James Mark Abdo; AKA: Jimmy; AKA: Coach
Jimmy entered this life September 24, 1969, in Lubbock, TX. He departed this life January 24, 2022, in Lubbock, TX. Jimmy was married to Eva Zapata Abdo.
James, was known to most as "Jimmy" and others as "Coach." He was a carpenter, woodworker, and a cabinet maker. Prior to his illness he used to be a girls basketball coach for the Amateur Athletic Union (AAU). If that wasn't enough, he also used to officiate for Lubbock Girls Basketball for a few years. Jimmy was a huge fan of all Texas Tech athletics. Jimmy enjoyed helping others, playing poker, geocaching, fishing, and watching sports.
Jimmy lived by a motto, "I am Third"; God is first, others are second, and self is third. It would go without saying that he was a Christian by faith. If you were in his circle, and it was a BIG circle, he loved you individually, whole heartily and unconditionally. If you knew Jimmy, you knew Jesus.
Those left to cherish his memory are his wife, Eva Abdo, Children, Ethan Abdo of Tahoka, Lina Zapata and her daughter Adalina of Lubbock, Gilbert and Brittany Mendoza and their daughter Emree of Lubbock; his mother, Cindy Abdo; siblings, Windy McMillen and Kimberly James and several nieces and nephews. Fondly mentioned, Sheila Shipley, Amy Watkins, Steve Henion, Jimmy's Buckner family, and all the nurses who cared for him at UMC, just to mention a few. Jimmy was especially close to his granddaughters who lovingly called him "Banka", he loved them as Jesus loved him.
A celebration of life service is scheduled for February 11th at 4:00 PM at Transformation Church, 5302 Elgin Ave., Lubbock. In lieu of flowers, please donate to: TeamCrista Foundation, Inc. at 113 E Washington Ave. Morton, TX 79416.