Obituary of Lucy Marina Jimenez
Lucy Marina Jimenez, daughter of Helen and Celso Garzon was born March 3rd, 1956, in Bogota, Colombia. In pursuit of the American Dream, Helen and Celso moved to the United States. At the age of ten it was not lost on Lucy that her parents’ actions had afforded her opportunities which were not to be squandered. It was then that her relentless work ethic and unwavering devotion to her family began to take root as she would assume a maternal role for her two younger brothers. Those very qualities would go on to form the role she would play for her own family someday as a Loving Wife, Giving Mother, and Gentle, Caring Grandmother. Lucy’s legacy leaves us an example of what living a “Love first” life truly means. Her faith in God laid guiding principles for her character through her youth and onward throughout her life.
As a young woman, Lucy would come to meet the love of her life, a man who would give all he had for her, as she would for him, and in July of 1983 the two were joined in Holy Matrimony. Together they would work tirelessly and devote all resources to share their dreams, and feverishly pursue them as one. It is their shared faith and love that has paved a foundation for so many to stand on today. Joined in love, they built a beautiful life, a life so overflowing with love that it poured out into the lives of those who came to know her. Their union would be blessed with three children and 39 wonderful years.
Lucy’s generous spirit was witnessed by many, as her passion for service reached beyond the home and all throughout her extensive career in the dental field. After earning her Associates Degree in Dental Hygiene, Lucy worked as a Dental Hygienist for several years. Her work ethic would earn her the position of Office Manager, a role which she fulfilled for a number of private practices. Outside of her family, there is perhaps no better example of Lucy’s devotion, than her tenure as an Office Manager with Dr. Marc Alfant of Melbourne, Fl. Lucy’s dedication to excellence over the 20+ years in that office would go on to foster deep relationships with her colleagues, for her each of them had become extended family and her patients, like dear friends. Her passion for her career was truly astounding and she would often discuss her refusal to retire unless and until she was no longer capable of carrying out her work.
To her husband Pedro, Lucy will always be Hope, Love, and Faith; Hope for a better tomorrow, Love for God and family, and Faith that miracles still happen. For her children Lucy is a loving reprimand followed by gentler words, a warm, healing hug, and reaffirming words that somehow make even the direst situations bearable. To all of us, she remains an impossibly strong, resilient, and beautiful source of warmth.
Lucy took great delight in bringing joy to others. The smile of a loved one was the sort of thing that could sustain her. She led with Love in all things. She forgave always. She advocated for her children fearlessly. Her arms, heart, and home were always open, always being called the “glue of the family”. Sadly, she was called to be with the Lord in the early morning hours on Saturday, December 17, 2022.
She lives on in the hearts and memories of her Husband Pedro Jimenez, and their children: Peter Jimenez, Megan Russell, Jennifer Alequin; three grandchildren, Maliyah, Ava, and Camila; brothers, William & Celso Garzon; her mother Helen Garzon; and so many more devoted family members and a host of devoted nieces, nephews, cousins, and dear friends.
Viewing and Visitation
Tuesday, December 27th, 2022
Public Viewing/Visitation: 4:30-5:30 pm EST
Opening Prayer: 5:30 pm EST
Celebration of Life: 5:45-7:00 pm EST
Ammen Family Cremation and Funeral Care- Palm Bay Chapel
950 Malabar Road SE, Palm Bay FL, 32907
Wednesday, December 28th, 2022
9:30 am EST
Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church
1626 Oak Street, Melbourne, FL 32901
WORDS OF APPRECIATION
Our hearts have been made to rejoice during the illness and passing of our beloved Lucy by the many acts of kindness extended to our family during this difficult time. Your prayers and all expressions of love and sympathy are greatly appreciated. May God’s blessings of peace and love continue with you forever. We especially want to thank the doctors and nurses that enabled us to care for our sweet mother with the best care. The Doctors, Nurses, and staff of: Healthfirst, Moffitt Cancer Center, Vitas, and Centerwell Home Health Services.
-The Jimenez Family