Ana Celia Pabon Sanchez
Ana Celia Pabon Sanchez of Ponce, Puerto Rico passed away in Florida on Friday, August 4, 2023. She was 76 years old. She was born on Monday, June 23, 1947, in Ponce, Puerto Rico to Jose Pabon Lopez and Martina Sanchez and moved from there to Haines City, Florida seven years ago to be with her daughter.
While Ana Celia was in Puerto Rico, she had several jobs relating to helping the community. One was at the local library where she enjoyed seeing all the children come in and check out the books and in fact, they all enjoyed seeing her there to help them. She also worked at City Hall, where she delighted in helping any member of the community that needed help. Ana was also very faithful and active in her local church, where she loved to assist in the various functions. She was very much a Christian, every day as soon as she awoke and right before bed, she would read her bible. Ana Celia believed in family, and she kept her family together by remembering everybody’s birthday and either calling them on their birthday or calling the local radio station, so she could sing “Happy Birthday” to them. She will be remembered as a lovely lady who was faithful, respected and very sociable. She loved butterflies, singing and flowers, and her grandchildren delighted in giving her flowers daily.
She is predeceased by her parents, Jose and Martina; husband, Basilio Rentero; siblings, Gloria Pabon Sanchez, Claudina Torres, Jose Enrique Pabon, Rosa Pabon Sanchez, Luis Pabon Sanchez and Juan Torres. Ana Ana is survived by her son, Jose Miguel Pabon Sanchez of Ponce, Puerto Rico; her daughter, Nancy Ortiz Pabon of Haines City, Florida; grandchildren, Joseph Julian Ortiz, Achlyan Eliss Negron, Sherlyann Negron and great grandchildren, Aneliss, Anthony Paul and, Julianeliz.
A visitation will be held Friday, August 11, 2023, from 5:00 pm until the funeral at 6:00 pm at Oak Ridge Funeral Care, Haines City, Florida.