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Maria Parilla dies at age 66

August 25, 2004 – Maria E. Parilla, age 66, of Estate Campo Rico, passed away on Aug. 21 at Gov. Juan F. Luis Hospital.
She is survived by her father: Benito Santos, Sr.; daughters; Maria E. Gittens, Celestina Parrilla a/k/a "Reds" and Juanita P. Rawlins "Crystal" ; Sons: Roberto James, Enrique James, Petrie Joseph, Jr., John Joseph and Angel Parrilla, deceased; Adopted Children: Alvin Brathwaite, St. Thomas, Caesar Noorhassan, Kenny Gittens, St. Croix, and Pinky George, St. Thomas; Grandchildren: Luis Martinez, Nakesha Ventura, Roberto Cruz, Joselito Ventura, Freddie Cruz, Nelson Cruz, Edwin Estein, Jr., Neftalie Ventura, Chanucey Parrilla, Tremanye Walker, Takema James, R.andolph Lafonde, Angela Parrilla, Shayna Parrilla, Tenisha Joseph, Dimitri Joseph, T' Quana James, Jahleen James, Marcus Samuel, Khalid. James, Antoine Joseph, Kiara James, Jamoi Joseph, Khiana James, Khaiel James, Shaquan Joseph and Marquez Williams; Many great Grandchildren; Sisters; Anita Gonzalez, Norma Gonzalez and Juanita Matthew; Brothers; Benito Santos, Jr., Miguel Santos, Jr., Enrique Santos, Sr., Angel Santos, Sr., and Roberto Santos, Sr. Edwardo Parrilla and Juan C. Santos, deceased, Nieces: Anna, Diana, Lucy, Diana, Luz, Natalie, Carmen, Ada, Milagros, Lucy, Diana, Anna, Carmen, Lucy, Belinda, Juanita, Magda, Carmen, Kierson, Klerston, Kiersten, Eraun, Krystal, Latoya, Lenique, Leniqua, Shadina, Michelle, Stephanie, Angela and Erin; Nephews, Benjamin Jr., Ricky, Raymond Jr., Lester, Manuel, George, Benito III, Victor, Carlos, Omar, Oscar, Miguel, Jr., a/k/a "Pappy Paps", Enrique Jr., Orlando, Reynaldo, Angel Jr., Joshua, Rotoerto Jr., Sean and Juanito deceased); 79 Great Nieces and Nephews, Daughters-In-Law: Michelle Lenhardt, Juanita Joseph and Susan Joseph; Sons-In~Law: Michael E. Williams a/k/a "Mikey" and Jeffery Gittens; Sisters-In-Law: Angie Santos, Elba Santos and Julia Santos; Brothers-In-Law: Ben Gonzalez, Enrique Gonzalez and Raymond Mathew.
Best Rita Wilson Petersen; Special Friends: Luisa Petersen, Pauline Saddler, Ansela Gittens, Ms. Doris, Dora Williams and Annetta Parson; Other Relatives And Friends Too Numerous To Mention.
The family is requesting that attendees wear cheerful colors.
Funeral services will take place on Friday, August 27, at St. Patrick's Catholic Church at 11 a.m. with viewing beginning at 1O a.m.. Interment will take place at Frederiksted Cemetery.
Arrangements are by James Memorial Funeral Home, Inc.

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