On Saturday October 15th 2022, Amelia J. Duran (Mellie), widow, Mother, Grand Mother and great grandmother, Aunt and friend to many passed away peacefully with family by her side.
Amelia was outgoing, friendly and loved talking about her family. She Loved life and lived longer than anyone ever expected in spite of being diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis at the early age of 36.
Doctors said at the time that her disease was so aggressive that she would not live very long.
They underestimated her as most Doctors did all her life.
She defied all the odds and walked on her own all the way up to near her passing.
To say she was Inspirational is an understatement because she lived life more determined than anyone could ever imagine. She was a warrior, she pushed through MS, Cancer and in the end Alzheimer’s.
Our Mom never complained ever about any pain and rarely talked about things she was feeling physically. Frankly, we don’t know how she got through each day in so much pain.
She was funny, witty and playful all the way onto her last breath.
She loved her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and desired more than anything for people to have relationship with Christ!
She worked most of her life, Owned and helped run the family business (La Prensa), contributed to education of young people through a family foundation, Had a building named after her and our Father at San Antonio College and was a long term member of her Church, Three:16 Church.
She was a graduate of Fox Tech High School in San Antonio and was a very proud Tech Buffalo.
Amelia is survived by her three sons, Florentino (Tino) Duran Jr. Wife Susan, David (Norma), Steve (Virginia), Margie Freeman (Ken Freeman) Grand Children, Alex and Jessica, Nicole and Sarah, Steve Duran Jr. Lexie, Adrian, Christopher, Kendall, Mary Jane, Martin, Elijah Maestas, Noah Lopez.
14 Great Grandchildren
Amelia was predeceased by her beloved husband Florentino (Tino) Duran, Daughter Mary Magdalene, her Father Roger Jimenez, Mother Clementina Jimenez, Sisters Alice Fuentes and Ana Fuentes, brother Roger Jimenez.
Services will be held
at Porter Loring North
2102 N 1604 E
San Antonio, Texas 78232
Public Viewing from 1pm-7pm November 2nd, 2022.
Service 12:00-1:00 PM
Funeral 2:00 PM
Fort Sam Houston
In lieu of flowers the family is requesting donations to the following organizations:
John 3:16 For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not Perish, but have everlasting life!