Elia Marie Peña, 59, was called home unexpectedly on June 22, 2020 in Phoenix, AZ. She was born on October 6, 1960 in Phoenix, AZ.
She was preceded in death by her parents Leo Peña Sr. and Tillie Peña, brothers Isaac Peña, and Melcor Salazar.
Elia was a loving mother and grandmother, a devoted family member and friend.
She leaves behind to cherish in her memory, her daughter Veronica Wilkerson and her husband Byron Wilkerson, grandchildren Abrena Wilkerson, Byron Wilkerson Jr., Maliah Wilkerson, Braylon Wilkerson, Brytlon Wilkerson, and Brayvion Wilkerson, and her living 5 sisters, 4 brothers, a plethora of nephews, nieces as well as other extended family and friends.
A Visitation will be held on Friday, July 3, 2020 from 1:00 P.M. – 3:00 P.M. with a Celebration of Life at 3:00 P.M. at Whitney & Murphy Funeral Home, 4800 E. Indian School Road, Phoenix. To best protect the health of those in attendance, please wear a face mask as per the CDC guidelines regarding the COVID-19 pandemic. For those not able to attend the services will be live streamed beginning at 3:00 P.M. at https://www.facebook.com/WhitneyMurphyFH/ Condolences and Hugs from Home may be expressed at www.whitneymurphyfuneralhome.com
My condolences to you Veronica. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Love Danielle.
Our deepest heartfelt condolences go out to the Family. Poca will be missed, may she Rest In Peace.
I’m really sorry to hear this. I wish I could be there with you Veronica and family. I can’t even imagine what you’re going through . Cherish the memories and your family they will help you through this time. Look for the signs from your mom they’ll appear from time to time. Give the kids a hug from Ulani and I.
Sending our love, hugs & prayers to you Veronica & family. I’m so sorry ! Please let us know if you need anything .
Poca Loca we will miss your smile and strolling on your scooter! Your Mija shared the most hilarious story last night about one of your dogs . I tear up just thinking about it now. Rest in paradise no worries we’re all here for your Mija and family.
We are deeply sorry for your guys loss, we pray for strength, comfort, and peace for you guys at this time, may God bless you all .
Minnie Wilkerson and Family
I am very sorry for your loss, your Mom was always super sweet and nice to me whenever I would see her, I will miss being welcomed by her and chatting it up with her, … praying for strength,comfort and peace for you all.
Tom & Angela Galindo
Hey Poca… Loca… As the days have passed by, I’m thinking of how much everyone loved you. You became another one of mom’s kids and in your crazy ways, you touched all of us and have left memories of you, making us laugh and mad at times. Your personality made everything forgivable… You are loved and will be missed. Vero, we love you and yours. Sending love and prayers. Our Heartfelt Condolences. ❤