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Antonia Rodriguez Deleon
Antonia Rodriguez Deleon, a lifelong resident of Floresville, Texas, entered eternal rest Friday, Aug. 22, 2014, at 2 p.m. in the Floresville Residence and Rehabilitation Center at the age of 82 years, 4 months, and 14 days. Antonia was born April 8, 1932, in Floresville, the daughter of David and Damiana Escobedo Rodriguez.
Antonia married Antonio M. Deleon on Oct. 22, 1950, in the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Floresville, where they both were lifelong members. Antonio, Antonia’s beloved husband of more than 58 years, preceded her in death on Aug. 30, 2009. Antonia was a homemaker who had a beautiful voice and loved to sing.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Antonio M. Deleon; and her sons, Juan Deleon and Richard Deleon.
Antonia is survived by her children, Steve Deleon, Antonio “Tony” Deleon Jr. and wife Florinda, and Bobby Deleon, all of Floresville, Lynda Deleon of San Antonio, David R. Deleon and wife Soila of Floresville, Stella Casanova of San Antonio, Joe Deleon and wife Cindy and Tommy Deleon, all of Floresville, and Mary Lou Romero of San Antonio; her 19 grandchildren; her 21 great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews; and many friends.
Visitation was held on Sunday, Aug. 24, at 5 p.m. with a recitation of the rosary at 7 p.m. in the Vinyard Funeral Home Chapel in Floresville.
A funeral Mass was celebrated on Monday at 10:30 a.m. in the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Floresville, officiated by Monsignor Frank Kurzaj.
Interment followed in the Sacred Heart Cemetery in Floresville.
Serving as pallbearers were Joe Deleon, Robert Casanova, Tony J. Deleon, James Hernandez, Marcos Ocejo, and Roy Juarez.
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