Rufino Sumbillo Palma was born on August 27, 1955 in Manila, Philippines to the late Pedro Palma and Felisa Sumbillo. He was 65 years of age.On December 18, 1981 Rufino Palma forever united in holy matrimony to Lourdes Magno Palma in Manila, Philippines. To this union they were blessed with six children.We’re here to celebrate a man whose entire life has been dedicated to his family and God.A devoted husband to one, a wonderful father to six, a loving grandfather to five, a great grandfather to seven, and a leader to many.What a truly extraordinary life Rufino had.Today we want to share some words and memories about the man who has been an integral part of our lives.Rufino was a strong-willed man with a big, loving, caring heart. He dedicated 14 years to his job at London Bridge Trading Company. He worked hard and was committed to achieving his goals to help his family here and in the Philippines. Rufino loved music. His favorites consisted of a variety of classic Filipino and love songs, especially any of the Bee Gees songs. He also enjoyed cooking for his grandchildren on Sundays while watching his favorite football team, the Cowboys.Rufino Sumbillo Palma was loved and cherished by all.Rufino Sumbillo Palma entered into eternal peace on February 3, 2021 at Sentara Leigh Hospital after a hard fight with COVID-19. May his soul rest in peace and our memories live forever.Left to cherish his memory is his loving wife: Lourdes Palma; children: Teresa Brantley, Edgardo Escobar, Joseph Escobar & wife Remedios, Jimmy Escobar & wife Maricel, Jerry Escobar & wife Margie, and Evelyn Palma; grandchildren: Joy Aves, Jay Aves, Jomar Aves & wife Roxanne, Joseph Aves & wife Chelsea and Danielle Knight & husband Kevin; great grandchildren: Christian Aves, Aden Aves, Vryle Aves, Ezekiel Aves, Solenn Aves, Power Knight and Cecilia Aves and many more extended family members and friends.
I’m FreeDon’t grieve for me, for now I’m free.I’m following the path of God laid for me.I took his hand when I hear him callI turn my back and left it all.I could not stay another day,To laugh, to love to work or play.Tasks left undone must stay that way,I found that place at the close of day.If my parting has left a void,Then fill it with remembered Joy.A friendship shared, I laugh, a kissOh yes, these things, I too will missBe not Burdened with times of sorrowI wish you the sunshine of tomorrowMy life’s been full, I savored muchLove ones, good friends, good timesA loved one’s touch.Perhaps my time seems all to brief,Don’t lengthen it now with undue grief.Lift up your heart and share with me,God wanted me now, he set me free.Rufino Palma we love you so,We felt so sad to see you go.We will miss your smiling face and jokesAnd all the happy times we’ve shared.You are gone, but we will always cherish the memories and love for you in our heartsYour loving wifeYour family
Date: Sunday, February 7, 2021
Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Date: Sunday, February 7, 2021
Time: 12:00 pm
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