VisitationJoe Jackson North Funeral Chapels & Cremation Services
Laredo, TX 78041
Mr. Ricardo Banda, Sr., was called by our Heavenly Father to eternal rest on Monday, February 11, 2019, at the age of 85. He passed away peacefully in his sleep with his family at his side.
He was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Gloria M. Banda and his youngest son, Roberto Banda, Sr.
Ricardo lived life by his own standards. His younger siblings looked up to him with respect and admiration. He was devoted to the Catholic Church. He worked hard and provided for his family. It was devastating for him when he lost his wife in 2002, yet he remained strong for his family. In 2012, he battled cancer and again his strength helped him persevere.
Ricardo was proud to have served his country during the Korean War, for which he was awarded medals of decoration.
In addition, he worked for Stokley’s Van Camp, a canning factory in Gibson City, Illinois, for 20 years as a factory supervisor. After which, he was a dedicated employee of U.I.SD. for 24 years. The last chapter of his life was spent enjoying his retirement years with his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He will be greatly missed and always remembered dearly by his family and loved ones.
Left to cherish his memory are his surviving children: Patricia B. (Rolando) Gonzalez, Ricardo (Patricia G.) Banda Jr., Adriana (Arnulfo) Rosas; grandchildren: Michael C. Smith, Megan N. Smith, Brooke Gonzalez, Jesus Torres, Israel Torres, Patsy Alexandra Banda, Joshua (Stefanie) Banda, Pamela Banda, Robert Banda Jr., Christy Lee Ayala, Kevin Rosas; great-grandchildren: Jade Banda, Ethan Banda, Leonel Ayala Jr., Juan Carlos Ayala, Joel Ayala, Jose (Alex) Sanchez and Andrew Anthony Garza; siblings: Filiberto (Lydia) Banda, Maximiliano (Estela) Banda Jr., Anita Banda, Rosa (Leo) Mendoza, Rogelio Banda; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
The family will receive condolences on Friday, February 15, 2019 at Joe Jackson North Funeral & Cremation Services, 1410 Jacaman Rd., from 5 p.m. until 9 p.m. with a Rosary being recited at 7 p.m.
Funeral procession will depart the chapel at 10 a.m. on Saturday, February 16, 2019 to Holy Redeemer Catholic Church for a Mass of Christian Burial to be held at 10:30 a.m.
Rite of Committal and Interment will follow at the family plot of the Calvary Catholic Cemetery, where military honors will be rendered.
Pallbearers will be: Ricardo Banda, Jr., Rolando Gonzalez, Michael Smith, Joshua Banda, Roberto Banda, Jr., and Israel Torres.
You may express your condolences, share your favorite memories, and sign the guestbook online at: www.joejacksonfuneralchapels.com.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the care and direction of the funeral service professionals at Joe Jackson North Funeral Chapel & Cremation Services, 1410 Jacaman Road, Laredo, Texas 78041; (956)722-8850.