Cover photo for Lirio Reyes Jao's Obituary
Lirio Reyes Jao Profile Photo
1949 Lirio 2022

Lirio Reyes Jao

January 1, 1949 — August 12, 2022

Lirio “Lily” Gloria Reyes Jao entered peacefully into eternal rest surrounded by her loved ones in Bowie, Maryland on August 12, 2022 after a short illness. She was 73 years old. 

Born on January 1, 1949 in Cauayan, Isabela, Philippines to Juanito Talosig Reyes and Bibiana Dalupang Reyes. She grew up in Cauayan, Isabela along with her 6 siblings. Lily studied at Our Lady of the Pillar Institution and Isabela College. Soon after she became an Elementary school teacher. 

On June 22,1974 she married Her husband Teodoto “Doty” Jao. 

She immigrated to the United States in 1996 and lived in Vallejo, California before settling in the suburbs of Maryland. 

For the last several years she spent most of her time traveling back and forth to the Philippines. More recently, she started to build a vacation home and a new business. 

Lily loved cooking ,singing karaoke and the outdoors. Taking road-trips and picnics in the park with her loved ones was where she was happiest. 

She survived by her devoted children and their spouses; Jeoffrey Jade Jao (wife Mavis) Harold King Jao (wife Ellen) Vanessa Joyce Shibata (Husband Casey) and Cristian Jao

She was the loving sister of Ruben Reyes (wife Ging), Fely Soriano, Liza Ignao (husband Jose), Ronnie Damatan (husband Mario), Rosemarie Rico, (husband Ismael), Rey Reyes (wife Fely) and Sherwyn Reyes

She was loved dearly by her grandchildren, Kenneth, Crystal, Javis, Spencer, Christian, Michael and Michelle. 

She will be remembered fondly by her many nieces and nephews, extended family and close friends. 

Lily is preceded in death by her parents, Juanito and Bibiana, her husband Doty, her sister Fely Soriano and brother Ruben Reyes. We can only imagine their beautiful reunion at Heaven’s gates. 

Lily was loved by so many and will be remembered for her beautiful and giving heart. Anything that was hers she offered freely to those who needed it. God truly used her as a vessel to bless others. She will be missed terribly. 

If you would like to pay your respects, you are welcome to attend the memorial services we are holding in her honor.

 

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Lirio Reyes Jao, please visit our flower store.

Service Schedule

Past Services

Visitation

Thursday, August 18, 2022

2:00 - 4:00 pm (Eastern time)

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.

Visitation

Thursday, August 18, 2022

6:00 - 8:00 pm (Eastern time)

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.

Funeral Service

Friday, August 19, 2022

Starts at 11:00 am (Eastern time)

St. Edward the Confessor Catholic Church

1940 Mitchellville Rd, Bowie, MD 20716

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.

Guestbook

Visits: 16

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the
Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Service map data © OpenStreetMap contributors

Send Flowers

Send Flowers

Plant A Tree

Plant A Tree