Raquel Berrios, Berrios’ youngest sister, was the one to find her body, which had been covered with a sheet.
“I lifted up the sheet and I saw her,” Raquel said. “I started screaming, and I covered her back up. I touched her leg. She looked so pale and stiff. She was ice cold.”
Berrios, a native of Puerto Rico, will be remembered for her charitable work in the community in Chicago, as well as around the world. Family said that she worked with numerous nonprofit organizations, often traveling abroad for missions trips. During the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, she began holding online church services via Zoom.
The family has launched a GoFundMe campaign to raise support for Berrios’ funeral, which is scheduled to take place this weekend.
“Marisol was not just a beloved family member but also a dedicated pastor who spent her life spreading love, hope, and compassion,” the family wrote. “She touched countless lives through her faith, inspiring sermons, and unwavering commitment to helping those in need. Her strong, soulful spirit resonated with everyone she met.”