Juanita Gutierrez, lovingly known and called "Mami Juana" entered into eternal rest on Sunday, August 18, 2019 surrounded by her family at her residence in Mission. Mami Juana was born on May 3, 1936 in Mission, Texas to Ignacio and Altagracia (Rivera) Garza. She lived in Mission all of her life. Mami Juana enjoyed reading her bible, family time and gatherings, singing, praying, and watching TV when Jimmy Swaggart ministries was on. Mami Juana truly lived life to its fullest. She will forever be in the hearts of her family and friends. Her legacy will live on.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her Husband Jose Luz Gutierrez, her son Roberto Gutierrez; two brothers and one sister. Left to cherish her memory are her loving children- Jesus and (Angelica) Gutierrez, Luz M. Gutierrez, Jerardo and (Susie) Gutierrez, Rodolfo and (Paulina) Gutierrez, Jorge and (Laura) Gutierrez, Maricela and (Olumide) Johnson; Siblings- Raul and (Leticia) Garza, Ofelia Garza, Ignacia Garza; 21 grandchildren and 17 Great Grandchildren.
A gathering of family and friends will be held on Tuesday, August 20, 2019 at Rivera Funeral Home,1813 N. Conway in Mission from 2:00 PM to 9:00 PM with a prayer service to begin at 7:00 PM. Funeral services will be on Wednesday, August 21, 2019 at 11:00 AM at the Iglesia El Divino Redentor, 1020 Los Ebanos Rd. in Mission. Interment will follow to Laurel Hill Cemetery in Mission.
Funeral arrangements are being handled by Rivera Funeral Home in Mission.