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OBITUARY

Juanita Serrata Rodriguez

January 7, 1939July 16, 2020
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Juanita Serrata Rodriguez, age 81, of Houston, TX, passed away peacefully at home on July 16, 2020 with her loving family by her side. She was born in Brownsville, TX on January 7, 1939, to Juan Serrata and Elvira Cruz. Later she was raised in Chicago, IL where she met the love of her life – Ricardo Sifuentes Rodriguez – at a cleaner’s establishment. They married on August 31, 1956 and settled in Chicago, IL where the Lord blessed them with three beautiful children- John, Tomas, and Diana Rodriguez. Due to Ricardo’s work they moved to Brownsville, TX and ultimately to Houston, TX where the Lord blessed them again with three more beautiful children- Susan, Jesus, and Martina to complete their family of 8. Juanita loved having all her family & grandchildren visit her. She is known for her extreme generosity towards others. Even after she raised her own kids, she raised the majority of her beautiful grandchildren as well. One of her favorite things to do was to cook for her kids and grandkids. Her two most favorable holidays were Thanksgiving and Christmas. She could not wait to make a huge Thanksgiving feast on her own, in which she prepared for days. There was always something special about her thanksgiving dinner. When she cooked she cooked with love. She has passed the secret recipe to a few members of the family, to whom will continue the family tradition. Christmas was her most favorite holiday because she loved decorating the house with Christmas lights & a grand tree for the kids. She would make her husband Ricardo take her to Macy’s and Palais Royal to buy gifts for all her grandchildren and great grandchildren. She loved to see all the children’s excitement when they would open their presents and gift stockings. Giving was better than receiving in her eyes. Juanita enjoyed playing the slot machines and being at the Casinos. It was something about those slot machines that would just make her glow. When she wasn’t glowing at the slot machines she was helping anyone who needed help. Whether it was having a simple conversation with someone or giving life long advice, she always put herself in a position to bless those around her. She was known to love the color purple which attributes to her compassionate personality. Her love for birds reflected her free spirit and beauty. Her love, passion, and purity blossomed just like the roses she nurtured. She was a loving wife, mother, grandma and great grandma. Juanita was a believer in the LORD JESUS and is now resting in paradise. She will be dearly missed.

Juanita is survived by her husband of 64 years, Ricardo Rodriguez. She had 6 children: John, Tomas, Diana, Susan, Jesus, and Martina; 19 grandchildren: Monica Nelson, Delia Rodriguez, Veronica Patino, Monique Martinez, Steve Milbourn, Michelle Garcia, Ericka Martinez, Daniel Prickrell, Eric Milbourn, Jesse Rodriguez Jr., Ricky Rodriguez, Natalie Miranda, Adolfo Garza IV., Jeremy Garza, Johnny Rodriguez, Sierra Rodriguez, Amanda Rodriguez, Mia Isabella Orozco, and Steve Sabala III.; 34 great grandchildren, and 3 great-great grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her parents and sister Alicia Tapia.

Mom you fight the battle you won the victory you rank so high! Jesus clothes you with the Robe of Royalty you are a shinning star, a diamond. You received your crown of Halo's.

  • FAMILY

  • Ricardo Rodriguez, Husband
  • John Rodriguez (Evelyn Rodriguez), Son
  • Tomas Rodriguez, Son
  • Diana Rodriguez (John Saenz), Daughter
  • Susan Estrada (Antolin Estrada), Daughter
  • Jesse Rodriguez (Dolly Rodriguez), Son
  • Martina Garza (Steve Sabala Jr.), Daughter

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Services

  • Visitation

    Tuesday, July 21, 2020

  • Rosary

    Tuesday, July 21, 2020

  • Funeral Mass

    Wednesday, July 22, 2020

  • Committal Service

    Wednesday, July 22, 2020

Memories

Juanita Serrata Rodriguez

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Cynthia Aguilar

July 22, 2020

I met Mrs. Rodriguez when my parents moved to there house years ago. She was always so sweet and caring. She would call me Cindy. Me and her daughter Martine became forever friends and were always together. Mrs. Rodriguez always treated me like family and every time I would see her she would give me a hug and a big beautiful smile. She will definitely be missed. My deepest condolences to the entire family. I pray that God give each of you strength to get through this difficult time. Rest In Peace beautiful angel. 😇❤️🙏🏻

