August 9, 1949 – December 25, 2021
Raquel Sauza of Dallas, Texas was born in Ixmiquilpan Hidalgo, Mexico.
Raquel was a loving and devoted mother of 6 children, grandmother to 24 grandchildren and great-grandmother of 9 great-grand babies. Raquel had many beautiful attributes including being an amazing cook, a woman of grand Faith, a mighty prayer warrior, and a passionate bearer of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. She
was a walking testimony of putting Jesus above anything and serving, ministering, and evangelizing with a joyful heart. She had an immense compassion for the lost souls, and the lives she touched and ministered are forever changed. The ripples from her love will be felt for generations to come. We celebrate that she is in the
arms of Jesus.
Preceded in death by: Her mother, Cristina Trejo and her father, Pedro Sauza. Ana Margarita Trejo (sister), Mario Sauza (brother) and Teresa Sauza (sister-in-law)
Survived by: her daughters, Norma Rafael, Sandra Mills (Curtis), Sara Castilleja (Jaime) and Brenda Ibarra (Raul); her sons, Javier Rafael and Robert Rafael (Betty). Her grandchildren: Esther Rafael, Ruth Rafael, David Rafael, George Diaz (Rose), Samuel Diaz, Emmanuel Diaz, Crystal Hlavac (Jimmy), Andrew Diaz, Mark Anthony Carmona (Anaida), Kevin Diaz, Emily Diaz, Sergio Barrera (Linda), Alexis Rafael, Robert Rafael, Katelynn Rafael, Katherine Rafael, Kaleb Rafael, Joshua Rafael, Daniel DeLaRosa, Jonathan DeLaRosa, Anissia Castilleja, Leilah Castilleja, Levi Ibarra and Mateo Ibarra. Her great-grandchildren: Mia Rafael, Noah Rafael, Aleah Cerda, Liliana Hlavac, Camila Hlavac, Lara Carmona, Olivia Barrera, Marcuz DeLaRosa, Uriah DeLaRosa. Her sisters: Bertha Torres (Lorenzo), Maria Eugenia Lozano (Rogelio), Juana Sauza, Catalina Garcia (Eulalio), Lourdes Hernandez (Carlos), Maricela Acosta (Antonio), Guadalupe Sauza, Veronica Garcia (Daniel), Julieta Vargas (Noe). Her brothers: Gilberto Hernandez, Juan Diego Trejo, Carlos Sauza (Lidia), Antonio Sauza (Salustia), Pedro Sauza Jr.
“Her children rise up and call her Blessed...”