Armelia Ortiz

Sunrise: May 20, 1929

Sunset: June 3, 2018

Our mother, sister, grandmother, aunt and friend took God’s hand and went quietly to her heavenly home on June 4, 2018.  She was greatly loved and will be missed by her family and friends.  Armelia Ortiz was born in New York, New York on May 20, 1929, to Julio Cambian  Martinez and Eulalia Cambian of Puerto Rico.

She made her profession of faith at an early age and served as a member of the Catholic faith until her later life.  Her love and devotion to God was then transferred to the Presbyterian Faith.  She married Alfred Anthony Ortiz, who preceded her in death. God’s grace blessed Mrs. Ortiz to birth eight children.

Life was full of loving adventures for her, which included visiting and sharing with friends, taking trips to Atlantic City and sometimes gambling. she loved cooking and watching black and white movies on the television.   In addition to being a housewife, she worked as a nurse at Barnert Hospital in Patterson, New Jersey for many years.

Armelia leaves to cherish her memories, four sons: Alfred A. Reyes, (Doris) of Salinas, CA; John John Ortiz, New York; George Greene, Jr. of Patterson, New Jersey and Alexander Ortiz

(Rebecca) of Virginia.  She also leaves Diane Padilla (New York); Gertrude Fowler (deceased); Armelia Austin of Arizona and Janet Greene of New Jersey.  Sharing her memories are many  grandchildren , great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins, relatives and friends.


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    C. Goodman says

    I was sorry to read about the loss of your beloved family member. May the thought at Psalm 90:10 that speaks about our lifespan being 70 years or 80 if we are especially strong bring some comfort. It appears your family member had special mightiness to enjoy additional beautiful years.

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    Verna M Myers says

    To my daughter, Renee, my deepest love, comfort, and condolences are extended to you at this difficult time. I know there is the pain, but there are also fond memories. God will strengthen you and I will keep you in prayer.

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    Reverend Alvin and Sister Ethel Davis says

    From the Mount Nebo Baptist church (Salinas, CA), Pastor Anthony Davis, former pastor, Reverend Alvin Davis, ,sister Ethel Davis, Sister Angela Davis, Sister Sue Lamb and the entire Mount Nebo family, we are keeping your family (especially you and your father, Al) in prayer.

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    Dr. Keith Rouser, Pastor says

    The Pastor, Dr. Keith Rouser, and the entire Ridley Hill Baptist Church, Madison, Mississippi extend our deepest sympathy to you and your father, Alfred Reyes and the Ortiz family.

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    Maggie Picker says

    My Dearest Renee, Alfred and the Ortiz family, I am so very sorry for the loss of your beloved grandmother and mother, Armenia. My sincerest condolences to you all..
    Aunt Maggie

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    Verna Myers says

    Renee, and family, I cannot send all of the condolences to this site that you have received. Therefore, I would like for the family to know that the following have expressed their sympathy to all of you, but especially to Renee Reyes:
    1. Some members of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.
    2. Members of Jim Hill High School
    3. Madison, Mississippi.
    4. Deacon LePoleon Barnes & Deacon Staff
    Take care and keep God up front.

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