Maris Olvera

July 22, 2020

My Beautiful Tia.. So Many memories.. 😩 You use to come to to your sisters house Alicia, unannounced.. Just because you wanted to see her any time you were in Brownsville.. you brought my cousins with you, and even if she didn’t have enough food for everyone we all made it work.. you always gave whatever you had. You were always there for everyone did anything and everything you could... Alicia loved you so much... We love You , I know your in Heaven with your parents and siblings that have passed on smiling down on everyone... feeling all the Love As we mourn for you... ♥️I wish I could have been there when you took your last breath... 🌹 My heart aches 💔 But you’re in a better place and feel no pain .. Until we meet again Tia.. your always in my heart and soul 🌹

Jesse and Dolly Rodriguez

July 21, 2020

Mom this is the hardest thing that we have to do...and that is to say good bye...but it is not good bye...it is until we meet again.It gives us comfort to know that you are now with Our Lord And Savior Jesus Christ!!And you showed us that..and for that we thank you.Words can not express the love we have for you and the emptiness we feel in our hearts!!!We will always treasure all the memories we have of you and best believe we will never stop loving or thinking of you...You will be forever in our hearts and soul..Thank you for being you and for always helping and being there for us words can not express the gratitude!!!We will truly miss our casino trips..but we know you will still be there with us...We do know that when you truly love someone from the heart no matter how much time passes that love never dies...and we truly love you from our hearts...rest in peace mom and fly as high as you want with the angels!!!Sorry mom I’m an oldie and don’t know how to put a picture on here ..but just know that all of our pictures are embraced in our hearts..

Monique Martinez

July 21, 2020

To my beautiful grandmother Juantia, there are not enough words that can express how much I miss and love you. This feels surreal and I wish this was just a bad dream that we can all awake from, our hearts are so broken that you are no longer with us. I wish I could turn back the hands of time and do things much differently, but I'm glad I have many memories of you, especially just living a few houses down from you when we were younger, how close my dads kids were to you and grandpa and the special times we shared. I am so thankful I was able to be there for you at the end of your fight when you needed us the most, I know I did all I could to help care for you, as you once did for me. Knowing I got to take care of you, helps me, but I wish I had more time with you, you left us too soon, but I know your in a better place and no longer suffering, for you are our guardian Angel now! You are missed more than you'll ever know and know I will take care of my parents and help with grandpa. Thank you for all the signs you've shown us after your passing, you put on a show and shined so bright, you helped us more than you know, with us knowing you made it to heaven. Say hello to my beautiful grandmother Gloria, lots of hugs and kisses for you both! I miss you grandma, may you rest peacefully as I know you will watch over us all! Love you dearly,
Your grand-daughter Monique ❤

Johnny Rodriguez

July 21, 2020

To my dearest grandma you will always be loved I will always remember you sitting on the porch while I played outside I know your in heaven now watching over me I will never forget the love and care you showed me I will miss you and forever carry you close to my heart I love you grandma rest easy

Dehlia Rodriguez

July 21, 2020

To my dear grandma, oh how you are missed so much. Your not just my grandma you are my mother. I will forever cherish all our talks we had all the wonderful memories you created. I love you with all my heart its so hard to say good bye I'm thankful I was with you during your final moments on earth. I love you so much!!!

Veronica Patino

July 21, 2020

To my beloved grandmother,
You were not only my grandma, you were my second mom, my teacher, my counselor, my home away from home. You were such a huge part of my child hood, every memory, every milestone, every holiday and celebration you were there and as I grew older and started to build a life and a family of my own, we continued to celebrate our traditions at grandma’s house and though I could not visit as often as I should have I loved and cherish every moment I had with you grandma. Although you are gone too soon, I am grateful to have had the time God gave us to talk, laugh, love, listen bicker and even cry together - all of it.! Thank you for my wonderful mother who is strong and beautiful like you, thank you for taking care of me and Dehlia, you raised us together like sisters, you bathed us, fed us, bought us clothes and you showed us unconditional love as you continued to do so with all of my little cousins. You were with me in the delivery room as I gave birth to both my sons who are now young men and I’m glad they had the opportunity to know such a special, strong woman. Nothing and no one could ever take your place grandma. The values and traditions you have instilled upon us will be passed down,
for you have left an imprint on our hearts forever.
It’s only been days since you’ve gone away Grandma and I miss you so much! I will never forgot the day you left as I said my goodbyes you tried with all your might to say goodbye I felt it and I saw it ... I got to see those beautiful eyes one last time and I will be forever grateful that I got to be with you as you took your last breath with my hand in yours.
I love you so much Grandma!
The fact that you’re not here will always cause me pain but you’re forever in my heart until we meet again❤️

Martina Garza

July 21, 2020

Mom on July 16, 2020 you have gained your wings. There are no words in this world to describe the way not only I feel, but the way everyone feels about your presence being no longer. You were a huge part of our family, and no one will ever replace you.

