Ramon "Monchito" Rodriguez Jr.

7 octobre 192719 novembre 2020

Good afternoon, I am Steven Velez, the proud Grandson of my Grandfather Ramon Rodriguez-Rivera, aka Monichito. Thank you all for being here today to celebrate his 93 years of life.

Grandpa was born October 7th, 1927 Lares, Puerto Rico. He was the youngest of 8 children to Ramon Rodriguez-Millian and Juana Rivera Cardona.

In 1945, at the age of 18, Grandpa arrived in New York City with his Mom and several brothers and sisters. All were Christians and were ready to be part of the American dream and continue their Faith.

They quickly started to attend a Pentecostal Church in Brooklyn New York led by pastor Rev Francisco Vazquez.

There Grandpa met the love of his life Edith Vazquez, the pastor’s daughter. They married on Jun 4, 1949. God blessed them with their first child Edith Rodriguez, aka Vickie, in 1950 followed by Raymond Rodriguez, both were both in Brooklyn.

In 1952 my Grandparents moved from Brooklyn to Chicago, Illinois where again God blessed them with two more children, Samuel and Ezekiel Rodriguez. As adventurers exploring the country, they moved the family to Los Angeles in 1959. And again God blessed them with their last beautiful children, James and Deborah Rodriguez.

As a young man, Grandpa always felt the calling to serve in the Lord’s ministry. With that desire in mind Grandpa began by teaching himself to play the guitar, piano and drums while studying the word of God. With his musical talents, he and his wife Grandma, learned to be active in church by leading the services and singing duets.

In 1952, with the grace of God and by the anointing of the Holy Spirit, God helped Grandpa pioneer four churches in Chicago, IL and two in Los Angeles, CA under the ministry of “la Iglesias Pentecostal de Jesucristo”.

In 1973 Grandpa planted roots here in Orlando, FL. He joined the Church of God East Orlando until he felt God’s calling and began a Spanish speaking ministry.

In the continuation of his calling he assisted in the church plant of Bethel which he attended from 1985 – 2015 later retiring from the ministry as a deacon.

For 64 years Grandpa was faithful and committed to the calling of God and in spreading the gospel of Jesus Christ.

The greatest memories I have of Grandpa are that he was hard hardworking and a loving husband and father.

Thank you, Grandpa, for we could not ask for a better role model. God Bless!


  • Funeral Service

    lundi, 30 novembre , 2020

  • Committal Service

    lundi, 30 novembre , 2020

  • Reception

    lundi, 30 novembre , 2020


Ramon "Monchito" Rodriguez Jr.

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Janessa Rodriguez

novembre 29, 2020

Reading these messages, the cousins had it right, Grandpa was a character and full of life. One of the earliest memories I have of Grandpa was him putting dentures on my head because I was laughing so much (smile). I remember always feeling at peace when I was in their home. Though their dog, Chico was not a fan of Ramon and I, Grandma and Grandpa always welcomed us with open arms. There was peace, love, and joy when I think about my time with them.
As I have grown older I also recognized another part of both of them. They had a deep reverence for our Lord and everything He represented. Grandpa would at times present a more serious demeanor. Back then it almost seemed like it was too serious but as I have aged, I see why Grandpa shared that side of himself. He cared about where we go after this life.
I am 43 now and I respect the way he was more than ever because now they both are there, in heaven with our Lord. I thank them both for their teachings, love, and ways.
I will miss eating toasted bread and butter with them while chuckling about drinking decaf coffee, but it won't be forever because I get it Grandpa. I get the tough love and the funny love. May they both continue to watch over our family until we meet up again. In Jesus Mighty Name, Amen.

Moises Rivera

novembre 26, 2020

Familia Rodríguez , con mucho respeto les escribo para desearles que encuentren consuelo en familiares y amigos en estos momentos de duelo. Comparto con ustedes la siguiente promesa que me ayudó a sobrellevar la pérdida de mi padre y de seguro los ayudará y abrigara a ustedes de esperanza: Dios “Les secará toda lágrima de sus ojos, y la muerte ya no existirá, ni habrá más tristeza ni llanto ni dolor. Las cosas anteriores han desaparecido”. (Apocalipsis 21:4) Así como la muerte ya no existirá, la Biblia nos garantiza "de que va a haber una resurrección." ¡Que consolador!¡Imaginémonos cómo será! ¡En vez de llorar en funerales, celebraremos la bienvenida de los resucitados! Anhelamos que llegue ese día donde volvamos a ver a nuestros seres querido que hoy duermen. Mis más sinceras condolencias, Moisés Rivera

maida maldonado

novembre 25, 2020

I never had the pleasure , of meeting Ramon in person, but I love his family dearly, may he R.I.P., Jehovah bless him, find comfort in the scriptures

James Rodriguez

novembre 25, 2020

Lares Puerto Rico!! Love you Grandpa ! Jc - Juliana Rodriguez

James Rodriguez

novembre 25, 2020

You will be missed but not forgotten. Grandpa was the best, his spirit, his smile, his ambition definitely puts the R in Rodriguez! The legacy and foundation he created has made a huge impact on my self and my family. He will live on in the memories and characters I developed from growing up with him. Granpa was funny, I remember him moving his biceps back and forth telling us he was the strongest. He was very proud of the city and island he was from Lares Puerto Rico. We love you and miss you but we know you’re rejoicing with Grandma in heaven.

Love Jimmy, Sunita, Juliana and Jc Rodriguez.

Samuel Rodriguez

novembre 25, 2020

Grandpa Rest in Heaven U and Grandma will always be missed love you both

Evita (Rodriguez) Forte

novembre 25, 2020

My Grandpa was so silly and funny and always made me laugh. I remember he loved McDonald's and this one sweet memory I will never forget with Grandma too and Evette and my Dad, we all went to McDonald's and Grandpa was messing with Grandma and making her laugh, putting french fries in her straw when she wasn't looking...they loved each other so much and I loved to watch them together. He also loved the Bible and would study it every day and highlight verses and pray. I admired him for that. One of my last memories was when he and my dad visited us in California.  We had fun looking at cars at a car show and walking around at the beach and he played my piano and sang, like he always did.. Also there was a movie we were all watching and it was so funny and I remember just looking at my Grandpa as he laughed uncontrollably with tears in his eyes. It brought me such joy and I cherished that moment. I love you and miss you forever Grandpa, until I can see you and Grandma and my Papi again in Heaven! 💗💗💗

Deborah Rodriguez

novembre 24, 2020

Papi you will be missed. I love you so much. I know your having a big party in heaven with the Lord, the love of your life Mami, and all the rest of your family that are in heaven. RIP love your baby daughter, Debbie

Rachel Diaz ROMERO

novembre 24, 2020

So many fond memories of my first pastor in Los Angeles, CA. Pastor Monchito was not only our pastor but a close friend who brightened up a room with stories, laughter, jokes, song and his cheerful spirit. His wonderful wife Iris was my first children’s Sunday School teacher...they were always known as “Monchito & Iris”...inseparable and now together once again for eternity. Thank you Monchito for being a part of our family, home and memories for a lifetime. Until we see you again Pastor rest in the presence of our Lord Jesus Christ!!!

Sarah Rodriguez

novembre 24, 2020

Thank you grandpa for being the best father figure a girl could ask for and Im glad that you was with us for as long as you have been and you are for ever in my heart now you can be happy in heavenly peace with grandma love you both for ever and ever