January 29, 1921 – January 9, 2019
Maria del Refugio Franco Figueroa, age 97, passed away January 9, 2019. In life, she put all her hope and trust in her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ where she now rests in His eternal peace. She was born January 29, 1921 in Jackson, Mississippi. On October 6, 1946, she married Ruben Dario Figueroa. They moved from Monterrey, Mexico to Dallas, Texas in 1954 where they raised seven sons and one daughter. Their Christian faith was very important to Ruben and Maria and they were very involved in St. Philip the Apostle Catholic Church and the Christian Community of God’s Delight. Maria was very active as a lay Eucharistic minister both at church and to the home bound.
She was preceded in death by her loving husband of 63 years, Ruben Sr. in 2009, and daughter-in-law Ana Figueroa in 2005, married to Ruben Figueroa, Jr. Maria is survived by her sons Ruben Jr., Michael, Rafael, Gabriel, Edward, Joseph, Martin and daughter Guadalupe and their families, and a host of grandchildren and great grandchildren.
- Adam Figueroa, Active Pallbearer
- Micah Figueroa, Active Pallbearer
- Ruben Figueroa, Active Pallbearer
- Joshua Figueroa, Active Pallbearer
- Samuel Figueroa, Active Pallbearer
- Jacob Figueroa, Active Pallbearer
- Nathan Figueroa, Active Pallbearer
- Leif Figueroa, Active Pallbearer
- Carlos Figueroa, Honorary Pallbearer
- Ryan Figueroa, Honorary Pallbearer
- Visitation Thursday, January 17, 2019
- Rosary Thursday, January 17, 2019
- Funeral Mass Friday, January 18, 2019
- Entombment Friday, January 18, 2019
January 21, 2019
I am so sorry for your loss. I have such fond memories of Maria and her family. All of you will always have a special place in my heart. Maria was a good woman who loved God, her family and the Church. She will be missed by many. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you.
Doug & Joan Spotswood
January 19, 2019
Our deepest condolences. May her memory remain in your hearts forever.
January 13, 2019
I never had the pleasure of meeting Maria, but feel I know her, I have had the pleasure to work with Michael for 9 years. During those years Mike has shared many stories of his Mom , all of them described her devotion to our Lord and Savior, her deep belief that passing onto her children her passion for her beliefs. Michael certainly reflects these beliefs in how he conducts his daily life, his compassion, care and empathy for all he encounters, his joy of life and sense of humor is all a tribute to his Mother and family. I can see in Marie’s eye that laughter that Mike shares, you did you job well sweet Maria , it’s time now to rest with the Lord that you served well.
Peace be with you and your beautiful family. Amen
Beverly & Andy Watkins
January 12, 2019
I knew Maria for 48 years and a nicer and kinder soul you’ll never meet. I know she is very happy being in the presence of our Lord and back with her husband, Ruben.
My prayers are with all of her children and grandchildren.
January 11, 2019
Thinking and praying for all of Figueora’s, Mama Grande was a blessing to all who knew her. We all loved her and will miss her deeply.
Craig, Jenna, Charlie & Alison Simmons
January 11, 2019
We will be praying for your family during this heartbreaking time....
Barnes Family (Daniel, Candace and Lucas)