Margaret Castro LUBBOCK-A long, blessed life full of God's love has come to a most peaceful end at home surrounded by all her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. She waited for her beloved Pastor, Ed Sena and wife Raquel, to stop in for a visit. After Ed prayed and whispered in her ear she gave her last breath. As her daddy passed with his Bible in hand, she also had hers at her side. Eva was born in Michigan on May 11, 1927, to Reyes and Inocencia Hernandez. Her nickname by the nurse was Little Michigan; family called her Michie. Eva married her first love, Manuel E. Castro. Although later divorced, he remained close by for her and us kids. At the most difficult time of her pampered life, she joined the work force for the first time in her life. She carried on through very hard work to keep all her children together and cared for, up to retirement. She was a joyful, Christian woman who lived by faith in Jesus. Her daily life line was prayer and bible reading. Just a week ago she prayed for all of us again with Jazzlyn by her side and that was the last one aloud. As head of her household, three years ago, Mom gave us each a blessing one by one, privately, as we sat by her side, including her son-in-law, grand and great-grandchildren, a truly beautiful evening. We who are left to miss her dearly are three sons, Richard, Roy of Lubbock, Roberto and wife Elsa of Long Beach, Calif.; daughter, Rosalee Penny and husband Gabriel Carrizales; three sisters, Ruth, Victoria, and Austre; ten grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; and seven great-great-grandchildren. She enjoyed all from the oldest to the youngest of these four generations. She was blessed with these kids always hanging out with her after school. She was preceded in death by: Manuel E. Castro, their infant son; and granddaughter, Mona Lisa; three brothers, Ted, Tony, and Jody; and sisters, Isabel and Juanita. A prayer service will be held on Wednesday evening at 7 p.m. at Sanders Funeral Home. Services celebrating Eva's life will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, May 8, 2014, in Sanders Funeral Home Chapel with burial to follow at Resthaven Memorial Park. Recently Mom said, Another big birthday party means lots of presents. Mom still had jokes! What a lady!
Sanders Funeral Home
1420 Main St Lubbock, TX 79401
Published in The Lubbock Avalanche-Journal on May 7, 2014