April 6, 1938 ~ February 7, 2006
Correa, Julia Erlinda a 67 year resident of Gardena , passed away on Tuesday, February 7, 2006 in Inglewood. Born in Los Angeles, CA, Julia was 67 when she died. Julia was a member of St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church and she is survived by A gathering of family & friends will be Monday 2:00 P.M. The Service will be St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church-Rosary 02/13/2006 7:01 PM
Holy Cross Mauslm-Mass-Risen Christ Chpl-Large Chapel 02/14/2006 11:30 AM M
-Gardena-Pub-Reception Room-Reception 02/14/2006 1:30 PM 5:00 PM
Burial will follow at Holy Cross Cemetery in Culver City.
Good Morning and Thank you for being with us today as we celebrate the life of my Mother Julia Correa. My Mom was born 67 years ago to my Grandparents Helen And Charles or as many of you know them as Aunt Blondie and Uncle Blackie. She was a beautiful child who flourished into a beautiful adult and an extraordinary mother and grandma. It seems very appropriate that we gather here today on Valentines Day, a day of love and friendship because Mama loved the holidays and this particular holiday was very special to us because it was my Grandmotherâ€™s birthday. So it just seems right that we celebrate this day with My Mother and wish her well on her new journey.
My Mom was somewhat sickly the last few years but she was always full of life. She passed a lot of time at home because she was afraid to go out with all her health concerns. She watched a lot of John Wayne and Elvis Movies and smoked a lot of cigarettes. She loved her family and never let us down even though her health sometimes kept her down. Easter, Halloween and Christmas were her Favorites and she definitely knew how to make them fun and full of cheer, especially for the grandchildren. She loved her grandbabies, All eight of them, whether in Japan, Washington State, Mexico or close by her, they each carried a very special place in her heart. Those who visited her would see the wall-to-wall pictures of her grandchildren. Those who called her had to listen about the latest antics of David, Her youngest grandson. They were the apples of her eyes!
But she did not forget about her daughters either. She spoke frequently of Carmen and her special way of calling her 100 times a day! Often she spoke of the day she was reunited with Juanita and Sylvia, and what a happy moment that was. She would talk about how proud she was of Julie for being a single Mom for so long and never having to ask for anyoneâ€™s help. She would speak about the how proud she was of me, for being in the military. I remember she made a homemade decoration, â€œMy daughter wears combat boots!â€ it read. I felt proud. Very Proud. And she never forgot Little Ricky, who made his way to the lordâ€™s arms four months after his birth.
My Mom was never in the military, she joked about being in the Maternity Marines because she had so many children. However, she was a patriotic fanatic. She loved her country and stood behind all that it stood for. If you visited her you probably came across the dilemma of should I sit or Stand and Salute! That was my Mama.
Many of you had not seen her for a while before these last few days, and I want all of you to know that my Mama loved all of you here. Some more than others and she never forgot the good times. Weekly visits to Violaâ€™s on Fridayâ€™s when we where younger, Blue Bird meetings with Mary Pander, Visiting Aunt Bertie, Poker nights at Aunt Nellieâ€™s, The family gatherings with all the cousins, Aunt Cookie, Aunt Teresa, Aunt Monie, Aunt Cita, Aunt Lindi, Uncle Terrell and so on, My Mom loved all of you and it saddened her heart when everyone went there own way.
But the saddest thing that my Mom dealt with in the past couple of years was the loss of Uncle Teddy, her partner in crime. The relationship they had was very special because they were more than siblings they were best friends. She spent a lot of time listening to â€œtoilet tapesâ€ that he made for her.
Well, I guess Mama is happy now because although she will miss all of us very much, she can now hug her baby boy, argue with Uncle Teddy, play poker with my Dad and Aunt Nellie, Once again visit with Nana and Tata and most of all she can spend Valentineâ€™s day with Grandma and Grandpa Bear!
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