OBITUARY

Francisca A Sarabia

February 12, 1932February 8, 2019
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Francisca Amador Sarabia went to be with the Lord on Friday, February 8, 2019 following a lengthy battle with Dementia. She is preceded in death by her devoted husband John Castillo Sarabia, parents Tomas and Flora Amador, sisters Amalia Martinez, and Adela Jimenez. She is survived by sons Robert Sarabia of Grand Prairie, Richard Sarabia (Lorraine) of Spring Branch, daughters Christine Martin (Patrick) of Grand Prairie, Catherine Sarabia also of Grand Prairie, brothers Arnulfo Amador of Dallas, Thomas Amador (Irene) of Dallas, sisters Lucy Amador of Dallas, Carmen Villasana of Mesquite, Maria Elena Ramirez of Dallas, 14 grandchildren, 7 great grandchildren, beloved caregiver Lucero Raco, and a vast church community and countless friends.

Francisca and her late husband John were members of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, and later were founding members of St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church in Grand Prairie, they spent their lives devoted to their family, church, and community. She retired from the Grand Prairie Independent School District after 25 years of service as a bilingual elementary teacher's aide, and earned her Associates degree in her 60's from Mountain View Community College. Even as her dementia progressed she would always light up when she encountered a child, and would most certainly call them into her lap with a book, as she loved reading aloud to them.

She had an unyielding faith, and was a charismatic member of the Third Order of the Carmelites of Dallas, The Guadalupana's Association, as well as the St. Michael's Council of Catholic Women. Her family is comforted in knowing that her unwavering faith has assured her a glorious resting place with the Lord and her precious loved ones who have preceded her in death. We will all be reunited in Glory one day.

Visitation will be at Grand Prairie Funeral Home on Tuesday, February 12, 2019, in Grand Prairie, TX from 5:00-9:00 with a rosary to commence at 7:00.

A celebratory mass honoring her life will be held at St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, February 13, 2019. Burial services immediately following.

  • PALLBEARERS

  • Robert Sarabia, Active Pallbearer
  • Patrick Martin, Active Pallbearer
  • Charles Lansdon, Active Pallbearer
  • Fabian Carr, Active Pallbearer
  • Christopher Cox, Active Pallbearer
  • Jonathan Leech, Active Pallbearer
  • Vincete Sarabia, Active Pallbearer
  • Adrian Sarabia, Active Pallbearer

Services

  • Visitation Tuesday, February 12, 2019
  • Rosary Service Tuesday, February 12, 2019
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, February 13, 2019
  • Graveside Service Wednesday, February 13, 2019
REMEMBERING

Francisca A Sarabia

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Valerie Pauling

February 11, 2019

Aunt Francis always addressed me as “mija”. Looking back, maybe because she forgot which of “Tino’s girls” I was. Who can blame her? We kinda look similar.

I like to think rather it was a term of endearment. A way of saying, “I see you,” and “I care for you”. Aunt Francis was a warm individual whose warmth radiated and extended through her wonderful family. She may have left this Earth for now, but her legacy lives through her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren who radiate that same warmth and kindness. She will be missed, but not forgotten.

Kristen OBrien

February 10, 2019

Sarabia Family,
Prayers and hugs to all. May you find peace at this difficult time...

Catherine...she loved the cupcakes and little Luna! The perfect pair...

Betty Young

February 10, 2019

What a beautiful lady. She always had a loving and wonderful smile about her. No matter what the day brought, her hair and nails were always immaculate. Christine saw to that. What a trooper Mrs. Sarabia was. Sending love and prayers to her family.
Betty Young

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Biography

Francisca Amador Sarabia went to be with the Lord on Friday, February 8, 2019 following a lengthy battle with Dementia. She is preceded in death by her devoted husband John Castillo Sarabia, parents Tomas and Flora Amador, sisters Amalia Martinez, and Adela Jimenez. She is survived by sons Robert Sarabia of Grand Prairie, Richard Sarabia (Lorraine) of Spring Branch, daughters Christine Martin (Patrick) of Grand Prairie, Catherine Sarabia also of Grand Prairie, brothers Arnulfo Amador of Dallas, Thomas Amador (Irene) of Dallas, sisters Lucy Amador of Dallas, Carmen Villasana of Mesquite, Maria Elena Ramirez of Dallas, 14 grandchildren, 7 great grandchildren, beloved caregiver Lucero Raco, and a vast church community and countless friends.

Francisca and her late husband John were members of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, and later were founding members of St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church in Grand Prairie, they spent their lives devoted to their family, church, and community. She retired from the Grand Prairie Independent School District after 25 years of service as a bilingual elementary teacher's aide, and earned her Associates degree in her 60's from Mountain View Community College. Even as her dementia progressed she would always light up when she encountered a child, and would most certainly call them into her lap with a book, as she loved reading aloud to them.

She had an unyielding faith, and was a charismatic member of the Third Order of the Carmelites of Dallas, The Guadalupana's Association, as well as the St. Michael's Council of Catholic Women. Her family is comforted in knowing that her unwavering faith has assured her a glorious resting place with the Lord and her precious loved ones who have preceded her in death. We will all be reunited in Glory one day.

Visitation will be at Grand Prairie Funeral Home on Tuesday, February 12, 2019, in Grand Prairie, TX from 5:00-9:00 with a rosary to commence at 7:00.

A celebratory mass honoring her life will be held at St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, February 13, 2019. Burial services immediately following.