm, Condolences may be sent to the church; day of services.

Obituary for Ernest Perez Jr.

Ernest Perez Jr.

Ernest Perez, Jr., 59, of Amarillo Texas, went to be with the Lord on May 6, 2019.

Ernest was born on May 12, 1959 in Hereford, Texas to Ernesto and Josie M Perez. Ernest was a Pastor, Missionary, Evangelist, Anointed man of God.  He was a master musician, he has ministered in Africa, the Dominican Republic, Hatti, Nicaragua and Mexico.  He was involved with Deep Water Ministries, Mountain View Death Row, Prison Ministries, Park Outreach, and Annual Block Party.

Ernest is preceded by death by his father, Ernesto Moya Perez.  He is survived by his wife Ana Rosa Perez of 13 years, His Mother Josie M Perez of Amarillo, Texas, 2 sisters Estella P Cantu of Houston Texas, and Esmeralda P Campolla of Amarillo, Texas  and 2 brothers Eddie & Diane Perez of Oklahoma City, OK and Elroy M Perez of Houston, Texas.  4 daughters’ Margarita Leal Salinas, of Dalhart, Texas, Mariah Margie Perez of Amarillo, Texas, Melanie Ann Hernandez of Amarillo, Texas, and Stephanie Hernandez Arellano of Cheyenne Wyoming.  2 sons’ Ernest Isaac Perez III of Dalhart, Texas, and Eric Christopher Perez of Amarillo, Texas.  19 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren.

Viewing will be open to all on May 10, 2019 from 1:00 pm to 7:00 pm at Ministero Renovacion Church 3901 10th Ave, Amarillo, Texas 79104

A Celebration of Life service is scheduled for 12 pm, Saturday, May 11, 2019 at Ministero Renovacion Church located at 3901 10th Avenue.  Pastor Spike Maldonado will officiate the service.

Graveside to follow at LLANO Cemetery 2900 S Hayes, Amarillo, Texas 79103.

Services are under the direction of Lighthouse Funeral Home located at 4207 SW 21st Amarillo, Texas 79106

Obituary for Michele Annette Bailey (Kelly)

Michele Annette Bailey (Kelly)

Michele Annette Bailey (Kelly) 59, passed away on May 7, 2019.

 Michele was born on December 18, 1959 in Chicago, Illinois to James and Annette Kelly.  Michele graduated in 1977 from Bolingbrook High School.  She worked for many years as a CNA at a local nursing home and also in home health care.

 On December 1, 1987 she married the love of her life, Randy Bailey.  They had ten years of happiness before Randy passed away. 

 Michele was known for her generosity, her fun sense of humor and positive attitude about life even during hard times.  She loved children and took great joy in spending time with her granddaughters. She will be dearly missed by her family and friends.

 Michele was preceded in death by her husband Randy, her parents James and Annette Kelly and her stepmother Jean Dumont Kelly.

 Michele is survived by her stepdaughter Millie Frazier, husband Larry, two granddaughters, Shae Lee and Tiara, all of Oklahoma.  Three sisters; Tracy Jackson, Linda (Lynn) McGuyer, Sharon Delgado and husband Butch.  Nephew Richard Mays, wife Angela and their six children; Dale, Darron, Glen, Morgan, Cassie and Nicholas.   Nephew Joshua Delgado, wife Sarah and their three children; Cisco, Azrieal and Isaac.  Niece Jessica Merrill, husband James and their four children; Andrew, Kate, Aiden and Asher, all of Amarillo.

The family would like to thank the angels of mercy at BSA Hospice for their outstanding care and compassion. In honor of Michele’s giving spirit, the family asks that donations be made to BSA Hospice of the Southwest or to the Downtown Women’s Center.

Services will be announced at a later date. The family will be at 6700 Alpine Lane, Amarillo.

Obituary for George Charles Duncan

George Charles Duncan

George Charles Duncan Jr. 69, passed away April 29, 2019 in Amarillo Texas. He was the father of Kevin Duncan, and step-daughter Jessica Robertson and a big brother to four siblings.

Born in Pampa Texas on April 18, 1950; he was the son of George and Cleo Duncan. George attended elementary school in Lefors and graduated from high school in Cotton Center in 1968. He attended Texas Tech as an art major until he enlisted in the US Navy and served from 1970 to 1974 in the Mediterranean region. After his service he enrolled in the HVAC program at TSTI in Amarillo. He retired from Pantex after working there for 25 years.

George was an avid outdoor sportsman, enjoying hunting and fishing and tying his own flies. He loved growing his tomatoes and jalapenos. He never spoke an unkind word about anyone.

He is preceded by his sister Mary Newson and parents George Charles Duncan and Cleo Phillips Duncan.

He is survived by his son Kevin Duncan and wife Dee, and their two children Alec and Arlo; step-daughter Jessica Robertson and husband Elias and daughter Jericha; four siblings,  John Duncan and wife Elizabeth, Jane Duncan, Kriss Schmidt and husband Phillip, Bobbie Pendergrass and husband George; and many nieces and nephews.

