“I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, and I have remained faithful.” 2 Timothy 4:7 NLT
Nancy Karen Badillo (nee Mendoza) of Cicero IL went home to be with the Lord on September 12th at MacNeal Hospital after a month-long battle with COVID 19. She was 68 years old.
Nancy was born November 4th 1951 to Eliodoro and Anita Mendoza of Chicago. She was second youngest of five children. Nancy later married Jorge Badillo, who became father to her children. Nancy was a Chicago resident for most of her life, and spent 10 years in Harlingen Texas. Texas was important to her and she always carried mementos of her time there.
Nancy is survived and loved by her three children, Evie M. Lozano, George Scott Badillo, and Kristian Eleno Badillo; five grandchildren, Brittany Lorraine Rodriguez, Destiny Liana Espino, Andrew Elliott Badillo, and Jerahmy Elijah Mendez; and four great-grandchildren, Aja Lillian Gulledge, Neleah Renae Rodriguez, Ellaria Leanna Rodriguez, and Aiden Badillo. She is affectionately known as “Ma” to all her children and grandchildren.
Nancy was an active member of her church, Victory Outreach Chicagoland. She is described by others as a “Godly woman of integrity,” a “Spiritual Warrior,” and an “Angel.” She spent her life sharing God’s love to all around her – from doing outreach on the streets of Chicago to volunteering at women’s shelters to simply showing love and support for her family. Nancy was known for loving people without judgement. This allowed her to connect with so many people through her love of Jesus Christ. Many people Nancy considered Nancy to be their spiritual mother. Nancy’s faith kept her strong and positive. Even when she became sick, she knew she was in God’s hands and shared this with her children. She faced her illness with strength and continued to show love for all around her.
Nancy spent the last five years living at Drexel Horizon Senior Apartments in Cicero. Here, she made many friends and was known for sharing meals, food, laughs, and smiles. She is greatly missed by the residents there. Nancy also loved to travel. She was blessed with many opportunities to travel in the last ten years, including church trips and trips with her “girlfriends” to California, Florida, and spent the last few winters in Texas with her daughter Evie and her grandchildren.
Visitation will be held on Monday September 21st from 2:00 – 7:00 pm at Funerales Sagrada Familia, 3756 S Paulina St. Chicago IL 60609. Only 10 people will be allowed in at a time, and masks will be required, no exceptions. Eulogy will be given via online presentation at 5:00 pm. Zoom ID: 8957319100
Memorial contributions can be made to Victory Outreach’s Run for Hope, which Nancy participated in every year. https://r4h.victoryoutreach.org/Home/Profile/64451/Nancy%20Badillo International funds spiritual prevention programs for populations at-risk of gang involvement and funds drug addiction programs.
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