MCALLEN – Rafaela P. Rodriguez, 86, passed away on April 22, 2017. Rafaela was a lifelong resident of Mission. She was born on October 24, 1930 to Melchor Pena and Nicolasa Garza, She is survived by her husband of 65 years, Israel E. Rodriguez Sr., and their 3 children, Nelda Rodriguez, Melva Rodriguez, and Israel Rodriguez Jr., 9 grandchildren and 19 great grandchildren. Funeral services will be held April 26, 2017 from 1-9 pm with a 7 pm Rosary. Services will be held April 27, 2017 at 9:30 am at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church in Mission. Burial will follow at RGV Veterans Cemetery in Mission.