Rose Mesa Castillo, born September 4, 1933, in Eagle Lake, Texas, to Ramon and Anita Mesa. She was preceded in death by her parents, grandson Michael Gutierrez, brothers Ysrael, Rudy and Joel Mesa. Also, her grandparents Isabel and Josephine Mesa, and Jesus and Elena Fernandez.
Rose’s life was marked by the life-changing love of Jesus Christ. With salvation as her greatest gift, she lived every day as an act of worship, sharing God’s everlasting love with everyone she could. Her first ministry was to her family. Rose was a devoted wife and mother to their four children. It was through her that her husband came to saving faith in Jesus, and together they raised their children to love and serve the Lord, their family and community.
As a pastor’s wife, she served her church family in immeasurable ways, including ministering to its youngest members through Sunday school. Rose is best known by her family and friends as a fierce prayer-warrior, starting every day praying for each family member by name. She also demonstrated a servant’s heart by practically and intentionally caring for her neighbors. God used Rose to plant seeds of faith in countless people’s lives, bringing honor and glory to her heavenly Father.
She is survived by her loving husband of 69 years, Domingo H. Castillo. Also, her children Domingo Castillo, Jr. (LaDonna) of Lawton, OK, and daughters Rebecca Contreras (Tony) of Mont Belvieu, TX, Micaela Gutierrez (Eloy) of Eagle Lake, TX, and Del Teague (Terry) of Huntersville, NC. Grandchildren 10, Great-Grandchildren 27 and 1 Great-Great-Granddaughter.
Survived by sisters Olivia Rodriguez (Rogelio) and Jae Gonzalez of Rosenberg, TX, Anita Mesa of San Antonio, TX, and Mary Soliz (Tom) of Victoria, TX. Brothers Raymond Mesa, Jr. (Linda) of Belton, TX, Israel Mesa of Houston, TX, Ruben Mesa (Eunice) of Victoria, TX, Henry Mesa (Beatrice), Isabel Mesa (Minerva) and Edward Mesa (Cindy) all of Edna, TX, plus numerous Nieces and Nephews.
A visitation will be held at Eagle Lake Funeral Home Tuesday, April 5, 2022 from 5:00 until 8:00 pm. Funeral services will be at 1:00 pm Wednesday, April 6, 2022 at Eagle Lake Funeral Home with interment to follow at Nativity Cemetery.
Pallbearers: Tim Contreras, Riley Cooper, Richard Mesa, Ryan Gutierrez, Emanuel Jaimez and Yobani Jaimez
Honorary Pallbearer: Jacob Patterson