Monica Melissa Zapata
September 4, 1979 – April 22, 2021
Monica Melissa Zapata, 41, of Jackson was called home to be with the Lord on April 22, 2021.
Monica, or Mona as she was known, was born September 4, 1979 in Del Rio, Texas. After spending her youth in Fort Worth, Texas, she ultimately settled down in Jackson, Mississippi to devote her life to raising her family. Mona's giving spirit and kind heart were impressed upon all her loved ones and will be her legacy through her beloved children. She will always be loved and remembered for showering love on everyone she encountered and putting her family above all else.
Monica was preceded in death by her parents, Ramiro Prieto and Oralia Leon Prieto, whom she greatly missed and joins in Heaven. She is survived by her children, Alfredo Vial Gutierrez (Maria), Dominic Emilio Zapata, Daisy Araida Zapata, Jesus Ariel Zapata, Rosa Alexandra Zapata, and their father Jesus Aaron Zapata; siblings, Miroslavia "Lavy" Jara (Raymon), Ramiro Prieto, and Daniel Prieto. Additional survivors include Edward Smith, her companion of many years, and multiple nieces and nephews, all of whom she loved greatly.
Monica will be greatly missed, always loved, and never forgotten.
The family will hold private services.