Esmeraldo Evangelista, 61, of Gainesville passed away on January 16, 2022, at his residence. Esmeraldo will lay in state at the Meador Funeral Home Chapel on Thursday, January 20, and Friday, January 21, 2022, from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM.
Esmeraldo was born on November 21, 1960, in the Philippines to Demetrio Evangelista and Lorenza Jimenez. Esmeraldo attended Holy Angel University in the Philippines. He married Arleen on July 30, 2014, in Gainesville, Tx. Esmeraldo was currently working at Winstar as a poker dealer. Esmeraldo loved cars and had a wonderful sense of humor. He loved his family and enjoyed going to family gatherings.
He is survived by his wife Arleen Evangelista of Gainesville; daughters Tuiza Mei Flickinger, Zharel Diz Evangelista both of the Philippines, Jazeth Evangelista of New York; sons Ednizon Juniz Evangelista of Virginia, Aizen Janer Evangelista of Texas; stepdaughters Regine Kyle Tolentino and Riane Therese Mejia both of Texas; stepson Renzo Rafael Mejia of Texas; sisters Edwina Evangelista and Mariel Evangelista-Yumul both of Texas; brother Mark Evangelista of Nevada.
Esmeraldo was preceded in death by his parents Demetrio Evangelista and Lorenza Evangelista; brothers Edilberto Evangelista, Elmer Evangelista, Emmanuel Evangelista.
Ed, (Mr E, as I called him) was a wonderful caring person. Always smiling and positive. It has been a honor working with him and being able to call him “my friend”. Condolences to his family and he will be missed dearly.
We thank you for the kind words you expressed about our beloved brother. He sure was fun to be with. He will surely be missed.
In behalf of our family,
Mariel Evangelista – Yumul