Maria Izabel dos Santos, 82, of Amarillo passed away April 21, 2023. She was able to spend the last few years of her life with her only daughter and family.
Her family is holding a Memorial Service celebrating Maria’s life at 5:00 p.m. Thursday, April 27, 2023, at MediPark, Amarillo.
Maria was born May 24, 1940 in Anadia, Alagoas, Brazil. She moved to Amarillo in 2015 to live with her daughter.
Maria was most known as Vo Maria (Granny Maria). She was loved by everyone that got to know her. She became everyone’s grandma in her neighborhood in Brazil because of her outgoing and nourishing personality. All her granddaughter’s friends, including the church youth group, the basketball team, and the theater still call her “Vo Maria”.
She was preceded in death by her parents Izabel and Joao dos Santos; her brothers Geraldo, Jose, and Jonas dos Santos; her husband Augusto Alves de Souza, and her grandson Vitor Hugo de Souza Marcussi.
Maria is survived by her daughter Marcia Daily, son-in-law Steven Cook, her grandchildren Dhiemilli Marcussi Magagnotti, Michael Daily, and Sophia Daily, and her two great-grandchildren Matteo and Leonardo Marcussi Magagnotti.
Maria will be missed by many; however, her memory will live on.
Mrs. María Isabel was a really sweet person. I had the opportunity to take care of her for three days and I loved her. Even though I did not have much time to know her better because the language barrier, she was really sweet trying to communicate with others.
She loved watching Brazilians tv shows. She loved cool coffee and bread. I really enjoyed my time with her.
I won’t never forget her face when I have a rosary and a cross to her. She was fascinated with her gift.
I am going to remember her forever. ♥️