ROSA S. “ROSITA” CANTU
AUGUST 30, 1920 – DECEMBER 28, 2020
Mrs. Rosa S. “Rosita” Cantu, 100, entered into the heavenly garden on December 28, 2020 in San Antonio, Texas and is now at peace, reunited with all her loved ones in paradise. Her long, well lived and enjoyable life saw her through many presidents, popes, events, both major and minor in her life and in the world. Granny, as she was more affectionately known to those who loved her, enjoyed being that sparkle in her granddaughter Sylvia’s eyes, the world to her daughter and a fashionista. There was no repeat clothing in her wardrobe. Ever the beautiful and charming woman of great poise and character, she always enjoyed her outings to local restaurants, her favorite being Danny’s on McPherson, where she could listen and enjoy the live music during the weekends. This 2020 was a big change for all, including her, as her outings were limited, but that did not stop her from celebrating that milestone of turning 100 blessed and loving years. Her “birthday parade” was full of friends and relatives, as she sat on her porch in a chair that was fit for a Queen. Frequently, she would travel to San Antonio to spend time with her daughter, San Juanita and her son-in-law Pedro. There, she made many friends that would always remember her on her birthday. Granny taught us that while life might be tough, it is through perseverance and faith that one gets through its rough patches. The many memories that have been accumulated by all whose presence this gentle and loving soul garnered, will be the most prized possessions that we can have and take with us as we live and continue on with our earthly journey. #granny #centenarian #fashionista
She was preceded in death by her parents Marcelino and Feliciana Sepulveda; husband, Rosendo S. Cantu, daughter Rosa Hilda Cantu and brothers Federico Sepulveda and Manuel Sepulveda.
Left to cherish her memory are her daughter: San Juanita (Pedro) Ramirez; granddaughter: Sylvia Juanita Cantu; sister: Teodora “Dora” Cortez, her beloved caretaker, Blanquita Espitia, as well as a great number of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
The family would like to extend their most sincere appreciation to her loving goddaughter, Tita Treviño, for always loving her, thinking about her and remembering her each holiday, a time she would always look forward to receiving her beautiful expressions of prayers and floral arrangements.
**Due to current regulations amidst this pandemic, we understand and acknowledge that some may not be present for the funeral service and therefore will make available a Facebook Live link found on her online obituary link below. Funeral home capacity is 50 at a time. We ask that you wait your turn in your vehicle or outside the main entrance, if the capacity has been reached.**
Visitation will be held on Friday, January 8, 2020 from 6 until 9 p.m. at Joe Jackson North Funeral & Cremation Services, 1410 Jacaman Rd. Laredo, TX 78041; Vigil for the Deceased and Rosary will be recited at 7 p.m.
The funeral procession will depart the chapel at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, January 9, 2020 to Christ the King Catholic Church for a Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 a.m. Visitation begins at 9 a.m. prior to the funeral procession.
Rite of Committal and Interment will follow at the family plot in the Calvary Catholic Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be: Pedro Ramirez, Joshua R. Rodríguez, Jacob G. Rodríguez, Michael I. Rodríguez, Francisco Espitia Sr., and Manuel G. Osorio.
Honorary Pallbearers will be: Fred Sepúlveda Jr., Larry Rodríguez, Francisco Espitia Jr., Benjamín Espitia, Hector Tamayo, George DaSilveira, and Manuel de Jesus “Manny” Osorio.
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 Chapels & Cremation Services, 1410 Jacaman Rd., Laredo, Texas 78041; (956)722-8850.