“I have fought the good fight
I have finished the race
I have kept the faith.”
II Tim. 4:7
(Mission, Texas): Arcelia Casas, 92, peacefully entered eternal rest on Tuesday, February 02, 2016, surrounded by all her loved ones. She was born on October 28, 1923 to Andres and Sarita Farias Rojas in Delmita, Texas. She married Leonel Casas on May 05, 1946 and shortly thereafter established their home in Mission, Texas.
Arcelia is preceded in death by her parents, her husband, her brothers and their spouses, Jose Maria (Hortencia) Rojas and Asencio (Santos) Rojas, and a son-in-law David Steindel.
Survivors include her children Leonel (Veronica) Casas from Mission, Texas; Alma (Arnold) Ramos from Mission, Texas; Alicia (Fernando) Peña from Mission, Texas; Maria Margarita Casas from Mission, Texas; Ida (+ David) Steindel from McAllen, Texas; Raquel (Robert) Tellez from Bonita, California; and Nora (Matthew) Piotrowski from Mesa, Arizona. Surviving grandchildren include Kelly (Hector) Chapa from Mission, Texas; Bob (Isela) Steindel from Mission, Texas; Xavier Peña from Houston, Texas; Laura (Gaudencio) Olgin from Edinburg, Texas; Desiree (Bobby) Pedroza from Bonita, California; Caren Casas from Houston, Texas; Tiffanie Tellez from Bonita, California; and Briana Casas from San Antonio, Texas. Surviving great-grandchildren include Diego Chapa, Alec Chapa, Leonel Steindel, Nyssa Sanchez, Marco Sanchez, Lorenzo Pedroza and Aiden Olgin.
Our beloved mother, grandmother and great-grandmother leaves behind a beautiful legacy of Godly grace and a faithful relationship with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. We praise God for we know in Whom she believed, in Whom she confessed, and in Whom she worshipped. From a home filled with love, she was called to Heavenly Glory leaving us hearts full of beautiful memories to cherish and last an entire lifetime.
We will love you forever, Mama Chela.
“I am the resurrection and the life;
He that believeth in me, though he were dead,
Yet shall he live. And whosoever liveth and
Believeth in me shall never die.”
John II: 25-26
Visitation will begin at 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, February 04, 2016 at Ric Brown Funeral Home in Mission, Texas. A prayer and memorial service will follow at 7:00 p.m. Graveside service will take place the following day, Friday, February 05, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. at Valley Memorial Gardens on Taylor Road in McAllen, Texas. Funeral procession will depart Ric Brown Funeral Home at 10:30 a.m.
The family would like to extend their sincere gratitude to all the clergy, doctors, nurses and staffs, who cared for our mother so compassionately and so lovingly. An extra-special acknowledgment to all the personnel and staff at the Alfredo Gonzalez Texas Veterans’ Home in McAllen, Texas, as well as to Amara Hospice Care in Edinburg, Texas. May God continue to bless all of you.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Ric Brown Family Funeral Home of Mission.