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Xiomara "Xio" Marie Bustamante

October 16, 2023 — December 13, 2023


Xiomara Marie Bustamante, affectionately known as Xio to her family and loved ones, touched the hearts of all who knew her during her brief but impactful life. Born on October 16, 2023, in Austin, Texas, she brought endless joy and love to her family and those around her. With her beautiful brown eyes that seemed to hold an unspoken wisdom beyond her years, Xio had a way of making everyone feel at peace in her presence.

From the moment she entered this world, Xio exhibited an extraordinary strength and resilience. Nurses often referred to her as a "sassy fighter," a testament to her incredible spirit. Despite facing countless challenges from the very beginning, she approached each day with unmatched bravery and determination. Her unwavering courage inspired all who witnessed her journey.

Xio was a baby who knew what she wanted and was particular about who held her and how. She had an innate ability to bring comfort to those fortunate enough to hold her in their arms. Her trusting gaze had the power to soothe even the heaviest of hearts. In her eyes, one could find solace and a sense of reassurance - as if she was telling you that everything would be alright.

One of Xio's greatest joys was being read to by her loved ones. She would listen intently as stories unfolded before her, captivated by every word. The gentle melodies from the nursery music played on the sound machine in her room brought a smile to her face and filled the air with warmth and tranquility. These simple pleasures brought immeasurable happiness to young Xiomara Marie.

Tragically, Xio's time with us came to an end far too soon. On December 13, 2023, at Dell Children's Hospital in Austin, Texas, our precious angel passed away at only one month and twenty-eight days old. Though grief weighs heavy upon our hearts today, we choose to celebrate the remarkable life she lived and the indelible mark she left on this world.

Xio's proudest accomplishment was not measured by earthly standards. It resided in the strength of her spirit, the love she shared, and the infinite joy she brought to those around her. Even in the face of unimaginable difficulty, her eyes held a message, silently assuring us that it was okay; that we were not alone in our pain.

Xiomara Marie Bustamante will forever be cherished and remembered as a precious soul who touched our lives in ways words cannot fully express. The memories we hold dear of her will live on, reminding us always of the bravery, beauty, and resilience embodied by this remarkable baby girl.

She now joins those who have passed before her, including her grandfather, Donald A. Talley. She will forever be treasured by her family, mother, Jayda Talley and father, Michael Bustamante, and her big sister, Evelyn Alice Bustamante.

The family kindly requests donations be made to Ronald McDonald House Charities or Dell Children's Hospital. This gesture honors Xio's memory and continues her legacy of bringing light into the lives of those in need.

Services to honor her incredible life will be held at 10 am on Friday, December 29, 2023 at Harper-Talasek Funeral Home in Killeen.

Rest peacefully now, dear Xiomara Marie. Your journey has ended far too soon, but your spirit will forever shine brightly within our hearts. May you find eternal love and peace in a realm where pain is no more. You will be cherished always.

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Service Schedule

Past Services

Memorial Service

Friday, December 29, 2023

Starts at 10:00 am (Central time)

Harper-Talasek Funeral Home

506 N 38th St, Killeen, TX 76543

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