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Santa (Jasso) Aquino

February 6, 1950 ~ October 12, 2020 (age 70)


Santa was born February 6, 1950 in San Luis Potosi, Mexico. She was the fourth of five children born to Gabriel Jasso and Juana Torres. Santa moved to Chicago, IL where she met her husband, Jose Roberto Aquino. Jose and Santa eventually moved to Texas and together, they raised 10 children. Santa worked at La Fama Foods for about 20 years before retiring to be a full-time mother and grandmother. Santa loved to cook and clean and enjoyed spending time with her family. She most enjoyed when all of her family was together in one place, whether it was spending the holidays together or a weekend cookout at her house. She loved watching soccer, whether it was cheering Chivas or Mexico on from the couch or watching her kids and grandkids play. She also enjoyed traveling to Mexico to visit with family and often spent her summer months there. She was the kind of person who put everyone else first and would give someone the shirt off of her back without hesitation. Santa was always kind and loving to family, friends, and even strangers, and she was loved dearly by everyone in return. She was always happy and had a contagious smile on her face. Santa lived up to her name and was truly a saint. She will always be loved and deeply missed.

A rosary will be recited on Friday, October 16, 2020 at 6:00 p.m. in the Chapel of Welch Funeral Home. The family will receive friends for a time of visitation after the rosary until 8:00 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, October 17, 2020 at St. Matthew's Catholic Church where the Rev. Msgr. Xavier Pappu will offciate. Interment will be immediately follow in White Cemetery.

Santa is preceded in death by her husband, Jose Roberto Aquino, parents, Gabriel and Juana Jasso, daughter, Reyna Aquino Jasso, and siblings, Catalina Jasso and Venancio Jasso. Those left to cherish her memory are her daughter, Lucia Aquino Jasso (Enrique, Sarai, and Brenda); son, Benjamin Aquino and wife Shawna Aquino; daughter, Susana Valencia and husband Saul Valencia (Lesley, Lindsey, Saul Jr, Jennifer, Jacklyn, Joseph, and Jaylah); daughter Patricia Aquino Maximo and partner Michael Putnam (Giovana, Catherine, and Michael Jr); son Joe Aquino and wife Vicky Aquino (Joe Jr, Alexis, and Isaiah); daughter Nancy Aquino and partner Cesar Gamino (Bryanna, Joselynn, Evangelynn, and Jorge Jr); daughter Cristine DeGrasse-Aquino and wife Kimberly DeGrasse-Aquino; son Alexander Aquino and partner Dani McDaniel; and daughter Luz Aquino and partner Jose Maldonado. Santa also leaves behind a grandchild that she raised as a daughter, Araceli Servin and husband Miguel Corona (Samantha, Sebastian, and Salvador), grandchildren Esmeralda, Rosalia, and Francisco, and siblings Carmen Jasso and Cadelario Jasso, as well as numerous great-grandchildren, nieces, and nephews.

Isaiah 57:1-2 “The righteous perish, and no one takes it to heart; the devout are taken away, and no one understands that the righteous are taken away to be spared from evil. Those who walk uprightly enter into peace; they find rest as they lie in death.”

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October 16, 2020

6:00 PM

October 16, 2020

6:30 PM to 8:00 PM

October 17, 2020

Time: TBD
White Cemetery
313 E. Brentwood St.
Longview, TX 75604

Funeral Mass
October 17, 2020

2:00 PM
St. Matthew's Catholic Church
2800 Pine Tree Road
Longview, TX 75604

Video is available for this event

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