ForeverMissed
Elvia touched many lives in a positive way during the 43 years she spent at Inwood National Bank.  Our dear friend and coworker will be deeply missed.  
Posted by Judy King on March 1, 2021
Elvia, you had a special way of making us laugh in tough times. Soon after we first met you included me with the OTD (old, tired and dependable) group. Your support shown me made me feel right at home. Inwood will not be the same without you here, but your legacy will live on here with everyone you have touched. I will miss you, Rest in peace and Thank you.
Posted by Michael Hartley on February 27, 2021
Elvia was a tremendous role model for the women at INB with her grace, her strength, her calm under pressure, her diplomacy & her dedication to her job. And she could handle those very difficult men bosses too- calmly & efficently! I worked with her for a few years & Michael worked with her for over 30 years & admired her greatly too! You shall be greatly missed, Elvia! Matthew 25:21.
Posted by Brian Walsh on February 26, 2021
Elvia, I don't even know Inwood without you here. You were such a big part of my career here both as a co-worker and dear friend. At times they should have kept us apart as we could get into some trouble. I have never laughed as hard as I have with you. Your wit and humor, I will always remember. I am even sad that my arm will heal were you would punch me every meeting we were in until it was sore.  Rest in peace dear and special Elvia. I miss you so much!
Posted by Roger McLaren on February 26, 2021
Elvia was passionate about everything important in her life; her family, INB and the Dallas Cowboys. No one worked harder than Elvia or cared more about our customers. I'll never forget Elvia's infectious laugh or how she seemed to make everyone around her better. Those who knew Elvia as a coworker were fortunate, those who knew her as a friend were truly blessed. I'll miss you, Elvia, your entire INB family will miss you. 
Posted by Andrea Kohlhaas on February 26, 2021
Elvia was such an inspiration to me . . .  she was always available for lively conversation and always open for any banking discussions . . . I loved her quick wit, positive personality and caring kind words....  we have shared many a laugh over the years and a bonding sisterhood especially these last couple years . .  my heart hurts that you are gone . . sweet friend.   I pray for peace and strength for your family.  Elvia was special to so many of us . . . I hope your hearts can feel all our prayers and love. . . .  
Posted by Laura Rutherford on February 26, 2021
THE PASSING OF A FRIEND (by Glenn Seaberry)

Elvia was a friend of all,
Being serious or in laughter.
As Macbeth cried about his Queen,
“She should have died hereafter.”

We all have losses in our life.
With age we understand.
That those seem so much sadder,
When it’s the passing of a friend.

We hold our friends deep in our heart.
Each has a special place,
That when in life we lose a friend,
Becomes an empty space.

We know that Elvia’s now with God.
No pain and no more fears.
There she’ll walk with all her friends,
For the next ten thousand years.

To: Elvia
    You will be missed.
From: Glenn Seaberry
Posted by Kim Guerrero on February 26, 2021
Elvia was one of the Managers that interviewed me when i applied at Inwood
and she was someone who when you met her you were instantly drawn to because of the way she carried herself and what a kind spirit she had. Anytime we ever spoke on the phone or ran into each other she was always so kind and would always ask how I was doing. She will be missed by all. Praying for peace and comfort to those she left behind. Rest in peace my friend.
Posted by Earnest Turner on February 26, 2021
Elvia, you were the best manager I have ever had. You made a larger impact on my life than you will ever know and I am so grateful for the two years I had to work with you. Coming into Inwood at 18 years old, I needed someone to take me under their wing...and you did. I will never forget the good times we had at our Rowlett branch. You were quick to listen and slow to speak. You always pushed me to find the answer and solution on my own, but you were there for me in any moment of need.

I will never forget our feuds. How you never let me live down that I went to Wylie East and Mesquite Poteet, where your granddaughter was in the band, always beat us in football. "You should've went to Poteet," you would say. I'll never forget how the Cowboys beat the Saints the Thursday night we had our Christmas party a few years ago and you never let me live it down. I'll never forget the notes you would leave at my desk telling me how you were gonna beat me in this week's fantasy football matchup...and then you did. And I heard about it for weeks.

I always looked forward to working Saturdays with you, as I was able to pick your brain about life and we would watch Criminal Minds together. I remember the times we had a really intense episode on at 11 and you didn't want to finish closing the branch until we knew how it ended. I'll always appreciate your taste in coffee - Starbuck's pumpkin spice latte. We would both always be so excited when they would start serving it again, and every year, you beat me to getting it first. I'll always appreciate our lunches we had where we would both compare who had the best chicken tenders.

