Ylija Campos Gomez

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Ylija Campos Gomez earned her angel wings and went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, February 26, 2013 at the age of 12. She passed peacefully in her home surrounded by her loving family and friends. Born on March 16, 2000 in New Braunfels, Ylija was the daughter of Sarah and Rico Gomez. She was preceded in death by her grandfather, Domingo Campos, Sr. She was a student at Canyon Middle School and loved hip hop music, dancing and swimming. As she became ill, Ylija requested three wishes to come true. The first wish was to drive a vehicle which was granted without the consent and knowledge of her parents. The second wish granted was to meet her favorite Tejano star and her last wish to come true was to carry her daddy's name. Ylija is survived by her siblings, Xavier, Rico and Anastacia Gomez, Dillon Campos and Johnathan and Alexis Ramirez. Visitation will be held from 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM with a prayer service scheduled for 7:00 PM on Sunday, March 3, 2013 at the Church of Christ, 1665 Business 35 S. in New Braunfels. Funeral services are scheduled for 3:30 PM on Monday, March 4, 2013 at the Church of Christ. Interment will follow at Santo Tomas Cemetery in Seguin. A reception will immediately follow the burial at the Comal County Fairgrounds.

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  1. Such a beautiful inspiration. I like so many was blessed to have been touched and inspired by you. You will be missed, but will make such a wonderful guardian angel.

  2. Ylijah you have been embraced by our Lord & Savior. You can run, dance & do all that you want without any pain. Life will be difficult for your family and I pray for your mom, dad, brothers & sister that they will find peace within their hearts,

  3. I only saw Ylija a few times but she captured my heart. Her smile and her tenacity even in the mist of her challenges can give us all encouragement. She is a beautiful angel. My friend Betty Dorsett took communion for her and prayed for her everyday. When I told her Ylija stepped over to glory, she said the tears just would not stop. She said have you ever loved someone that you have never met. We have kindred spirits. I said yes, I didn’t know Ylija that well but I love her. Now she lives forever, not only in our hearts but in the Heavens.

  4. prayers go the Gomez family and I will always remember Ylija singing dancing and throwing her signs she will always be with us.

  5. so sad you had to leave………so young may you rest in peace …..so sad my daughter lost her friend your memories will be with her forever bye for now brandy enciso and family

  6. Our hearts go out to you and your family. Ylija was always full of joy and life in our Pathfinder Club. Always smiling. We all loved her and will miss her greatly. A few things we remember – Ylija loved having “smores” on our campouts : ) and she liked doing the dishes when we went camping.

  7. Our thoughts and prayers for the Gomez family. May god be with your family in this hard times. May Ylija rest in peace.. –Stephanie Servin & Joe Juarez

  8. We had the pleasure of having Ylija as family and maybe not from the beginning but she was as much family as my own blood. The day she was born a star was put in the world and now the night sky gets to have her shine bright for all of us to see. U will be missed deeply. Our love and prayer go out to Sarah and Rico

  9. We are so sorry to hear of Ylija’s passing. Although we only met her one time, she touched our lives and has impacted many. May you find peace and comfort in knowing that one day you will be with your daughter again. Our thoughts and prayers are with you, her entire family, friends, and all of those lives she touched.

  10. We are so sorry to learn of your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. May knowing that one day you will see her again bring you peace and comfort. Condolences .

  11. We are so sorry to learn of your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. May knowing that one day you will see her again bring you peace and comfort. Condolences .

  12. Our deepest sympathies to Sarah, Rico, & all the immediate family. Ylija was loved by many, & will be missed by many. Her spirit will forever live on in our hearts. We love you all, & are sending lots of prayers for syrength your way. RIP my beautiful Ylija, we know you now walk on streets of Gold, & we will strive diligently to one day be there with you too….love you mija! – Pep, Linda, Kat, & Alicia Gonzalez

  13. Our most sincere condolences to Ylija’s family. I realize that there are no words at this moment that can make the pain disappear, we pray the Lord give you strength & courage to smile again soon. Sending you a BIG hug all the way from Sacramento, CA (familia de Anita Campos, McAllen, TX)

  14. My condolences to you and your family. I remember Ylija in my son’s Pathfinder Group, she was always smiling and having fun, she had a lot of spirit in her. Prayers to you during this very difficult time. Alice Urbina & Edgar Urbina

  15. Our deepest condolences to Sarah, Rico, & family. There are no words to describe what Ylija meant to us. She definitely is a special beautiful angel. She’s the only girl that Adrienna could really get along with. So many memories that we will forever cherish & hold close to our hearts. You will never be forgotten. Till we meet again sweet baby girl. We love you.


  17. Our deepest condolences for the loss of Ylija. We hope that you find the strength you need to get through this. We love you all and are prayers will be with you. May God Bless you all.

  18. We are saddened to hear of your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with the whole family.

  19. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Gomez and compos family.. Sarah and rico may god guide you both through this tough time…Ylija will always be remembered as A strong,sweet,beautiful girl and she will be truly missed her amazing smile has touched many hearts I’m so very sorry for yalls loss may god bless you all. Ylija we love u baby girl always and forever

  20. my condolences to all of Family,Rico and Sarah may GOD bless yall and give you the strength needed to get through this.

  21. Sara, I’m so sorry for the loss of Ylija. May she rest in peace. Keeping you and your family in my prayers.

  22. We are all very sad to hear about Ylija. It was a pleasure to have known and worked with her all these years.Her family is in our prayers! Children’s Dental Ark Staff

  23. My deepest condolences to your family. My heart goes out to your family and my prayers are with you.

  24. My thoughts and prayers go out to all of you. To lose a child is a pain that is unexplainable. I pray the Lord gives you strength for the days you feel you can’t go on, comfort for the days you feel lost and wisdom to know why things happen the way they do. May God keep you all in his hands during this difficult time.

  25. Our family sends you and your family our deepest sympathies and prayers to help you all through this hard time. I can’t imagine what you are feeling but I do understand the feeling of loosing someone you love. My daughter Alexis went to school with Ylija at morningside and she will greatly miss her, may God bless you and her and give her peace. She is your guardian angel!

  26. Love and miss u hunny not a day goes by I don’t think of u or see ur smile…we love and miss u always and forever

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