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Lillianna Gina Nayola

June 1, 2006 — June 7, 2023


Lillianna Gina Nayola, 17, of Amarillo, passed away on June 7, 2023.

A celebration of Lillianna's life will take place on Thursday, June 15, 2023, at 2 pm in the Hillside Christian Church Chapel, 6100 S. Soncy, with Rev. Chris Condit of Hillside Christian Church presiding. Interment will follow in Llano Cemetery.

"Her absence is like the sky, spread over everything," CS Lewis.

On June 1st, in a little hospital in Victorville, California, Lillianna Gina Nayola was born to Patricia Manning and Hilario Nayola Jr. She was the youngest and only girl of four big brothers. Hilario, Nino, Michael, and Isaac. She is and will forever remain their treasure, a precious jewel that they protected and cherished, with a bond that not even death itself can break. Lilly was intellectually ahead of her time, an old soul, if you will. It was observed early on in childhood that she possessed an energy that, with even just one single encounter, you'd remember her for a lifetime. She was fierce and wildly charismatic, a force that drew people in. If you knew her well or barely at all, she always left a profound impact on people, much like her father did. She had an unwavering love for fashion, music, and beauty and was also a gifted professional dancer.  With her stunning looks and Barbie doll features, she could easily have thrived in the fashion and modeling industry or into whatever she set her mind to. Lilly took whatever circumstances came her way and never let it stop her from accomplishing the goals that she had set forth for herself. Even after the sudden tragic passing of her first cousin and her father, Lilly continued her education, focusing on graduating a year early. And when she walked that stage on May 26th and got her diploma, she held it up with a smile that will forever be embedded in our hearts. Lilly absolutely loved her friends, and family meant everything to her. Her mother was her best friend; there was nothing she wouldn't do for her Lilly flower She rejoices and celebrated her only daughter all the time.  When Lilly became an aunt, she learned the purest form of love with her baby niece Alailah. Her niece was her whole world, and she spent oceans of time hopelessly devoted to her on June 7th at 12:45 a.m. The Lord saw fit to take our sweet girl home. Only six days after her 17th birthday and 12 days following High school graduation,  Lilly was tragically taken from us. In her brief time with us, Lilly made her mark in this world. Some things cannot be mended they can only be carried, for what is grief, if not love persevering? The song has ended for our sweet Lilly flower, but the melody lingers on.  So when tomorrow starts without her, don't think we are apart, for every time we think of her, She's right here in our hearts.  When we get up there, make sure you track us down and show us around, Lilly Flower. Love, Your family.

Lilly is preceded in death by her father, grandmothers Olivia Martinez and Olivia B. Nayola, and cousin Isiah Chico Alvarado. Those left to cherish her memories are her mother, Patricia Manning and husband Digger; brothers Hilario "Lalo" Jr, Benigno "Nino", Michael, and Issac Nayola, niece Alailah Nayola, as well as her grandfather; many aunts, uncles, and cousins; and half and step-siblings.

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Celebration of Life

Thursday, June 15, 2023

Starts at 2:00 pm (Central time)

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