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Elia E. Sanchez was born on June 19, 1936 in Dallas, Texas to Maria & Enrique Davaloz and went to be with the Lord on February 19, 2019. She is preceded in death by her husband of 42 years, Johnny R. Sanchez; parents Maria & Enrique Davaloz; siblings Avelino Davaloz, Antonio Davaloz, Raquel Davalos (Massey), Enrique Davalos, Juanita Davalos, Consuelo Davalos (Fuentes).
She is survived by her children, Johnny Sanchez Jr. and spouse Shannon, Steven Sanchez, Mike Sanchez, Nita Munguia and spouse Mario, Teresa Sanchez and fiancé Ricky Morris; siblings, Adelaide Davaloz, Flavia Davalos (Fuentes), Andrew Davaloz, Paul Davaloz and Otilia Davaloz (Anguiano).
She was known as Meemaw to Britni Sanchez, Ashli Sanchez, Shelly Sanchez, Trina Lindsey, April Matthews, Danny Sanchez, Johnny R. Sanchez, Joshua Sanchez, Aaron Sanchez, Brady Richardson, Ethan Munguia, Zachary Munguia, Dakota Thompson, Tyler Thompson, Justin Thompson and 11 great-grandchildren
Elia enjoyed spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Her grandchildren remember her as a fun and loving Meemaw who was always so proud of all of their accomplishments. They were her pride and joy. She was a great cook and her family especially enjoyed it when she made them homemade flour tortillas and chicken molé.
She also enjoyed spending time outside working in her yard. She couldn’t wait to go to the local Walmart during the spring to pick out all of her flowers to plant. Her yard was selected as Yard of the Month twice by the City of Mesquite.
She was a faithful servant of the Lord and will be greatly missed by her family.