Rosa Maria Raya

Rosa Maria Raya

Rosa Maria Raya, 43, of Brownsville, TX, devoted sister, aunt, and friend, entered into eternal rest, Friday, November 4, 2016 at Valley Baptist Medical Center – Harlingen, surrounded by her loving family. She was born in Brownsville, TX on December 25, 1972.

She is preceded in death by our parents, Juan M. and Enedina C. Raya. Left to cherish her memory are Juan (Mary Alice) Raya , Maria D. (Carlos) Rojano, Enedina (Earl) Spencer, Joe T. (Olga) Raya, Francis Raya, Josephine (Gilbert) Manzano, Leonardo Raya, Patricia (Mario) Vega, Ramiro (Maribel) Raya, Roger Raya, and many cousins, nieces, and nephews. She will be greatly missed.

Rosie earned a bachelor’s degree in social work. She devoted her life as a counselor and case worker at local non-profit organizations including youth centers, drug and alcohol rehabilitation units, and centers for battered-women. Rosie more recently focused her time as an eligibility specialist/caseworker at Valley Regional Medical Center-Brownsville for the past five years. She is remembered as a fun-loving sister and friend; she loved to read books, enjoyed cooking, traveling, and always had a great sense of humor.

We would like to extend our deepest gratitude to nurses and medical staff who provided care for Rosie at Valley Baptist Medical Center in Brownsville and Harlingen as well as Retama Rehab – Harlingen. Special thanks to Dr. Castillo and his team, the Valley Baptist Critical Care Dept. and the Pastoral Services for their unwavering care and support during our time of need.

Visitation is scheduled for Sunday, November 6, 2016 from 1 to 9 PM with a Rosary at 7:00 PM. A chapel service will be held Monday, November 7, 2016 at 12:00 noon at Sunset Memorial Funeral Home. Interment will follow at Rose Lawn Memorial Gardens of Brownsville, Texas.


  • Sonia C. DeAnda Posted November 6, 2016 2:42 pm

    Please receive my sincere condolences. I am so sorry that you have lost Rosie. May she rest in peace. I have never forgotten her in my prayers. And I thank her for all the great memories. May God comfort your whole family with peace in knowing she has gone home to heaven with her loving parents. Rest in peace Rosie.

  • Earl Posted November 6, 2016 3:30 pm

    Dearest Rosa~ A kind hearted, private and happy soul~ Youngest daughter of a rather large family~ Born and raised in Brownsville, Texas, the town she loved~ We shall all miss you deeply my Sister-In-Law

    Earl Keli’ikuewa Spencer (Enedina’s Husband)

  • Enedina Posted November 6, 2016 3:31 pm

    I will miss you deeply . Thank you for all the wonderful times we shared . You will always live in my heart , I will never forget you . From the bottom of my heart and my deepest respect .

    All my love and
    Your sister.

  • Patricia Posted November 6, 2016 4:25 pm

    I will forever cherish the fond memories and good times that we shared. Will always remember your smile and wonderful sense of humor. Until we meet again…always in my heart.

  • Hilda Vega Posted November 6, 2016 9:05 pm

    Nuesto mas sentido pesame para toda la familia Raya,deceando que reciban en su corazon la paz y tranquilidad que Dios porporciona a cada uno de sus hijos en dolorosos momentos como estos .

    sinceramente :

    Familia; VEGA

  • Maybelline Posted November 7, 2016 10:53 am

    Our deepest condolences to the entire family….4st oncology staff.

  • Linda Camacho Posted November 7, 2016 4:47 pm

    I would like to express our sincere condolences to all of the family.
    Our prayers go out to you in your time of sorrow. I have fond memories of Rosie and am so sorry to hear of her passing.

    Linda Camacho & The Camacho Family

  • Benito Barron Posted November 11, 2016 9:32 pm

    Rosie RIP.

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