Cecilia was born September 2, 1944 in Del Rio, Texas to Francisco and Maria Urista. As a child, she moved to San Angelo, Texas where later she met and married Billy R Sullivan, a member of the U.S. Air Force and accompanied him on multiple assignments that included living in Italy, Maryland and Texas. She was a homemaker for many years before going to work for West Telemarketing and Central Moving and Storage. She was a beloved wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother who after retiring spent the remainder of her years in Mansfield, Texas where she enjoyed reading books and doing crossword puzzles.
Cecilia was preceded in death by her parents, Francisco and Maria Urista, Husbands, Billy R Sullivan and Frederico Bernal, daughter Ann Margaret Sullivan, brothers, Frank Urista and Mirco Urista and grandson Daniel Leza.
Survived by her daughter Sonya (Larry) Spade, daughter Maria (Steve) Ratliff and son Billy Sullivan Jr. brothers Fernando (Rose) Urista and Adrian Urista ; sisters Clementine Urista and Maria Roberts ; and 8 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews and friends