Roel Zarate

Roel Zarate

Roel Zarate, 42, of Brownsville, Texas, devoted brother, nephew, cousin, and friend entered into eternal rest on January 4, 2023, at Valley Baptist Medical Center-Brownsville surrounded by his loving family.

He is preceded in death by his parents Leticia Zarate and Roberto Zarate Jr.; and his brother Roberto Zarate III.

Left to cherish his memory are his siblings Margarita Hinojosa (Richard Aguilar), Jason Zarate, and Carlos Zarate. His aunt and uncle Irma Peña and Lisandro Peña who devoted their lives to taking care of him with love, care, compassion for over 25 years. His cousins Lisandro Peña Jr., Leslie Peña, Juanita Peña, Brandon Peña, Daniel Peña, and Ruben Estrada; also surviving numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, and 2 nephews.

Visitation will be held on Saturday, January 7, 2023, from 9AM to 8PM with a prayer service at 6PM at Sunset Memorial Funeral Home. Services will conclude at the end of the evening. Services are under the guidance of Sunset Memorial Funeral Home, Crematory & Flower Shop. 657 Springmart Blvd., Brownsville, Texas. (956) 350-8485

To send flowers or a plant to the family in the memory of Mr. Roel Zarate, please visit or call (956) 455-3718.

1 Comment

  • Carlos Mendez Posted January 7, 2023 7:41 pm

    Roel was a loving person. He didn’t have a single judgemental bone in his body. I will always remember his smile and the laughs we had as kids and teenagers.
    I will miss my childhood friend. His mom treated me like one of her kids and my mom treated him like one of hers. I wish I could have taken his pain away. I’m sure he’ll be in heaven with Bobby and Letty. I love you, my friend. I will see you again.

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