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1977 Max 2022

Max Padilla

June 2, 1977 — April 11, 2022

Max J. Padilla a.k.a “Sparky” born June 2,1977 passed away unexpectedly April 11,2022. He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents Serafin and Adelina Barela. Maternal grandparents Jose & Margarita Baca. Aunts, Susie, Bennie & Ruby. Uncles Raymond, Juan and Nino Ray Baca, Thomas Chacon, and Michael Barela. His sister Leona Padilla, the mother of his children Goldie “Gloria” Padilla. Nephews Adolfo and Robert Chavez and Kaleb Rivera. Everette “Criminal” Baca who was like a brother to him and a really close nephew Carl “Lil West” Padilla.

Mr. Padilla is survived by his parents, Leo & Berlin Padilla, his children Maxine & Heavenly Padilla and Max. Siblings, Connie (Ronnie), Carl (Ashley) Angelo (Marsha), April (Norman), Leo Jr (Audrey), his girlfriend Brandy Archuleta, as well as many other family and friends.

Max was a hard worker, he made everyone laugh, he would literally brighten up everyone’s day with the jokes that he made. Whenever you needed his help he was the first to show up, no job to little or too big! He really enjoyed drawing, whether it was pictures of himself, his kids, or Jesus, he could draw it! He was known for putting others first if that left him to be without or even put last.  He loved everyone, but most importantly he loved his kids. He enjoyed dancing and listening to music, even if that meant making up his own lyrics to a song. He touched everyone’s heart, and he will be deeply missed.

Serving as his pallbearers will be his parents, children, and siblings. His honorary pallbearers will be his nieces and nephews.

Celebration of life will be Saturday April 30,2022 at 11:00am at the Victory Faith Church and immediate burial to follow at The Sacred Heart Church.  The family of Max Padilla would like to thank everyone for all their thoughts, prayers, and donations.

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Service Schedule

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Saturday, April 30, 2022

Starts at 11:00 am (Mountain time)

P.M. at Victory Faith Church (Angel Duran Drive Espanola N.M)


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