Rafael R. Munoz

Rafael R. Munoz

BROWNSVILLE – Rafael R. Muñoz, Sr., 59, of Brownsville, Texas, devoted husband, father, grandfather, brother, and friend, entered into eternal rest Wednesday, August 24, 2016, surrounded by his loving family and friends. He was born in Brownsville, Texas on October, 8, 1956.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Alfredo Muñoz, Sr. and Concepcion de la Rosa Muñoz, and nephews, Jaime Jorge Zapata and Pablo Omar Munoz.

Left to cherish his memory is his loving wife and devoted wife of 34 years, Belinda Muñoz; children, Anabel (Albert) Aranda and Rafael Muñoz, Jr.; grandchildren, Aaden Aranda, Aliana Aranda, and his grandbaby on the way; brothers Alfredo (Rosalinda) Muñoz, Felix (Diana) Muñoz, Norberto (Sara) Muñoz, Jose Joaquin (Rachel) Muñoz, Pablo (Elda) Muñoz; sister, Mary (Amador) Zapata; sister-in-law’s, Yolanda Aravjo, Alex (Timo) Hernandez, and Linda (Horacio) Barrera; in-laws Maria Donaciana Rowland and Willard Rowland; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Rafael will be remembered as a man who would never let you down, who would never turn his back on you, and who was always there for anyone and everyone in their time of need. He would give whatever he had as to not see others suffer, even if that meant having nothing for himself.

Rafael was a devoted husband with an undying love for his wife, Belinda. In his final years they were never apart. He will be sorely missed, but never forgotten.

Visitation will be held from 1:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. on Sunday, August 28, 2016, with a rosary at 7:00 p.m. at Sunset Memorial Funeral Home.

A Funeral Mass will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, August 29, 2016 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church. Interment will follow at Rose Lawn Memorial Gardens.

Serving as Mr. Muñoz’s pallbearers will be Albert Aranda, Danny Reyes, James Reyes, Jose Zapata, Carlos Zapata, and Joel Ramos. Rafael Muñoz, Jr., Felix Muñoz, Norberto Muñoz, Jose Joaquin Muñoz, Joey Muñoz, Pablo Muñoz, Willard Rowland, Abel Gonzalez will serve as honorary pallbearers.

Funeral arrangements are under the guidance of Sunset Memorial Funeral Home of Brownsville, Texas.


  • Sara Munoz Posted August 25, 2016 8:03 am

    May your soul rest in peace

  • Sylvia and Richard Sierra Posted August 25, 2016 8:35 am

    Belinda, Richard and I just heard the sad news, and we are deeply sorry for your loss. We haven’t seen much of you two, but know that we always thought of you two.. You and Ralph were very good friends and it hurts so much knowing that we didn’t keep in touch. My prayers for you and your family, may God give you strength during this difficult time.

  • Letty Munoz Posted August 26, 2016 9:48 am

    R.I.P. Ralph you gone to heaven but won’t be forgotten. Thank you for the beautiful memories you left behind for us. Till we meet again primo … Cowgirl Letty Munoz

  • Hector & Anna Leal Posted August 26, 2016 8:48 pm

    God bless you Rafael May you rest in peace and just know that one day we will see you again in the kingdom of heaven and rejoice our eternal life together.
    Hector & Anna Leal

  • Jose Munoz Posted August 28, 2016 1:42 pm

    Ralph we will miss you dearly. May you rest in peace among all the Angels in heaven.

    Mr and Mrs Jose J. Munoz.

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