Amparo Miranda, age 84, died Saturday, December 5th, 2020 at her home in Hinesville GA. She was predeceased by her parents Jose Galiano and Modesta De Jesus as well as her husband of 47 years Roberto Miranda. She is survived by her daughter Wanda Salgado and husband Juan Salgado, and her son Roberto Miranda Jr. and wife Chris Miranda her youngest son William Miranda and wife Jessica Miranda. Her twelve grandchildren Jordan Zambrana and his wife Caroline Zambrana, Evan Zambrana and his wife Paige Zambrana, Dmitri Salgado, Esai Salgado, Amaris Salgado, Kasandra Lynn Miranda, Michael Miranda, Mathew Miranda, Victoria Adams, Sophia Miranda. Her great granddaughter Natalie Ann O’Kosky. Her sister-in-law Minerva Miranda and her cousin Hiram Turell.
Amparo was born in Arecibo, but after the passing of her parents she was raised in an orphanage in San Juan Puerto Rico. It was in San Juan she met the first man she ever dated and the love of her life, Roberto Miranda. While they were dating he followed her everyday on her way to church to have extra moments to be with her. During their 47 years together they travelled the world while he served in U.S. Army. From Puerto Rico to Germany, Washington state and California they were never apart for too long. Eventually settling in Hinesville GA where Roberto retired from his last duty station at Fort Stewart after 26 years of military service.
Amparo was raised as an orphan but valued the family she created above all. She worked to instill that love of family in her children and grandchildren. Though very shy when she was younger, her family remembers her as the big loud personality that filled the room. She was always joking and you never had to wonder what she thought of you. She loved her dogs Benji and Panda, as well as exercise of all kinds from aerobics to swimming and weightlifting. There was always salsa music playing and something good to eat cooking in the kitchen. She never missed an opportunity to dance the night away. Her and Roberto were among the first on the dance floor and the last to leave. Now they are together again and free to dance forever.
Visitation services will be held on Tuesday, December 8, 2020 from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm at the Thomas L. Carter Funeral Home in Flemington with a prayer service at 6:30 pm. Graveside services will be held on Wednesday, December 9, 2020 at 11:00 am at Oglethorpe Memorial Park with Father Adam Kasela officiating.
Thomas L. Carter Funeral Home, Flemington, is handling arrangements.
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