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Domingo "Mingo" Leija, 67, passed away on Thursday, March 19, 2015 in Abilene. Funeral services will be 10:00a.m., Wednesday, March 25, 2015 at St. Francis Catholic Church with burial following in the Tye Cemetery under the direction of Elliott-Hamil Funeral Home, 542 Hickory St. Visitation will be 6:00p.m. Tuesday evening with a Rosary starting at 7:00p.m. at the funeral home.
Domingo was born on September 14, 1947 in Post, TX to Bentura and Lilia Ornelas Leija. Mingo was a jokester and loved to visit with people. He was a very courteous person and was self-employed as a mechanic. In his spare time, Mingo also enjoyed fishing.
Preceding him in death were his parents; a sister, Lupe; a brother, Ernest; a nephew, Ruben; and a sister-in-law, Isabel Leija. Survivors include his siblings, Felipe Leija of Abilene, Elena Perez of Fresno, CA, Sally Alsides (Joe) of Abilene, Albert Leija (Nina) of Abilene, Erminia Rios of Abilene, Benny Leija (Mary) of Abilene, Erlinda Rocha of Abilene, and Erma Leija of Irving, TX; and a host of nieces, nephews, and friends.
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