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Rosa Alva

February 13, 1939 — June 27, 2020

Rosa V. Alva

February 13, 1939-June 27, 2020

Rosa V. Alva joined our Lord in His heavenly kingdom early Saturday morning, June 27, 2020.  Rosa was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and sister. She valued sharing her time with her beloved family whom she loved most above all.  An avid reader and walker until her last day, she was always ready for an adventure.

As the matriarch of a large family, Rosa always had warm food, a gentle hug, kiss to greet everyone who entered her home and anointed you with the sign of the cross as you left. She will always be remembered for her empathetic honesty, her beautiful strength, her acceptance of all, and her willingness to open her home to one more.

She is preceded in death by her father Juan Vasquez, mother Jesusa Flores Vasquez, and siblings Estella Villarreal and Juan M. Vasquez.

Left to cherish her memory is her husband Ricardo, sister Alicia (Samuel) Paez, children Rosa A. (Richard) Macias, Patricia (Luis) Buentello, Leticia (Sandy) Garza-Whaley, San Juanita (Ricardo) Venegas, Ricardo (Miriam) Alva, Jr., Jorge (Sandra) Alva, Gerardo (Cristina) Alva and her twenty-eight grandchildren and thirty-five great grandchildren. As well as numerous nieces and nephews.

While the family will be receiving guests, we understand that you may be more comfortable helping celebrate Rosa’s life by sending your condolences online and participating through the live-streamed services. Should you choose to join the family they respectfully request limiting your affections to words, waves, adhering to social distancing and kindly ask you wear a mask.

The family will be receiving condolences on Thursday evening, July 2, 2020 from 5 to 9 p.m. at Joe Jackson Heights Funeral Chapel & Cremation Services; where a Vigil for the Deceased and Rosary will commence at 7 p.m. A live feed will be transmitted via Facebook Live for the vigil duration.

Funeral Services will be held on Friday morning, July 3, 2020 departing at 9:45 a.m. from Joe Jackson Heights Funeral Chapels to St. Joseph Catholic Church for a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:15 a.m.

Rite of Committal and Interment will follow at the Calvary Catholic Cemetery.

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 Heights Funeral Chapels & Cremation Services, 719 Loring at Cortez, Laredo, Texas 78040; (956)722-0001.

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Rosa Alva, please visit our flower store.

Service Schedule

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Visitation

Thursday, July 2, 2020

5:00 - 9:00pm (Central time)

Joe Jackson Heights Funeral Chapel and Cremation Services

719 N Loring Ave, Laredo, TX 78040

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Rosary

Thursday, July 2, 2020

Starts at 7:00pm (Central time)

Joe Jackson Heights Funeral Chapel and Cremation Services

719 N Loring Ave, Laredo, TX 78040

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Mass of Christian Burial

Friday, July 3, 2020

Starts at 10:15am (Central time)

St. Joseph Catholic Church

109 N Meadow Ave, Laredo, TX 78040

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Interment

Friday, July 3, 2020

Starts at 11:15am (Central time)

Calvary Catholic Cemetery

3200 N Meadow Ave, Laredo, TX 78040

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