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Abelina Maribel Briones

September 14, 1977 — September 1, 2023

Houston

 

Abelina Maribel Briones was a loving daughter, sister, wife, mother, and grandmother.

 

Lina passed away on September 1st, 2023, at the age of 45, after a courageous battle with cancer, surrounded by her loved ones.

 

Lina was born to Bertha Echavarria and Victoriano Lara on September 14th, 1977, in Reynosa, Tamaulipas, Mexico. She moved to Houston, TX, at the age of 12 and attended Deady Middle School and Milby High School. At a young age, she met her great love and husband, Carlos Briones, and together they welcomed their first child, Carlos Briones Jr. Years later, they welcomed their two daughters, Bianca Aylin Briones and Jocelyn Briones.

 

Lina dedicated her life to being a wife and raising her three children. She worked at Fair Deal Auto Sales for 17 years and eventually joined her husband and son as a driver at Expedited Logistics and Freight Services. When she wasn’t working, she loved to cut the grass, exercise, and spend time with her family. Lina was best known for being strong-willed, the life of the party, and for lending a helping hand. She was always there for her loved ones in many different aspects, with no hesitation and no questions asked. She was always willing to strike up a conversation or share a story to make someone feel welcome. Lina touched many lives with her generosity and straightforward personality. 

 

In October 2022, Lina’s lifelong dream of becoming a grandmother became a reality. She embraced her role beautifully for ten months and took care of and loved her grandson, Diego Abel Briones, as if he were her own.

 

Lina always faced life’s challenges with a smile and a tough attitude. Her battle with cancer was no different. She endured treatment after treatment and painful side effects gracefully and faithfully.

 

Lina was predeceased by her father and younger brother, Jose de Jesus. She is survived by her mother and stepfather, Victor Manuel Mendoza; her sisters, Maria Guadalupe, Bertha Magaly, and Ana Manuela; her youngest brother, Victor Noe; her husband of 31 years; her son and his spouse, Cynthia Salazar; two daughters and their significant others; and one grandson, who will all miss her immensely.

 

A viewing is scheduled for Thursday, September 7th, from 5-8 PM at Integrity Funeral Home, located at 8601 Almeda Genoa Road. A funeral is scheduled for Friday, September 8th, at 1 PM at Integrity Funeral Home, followed by a burial at 2 PM at Forest Lawn Cemetery, also located at 8601 Almeda Genoa Road.

 

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Abelina Maribel Briones fue una hija, hermana, esposa, madre y abuela amorosa.

 

Lina falleció el 1 de septiembre de 2023, a la edad de 45 años, después de una valiente batalla contra el cáncer, rodeada de sus seres queridos.

 

Lina nació de Bertha Echavarría y Victoriano Lara el 14 de septiembre de 1977, en Reynosa, Tamaulipas, México. Se mudó a Houston, Texas, a la edad de 12 años y asistió a Deady Middle School y Milby High School. A una edad temprana, conoció a su gran amor y esposo, Carlos Briones, y juntos dieron la bienvenida a su primer hijo, Carlos Briones Jr. Años más tarde, dieron la bienvenida a sus dos hijas, Bianca Aylin Briones y Jocelyn Briones.

 

Lina dedicó su vida a ser esposa y criar a sus tres hijos. Trabajó en Fair Deal Auto Sales durante 17 años y finalmente se unió a su esposo e hijo como conductora en Expedited Logistics and Freight Services. Cuando no estaba trabajando, le encantaba cortar el césped, hacer ejercicio y pasar tiempo con su familia. Lina era mejor conocida por ser de carácter fuerte, el alma de la fiesta, y por siempre echar una mano. Ella siempre estuvo ahí para sus seres queridos en muchos aspectos diferentes, sin dudarlo y sin hacer preguntas. Siempre estaba dispuesta a entablar una conversación o compartir una historia para que alguien se sintiera bienvenido. Lina tocó muchas vidas con su generosidad y personalidad directa.

 

En octubre de 2022, el sueño de toda la vida de Lina de convertirse en abuela se hizo realidad. Ella asumió su papel maravillosamente durante diez meses y cuidó y amó a su nieto, Diego Abel Briones, como si fuera su propio hijo.

 

Lina siempre enfrentó los desafíos de la vida con una sonrisa y una actitud dura. Su batalla contra el cáncer no fue diferente. Ella soportó tratamiento tras tratamiento y efectos secundarios dolorosos con gracia y llena de fe.

 

Lina fue precedida en la muerte por su padre y su hermano menor, José de Jesús. Le sobreviven su madre y padrastro, Víctor Manuel Mendoza; sus hermanas, María Guadalupe, Bertha Magaly y Ana Manuela; su hermano menor, Victor Noé; su esposo de 31 años; su hijo y su esposa, Cynthia Salazar; dos hijas y sus seres queridos; y un nieto, quiénes la extrañarán inmensamente.

 

El velorio está programado para el jueves 7 de septiembre, de 5 a 8 PM en Integrity Funeral Home, ubicado en 8601 Almeda Genoa Road. El funeral está programado para el viernes 8 de septiembre a la 1 PM en Integrity Funeral Home, seguido por un entierro a las 2 PM en Forest Lawn Cemetery, también

ubicado en 8601 Almeda Genoa Road.

 

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Friday, September 8, 2023

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