You left me and our family before anybody wanted or was ready for, but I know it was for the better. You experienced so much pain, and no one deserves to have gone through that for as long as you did. But I know through it all, you were so strong and always made it known. Not a tear was shed when the pain was extreme not even I could bare your pain, it hurt so badly.

We have never lost an immediate family member & to lose someone so important to my life and my kids is hurtful. I wanted to take the time to write this to thank you for the special things you gave me throughout my life.

Thank you for all the great and unforgettable memories I can look back on with you—picking you up to take you Christmas shopping, and spending those fun days at your house, to simply just making everyone around you fell loved no matter what the situation was. While these times pass without you today, I am always thinking about you, your doctor appointments, your medications, your recent online shopping and your homemade cooking. Christmas and Thanksgiving will never be the same :(

Thank you for being an incredible mother to me. Not a day goes by that I don’t think about you. Most importantly, thank you for the love we shared. You were and are a beautiful person inside and out. I know you will always be by my side, and I want you to know that I am thankful for your signs that you have given me since you left me.

Lastly, I wanted to say thank you for giving me life and helping me raise my kids who adore and admire you! You were there when I took my 1st breath into this world and I was there when you took your last. So thank you again for giving me life. Until we meet again! I love you mama!

Diana Rodriguez

July 20, 2020

My beautiful beloved Mother who I love dearly, I miss you already. You did so much and sacrificed so much for me and my children. You will forever be remembered in our hearts. Throughout the years you helped take care of my children and raised them as your very own. I will forever be grateful to you. I will miss our talks and advice you’ve given me throughout my years. You’re our Angel now mom, and I know you will be watching over us and protecting us. We find comfort in our hearts knowing that you are at peace now. We have memories and celebrations that we will cherish forever. And I appreciate you for loving me, loving my children and grandchildren. We will keep your memory alive on a daily basis, we have so many memories and they are all with you mom. I love you so much. Heaven has gained an Angel. Fly high Mom. We will take care of Chencho Dad don’t worry. Until we see each other again. Rest in Heaven 🙏🏼
In dedication to you mom..
If roses 🌹 grew in heaven,
Lord, please pick a bunch for me. Place them in my mother’s arms and tell her I love her. And when she turns to smile, place a kiss upon her cheek,and hold her for awhile. Because remembering her is easy, I do it everyday, but there’s an ache within my heart that will never go away. ❤️✝️🕊

Susan Estrada

July 20, 2020

Mom I’m going to miss you dearly. I will cherish the memories we shared together those are the best days of my life. I will never forget the days I would play outside and you would call my name out “Susana come here.” How you would sit on the porch and I’d lay my head on your lap while you would clean the lice out of my hair. How you made sure we were all fed, bathed and dressed when dad got home from work. How you would brush my long black hair split it in the middle and make two braids with weaved ribbons in between. How you taught me to make flour dough from scratch. I remember coming home from school you always had a stack of tortillas waiting for us. I would wash the dishes and you would inspect them if they were greasy you would ask me to wash them again. You would make a list of house chores per the week we would rotate the chores. You wanted us to learn everything a girl should know on how to maintain a clean house. How I would call you on the phone and ask you how to cook a special dish. When I would visit you on the weekend we would eat breakfast and sweetbread drinking our coffee at the table then you would say “let’s go outside and sit on the porch so I can smoke a cigarette.” We would talk for hours. I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart for the wonderful memories we shared together. I’m going to miss your beautiful smile. Mom you are a fighter a warrior the merits you inherited into heaven are the highest rank Jesus has clothed you with the garment of salvation and arrayed you with in a robe of righteousness. “Royalty” you are rich mom.... (Isaiah 61:10) I admire you and love you dearly. I’m going to miss you so much mother, I know your in a better place filled with joy and laughter Rest In Heaven Mom. 🙏😢💔😇

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