Maria Iliana Sanchez

March 25, 1966 - December 22, 2017
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Maria Iliana Sanchez, 51, was called by the Lord to her resting place in Heaven on Friday, December 22, 2017.

Left to cherish her memory are her loving parents, Ignacio and Graciela Sanchez; sisters, Sally (Joe) Luna and Angelica (Keith) Parent; nieces and nephews, Stephanie (Shane) Kirk, Alejandra Casiano, Katiana Estrada and Evan Parent and her caregiver, Maribel “Ady” Paz.

The family will receive guests Tuesday, December 26, 2017, from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm at Fred Dickey Funeral & Cremation Services.  A rosary will be recited at 7:00 pm.  Funeral service will be held Wednesday, December 27, 2017, at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church.  A funeral mass will start at 9:00 am.  Interment will then follow to the Calvary Catholic Cemetery.  Pallbearers will be Joe Luna, Keith Parent, Shane Kirk, Gerardo Sanchez, Ismael Arellano and J.R. Arellano.

Funeral arrangements are by Fred Dickey Funeral & Cremation Services, 1320 Trey Dr. Laredo, TX 78041 (956)723-3611.  You may leave condolences to the family online at


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Service Schedule

Visitation Information

Date: Tuesday, December 26, 2017

Time: 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Fred Dickey Funeral & Cremation Services


1320 Trey Dr.
Laredo, Texas 78041

Rosary at 7:00 pm

Service Information

Date: Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Time: 9:00 am

Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church


2219 Galveston
Laredo, Texas 78043

Funeral Mass at 9:00 am

Cemetery Information

Date: Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Time: 10:00 am

Calvary Catholic Cemetery


3600 McPherson Ave.
Laredo, Texas 78041


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Born: March 25, 1966
Died: December 22, 2017

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Sara Hanlon Hetland posted on 3/25/18

I was not notified when she died. Please accept my condolences. She will always be my friend and I will carry her in my heart.


TINA CRUZ posted on 12/31/17

Nacho, Cheli, & family, May God hold you and your loved ones during these painful times and give you comfort as you mourn the loss of your beautiful daughter & sister..Our most heart-felt condolences. Tina & Memo Cruz


Gaby posted on 12/30/17

Reciban nuestras condolencias. En Revelación o Apocalipsis 21:4 dice que “Dios limpiará toda lágrima de los ojos y la muerte no será más, ni existirá ya más lamento ni clamor ni dolor”. Y en Hechos 24:15 habla de “una Resurrección”. Jehova Dios muy pronto acabará con toda la maldad y el sufrimiento, además nos dice que tiene el deseo de devolverles la vida a nuestros seres queridos que hayan muerto.


Adriana Lopez posted on 12/27/17

Sanchez Family, I was Iliana’s teacher at NHS sometime in the 80's. She was about 17 and I can clearly remember her wanting so badly to start driving. She described the adaptations that she would have to make to her car, but she was so ready to hit the road like any other kid her age. I never did see her again and always hoped that she did get her car and take that leap into independence. Watch out celestial angels, Iliana has not only gained her wings, she probably has a nice set of wheels to cruise in Heaven. I can just imagine her smiling proudly as she drives by. Sally, Angel, parents and family, please accept my condolences for your loss of dear Iliana. You all dedicatedly watched over her for God and now He is watching her for you. May God’s mercy and love give you some peace.


Amira E. Mejia posted on 12/27/17

May your faith help you to find comfort knowing that life does not end. It goes on. That is our Christian faith. She no longer feels the burdens of this life on earth. Please accept my heartfelt condolences at this difficult time.


Cynthia Deliganis posted on 12/26/17

I'll was very thoughtful beautiful loving person, she will be missed dearly, praying for strength for her mother Cheli, she was always there day by day for Ily.