Wadesboro - Mr. Abraham Contreras Bautista, 29, died Saturday, December 1, 2018 at Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte.
A memorial service is scheduled for Saturday, January 19, 2019 in the Chapel of Leavitt Funeral Home at 5:00pm with a visitation beginning at 4:00pm.
The Eulogy shared at the memorial service by his sister-in-law, Digna Contreras.
Thank you all for being here this evening to celebrate the life of our brother Abraham. As brothers we feel honored and privileged to have shared our lives with him.
Abraham was born at 10:00 am on December 3, 1988 in Irapuato Guanajuato Mexico. He was the youngest of a family of 4 brothers. He was born in a humble and evangelical home.
Abraham was a sportsman who loved soccer and one of his dreams was to play professional soccer but because of the economic situation in our home he gave up that dream and traveled to this country on March 21, 2006 to join us and be able to continue helping our parents.
This is how he began his work in the restaurant and together with us he worked hard and very long hours.
He was a very receptive, hardworking guy with a spontaneous, cheerful, and very charismatic personality.
He always had a smile on his face that gladdened and illuminated any place he made himself present. His friendly, sociable, teasing personality and his good sense of humor made it easy for him to make friends.
He was very helpful and attentive with a very kind heart.
Not only was he a good co-worker, a good uncle, a good brother, and a good human being, but he was always an excellent son, his altruistic attitude made him dedicate himself to others without expecting anything in return.
Abraham was very affectionate and jovial, he enjoyed playing video games in his spare time and was very fond of Fifa.
Although his life was short, we enjoyed every moment shared with him and we thank God for the time he allowed us to have him with us.
For all those who knew him, in some way or another Abraham left them with pleasant and unforgettable memories.
Although today he is no longer with us, our hearts keep a hope because we faithfully believe that he barely sleeps in the Lord and one day he will wake up when Christ comes to take us to his holy city and grant us eternal life with him.
As it says in the book of Revelations 14:13
'Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord from henceforth: Yea, saith the Spirit, that they may rest from their labors; and their works do follow them."
We who remain, confirm our faith because Christ is a guarantee that we will have a reunion with him. '
Abraham, our dear brother, Forever we will miss you and keep you in our hearts!!
For all of you who knew him and who are now here celebrating his life with us, thank you from the bottom of our hearts for your love and for all the support you have given us up until this moment. Your presence means a lot to us and our family. Your support has truly made a difference in these difficult times and means more than any words could ever express.