Maria Leannah

05/09/1950 –


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  • Visitation
Date: 09/10/2021
Time: 5:30 pm
 – 7:00 pm
Lake Ridge Chapel and Memorial Designers

6025 82nd Street Lubbock, TX, US, 79424

6025 82nd Street Lubbock, TX, US, 79424

  • Funeral Service
Date: 09/10/2021
Time: 7:00 pm
 – 8:00 pm
Lake Ridge Chapel and Memorial Designers

6025 82nd Street Lubbock, TX, US, 79424

6025 82nd Street Lubbock, TX, US, 79424


The family of Maria Leannah will celebrate her life of 71 years at 7:00 PM on Friday, September 10, at Lake Ridge Chapel and Memorial Designers.  She was taken home to be with the Lord on Friday, September 3, 2021. We invite you to view the live-streamed service on this page, sign her virtual guestbook, and download her memorial keepsake folder to your device for printing. We also ask you to consider viewing her Life Tribute, a video of photographs set to her favorite music.

On May 9, 1950, Maria Luisa was born to Juan and Hazel Tobias in Milwaukee, WI.  She earned her diploma of graduation from Milwaukee Area Technical College in Practical Nursing on September 3, 1971.  She began working at Children’s Hospital in Milwaukee.  During her time in nursing school, she worked at the Boston Store, where she met the love of her life Thomas, and they married in 1974. While in Milwaukee, they had their two daughters.

In 1983, the family moved to Big Spring, Texas, where she spent time with her family and working at Scenic Mountain Medical Center and later with her husband at American Medical Enterprises.  While in Big Spring, Maria dedicated her life to Christ and led her children and husband to the Lord.

Maria was the personification of a godly woman, who devoted her time and energy to loving the Lord, her friends, her family, and people she didn’t know.  She was incredibly generous and thoughtful, spending hours finding gifts and cards.  She helped with baby showers, church funeral meals, donating household items to charities, and faithfully giving gifts for birthdays and holidays to relatives and friends and their children and pets, all given with love. Maria liked to see her garden flowers and vegetables grow.  She sewed clothes, quilted blankets, made crafts, and supported her girls in their crafting skills.  She encouraged others with prayer, books, conversations, and Scripture.  She and Tom kept their house open to visitors and had many church group gatherings and events in their home.

After moving to Lubbock, Maria joined Church on the Rock and spent time praying for and supporting missionaries.  She and her husband also loved going to Israel to see Judea and Samaria with one of her favorite causes, CFOIC.

Survivors include her husband, Thomas Leannah; their children, Kate (Scott) Young, and Tina Leannah; siblings, Enrique Tobias, Daniel (Katie) Tobias, and Felice Tobias-Kelly.

She was preceded in death by father, Juan Tobias, mother, Hazel Tobias, and infant sister, Ruth Tobias.


The family of Maria Leannah has designated the CFOIC (Christian Friends of Israeli Communities) or Church on the Rock for donations in her memory in lieu of flowers.

Celebration of Life


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