January 7, 1950 – July 9, 2018
Rosamaria Briones, 68, returned to her heavenly home on Monday after a valiant and sudden illness. Her devotion to her family and firm belief in the Lord gave her strength through her medical struggles and ultimately gave her peace as she traveled home. Rosie was born to Carmen Mier Muñoz and Antonio Muñoz Lujan in Ciudad Juarez. She graduated Austin High School and received her Bachelor's Degree in Childhood Education and Masters in Bilingual Education from UTEP. She spent 25 years teaching at Hillside for EPISD and went on as an Administrator at GISD. She was an educator at heart. Her children and students brought her to life. She was a kind soul, with a generous heart who loved deeply with compassion and always made time for her family and those closest to her. Her grandchildren were the loves of her life and brought her a new sense of joy and fulfillment. She was a lover of fine art and music who enjoyed tending to her garden and beautifying her home. She loved being active by participating in aerobics, dance, and yoga as frequently as she could. Rosie was blessed with a large and loving family. She married Ernesto Briones on 12-19-76. The couple shared 42 glorious years together. Ernie was the love of her life, her best friend, confidant, and a constant source of strength and happiness. Her children and stepson, never doubted her love and devotion to them; for she lived her life as an example of God’s unconditional love and acceptance. Rosie is survived by her husband Ernesto Briones; her daughter, Carla Raissa Briones, her grandchildren Marcos Ivan Garcia, Jerry Garcia, Michael Rey Briones-Carbajal, her brothers Juan, Lalo, and Saul Munoz. She is preceded in death by her son Marcos Ivan Briones and stepson Matthew Briones. Visitation will be held on Thursday, July 12, 2018 from 5-9pm at Hillcrest Funeral Home, 1060 North Carolina Drive with a vigil at 7pm. Funeral mass will be Friday July 13, 2018 at 1:30pm at St. Pius X Catholic Church, 1050 North Clark Drive. Interment will be private. Services entrusted to Hillcrest Funeral Home-Carolina. (915)598-3332
- Ernesto Briones, Husband
- Carla Raissa Briones, Daughter
- Saul Muñoz, Brother
- Juan Muñoz, Brother
- Gildardo Muñoz, Brother
- She also leaves behind 3 grandchildren to cherish her memory.
- Visitation Thursday, July 12, 2018
- Vigil Thursday, July 12, 2018
- Funeral Mass Friday, July 13, 2018
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July 13, 2018
Ms. Briones was by far one of my favorite teachers! She was the sweetest and most caring teacher my brother and myself ever had. She left us very good memories. My most sincere condolences for the family, may she rest in peace
July 12, 2018
Miss Briones was my kindergarten teacher. She instilled a love for learning in me. My condolences to the family. I'm glad she knew the Lord Jesus.