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Diego Edmund Dilley

Obituary for Diego Edmund Dilley

March 25, 1999 - November 7, 2019
San Antonio, Texas | Age 20

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Diego Edmund Dilley died on November 7, 2019 as a result of an accidental drug overdose. At the tender young age of 20, Diego fought like a warrior to beat this substance abuse disease that is plaguing our society in record numbers. This disease does not deserve the stigma or shame that its victims and their families often feel. I encourage everyone to be compassionate and patient with the victims of this disease. Addiction disease victims do not choose to be subjected to the cruelness and manipulation this disease dispenses. Addiction disease victims deal with the daily struggle of maintaining sobriety and wanting so badly to function without the constant heavy burden placed on them. To all the family members, friends and professionals who have chosen the noble cause of fighting alongside these victims: "You are appreciated, respected and deserve a special place in heaven". To all parents: pay attention to your children and if you suspect drug use or alcohol abuse, work tirelessly with them to get help, even if they rebel. Although this scourge of a disease will try to break up families and leave turbulence along its path, you must always be steadfast in your love for your child and work tirelessly to understand their disease and help in healthy ways. You may feel like quitting, but don't! Pray always to God for strength and understanding. If you have a child or someone else close to you that is suffering from addiction disease, know that you are not alone and you will be surprised at the number of families dealing with this daily struggle. For all those fighting the good fight against addiction disease, keep in mind the beautiful "Prayer for Serenity": "God, grant me serenity to accept the things I cannot change, courage to change the things I can, and wisdom to know the difference. Living one day at a time, enjoying one moment at a time; accepting hardship as a pathway to peace; taking, as Jesus did, this sinful world as it is, not as I would have it; trusting that You will make all things right if I surrender to Your will; so that I may be reasonably happy in this life and supremely happy with You forever in the next". Amen.

Our Diego was taken away unexpectedly despite his passion for life and a deep desire to make this world a better place. Diego was incredibly loving, caring, respectful, jovial with a smile that was infectious. Diego never met a stranger, and reflective of his Christian upbringing, he was compassionate to all those around him. Despite Diego's valiant and warrior-like spirit in his battle with substance abuse addiction, God knew the immense suffering that Diego dealt with daily. God did not want His child to suffer this indiscriminate disease any longer. Diego, you will live in our hearts forever and we all hope to live up to your wish of a future where we wipe this disease off the face of this earth. Diego was all about family and we enjoyed every precious time with him. A special thanks to all family members, professionals and friends who supported Diego with his quest for sobriety.

Diego is survived by his father, David Edmund Dilley; step mother, Grecia Dilley; siblings, Darla, Eduardo and Davyan; grandparents, David and Coco Dilley; uncles, Jaime Whaley, Douglas Dilley, Dennis Dilley, Daniel Dilley, Derek Dilley; aunts, Darlene Dilley, Rachel Dilley, Katie Dilley and Agnes Dilley; cousins, Collin Dilley, Brenden Dilley, Marisa Dilley, Joey Dilley and Emma Dilley. Diego is also survived by his mother, Marla Trevino; grandmother, Rebecca Trevino; uncle, Alejandro Trevino; aunt, Melissa Trevino and cousins, Alejandra Tijerina and Daniella Tijerina.

The family will receive friends from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Sunday, November 17, 2019, at Porter Loring Mortuary North.

ROSARY
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 2019
7:00 P.M.
PORTER LORING MORTUARY NORTH

MASS
MONDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 2019
10:00 A.M.
BLESSED SACRAMENT CATHOLIC CHURCH

Interment will follow in Holy Cross Cemetery.

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