Our Precious Layla Marie Salazar has passed away into God’s hands and gained her wings as an angel on May 24, 2022 at the age of 11.
Layla was born in Elgin, Illinois on September 19, 2010 to her parents, Vincent Salazar III (Vinnie) and Melinda Alejandro.
Layla loved dancing and singing and loved the Dallas Cowboys. She would sing with her father every morning heading to school and again on her way home with her mother. Layla was a smart witted and rambunctious child. She was always cheerful and respectful of her elders and would be the first to greet and assist family guest and friends. Layla was a girl who loved many different activities with some of those being swimming and running track. When she wasn’t spending time swimming at the river with her parents or running track you could find her singing and dancing. Layla also enjoyed making TikTok videos and adored Koala bears. Layla won 6 first place ribbons on field day and was so proud of her accomplishments. She would say, ”If you aren’t first, you’re last.” On the many days her grandfather and grandmother would pick her up from school she would get treated with tacos, so she would ask them to pick her up as often as she could.
Left to cherish her memory are her parents, Vincent (Vinnie) Salazar III and Melinda Alejandro; her brothers, Julian Salazar and Nicholas Salazar; her maternal Grandparents, Lisa and Roberto Alejandro of Elgin IL; maternal great grandparents, Mary and Joe Deleon of Elgin IL, and Romualda Alejandro of Elgin IL; her paternal grandparents ,Vincent Salazar Jr., and Alma Salazar, and her two paternal great grandmothers, Consuelo Salazar, Alicia Alejandro. Layla has many more aunts, uncles, cousins and friends who love and miss her dearly.
She was preceded in death by her loving uncle, Michael Salazar; her paternal Great Grandfathers, Rodolfo Alejandro, Vicente Salazar Sr., and her maternal grandfather, Jesse Torres, and great grandfather, Manuel Alejandro.
Our hearts will forever be broken. Layla’s love will create an opening in heaven where her love will pour through and shine down upon us to let us know she is happy.
A visitation will be held on Wednesday, June 15, 2022 from 2:00 PM to 9:00 PM with the Recitation of the Holy Rosary beginning at 7:00 PM at Rushing Estes Knowles Funeral Mortuary Chapel. The Funeral Mass will be held on Thursday, June 16, 2022 at 10:00 AM at Sacred Heart Catholic Church with interment to follow immediately after at Hillcrest Cemetery in Uvalde, Tx.
Pallbearers for Layla will be: Ismael Valle, Julian Salazar, Nicholas Salazar, Joe Alejandro, Johnny Jimenez, and Abel Salazar. Honorary pallbearers are Ezequiel Martinez, Eugene Alejandro