OBITUARY

Alberto Reza Sosa

March 25, 1934May 17, 2019
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Alberto Reza Sosa

Alberto Reza Sosa, 85 of Mesquite, Texas, went to rest on Friday May 17, 2019. Beto was born March 25, 1934 in Villa Ocampo, Durango, Mexico, to father Jesus Jose Romero Sosa and mother Trinidad Reza Sosa.

Beto was a Deacon of the Church of God 7th Day, where he labored tirelessly in the Lord’s work, traveling on many church trips visiting the brethren. He enjoyed reading his Bible, singing unto the Lord, even when he had forgotten who his loved ones were, he didn't forget the songs of praise to God. He also enjoyed things like gardening, spending time with his grand kids, great grand kids and traveling to Mexico to visit his family.

He was preceded in death by his parents along with his brother Fidel Sosa and his sister Maria Ines Sosa Torres. He is survived by his wife Andra Sosa, his sisters Rogelia Sosa Apatiga, Francisca Prieto Sosa, Maria Jesus Sosa. Son Jesus Alberto Sosa, daughter, Amalia Jeane Telesca and her husband Alfonso Telesca, daughter Monica Turcios and her husband Juan Turcios. Stepson Ricky Herrera Sr. and his wife Olga Herrera, stepson Moses Herrera and stepdaughter Cynthia Perea and her husband Miguel Perea Sr. Seventeen grandchildren and eight great grandchildren.

Please join us in celebrating Beto’s life in a visitation service on Wednesday May 22, 2019 from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and at his funeral service on Thursday May 23, 2019 from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., at Anderson Clayton Gonzalez Funeral Home at 1111 Military Parkway, Mesquite, TX 75149. Followed by a graveside service at Roselawn Cemetery at 1000 US-175 Frontage Road, Seagoville, TX 75159.

  • PALLBEARERS

  • Ricky Herrera Jr.
  • Mikey Perea
  • Isaac Sosa-Telesca
  • Jacob Telesca
  • Joseph Turcios
  • Andres Miller

Services

  • Visitation Wednesday, May 22, 2019
  • Funeral Service Thursday, May 23, 2019
  • Committal Service Thursday, May 23, 2019

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Nora Villalobos

May 21, 2019

Bro. Beto, rest in peace now my brother, I will remember all our laughs we had. your funny jokes and most of all the way you would sing for the Lord. Those are the good memories you left behind. Thank you Jesus for allowing my brother to be a part of my life. To the family, my deepest condolence.
We are here for you all. Love the Villalobos Family. Peace Be To You All.

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Biography

Alberto Reza Sosa
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3/25/1934 - 5/17/2019

Beto was born on March 25, 1934, in Villa Ocampo, Durango, Mexico. He lived in Canutillo, Durango, a small agriculture town, until the age of 15. While in Canutillo, he worked the land with his father and brother, planting, harvesting and tending to the farm animals. They lived a humble but happy life there along with his mother and sisters until they moved to Delicias Chihuahua, where he worked in Santa Rita Ranch with his father and where they established a home by building a house there for his mother and future generations. At the age of 17, Beto came to the United States to become a laborer, working in the harvesting of all sorts of crops in Texas, Wyoming and other states for many years. While working and living in Dallas, he met his wife Andra around 1972. The story goes, that they were set up to meet in a restaurant by Andra’s sister Mary and in that and subsequent meetings, they fell in love. They were married in Greenville, TX and Beto took on the responsibility of raising his stepdaughter Cynthia as his own. They later had two other daughters, Amalia and Monica, that would make the family complete. Many wonderful memories were made as a family, spending time together going to the lake and traveling to Mexico during school breaks to visit his oldest son Beto and other family members.

Beto was always known as a hard worker, dedicated to always providing for his family. He worked in different companies like First Company, Treasury, for the Perry’s at Omega and at SMU before he eventually began work for the DCCCD at Eastfield College with the landscaping department. He worked with Eastfield for over twenty years until his retirement in 2010.

Beto was a Deacon of the Church of God 7th Day, where he labored tirelessly in the Lord’s work. He was best known for his singing. His voice was clear, strong and beautiful. When he would lead the singing of praises in church, his voice was unmistakable. He enjoyed reading his Bible and singing unto the Lord at every moment. Even when he had forgotten who his loved ones were, he didn't forget the songs of praise to God.

He would have worked longer, but retirement came upon him against his will. Prior to his retirement, he was diagnosed with Alzheimer's in 2009, a disease that made him slowly lose those close connections with his family long before his passing. It was difficult for the family to little by little lose a determined, loving and wise man as his mental capacities faded. It has been a process of mourning him twice.

But before that diagnosis, he took advantage of plenty of opportunities to make memories with some of his older grandkids, showing them the unconditional love and care that only a Papa could give. He would spoil them with treats from McDonalds and 7-Eleven and take time to play with them outside, even after a long day at work. Later he also made beautiful memories with his great-grandchildren Anthony and Ava, showing that childlike love to each of them.

He was preceded in death by his parents Jesus Jose Romero Sosa and Trinidad Reza Sosa, along with his brother Fidel Sosa and his sister Maria Ines Sosa Torres. He is survived by his wife Andra Sosa, his sisters Rogelia Sosa Apatiga, Francisca Sosa, Maria Jesus Sosa. Son Jesus Alberto Sosa, daughter, Amalia Jeane Telesca and her husband Alfonso Telesca, daughter Monica Turcios and her husband Juan Turcios. Stepson Ricky Herrera Sr. and his wife Olga Herrera, stepson Moses Herrera and stepdaughter Cynthia Perea and her husband Miguel Perea Sr. Seventeen grandchildren: Felisha, Ricky Jr., Beto, Monica, Mikey, Isaac, Jacob, Leah, Micayla, Joseph, Michelle, Rachel, Sarah, Camile, Elaine, Alexa, Kayline and eight great-grandchildren.

He spent his last days at home under the care of his family surrounded by love.