Elvia, you were a fantastic boss. A fantastic person. And I am so grateful to call you my friend.
Posted by Cindy Thomas on February 26, 2021
Elvia, I didn't know you very long, but when I met you, it felt as though I'd known you for a very long time. You were so kind and helpful to the new girl, I knew I could always call you and you would willing guide me with any help that I may have needed. I feel so blessed that our paths crossed. I will continue to pray for peace and comfort for your family and all the lives you touched! Rest in Peace my friend! 
Posted by Greg Field on February 25, 2021
Elvia had the unique ability to make everyone feel special; whether it was a customer or a recently hired teller. She treated every person with respect and demanded the same in return.

Elvia was always a willing accomplice to any mischief. Even though she didn’t need any help, any time she and Diane Hodges were together, trouble was not far away. Ha.

I was only able to share a decade plus of her career at the bank, but I will always appreciate the memories. I am comforted knowing she is no longer in pain but is enjoying a pumpkin spiced latte and the next Cowboys game.
Posted by Rebecca Mosley on February 25, 2021
Elvia, I loved when you came to the Desoto Branch to help cover someone being out. I learned a lot from you, not only about banking but standing up for your beliefs and having confidence in myself. You will be truly missed. My prayers go out to your family.
Posted by Linda Eubanks on February 25, 2021
Elvia, You got up every day to come to work and take care of business and our customers to the best of your ability. This quote by Roger Staubach describes you and how I strive to be always "There are no traffic jams going the extra mile." I have so many great memories and will miss you immensely. Love you! Linda
Posted by Marc Hoffman on February 25, 2021
My true friend of the past 40 years...you will be missed by all !! My thoughts and prayers are always with you and with your loving family. Rest in peace my friend.
Posted by Laura Rutherford on February 25, 2021
Elvia, I have so many good memories of us going to lunch and sharing funny stories...never a dull moment! I will never forget your kindness, willingness to help, and your love for our customers and fellow coworkers. I will miss you, dear friend!

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Posted by Judy King on March 1, 2021
Elvia, you had a special way of making us laugh in tough times. Soon after we first met you included me with the OTD (old, tired and dependable) group. Your support shown me made me feel right at home. Inwood will not be the same without you here, but your legacy will live on here with everyone you have touched. I will miss you, Rest in peace and Thank you.
Posted by Michael Hartley on February 27, 2021
Elvia was a tremendous role model for the women at INB with her grace, her strength, her calm under pressure, her diplomacy & her dedication to her job. And she could handle those very difficult men bosses too- calmly & efficently! I worked with her for a few years & Michael worked with her for over 30 years & admired her greatly too! You shall be greatly missed, Elvia! Matthew 25:21.
Posted by Brian Walsh on February 26, 2021
Elvia, I don't even know Inwood without you here. You were such a big part of my career here both as a co-worker and dear friend. At times they should have kept us apart as we could get into some trouble. I have never laughed as hard as I have with you. Your wit and humor, I will always remember. I am even sad that my arm will heal were you would punch me every meeting we were in until it was sore.  Rest in peace dear and special Elvia. I miss you so much!
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A strong soul - Elvia

Shared by Amy King on February 25, 2021
Elvia,
You were such a spark in our lives up here at Inwood.  I remember talking and laughing with you about life and how funny and unpredictable it is.  As I go through my days, there really isn't a time when you don't come to mind.  I've always been fuzzy on the details and stories but when I think of strength, I think of you.  Wish I had the chance to let you know how much you meant to those who work here.

We will miss you!

Ms. Elvia - The Rowlett Branch Superhero

Shared by JOHANNY ESTRADA on February 23, 2021
I will always remember Ms. Elvia for how brave she was. It didn't matter if a customer was ten feet tall, or a suspicious person was walking around the branch. She made it KNOWN that she doesn't back down. On one occasion, my husband came to the branch to pick me up for lunch and Ms. Elvia didn't recognize his car. She knocked on the car window and asked him who he was and what he was doing on bank property! LOL! My husband said, "...that little lady scared me!" It was hilarious, but we would always tell her she could not just go out and talk to random people! Its dangerous! She would just shake her head and say she didn't care and go back to her office. 
Man, I miss her. I didn't work for her for very long but she was an amazing mentor. She made me strive to do my best because I knew that if she was checking my work it had to be perfect. And at the same time, she showed me so much grace. 
She always asked about how my babies were doing, and she would even share some details about her family life with me. I could tell she absolutely adored her family, especially her grandbabies. My prayers go out to them, and anyone else who was close to Ms. Elvia. Our Superhero.