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Mrs. Edivia Gabriel,(née Soto) age 68

Mrs. Edivia Gabriel,(née Soto) age 68, of Sherwood, AR, passed away surrounded by her family on Wednesday, March 1, 2023 at Woodland Hills Healthcare & Rehabilitation after a 13 year battle with Alzheimer’s disease.

She was born in Lorain, OH, and moved to Arkansas in the mid 90s. Edivia was a long-time employee of Southwest Airlines before moving on to work with the Arkansas Catholic Diocese. Edivia was a devout Catholic as well, working to spread His word and works through her community. Always sewing, crocheting and knitting, Edivia loved to sew and create timeless blankets, clothes and gifts for loved ones and friends alike. She had an infectious laugh and smile and brought joy to people around her. She loved cooking and dancing and spending time with her family and especially her grandchildren.

Survivors include her husband of 48 years William Gabriel, sons, Damian Gabriel (Fiancé Lynsi) of Cabot, AR and William Gabriel Jr (Ji Young) of Dallas, Tx and daughter, Gloria Gabriel of Jacksonville, AR,; siblings,Ricardo (Terri), Efrain(Kim),Rolando, Edwin(Nerieda) sisters Alicia, Dianilda,,Sylvia(Frank) and Lilian (Felipe) 9 grandchildren (Brittany, Kaylei, Ayanna, Maya, Isabella, Xavier, Isiah, William, Yeona) and one great grandchild Reina.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Domingo and Isabel Soto, sisters Ana Irizzary, Nelida Salva (Nelly), Iris Gonzalez, Sonia Soto and brother Domingo Soto Jr.

Edivia was loved by many and will forever be missed. Heaven received another Spanish Angel.

A memorial service will be held on Friday, March 10, 2023 from at 3PM in the chapel at A Natural State Funeral Service & Crematory, 2620 West Main Street, Jacksonville, Arkansas, 72076. 501-982-3400.

To view a tribute slideshow of Edivia, please follow the link provided below.


  • Evelyn Gabriel Cuqui Posted March 3, 2023 2:57 PM

    Love to all of you my beautiful family!

  • Carolyn D Berry Posted March 3, 2023 3:28 PM

    Wishing your family comfort, peace and understanding at this time.

  • Tonya Soto Posted March 3, 2023 3:32 PM

    I’m so sorry I’m going to miss my beautiful aunt edivia may she rest in peace I know u are with dad

  • RODNEY SMITH SR Posted March 3, 2023 4:21 PM

    “I have been young, and now am old; Yet have I not seen the righteous forsaken, nor his seed begging bread.”
    Psalm 37:25

  • Camille Wilder-Hairston Posted March 3, 2023 5:49 PM

    My condolences and prayers of comfort to the Gabriel family. Mrs. Edivia was beautiful person inside and out.

  • Stella Posted March 4, 2023 12:22 AM

    It’ was an honor to have met you. I enjoyed watching you and your husband dance at the Kimberly Clark Christmas Dances.
    May you Rest In Peace beautiful lady . Please continue to watch over your devoted husband. May the Lord bring strength and comfort to your family in the coming days .
    Love , Stella Warda

  • Cynthia Eyiuche Posted March 4, 2023 5:42 AM

    Praying for you Willie and you family that GOD will comfort you 💜💜💜

  • Kimberley Meek Posted March 4, 2023 5:01 PM

    May God be obviously present for you all. Much love.

  • Luz Volenik Posted March 5, 2023 10:07 AM

    My Dear Comadre, You Are Now In The House Of The Lord!! You Are Now Whole and Rejoicing!! I Will Miss Your Laughter and Who You Were! I Know Your In a Happy Place, For You Are Now In Our Father’s Home!! R.I.P.!! Love You Eddie!!❤💕🙏🙏🙏

  • Rick and Terri Soto Posted March 5, 2023 7:11 PM

    May perpetual light shine upon our beloved sister Edivia. Our memories with you will remain close to our hearts. Until we meet again. God bless you.

  • Michael Hook Posted March 5, 2023 7:51 PM

    William and family. I’m so sorry for your loss. It was always fun to see Edivia at our Kimberly-Clark events as she always brought some fun and laughter to them. It was easy to tell that she loved life. I know she will be missed by many. May Peace and Christ be with you always.

  • MaryLou Andújar Hough Posted March 9, 2023 12:14 PM

    My dearest Edivia, now you are rejoicing in Gods Heaven with your loved ones! Until we all see you again! Loved you like a Sis! You will remain in my heart always. Never to be forgotten… prayers to all for comfort..🙏❤️😢🌹

  • Taylor Posted March 9, 2023 12:17 PM

    Rest in Peace Titi 💖 you will be so missed.

  • Terra Soto-Bouschard Posted March 9, 2023 11:14 PM

    I will miss you so much, Titi. Grateful for my time with you and all the wonderful memories I have with you. Rest peacefully xoxo

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