Manuel E. Flores Portillo
March 23, 1953-June 1, 2020
Manuel E. Flores Portillo, 67, of Richmond passed away Monday, June 1, 2020.
Manuel was born on March 23, 1953 in San Salvador, El Salvador to Jose Manuel Flores Perdomo and Rosa Melida Portillo Merlos.
Manuel was a hardworking and self-made man, he put himself through college, all the while he supported his young family. After emigrating to the U.S. in 1996, he held two jobs until his last days, he always made sure that his children and grandchildren were provided for. Manuel had a passion for learning, music, partying, dancing, and traveling, but his greatest joy came from spending time with his big family.
He is survived by his loving wife, Maria J. Rojas Flores; his 6 children, Ivan Flores, Marta Carolina Alfaro, Melida Flores, Jasmin Flores, Azalea Karina Myers, and Dennis Flores; 9 grandchildren, siblings, nieces, nephews, and many friends. His presence will be greatly missed as he was the anchor of his family.
A memorial service will be held from 1 pm – 3 pm Tuesday, June 9, 2020 at Affinity Funeral Service, 2720 Enterprise Pkwy, Richmond, VA 23294.
We miss you so much dad, I still can’t believe you’re gone. Thank you for all of your hard work, for always cheering us on, and for always being there when we really needed you. We will always keep our last promise to you.
Melida, Kevin, and Charlie
Daddy, I can’t express the emotions we have been going through these last few days without you. I wake up every morning thinking it’s just a dream,. Night times are rough when it’s quiet because my mind thinks about you the most. I am beyond grateful for everything you have done for me, you were always a call away for everything and I mean everything. You have been a hard working man always working two jobs just to provide for all of us, you never gave up and even with your Cancer Battle YOU STILL didn’t want to give up working. I am so heart broken you didn’t make it through you cancer battle as much as you fought and went through many treatments, I know you didn’t want to go this soon especially when your unborn granddaughter was just about to be born in less then two weeks. I am going to truly miss you so much as well as your seven year old granddaughter, Andrea. The family loves you so much.
It is not goodbye, It is See you later.
Love Jasmin and Andrea
Dad, we missed you all…is hard for me to face the true that you are not longer with us and I always have in my mind that all of this is just a dream; that you are still with us in the hospital waiting to get out and be with us. I always wanted to meet you and spend my time with you since my family told me about you. I thank you so much for everything you have done for me and for my brothers. Thank you for give me a nice journey along with you and the family, I met so many people that I never knew were my family like my primos from Chalatenango. Also I finally saw the snow and play with it, all thanks to you it was always my dream to see the snow and play with it. I will never forget that moment that I saw the snow with you and told me so many stuff I didn’t know snowy does. Thank you so so so much for all this time you gave us, we will miss you so much but always keep you in our hearts and always love you dad.
My heart breaks seeing that you’re not here anymore. God has gained a beautiful angel. I want to say thank you for always just loving me as part of the family always making sure I was good when I came over will always cherish those moments, truly a blessing! I love you dearly and will deeply be missed. My heart and prayers continue to be with you all mi familia, love y’all