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Edwin Martin Habib

September 13, 1954 — February 13, 2024

Amarillo

Edwin Habib, 69, entered his heavenly home on February 13th, 2024. A memorial service to celebrate his life will be held on Tuesday, February 20, 2024, at 2:00 PM at Trinity Fellowship Willow Creek, with Pastor Tyler Leavitt officiating.

Edwin was born in St. Lucia on September 13th, 1954, to his parents, Abdu Habib and Mary Fedora Joseph. Edwin lived half his life in St. Lucia, where he had six children. He often enjoyed going to the beach and swimming for miles at a time. His love for cooking developed at a young age. He owned a food truck and later a restaurant where many enjoyed his Indian dishes, such as curry roti, which some still talk about today.

Edwin left St. Lucia in 1986 to pave the way for a better life and open up the opportunity for some of his children to come to the United States. There, he met his wife, Sally Habib and her two young sons, while attending San Jacinto Baptist church. After they married, they welcomed another child, bringing his total children to nine blessings. Edwin’s love for cooking followed him to Amarillo, where he opened up a restaurant called “Habibi’s” and served the best curry and pizzas in town. He is also remembered for his delicious breakfast burritos and sandwiches, which he served the local community. After the restaurant, Edwin pursued a career as a registered nurse and did this until he retired. He was a very caring nurse, often nominated for awards based on his superb care to his patients and their families. He loved caring for people and was also blessed to receive the same amazing care from the BSA staff recently.

Along with his love for cooking, Edwin appreciated being surrounded by nature. He grew a garden almost every year and harvested abundantly, which gave him great joy. He shared his harvest with his neighbors, family and friends. Second to gardening, he enjoyed a good cup of coffee. We know he is sipping on a good cup as we speak in the most beautiful garden there ever will be. Edwin also enjoyed watching soccer games. We all knew if it was soccer season, we could visit only after the game was over.

As we bid farewell to our beloved Edwin, let us be thankful for the memories with him and of him. Let us come together in love and open our hearts to new opportunities to continue his legacy.

Edwin was preceded in death by his father, mother, and other brothers and sisters.

Those left to cherish his memory are his wife, Sally Habib; his sons - Germain Knight, wife, two kids, and one grandchild, Ananda Habib and Amara Habib. His daughters - Natalia Knight-James, husband and two children; Sahaja Hernandez, husband, and two children; Zahhara Gerling, husband, three children, and one grandchild; Marissa Aquallo, husband and four children; Stepsons - Kim Gonzales; Cody Gonzales, son, and grandson. He was blessed with 14 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Edwin was part of a large family of brothers, sisters, nieces, and nephews spread across the Caribbean, England, Canada, and the US, of whom there are too many to mention by name. He also had many friends who, too, will cherish his memory.

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Service Schedule

Past Services

Gathering of Family and Friends

Monday, February 19, 2024

5:00 - 7:00 pm (Central time)

Chapel of Angels - Angel Funeral Home

2209 South Arthur Street, Amarillo, TX 79103

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Funeral Service

Tuesday, February 20, 2024

Starts at 2:00 pm (Central time)

Trinity Fellowship Church on Willow Creek

503 East Willow Creek Drive, Amarillo, TX 79108

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