Tommie Treviño Castro

Tommie Treviño Castro

In Loving Memory of Tommie Treviño Castro

February 11, 1939-May 14, 2023

Tommie Treviño Castro was called into God’s heavenly kingdom on May 14, 2023 

surrounded by her loving family. Tommie was born in Mercedes, Texas to Gumercinda “Gume†Rivera and Jesus Treviño. Tommie was 84 years of age at the time of her passing. Tommie was preceded in death by her sons, Bruce Leroy Castro, Bryan Lane Castro, her parents, Jesus Treviño,  Gumercinda “Gume†Treviño and her sister, Essie Hall. 

Tommie is survived by her loving husband, Ernesto “Ernie†Castro, grandchildren, Bruce Castro, II, Kayla Nicole Castro, and Michael Hunter Castro and her daughter in law, Bel Sanchez. She is also survived by her sister, Norma T. Sloss and numerous nieces and nephews who loved her and will miss her dearly.

Tommie was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend. She married the love of her life on December 20, 1959 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Brownsville, Texas.  Ernie and Tommie would have celebrated their 64th wedding anniversary this year. After she raised her sons, she made the decision to try something new and sought employment. She worked at

Dillard’s Department store as a sales associate for many years before retiring. Tommie was a great cook, baker and made the best flour tortillas ever! She would never turn down a good Margarita, especially the ones from Roadhouse.  

Special thanks and love to her niece, Debbie Sloss and her daughter in law Bel Sanchez who were her angels on earth. They were there with her every step of her journey, supporting and caring for her unconditionally. The family would also like to thank the doctors and nurses at Valley Regional Hospital for their care and attention. The family also wishes to express their gratitude to all who visited, called, texted, for bringing food and most importantly your prayers.


The beauty of a memory is that it’s always there, Like a penny in your pocket,

You cantake it anywhere.

And when your heart is heavy and your eyes are filled with tears,

You can focus on a memory, and travel through the years.

Your heart can visit happy times, when laughter filled the air,

And the presence of your loved one, Will lessen your despair.

So, as you travel on in life, Take comfort as you go, In a lifetime of “sweet memories,†

Of one who loved you so!

The family requests your presence to celebrate Mrs. Tommie’s life from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. with a prayer service at 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 18, 2023, at Sunset Memorial Funeral Home. Services conclude at the end of the evening. Services are under the guidance of Sunset Memorial Funeral Home and Crematory & Flower Shop. 657 Springmart Blvd., Brownsville, Texas. (956) 350-8485.

To send flowers or a plant to the family in the memory of Mrs. Tommie Treviño Castro please visit or call (956) 455-3718.


  • Bob & Judy Wooten Posted May 18, 2023 12:47 pm

    Bob & I extend our sincere condolences to the Castro family. Bob worked with Ernie in Rio Grande City & in Brownsville. We would often see them at HEB or Walmart together. Tommie was such a beautiful person inside and out. Ernie our thoughts & prayers are with you. May God watch over you & bring you a measure of peace???? again sincere condolences on the loss of your beautiful wife. Tommie.

  • Lucy C. Fernandez Posted May 18, 2023 5:09 pm

    My deepest condolences to Tommie’s family. I went to Brownsville High School with Tommie. She was a good friend of mine although I hadn’t seen her in many, many years. I’m so sorry to hear of her passing.. I will always remember her fondly. May she Rest In Peace in the Heavenly Kingdom .

  • Rory Craft Posted May 19, 2023 7:34 am

    Ernie, I am so sorry for your loss.

  • Anna Lopez Posted May 19, 2023 6:41 pm

    Ernie, both Frank & I were deeply saddened to hear of the passing of your beloved Tommie. We remember her fondly when we would visit with you all. She had a deep love & gift for her beautiful yearly XMAS decorations. She knew I loved bubble gum & one year gifted me an oversized purple margarita glass filled with my favorite bubble gum. To date, it still sits on our living room coffee table. Without the bubble gum, of course! Tommie had a knack for brightening up our day with her shyish grin & laughter. Truly, her kindred spirit touched all our lives. With much love, Frank & Anna

  • Melinda Martinez-De Leon Posted May 22, 2023 4:52 am

    My sincere condolences to the Castro family.

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