Antonia D. Avila


Antonia D. Avila, 92 years old of Houston, Texas, passed away March 4 in Houston, Texas. She was the daughter of Ascencion and Tomasita Aguirre Duron.

She was a member of the Iglesia Bautista Memorial in Waelder, Texas.

Antonia is survived by her husband Juan Avila, sons Manuel Avila of Waco, Robert Avila Sr. and wife Irene of Rockdale, and Benito Avila of Austin, daughters Estella Thurmond of Austin, Domitila Vigil and husband Louis of San Antonio, Ester Avila of Houston, Guadalupe Avila of Houston, Rebecca Jamo and husband Bob of Chappaqua, NY, Linda Avila and husband David of San Antonio, brother Braulio Duron of Mina, Nuevo Leon, Mexico, sister Pola Gaitan of Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico, grandchildren Melissa Luna, Teresa Moran, Raquel Santos, Robert Avila Jr., Priscilla Avila, Michael Thurmond, Kelly Thurmond, Travis Torres, Connie Torres, Lucas Ramirez, Alexandra Arguijo, 15 great-grandchildren, and eight great-great-grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by her parents, son Patricio Avila, three brothers, and two sisters.

Acting as pallbearers are Manuel Avila, Robert Avila, Benito Avila, Louis Vigil, Bob Jamo, Michael Thurmond, Travis Torres, and Lucas Ramirez.

Visitation is scheduled for 9 a.m. with funeral services following at 10 a.m. on Saturday, March 10, 2018 at the First Baptist Church in Waelder with Reverend Juan Ruiz officiating, Burial will follow at the Iglesia Bautista Cemetery in Waelder.

The family wishes to express special thanks to Diana Iglesias who was Antonia’s care provider and friend. Also the members of Iglesia Bautista Memorial for all their prayers and support.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Iglesia Bautista Memorial In Memory of Antonia Avila PO Box 337 Waelder, TX 78959.

Words of comfort can be expressed online at

Buffington Funeral Home 424 Saint Peter Street Gonzales, Texas 78629 830-672-3322.