Rosita Reyna Barrera

It is with great sadness that the family of Rosita Barrera announces her passing.  Rosita peacefully entered eternal rest at the age of 91 in the early morning hours of Sunday, December 10, 2023 in Karnes City, Texas. 

Born in Kenedy, Texas on July 28, 1932, Rosita Barrera, widow, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, great-great-grandmother, was a long-time resident of Karnes City, Texas and a devout parishioner of St. Cornelius Catholic Church, where she was an active member of the Guadalupana Society. 

Following her marriage to her late husband Martin Sr. in 1950, Rosita worked alongside her late husband at their farms in Kenedy and then later Nordheim, Texas.  Martin and Rosita were blessed with fifty years of holy matrimony.  Shortly after moving to Karnes City in 1979, Rosita worked as a nurses-aid at retirement homes in Karnes City and Kenedy, and later worked as a private healthcare professional for local area families.  Her friendly and loving spirit made her a natural caregiver and she was well loved by both coworkers and patients. 

Rosita will be eternally remembered by her children Irene Tamez (husband Leonardo, Jr.), Arlene De Los Santos, Angie Castillo (husband James), and Martin Barrera Jr. (wife Veronica) and by her grandchildren, Kimberly Saucedo, Nancy Messex, Clarissa Barrera, Jose Barrera, Justen Felmley, Johanna Tamez Calk, Leonardo Tamez, III, Jeremy Andrew De Los Santos, Garett Issac De Los Santos, Tihishia Marie Reza, James Xavier Castillo, Sunshine Colette Barrera Castro, and Sebastian Martin Barrera Castro, and her twenty great-grandchildren and eight great-great grandchildren. 

Rosita was preceded in death by her husband, Martin Barrera Sr, her parents Jose and Emilia Reyna, her son Juan Barrera, her son-in-law Rudolph De Los Santos Jr., her grandson Juan Mateo Tamez, her brothers Jose Reyna Jr., Rufino Reyna, Ricardo Reyna and her sisters Angelita Reyna, and Nora Reyna Del Bosque.

A Rosary Prayer Service will be held on Tuesday, December 12 at 7:00 pm at Eckol’s Funeral Home, 420 Live Oak Street, Kenedy, Texas. 

A Catholic Mass will be celebrated in memory of Rosita on Wednesday, December 13, at 10:00 am at Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church, 605 Karnes Street, Kenedy, Texas.

A Catholic Burial will immediately follow her mass at Loma Alta Cemetery, 100 County Road 329, Kenedy, Texas.

Rosita’s Pallbearers are Leonardo Tamez, III, Jeremy De Los Santos, Garrett De Los Santos, Xavier Castillo, Sebastian Barrera Castro, and Justen Felmley. 

Rosita’s Honorary Pallbearers are Jose Barrera, Steven Barrera, Martin Calk, Alex Calk, Jose Luis Solis, Johnny Sanchez, Joe Flores, Jr., Thomas Reyna, Albert Garcia, Rolando Ortiz, Rodrigo Ortiz, Kirby Haertner and Leon Matula.