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Hector Ramirez

Hector Ramirez, 67, joined his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on Monday, March 22nd, 2021. Hector was born in Bananera Izabal, Guatemala on August 9th, 1953 to Olga de Paz and Armando Ramirez.

Before immigrating to the United States in 1975, Hector played for the Guatemalan soccer team, El Condor. After he moved to New York City, he quickly committed his life to the Lord and committed his heart to his soon-to-be wife, Norma Ramirez.

He was a faithful and reliable employee for thirty years at Hostess Cakes, but his true passions lay in educating himself in all subjects, particularly in biblical studies.

Always an enthusiastic learner, Hector earned his Bachelor’s degree from the Bible Institute at Bay Ridge Christian Center and was recently working on his Master’s degree through Asbury Theological Seminary. You could always find books in Hector’s hands, his car, his desk, and in his Amazon wishlist.

Hector’s desire to grow intellectually was only eclipsed by his eagerness to serve and be a blessing to others. He sought any opportunity to lend a hand whenever and wherever he could, beginning at his first church, La Cruzada Evangelica through his time at Bay Ridge Christian Center, and even until his last days at Santuario Las Escrituras.

Hector is survived by his wife, Norma; children, Brenda (husband, Daniel), Orlando, and Giovany (wife, Eleana); grandchildren, Tatiana, Andres, Victoria, and Sofia.

In light of the pandemic, the viewing will be limited to a few family members and friends practicing social distancing and wearing a mask.


A Gathering of Family and Friends with Visitation will be held on Monday, March 29, 2021 at 6pm with a Funeral Service at 7pm at Santuario Las Escrituras 1205 South Woodland Boulevard DeLand, Florida 32720. 

 The service will be live streamed at the “Live de Santuario las Escrituras” Facebook page.


Interment will be held on Tuesday, March 30, 2021 at 1pm at DeLand Memorial Gardens 600 East Beresford Avenue DeLand, Florida 32724.


In Lieu of Flowers, memorial donations can be made to the Hector Ramirez gofundme page.