Gloria Judith Medina (nee Sanchez)
March 29, 1948 — June 17, 2015
Gloria Judith Medina (nee Sanchez) of Waukesha died on Wednesday, June 17, 2015, at Angels-Grace Hospice at the age of 67. Gloria was born on March 29, 1948, in Pearsall, Texas, the daughter of Baldo and Lillie (Zertuche) Sanchez.
For over 20 years, Gloria worked at Blue Cross, Blue Shield in Milwaukee. Prior, she was a clerk at J.C. Penney, worked at Waukesha Rubber, was a housekeeper at Waukesha Memorial Hospital, and a baker at the Jewel-Osco. Gloria was a devoted member of Waukesha First Assembly Church. She was a member of their prayer team and the Intercessory Worship Team. Her passion was being involved with many bible studies, going on mission trips, and praying in His Healing room. Gloria served as a life-time member of the D.A.V.A. and was a volunteer at James’ Place. She also enjoyed gardening and spending time with her family and friends.
Gloria will be deeply missed by her mother, Lillie Z. Sanchez of Waukesha; children, Ericka M. (Todd) Smith (nee Llanas) of Waukesha, Nina C. Llanas (nee Medina) of Waukesha and Gina T. Medina of Waukesha; her grandchildren, Jennifer Phillips, Anthony DeHoyos, Dan Llanas Jr., Jordan Smith, Gabriel DeValle, Yovanni and Jacenda Llanas, and Zachary, Kyle and Keith Riberdy; great-grandchildren, Tirso Martinez Jr. and Brielle Riberdy; her siblings, Gilda (Dane) Augustine of Texas, Diane (Juan) Hernandez of Waukesha, Susie (Don) Woodley of Dousman, Edward Sanchez of Burlington, Dennie (Mary) Sanchez of Milwaukee and Robert Sanchez of Chicago; and many other loving nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives. She is further survived by dear friends, Linda Wagner, Jane Wilson, Christine Kennedy, Kim and Marie Newby, Jean Whitstone, Sherry Clark and many other friends.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Pedro Medina Jr.; her father, Baldo Sanchez; and her sister, Irene Velez.
The visitation for Gloria will be held on Friday, June 26, from 2:00 p.m. until the time of the memorial service at 4:00 p.m. at the Waukesha First Assembly of God, 1314 S. Grand Ave., Waukesha. Pastor Todd Pope will officiate.
In lieu of flowers, memorials in Gloria’s name are appreciated to the family for funeral expenses.
Gloria’s family would like to give a special thanks to AngelsGrace Hospice, Dr. Raza and staff, Dr. Sanchez and staff, ProHealth Care Home Health and Hospice, Interfaith Caregiving Network, Pastor Todd and Michelle Pope, and the members of Waukesha First Assembly.
Cesarz, Charapata & Zinnecker Funeral Home, Cremation & Preplanning Services is honored to serve the family. For the online obituary and cards of condolences, please visit www.WaukeshasFuneralHome.com or call the funeral home at 262-542-6609.