Jesusa Zavel Mendez “Chavelita”, 94, passed away January 30, 2017. She was born July 12, 1922 in San Antonio, Texas to Ramon Jimenez and Luisa Jimenez. She enjoyed being around her friends, family, and especially her grandchildren. She had a love for the outdoors, her plants, and her flowers and known by her family of her love of Spanish music, which she always had on, her love of dancing and her novelas.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Ramon and Luisa Jimenez; husband, Cesario Mendez; son, Manuel Guerrero; grandson, Arturo Mendez Jr.

Chavelita is survived by her son, Arturo (Yvonne) Mendez of Corpus Christi, Texas; daughters, Terry (Roel) Garza of Alice, Texas and Rosie (Hipolito) Ruiz of Alice, Texas. Other survivors include her 13 grandchildren and 19 great grandchildren.

Visitation will be held on Friday, February 3, 2017, from 12 pm to 1 pm at the Rosas Funeral Home Chapel with a Rosary to begin at 1pm. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church at 2 pm that afternoon. Burial will follow at the San Manuel Cemetery in Concepcion, Texas.

Funeral Arrangements Entrusted to ROSAS FUNERAL HOME