Rafael Ponce

December 1, 1968June 6, 2018

Rafael Ponce, age 49, passed away peacefully surrounded by family on Wednesday, June 6, 2018, at St. Luke’s Episcopal Hospital in Houston, TX. He was born on December 1, 1968, in Brownsville, to Leopoldo and Flora Ponce. Rafael happily married Sandra, the love of his life, on February 26, 1993. On February 11, 1994 and July 24, 2000 respectively, he welcomed two beautiful daughters, who he loved with all his heart.

Rafael was a devoted husband and father. He enjoyed spending time with his wife and kids, who loved his presence as he always made them laugh. He also loved the family pets, Buster, Koda, and Big Boy, who also loved Rafael just as much. Rafael also enjoyed working on his cars during his spare time. At any moment of the day, Rafael and Sandra were always together, as they were two peas in a pod. To him, there was nothing more important than his family. Rafael will be deeply missed by his family and friends. Although his loss is painful, his passing is also a celebration in heaven.

Rafael is survived by his wife, Sandra Ponce; his daughters, Diamond Aolani Hernandez and Zazaneli Alexia Ponce; his mother, Flora Ponce; His brothers Gilbert and Cesar Ponce; His sisters, Marisa Trevino, Marilou Luna, and Yvonne Vega and numerous nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in rest by his father, Leopoldo Ponce.

Funeral services for Rafael Ponce will begin on Saturday, June 8, 2018 at 10:00am at Calvary Hill Funeral Home & Cemetery, with a Graveside Service to follow at 11:00am. Pastor James Taylor will officiate.


  • Graveside Service Saturday, June 9, 2018
  • Committal Service Saturday, June 9, 2018

Rafael Ponce

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