ASHTABULA — Lydia Colon Aviles, age 43, of Norman Ave., died Monday, Jan. 27, 2014, at Cleveland Metro Hospital following a home invasion during which she was tragically shot.
The daughter of Bienvenido Colon and Paula Aviles Rosa, she was born Nov. 24, 1970, in Ponce, Puerto Rico. She left Ponce in 1989 and came to Ashtabula where she met the love of her life, Phillip Mook and they have been together ever since.
Lydia did some factory work before her children were born, but was most devoted to her job as a wife and mother. She instilled the value of education in her children and was proud that all three of her children were enrolled in college.
She loved landscaping and flowers and was often found working in her yard during nice weather. She also enjoyed dancing and music, but of all her loves, her family was the greatest, putting them first in all that she did.
She is survived by her husband, Phillip Mook, whom she married on July 10, 1999; a son, Benny Alexander Mook Colon of Ashtabula; daughter, Alexandra Liz Marie “Precious” Colon Mook of Toledo, Ohio; brothers, Carlos (Angie) Aviles of Ashtabula, Chegui Aviles of New York and Juan Antonio “Tony” Aviles of Ashtabula; a sister, Erika (Jennifer) Aviles of Erie, Pa.; and numerous nieces, nephews and friends.
She was preceded in death by her son, Alexis Xavier Colon Mook.
Calling Hours will be held from 4 to 7 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 6th, with a Service to follow at 7 p.m., at the Gateway Church, 2300 Austinburg Road, Ashtabula. The Rev. Edward W. Sturgill, affiliate of the Church of God through Cleveland, Tenn., will officiate.
Contributions may be made to the family through the Mook Colon Aviles Fund at any First Merit Bank branch.
DUCRO FUNERAL SERVICES AND CREMATORY, 4524 Elm Avenue, Ashtabula is in charge of arrangements. Obituary at www.ducro.com and starbeacon.com.