Memorial Service scheduled for Saturday, May 4th, 2019 at 3:00 PM
Location: Christian Heritage Church – 900 S. Nelson, Amarillo, TX 79104

Obituary for Tommie Jean (Stanford) Herring

Tommie Jean (Stanford) Herring

Our beautiful Mother Tommie Jean (Stanford) Herring, 79 went peacefully in her sleep at home on Thursday, March 21, 2019 in Amarillo, Texas.

Tommie was born on March 14, 1940 in Jefferson, Texas to Tom W. and Dolly (Brown) Stanford. She was the second child of eight.  Her family moved to Grand Prairie and she graduated from Grand Prairie High School in 1958.

She married Afton Leon Herring on April 12,2000 and resided in Grapevine, Texas until 2018 in which she moved to Amarillo.

She is preceded in death by her loving husband, Leon; her parents, Tom W and Dolly; brother Tom Stanford; brother Dub Stanford and sister Annes Yeaman.

Tommie will be lovingly remembered by her daughters, Alisa (Bill) Clark; Brenda Mayfield and Darlene Jeffreys.  Tommie “Grandma” will also be fondly remembered by her grandchildren, Adam, Marcus (Tara), Kevin, Jennifer (Matt), Mary, Christina and Jason; her great grandchildren, Kristin, Kaitlyn, Makayla, Haley, Kaitlyn, Felicity, Hannah, Marcus, Brianna, Landyn, Cami, Emma, Cruz, and Bethany; her great great grandchildren, Stella and Carson; her sisters, Beth (Dean) Green and Mary Nell Skrivanek; her brothers, Randall (Sharon) Stanford and Johnny (Sharon) Stanford. Tommie also had several nieces and nephews.

Tommie was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend.  She was fun loving and adventurous. Tommie was very creative and talented as cake decorator and a pastry chef. She was a great cook and she always wanted to feed everyone, there was always a place at her table if you were hungry. She had a career as a bartender and was still working as a waitress at Cracker Barrel until age 72.

Tommie had a contagious smile that lit up the room and even from the bed she encouraged and cared for her family. She fought a courageous fight against multiple myeloma cancer, and we could all strive to have her attitude and faith in God to heal her.  She would never discuss or plan her death instead she never lost faith God would heal her and he did the day he called her home.  Tommie was a beautiful woman inside and out and she will be truly missed by her family.

The family would like to say thank you to the staff at BSA Hospice of the Southwest for the love and care of our mother this last year. A Memorial and celebration of her life will be at a future date.

Obituary for Billy Tom Burk Jr.

Billy Tom Burk

Billy Tom Burk Jr.  passed away on April 21, 2019. He was born on August 10, 1950 to Billy T. Burk Sr. and Edna Louise Burk in Amarillo Texas.

Billy graduated from Palo Duro High School in 1968, following graduation he joined the Air Force in 1971. He was honorably discharged in 1974 as a computer operator.  He served in sales for lumber and construction at many locations for the Amarillo and Frisco area, one being at Canyon Drive Lumber with many family members.  In his free time he enjoyed playing softball and trout fishing in the mountains of New Mexico.

He was proceeded in death by his mother, Edna Louise Burk; father, Billy T. Burk Sr. and a sister, Sharon Sue Burk.

He is survived by 2 sons, Billy Chris Burk and wife Dalia of Amarillo and Johnny Burk of Phoenix Arizona; Grandchildren , Marcus Burk of Lubbock, Lauren Burk and Avri Burk of Amarillo; 2 brothers Larry Burk and Robert Burk; 1 sister, Karen Patterson all of Amarillo; 7 nephews and 3 nieces.

To his brothers and sister: thank you for the extra loving support during the difficult times the past few years.

As well as a special thank you to the hospice staff at the VA Medical Center.

A private family memorial is set for a later date.

Obituary for Ambrose Joseph Babiash

Ambrose Joseph Babiash, 87, died Monday, April 22, 2019 peacefully at his home in Amarillo, TX, under hospice care.
Ambrose was born on October 28, 1931, in Green Bay, WI. He served his country in the Navy during the Korean War. He married the love of his life Theresa Berry Babiash and celebrated 66 years together. He was a long time resident of Amarillo, TX, and the owner of Babiash Heating & Air for over 40 years. He was an avid Green Bay Packer fan.
He is survived by his wife Theresa, son Jeff (Paula) Babiash, daughter Deb (Blake) Passeman, son Craig (LaEtta) Babiash, and son Kevin (Lynette) Babiash; grandchildren Shelley, Matthew, Aaron, Claire, Kristen, Konner, Sarah, and Anna; great-grandchildren Cole, Carson, Brighton, Cooper, Kate, Greysen, Aurora, and Quinn. He was also survived by our extended family at the Golden Light Cafe.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Verna Babiash, and son Brian Babiash.
Memorial Service will be held at 10 a.m., Thursday, April 25, 2019, at Redeemer Presbyterian Church located at 7603 77th Avenue, Amarillo Texas. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the American Lung Association, ​

