Juanita M. Rangel

May 27, 1921 - July 26, 2016

Juanita M. Rangel, 95, of Waco, passed away Tuesday, July 26, 2016. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10 am, Friday, July 29, at St. Francis on the Brazos Catholic Church, Rev. Ricardo Mejia, Rev. Gonzalo Ferrer, and Deacon Jessie C. Garza as Con-Celebrants, with burial to follow at Oakwood Cemetery. Visitation will be 6 to 8 pm, Thursday, July 28, with Rosary Service at 7 pm, at OakCrest Funeral Home.

Mrs. Rangel was born in Waco, on May 27, 1921 to Jesus and Manuela (Moreno) Mejia. She attended St. Francis Catholic School. Juanita was a devoted daughter, wife, mother, and grandmother.

She was a very good friend to all people she met, always with a great smile and a kind word. Mrs. Rangel was baptized at St. Francis on the Brazos and a devout member her entire life. She joined and was very active with the Society of the Hijas de Maria and after marriage she joined the Society of Our Lady of Guadalupe and was active for over 60 years.

She met and married the love of her life Jose A. (Chester) Rangel, and both were active in church as well as the activities of their two daughters. She was happiest when her family was together for holiday celebrations and always a special place at her table for the parish priest.

She was preceded in death by her parents; loving husband; and 5 brothers.

Mrs. Rangel is survived by her daughters, Barbara Ridings and husband, Glen, of Waco, and Patricia A. Lopez of Austin; grandsons, Jason Ridings and Joshua Ridings; 4 great-grandchildren; sisters, Matilde Mejia and Josephine Dean and husband, Larry; brother, Frank Mejia; sister-in-law, Lucy Mejia; and many nieces and nephews.

Mrs. Rangel's family expresses their most profound appreciation for the loving and special care given by Estella Lizardo, Providence Hospice Place, the Johnny Amaro family and Lucy and Arturo Rivas.

Decansa En Paz O Gran Dama.

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Connie Brazell

My prayers goes out to the family. I will truly miss taking care of Mrs. Rangel. We had became like family after all of the years of treating her. She is in the house of Lord with no pain and with her family. God Bless her family.

Larry Bolfing

Barbara, how lucky you were to look like your mom. Beautiful lady. You were so blessed to have her with you for so many years but God has decided to reward her with Heaven. God bless all of the family and Peace be with you all...


Thank you for the opportunity to care for Ms. Rangel.
You all are in our thoughts and prayers.


Audie Williams and Your Providence Hospice Team


My prayers and sympathy are extended to the family and loved ones of Mrs. Rangel. Keep your faith in the resurrection promised at John 5:28, 29. Soon God will put an end to all sickness, sorrow and pain. He will also do away with out enemy death as promised at 1 Corinthians 15:26. Pray for God's kingdom to come as Jesus taught us to do. Please be comforted by the words expressed at Revelation 21:3,4. Remember: God keeps His promises and He cannot lie!

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