Elssy Esther Acosta, 49, born November 30th 1960, in Medellin Colombia, was called home on Saturday, June 19th, 2010. Elssy led an extraordinary life. At only five years of age, Elssy was enrolled in the school of arts where she found her greatest interest in piano. She received her degree at the School of Fine Arts in Music and worked at a Montessori school as a music teacher.
She met her husband Ron in 1997 and they married nine months later. Elssy was instrumental in helping Ron grow Las Palapas from 4 to 11 locations. In 1999, Ron and Elssy established the Jireh Foundation which was started from a scripture her mother gave her and Ron during their courtship, "Pure and true religion is to help orphans and widows in their time of need." Since its inception, the Jireh Foundation has financially assisted orphans and widows in San Antonio, and other US cities, as well as in Mexico, Central and South America. This was a natural fit for Elssy who loved people and loved serving others more than anything else. Even during her 3-year battle with cancer, Elssy self-lessly focused on others looking to help in whatever way she could.
Elssy is survived by her husband Ron, her Mother Maria Lucy Londono, Father, Guillermo Londono, her two sisters, Ruth Madrid and Lucy Beshears; children, Aaron Acosta, Matthew Acosta, Joshua Acosta, Ashlynn Acosta; grandchildren, Jeremy and Zachary; nephews, Mauricio, Sammy, Pablo and niece Natalia