Obituary Margaret “Peggy” Katherine (MacLeod) Henry

Margaret “Peggy” Katherine (MacLeod) Henry

Margaret “Peggy” Katherine (MacLeod) Henry passed into Heaven on Monday, April 15th, 2019. Peggy was the loving daughter of the late John A. MacLeod and Katherine A. (MacDougall) MacLeod of Newton, Massachusetts. Peggy was born in Natick, Massachusetts. She grew up in Newton, Massachusetts and graduated from Newton North High School, Class of 1962. Peggy moved to California in the early 1970’s where she stayed for much of her life and worked as a Private Duty Nursing Assistant. In the latter years of her life she spent time with her sister, Bonnie Jean MacLeod in Denver, Colorado. Peggy finally settled in Amarillo, Texas to be close to her loving daughter and son-in-law, Rick and Teryl Hughes until the time of her passing.

Peggy is survived by her brothers: John A. MacLeod of Apple Valley, Minnesota, and William C. MacLeod and wife Irene of Chicago, Illinois. Also, by her sisters: Miriam G. Winston of Boston, Massachusetts, Mary Helen Corcoran of Hampton, New Hampshire, and Bonnie Jean MacLeod of Denver, Colorado, and many nieces and nephews.

Peggy is also survived by her children: Teryl L. Hughes and husband Rick of Amarillo, Texas, William Charles Wentworth and wife Cindy of Lubbock, Texas, and Christopher Galen Wentworth of Huntington Beach, California. Peggy was blessed with 10 grandchildren: Patricia K. Gilstrap, Aleda K. Swanson, Elaina M, Hughes, Corinn E. Wentworth, Cydni E. Duncan, Krystal A. Bopp and Husband John, Kristopher A. Wentworth, Alizabeth M. Wentworth, William L. Wentworth, Dylan J. Wentworth, and 9 great grandchildren

Peggy was a light to everyone she met. No one was ever a stranger in her presence. Peggy had a smile that would change the atmosphere! You, Mom, will be missed terribly by all who had the honor to know & love you!!!

Obituario de Josefina Perez

Josefina Perez

Josefina Pérez, 88, de Amarillo, Texas, falleció el 15 de Abril, 2019 en su hogar. Fue atendida cariñosamente por sus hijas, Flor y Ana Pérez.

Ella nació el 28 de Febrero, 1931 en Lagos de Moreno, Jalisco, México.

Era miembra  de la iglesia Cristo Viene y fue bautizada en el nombre del Señor Jesucristo hace 30 años.

Su trabajo era de costurera y sastrería y cuidando sus hijos.

Le sobreviven 10 hijos:
Alfred Pérez, Juan Manuel Pérez, Carlos Alberto Pérez,  Laura Pérez,
Rosalba Pérez,  Ana Isabel Pérez,   Maribel Pérez,  Flor María Pérez,
Roberto Pérez, y Leonardo Pérez

35 nietos, 16 bisnietos, 1 tataranieto

El velorio tendrá lugar el viernes en la sala de la Iglesia “El Santuario” Iglesia Pentecostal Unida de Amarillo a las 11:00 am – 7:00 pm

El servicio fúnebre tendrá lugar a las 9:30 am en la misma iglesia el día sábado.

La dirección de la iglesia:
El Santuario IPU de Amarillo
1345 SE 15th Ave y Roberts 79102

La sepultura se llevará acabo en el cementerio Llano después del servicio


Madre mía,
Sabemos que no fuisteis perfecta, pero fuiste nuestra Madre, la Mujer que Dios eligió para que nos cuidara y nos guiara en la vida.
Tu vida no fue perfecta, pero fuiste una buena madre. Nos vas a ser de mucha falta a nuestras vidas. Llevaste la mitad de nuestros corazones, apenas te fuiste y ya te extranamos.

A pesar de tu fuerte character, siempre nos amaste y cuidaste. Fuiste madre soltera y eso tiene un gran mérito. Te gustaba que todos nos sentáramos juntos a la mesa, disfrutando lo que cocinabas para nosotros.   Recordamos  cómo te gustaba comer la sandía; aún una vez comió toda la mitad sola con una cuchara!
Disfrutabas mucho tu trabajo de costurera, cociendo un lindo vestidos de novia y otras cosas.

Ay, madre como te vamos a extrañar,  todos tus hijos te vamos a extrañar tanto! Damos gracias a Dios por haberte tenido por todos estos años.
Te amamos y te recordamos por siempre.
Nuestro consuelo es saber que estás en un mejor lugar donde no hay dolor, ni enfermedad, sino  Gozo sin par.
Te amamos, Mamá. Que descanses en paz.