Leslie L. Gaona of Abilene passed away Monday, November 23, 2020 at . Graveside Services will be held at Thursday December 3, 2020 at Dennis Cemetery near Moran, TX . Visitation will be held Wednesday December 2, 2020 from 5-7pm at North's Funeral Home.
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Leslie was born July 31, 1973 in Midland, Odessa Texas to Jon Bannister and Sharon Brown. Leslie received her primary education in Kermit Texas. After graduating high school in 1991 she attended Midland college and studied to become a journalist. Leslie was a teachers aid for many years in Colorado City at Hutchinson Elementary. In 2007 she pursued her passion of helping people and began her career in nursing school and later became a RN.
In her spare time she loved to knit, make bears for her grandchildren and babies. Leslie loved to go fishing and camping with family and friends. Her big heart for others will be greatly missed and never forgotten.
Leslie was preceded in death by sister in law Gabby Gaona.
Left to cherish her memories are: husband, Gabriel Gaona of Abilene , father Jon Bannister, mother Sharon Brown, paternal grandmother Frankie Bannister of Kermit, daughter; Anastasia Espinoza of Abilene, Frankie Gaona of Midland, Kristine Gaona of Addison, son Corbin Gaona of Abilene, brother Robbie Bannister of Burnt Cabins Pennsylvania, grandchildren Corbin Gaona and Guinevere Anderson, and a host of family and friends. Online Condolences may be made at www.northsfuneralhome.com