OBITUARY

Christina (Leija) Castillo

December 19, 1966December 28, 2018
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Christina Leija Castillo (Boo-Boo) came to an end of her journey on December 28, 2018 at 6:58 AM when the Lord called her to home with a sweet kiss and open arms at the age of 52. She was born on December 19, 1966 in Odessa, Texas to Frank and Jessie Leija who preceded her in death. She lived her life daily as a devoted wife, mother and the best grandmother anyone could ever ask for. She was in love with her soulmate who she devoted 36 years of endless love to, Rojelio (Roy) Castillo. My mom loved to love on people. She had one of biggest, caring hearts and a smile that would warm up a room. She taught me how to love others, especially the lonely, elderly, sick and the less fortunate. She instilled the most caring morals in me that I have learned to share with my family. Her hands were rarely still for if she wasn’t in the kitchen making homemade food (especially tortillas) for her family she was staying busy making blessing bags for the homeless and the organization she was devoted to Works of Faith advocates for the homeless. If you knew my mom, she would always make sure you had a full belly when you went to visit. She loved all of her nieces and nephews endlessly. You would never leave her home without a snack bag filled with juice, fruit and a cookie snack. Not only did she love people, she loved God’s beautiful creations. She loved all animals from the ones that crawled on the floor to the beautiful butterflies in the sky. She made sure she got up and fed the birds every morning because she loved to hear them sing outside of her window. Her life was a living example of her favorite bible verse, Ephesians 4:32- “And be kind and compassionate to one another, forgive one another, just as God also forgave you in Christ.” She is rejoicing in heaven with her brother, Johnny Leija and sister Irene Leija Rosales. She leaves to treasure her beautiful memories: Husband. Rojelio (Roy) Castillo, their only child, Teena Marie Castillo and her fiancé Dimitrius Lujan. Her ultimate prizes in life, her grandson’s who were her word and shining armor’s, Evyn Royce Castillo, Jaysten Frank Lujan, Bryden Raye Lujan and Zayn Christian Lujan. To her siblings here on earth: Brother, Jerry Leija (Odessa, TX); sisters, Frances Pizana (Bakersfield, CA), Gloria Campos (Odessa, TX), Patricia Papion (Bakersfield, CA), Nancy Castillo (Odessa, TX), Amanda Ruiz (Odessa, TX) and Jessica Marrufo (Austin, TX). I thank you from the bottom of my heart for giving my mom the ultimate support and love when she needed it the most and never leaving her side. From coming by to keep her company to reading her books and cooking with her. The bond you all had was an amazing gift from God. The unity of love and compassion you all shared will never be forgotten. A very special thank you to Dr. Suresh Prasad MD and Dr. Venkata V. Adimoolam MD for you loving, caring hearts and knowledge you gave to my mom. The ICU nurse Andrew at MCH for doing your very best every hour and second to care for my mom. Thank you to the Curbside Bistro for providing gracious meals to our family and nursing staff during the holidays at the hospital. 2 Corinthians 1:3 A visitation for Christina will take place on Friday, January 4, 2019 from 9am – 8pm with a Rosary to take place at 7:00 pm. Funeral Service will be held in the Hubbard-Kelly Funeral Home Chapel, Saturday, January 5, 2019 at 2:00 pm. Funeral Services entrusted to Hubbard-Kelly Funeral Home.

  • FAMILY

  • Rojelio (Roy) Castillo, Husband
  • Teena Marie Castillo and fiance Dimitrius Lujan, Daughter
  • Evyn Castillo, Grandson
  • Jaysten Lujan, Grandson
  • Bryden Lujan, Grandson
  • Zayn Lujan, Grandson
  • Jerry Leija, Brother
  • Frances Pizana, Sister
  • Gloria Campos, Sister
  • Patricia Papion, Sister
  • Nancy Castillo, Sister
  • Amanda Ruiz, Sister
  • Jessica Marrufo, Sister

Services

  • Visitation Friday, January 4, 2019
  • Rosary Friday, January 4, 2019
  • Funeral Service Saturday, January 5, 2019
REMEMBERING

Christina (Leija) Castillo

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Gloria Campos

January 28, 2019

Sister, it’s been a whole month since you left us and went to Heaven to be with our Lord. I miss you so much Booboo. It’s so hard for me to comprehend that you are not here on earth anymore. Thank you for being a wonderful sister and thank you for helping me all the time when things were rough in my life. I love you more♥️♥️🌹

Ciara Guevara

January 3, 2019

Thanks for everything you have done for me you were there through thick and thin. I love you so much and I miss you so much. We have so many memories together. I wish I can see you right now. I know you will always be by my side you looked so pretty every day. I’m so happy that you were in my life. I will always think about you tia I will do anything to see you again. You were like a butterfly when I was sad you would always make me happy. I will miss your homemade tortillas with butter. I will always miss you and love you Tia boo boo 🦋🦋
❤️ Always, Cee Cee

Narci & Ray Natividad

January 3, 2019

To my beautiful Tia boo boo....so many memories and moments that you made great in MY life. You were always so loving like a mother to me and an even more awesome GMA to all of my babies! We all love you so much and we miss you dearly....my lil one will know how much of a great Tia/GMA you were to us all....we love you so much for caring and loving us endlessly without having to ...but you did.... I will miss our talks about babies....life .... you were a great wife & a wonderful mother to my sister Teena Marie❤ you will be missed and your memory will live on forever beautiful butterfly 🦋

Mandy Leija

January 3, 2019

Oh how I miss yu sooo much thank yu for everything yu have done in my life since day one from helping my mom raise me to showing her how to be a wonderful mother like yu.. even tho I can’t see yu I feel yur presence is with us continue to give us the strength to get threw this tia I love yu soooo much never goodbye it’s see yu later alligator 🦋

Teena Castillo

January 2, 2019

Thank you grandma for all the love and support you gave us through our life. You instilled lots of love and kindness and taught us to be brave and courageous ♡ We will always love you!
Love, Jaysten & Bryden Lujan

Tina (Gutierrez) Carrillo

January 2, 2019

Dear Mrs. Castillo,
First and foremost I'd like to thank God for the blessing of your Beautiful Life. Thank you for the Love and kindness that you shared while on this earth. Everytime we'd see each other out and about, you'd welcome me with a Smile and a hug♡ I'm going to miss that. You'd tell me how great Teena was doing and I'd see so much Joy in your eyes each time you'd speak about your Grandsons. Your Life and Love will carry on thru all those you Love. Thank you for the times you'd see me walking home from Crockett and you'd give me a ride home. Your kind gestures will never be forgotten.♡
Teena, all my Love and prayers are with You, your Dad and your family during this time.♡

Susie Carrasco

January 2, 2019

To the Roy and Teena. It brings sadness to hear about the passing of Christina. She was a wonderful person and I enjoyed talking to her and she always had a beautiful smile. I wish I had the words to soothe your soul in the passing of Christina. I know how it feels to lose a loved one and it is not easy to say goodbye. But I want to tell you both that we will get to see our loved ones when we get to heaven and they will be waiting for us. My prayers are with you both and Christina's grandsons. I pray for peace and comfort to be among each one of you. May God fill you up with His presence.

Gloria Campos

January 2, 2019

Sister, my heart is so broken with sadness that I can’t find words to describe just how much I miss you. There’s a big void in my life, I was so used to seeing you everyday even if I just went and sat with you. You will always be in my heart....I love you, and miss you so very much I can’t stand it.

Teena Castillo

January 2, 2019

I love you so much but I know God loves you more mom ♡ Missing you always & forever! Your one and only, Teena Castillo

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