Eliza M. “Lisa” Salas Cruit, a native of Baldwin County and a resident of Silverhill, AL, passed away on Wednesday, February 9, 2022, at the age of 61.
She was a recipient of the Distinguished Service Award given by the Church of the Nazarene. She participated in many charitable organizations, to include Ridden Word, Upper Room, Women’s Care Medical Center, John 9:3 Foundation, and the Executive Director of her own charitable organization, Gulf Coast Food for Thought.
Preceding her in death are her son, Nathan McMillin, her parents, Paul Salas and Judith P. Neal, maternal grandparents, Jesse Nolan Neal & Emily Mae Brewton Neal and paternal grandparents, Leonard & Rufina Salas.
She is survived by her son, Brandon Salas; granddaughter, Savannah Salas, and siblings, Anita Graham, Vince Salas, Marcia Arnold, David Salas, Preston Neal, and Jason Epps; along with numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.
A celebration of Lisa’s life will be held on Sunday, March 6, 2022, at 2:00 pm, at the Roberstdale Church of the Nazarene, 22024 Cedar St, Robertsdale, AL 36567.
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In lieu of flowers the family request donations be made to the Robertsdale Church of Nazarene, in her honor. Expressions of condolence for the family may be made at www.hughesfh.com, Hughes Funeral Home, 26209 Pollard Road, Daphne, AL, is assisting the family.
I sit here and think of you. How much I want to hug my big sister. Even caught myself a time or two starting to text you to say I love you & I had a hug for you. You gave the best hugs, it was like getting a physical hug from Jesus.
I keep getting brought back to 1 Corinthians 13. I was taught long ago to read this but change the word Love out for my name. Well I’ve changed it for yours.
Eliza is patient, Eliza is kind. She does not envy, she does not boast, she is not proud. She does not dishonor others, she is not self-seeking, she is not easily angered, she keeps no record of wrongs. Eliza does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. She always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.
I’m certain everyone, that knows you, will agree that all of this is true. You had a servants heart. You gave of yourself more than anyone normally would. And you did so without expecting anything in return.
Our prayers did get answered, just not the way we wanted. You are whole again without any sickness. You’re worshiping at the feet of Jesus, I’m certain your crown is blinding everyone up there & you probably got the biggest mansion.
I’ll never eat a peanut butter & jelly sandwich without thinking of you. Our last text to each other was I love you & can’t wait to give each other a hug. When I see you again at the Eastern Gate I’ll be collecting that hug.
Your legacy will continue. Thank you for everything sis. You truly are an amazing sister.
This isn’t goodbye, far from it to be exact., It’s just a see ya later. And though your time on earth is thru, I know your right here with us, as you’ve grown inside our hearts.
I love you sis.
We have lost an amazing person. My best friend, my sister. My heart breaks for your family. Eliza touched so many lives with her giving heart and beautiful smile.
Elisa was so precious to us. Getting to know her was special, and even more so when we realized our family relationship as second cousins. She was one of us, both at church and with our family. We called each other sister, cousin, friend. I loved her dearly and will miss her more than I can say.
Beautiful woman, beautiful soul! My heart feels for her family but I feel blessed to have known her and been blessed by her kindness.
Eliza was such a wonderful friend and I miss her so much. We were family. I’ll miss my movie partner, or going out to eat. Or just talking/texting. It’s hard to find a friend you can really trust, but Eliza was that friend. My heart breaks not only for myself, but for Brandon, Savannah, her other family members, all of her church family, all of her other friends, and all of those she helped.
I know God gave her the ultimate healing by taking her home and I know I will see her again. But for now, I’m sad and will miss her more than I can express here.
I just learned of her passing this morning and it is with such a sad heart that I realize she is gone . I knew her as Lisa , she was my sister in law for awhile . I am glad I was able to see her again sadly it was for her son Nathans funeral last August. I can’t believe she is gone .. My deepest heartfelt sympathies go out to her son son Brandon and the entire family .
My soul rejoices for her because I know she is home but my heart is so sad because I wasn’t ready for her to go! We became friends shortly after my mother passed, and she “adopted” me. She was also my sister in Christ, and that’s why I called her “MaSis.” She called me “SisDa” for sister and daughter. There are many mourning her loss and so many people called her “Mama Lisa”. She gave selflessly to everyone and always put her needs last. She fed and clothed many in our community and led organizations that blessed the less fortunate. My heart hurts and is in shock she is gone from this earth. As she said in her last post, ” I will see you in the morning.” I am so thankful I will see her again one fine morning!
I definitely agree though, I’m sure her crown is so bright from all the jewels she has earned and God is rewarding her with the most amazing mansion. She will have earned those words, “Well done, My good and faithful servant.” Until we meet again MaSis. 💜 👑 💜
This woman was a great mentor and an even better friend. She was like my own grandmother. She was very close to my heart and we will all miss her very dearly.
A beautiful person who came to us in our lowest time. İ cannot express how much she meant to us and the support she showed my husband and İ when we needed help, she has helped Soo many people and has blessed so many. You will be missed my dear friend,sister and Angel! Your memory will live on in many hearts and you will never be forgotten, you have earned your wings and now are watching all of us from heaven. My heart felt sympathies goes out to all of her family, and all who have had the opportunity to have known her. Eliza a true friend . The world will not be the same without you.
Rest in peace sis
Mrs Eliza you love me and my children from the moment we met you continue praying and was there for the good times and sad times we were family I love you and miss you so much I just thank God for the time we shared and I’ll treasure the memories until we see each other again love you always