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Medina, Mitzie

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July 23, 1953 - November 16, 2018

Medina, Mitzie

Heaven shone brighter on November 16, 2018 as Mitzie Medina made her angelic debut.

Born in Dallas, Texas on July 23, 1953, Mitzie Sara Gonzales was born to her mother Edelmira and her father Dario Melgoza.

For every place she went, she left it a little brighter and every friend she met, she left their heart a little lighter. Mitzie never met a stranger in her daily travels and never left an ingredient unused in her lifelong quest for creative culinary excellence and her love of the arts.

Everything she did, she did with all her heart. Everyone she loved, she loved with all her soul. Mitzie instilled a passion and joy for life in everyone that she met. As we live each day to the fullest and march to the beat of our own drum, her spirit lives on through us all.

Mitzie is preceded in death by her beloved husband, Joe Medina Sr.

In life as in death, Mitzie leads the journey to heaven to illuminate the way for her surviving sisters Quina, Michele, and Valerie and her brother Daniel.

Mitzie’s legacy lives on through her son and daughter-in-law Joe Medina Jr. and Janie Medina; her daughter Jacquelyn Pickel; and five beloved grandchildren Alexis, Faith, Jo Bella, Reece, and Aubren; Nieces Lauren, Taylor, Sarrah, Erica, and Megan; Nephews Derek and Elijah; Grand Nieces Emily, Athena, London, and Hera; her Uncle John and Aunt Olga Zapata, Aunt Connie, and countless cousins and friends.

In life she was a beloved Daughter, Sister, Wife, Mother, Grandmother, Aunt, Grand Aunt, and Friend and she will always be remembered as being all that we could ask for in all of them.

A Memorial Service will be held on Sunday November 25, 2018 from 9:30AM to 12:00PM At the Little Chapel in the Woods, 415 Chapel Drive, Denton, TX 76209.

ARIA Cremation Service and Funeral Home
19310 Preston Road
Dallas,Texas 75252
(214) 306-6700

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Vickie Baker

November 28, 2018 10:06AM

I will miss Mitzi and the joy she walked in with every time she visited the school. My sincere condolences and much love to all of her family.

Olevia Taylor

November 26, 2018 8:58AM

Condolences to the entire family. May the sadness which you experience now be comforted by great fond memories. May the loyal love of Almighty God be with you all. Warm Christian Love.

Alexis Medina

November 24, 2018 8:39PM

Gma, you’re the brightest star in the sky. You’re shining on us all. I love you endlessly

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November 24, 2018 4:40PM

We would like to express our deepest condolences to the family. Not die was always happy and positive. We will miss her beautiful soul, but will always remember her. Love you.
Albert and Linda Martinez


November 24, 2018 4:35PM

I Love you momma. I always live strong with you beside me. Your Son Joey