Luis M. Figueroa Colon

March 5, 1943 - April 21, 2019

Luis Manuel Figueroa Colon, 76, a resident of Cape Coral, FL, passed away Sunday, April 21, 2019 in Cape Coral after a long & courageous battle against cancer. He was born March 5, 1943 in Jayuya, Puerto Rico to Antonio and Angelita Figueroa, now deceased.

Luis (Also known as Gui) was an extraordinary Puerto Rican US Army Soldier, government worker, husband, father & son. He devoted his life to his family with no reserve. Don Luis was a passionately dedicated coffee farmer, who loved meditating & being outdoors. He will always be remembered for his welcoming, friendly & humble personality. Known for his optimism & warmth, he was always found smiling & happy, no matter what! His son Martin considers him the world strongest man or the ‘Puerto Rican Superman’. ‘Figueroa’, as his loving wife calls him, was a great example to anyone: He lived life fully, in-touch with His creator & had outmost respect for ALL of God’s creation, particularly others. Luis’ legacy will continue on within each of the hearts of his loved ones.

He is survived by his beloved wife of over 43 years, Ilia Betsaida Vega Rivera of North Fort Myers; two loving children, Luis Manuel Figueroa Vega (Priscilla) of Washington, DC and Martin Figueroa Vega (Lina) of Cape Coral; as well as four grandchildren.

Memorial Services with Military Honors will be held 11:30 AM on Friday, April 26, 2019 at Mullins Memorial, 1056 NE 7th Terr., Cape Coral, FL 33909 with Pastor Jeff Swearingen officiating. Following the service, friends & family are invited to join in remembering Luis and all that he meant to us at the Entrada Club House of Cape Coral.

Mullins Memorial Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Cape Coral, is entrusted with final care.


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