She was born on July 21, 1939 to Silvestre and Genoveva Romero in San Benito, TX, where she later married the love of her life, Juan N. Rodriguez.
Emilia had a beaming smile, a warm heart, and an engaging personality that endeared her to everyone she encountered. Throughout her life, she enjoyed singing and was a devout member of St. Theresa’s prayer group. She was a wonderful wife and mother to her husband and seven children. Although she will be deeply missed, her giving spirit will live in the hearts of all who knew her forever.
Emilia is survived by her husband of 46 years, Juan N. Rodriguez; her children, Velma (Misael “Smiley”) Garcia of San Benito, TX; Melva Rodriguez of La Feria, TX; Juan D. Rodriguez of Elgin, TX; +Raphael (Maribel) Rodriguez of McAllen, TX; Angelica (Manuel) Sanchez of San Benito, TX; Jaime (Tammy) Rodriguez of Harlingen, TX; Frank (Laura) Rodriguez of San Benito, TX; and her 15 grandchildren; also surviving her are three brothers, Pedro Romero of Victoria, TX; Miguel (Margarita) Romero of Bakersfield, CA; and Francisco (Esperanza) Romero of McAllen, TX; her two sisters, Angelita Romero and Natividad (Manuel) Sierra of San Benito, TX; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Visitation was held on Friday, June 15, 2012 from 12 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., with the holy rosary prayed at 7:00 p.m. at San Benito Funeral Home.
The funeral precession will depart San Benito Funeral Home on Saturday, June 16, 2012 at 9:30 a.m. for a 10:00 a.m. funeral mass at St. Theresa Catholic Church. Interment will follow at Mont Meta Memorial Park.
Pallbearers will be Juan D. Rodriguez, Jaime Rodriguez, Frank Rodriguez, Misael “Smiley” Garcia, Marc S. Morales, and Manuel Sanchez IV.
You are invited to leave condolences to the family of Emilia R. Rodriguez at www.sanbenitofuneralhome.com.
Funeral arrangements are under the care of San Benito Funeral Home, 1400 W. Highway 77, San Benito, TX; (956) 361-9192.