Melitona Zapata Rodriguez

Melitona Zapata Rodriguez, Age 92 of Kenedy, TX passed away Sunday, January 20, 2019 in San Antonio, TX. Melitona was born on April 8, 1926 in Fredericksburg, TX to the late Maximo and Paula Robeldo Zapata.  Melitona was a loving Wife, Mother, Grandmother, Great-Grandmother and a member of Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church.  She is preceded in death by her husband, Felipe V. Rodriguez; parents, Maximo and Paula Robeldo Zapata; sisters, Lina Zapata, Estephana Garza, Maria Morin, Guadalupe Zapata; brothers, Maximo Zapata, Joe Zapata, Casamiro Zapata and Domingo Zapata.  She is survived by her daughters, Linda Torres of Kenedy, Irma Rodriguez of Kenedy; son, John Rodriguez and wife Elizabeth of Deer Park, TX, 10 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces, nephews and friends.  A Holy Rosary will be recited Tuesday, January 22, 2019 at 7PM in the Eckols Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral Mass will be celebrated Wednesday, January 23, 2019 at 9:30AM at Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church with the Rev. Norbert Hermann officiating.  Interment will follow in the Loma Alta Cemetery.  Serving as Pallbearers will be: Martin Alaniz, Jr., John Phillip Rodriguez, Christopher Torres, Jaydin Chapa, Hector Chapa, Gustavo Aguilar, Noe Cardenas, and Joe Daniel Trevino.