Miguel “Mike” Sedillo, 82, was called to his eternal resting place with Jesus on Tuesday February 9th 2021. He entered this world on June 6th, 1938 in Martinez town, Albuquerque, New Mexico. He was born to Daniel and Francisquita Sedillo. Mike was Preceded in death by his father, Daniel, mother Francisquita; brothers Elias and Amarante; sisters Juanita, Carmen, and Bernarda; nephews David, Johnny and Danny; nieces Francis and Elaine, and great-grandson Noah.
Mike had 3 children, son: Mike Sedillo (Lupe); daughters,Michelle Villegas (Richard) and Lisa Funaro (Richard); grandchildren: Alycia and Marissa Sedillo, Jacob and Daniel Funaro, and Nico Villegas; great-grandchildren: Iliana, Noah, Aaliyah, and Miguel Alcantar; and sister-in-law: Ramona Sedillo.
Pallbearers will be Richard, Jacob and Daniel Funaro,
Mario Narro, Ernest Montoya, And Michael Montoya. Honorary pallbearer will be Nico Villegas. A Private Service will be held for Immediate family.
Mike began working at age 9 at “Maggie’s Grocery Store”. At age 16 he became truck driver and was known as “Tar Baby”, retiring after 56 years. After his retirement Mike went on to build houses, teaching himself electrical wiring, plumbing, and various construction skills. He used his many talents to build homes for family and friends. Mikes final project, during which he became ill, was building a house for his granddaughter.
Mike was best known for his sense of humor, and being extremely generous with his time, money, and skills. He would put everyone’s needs first no matter the sacrifice it meant for himself. He was incredibly intelligent and self taught in all areas that he set his mind to. When he had an idea he would persist until finding a solution.
Mike was also musically talented on the trumpet. In his younger years he performed hymns for his church. His music inspired his children to play various instruments growing up.
As a father, Mike was best known for his unconditional love, care and selflessness. He provided for his family no matter the long hours he had to put in to make sure they had all that was needed or wanted. Mike was always willing to sacrifice to make a better life for his family. As a grandfather and great-grandfather, Mike was exceptionally loving and giving. Not a day, time, or emergency went by that Mike did not show up for his grandchildren. He spent almost everyday with his son Mike, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren enjoying watching them grow, and helping them be their best selves. Out of the kindness of his heart, he would always bring them goodies which would put a smile on his face as well as theirs.
He will be profoundly missed by his family and friends and is forever irreplaceable. Knowing what a Godly man he was and that he is entering the kingdom of God, will give peace and comfort to us all.
Due to the COVID-19 mandates the services are restricted to invitation only. The family has arranged for those that wish to take part in the service, you can virtually gather with them starting at 12:45pm on Tuesday, February 16, 2021, by clicking on the link below: