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Jesusita "Jessie" Abeyta

Jesusita Abeyta lovingly know as “Ma, Jessie, and Auntie Chuchi”


Jesusita “Jessie” Abeyta 97, of East Chicago, passed away on Monday, February 21, 2022 at her daughter Barbara’s home, where she lived for 11 years. Jessie was born in East Chicago, Indiana on February 17, 1925 to Simon and Esther Vasquez.


She graduated from Washington High School. Attended St. Joseph of Calumet College where she received a certificate in Clerical Studies.


She worked at Standard Forge during World War II, Bert Shanty Restaurant, Taco Delight, and for the School City of East Chicago for 20 years as a lunch lady and a bus aide.


Jessie was very Faithful and very devoted.

She honored Our Lady of The Rosary.  She always gave us God's Blessings.  Some of her children attended St. Patrick’s school and she made sure they all made their sacraments.


She loved to dance, play bingo, cards, bunco, working in her flower garden, camping, and enjoyed sports. She loved to joke around and jive. She loved to go to her kids and grandkids events.  


She had 11 children and along the way became “Ma” to their friends.  They had room for another so-called brother Carlos Robles.  As time went on she adopted Sylvia, her grand-daughter.  Whom she loved just as much and did all for her.


We Celebrated her 97th Birthday this past Saturday.  She danced, was full of smiles, and was very Happy!!!


Ma had so much Love to give!!

Today we give our Condolences to her Children Lillian, Bobby, Barbara, Priscilla, Simon, and Sylvia.  I know she will always be with you. Keep her Memory alive in your hearts and share them with your children.


Lovingly remembered by her children Joseph (late Linda) Gutierrez,  Lillian (Late Luis) Sandoval, Robert (Irma) Abeyta, Barbara (Late William) Pruitt, Priscilla (Mario) Perez, Simon (Christine) Abeyta, and Sylvia Espino


Fondly remembered by her 27 grandchildren, 47 great-grandchildren, and 18 great-great grandchildren.


Preceded in death by her husband Casey of 30+ years, her children Linda, Frank, Gilbert, Norman, Joseph, and Jesse. Also preceded in death by her siblings, Frank, Louie, Ramona, Lupe, and Eleanor.


May God Bless You & May You Rest In Peace and May the Perpetual Light Shine Upon You!

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My sincere condolences to the family. your mother was a sweetheart of a woman we had many good times and good conversation on the bus along with dancing in a center aisle jamming to the song Celebration your mom will be dearly missed

Renee Grudzien Feb 26 2022 5:26 PM

To all the Abeyta family, my condolences to you and may she rest in Heaven in peace and eternal happiness .

Tom Gutierrez Feb 26 2022 2:52 PM

Condolences to all the Abeyta family. May she rest in peace.

Lydia Zapata & family Feb 26 2022 1:55 PM

Our deepest condolences

Aguilera Family from the Harbor Feb 26 2022 10:32 AM

My condolences to the family. May she rest in eternal peace. Bendiciones para la familia.

Zoraida Rios-Andino Feb 25 2022 2:58 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Jesusita Abeyta

Robert abeyta Feb 23 2022 10:47 PM

The Bingo Queen will be playing BINGO with The Angels in Heaven! Our condolences.

Cece and Joe Guzman Feb 23 2022 10:30 PM

My condolences to the Abeyta family. Your beautiful Mom is now dancing among STARS. God Bless you. Love you Bobo (Lillian) Be well, Maggie Sandoval-Warner

Margaret S Warner Feb 23 2022 4:53 PM

Simon, Barbara & family,
We are so sorry for your loss! Ma will be missed at mm!

John & Vera Feb 23 2022 4:47 PM

Comadre Barbara & Abeyta Family,
Our deepest condolences on the loss of such a great woman. We will always cherish the wonderful memories we have of attending your family parties. Watching your "Ma" dancing & having such a great time, just brought a smile to our face. May she RIP.

Felix & Maria Gonzalez Feb 23 2022 12:10 PM

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