Funeral services for Juventina Murillo, 91, of Levelland, will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, October 31, at St. Michael’s Catholic Church, with Fr. Jonathan Phillips officiating and music provided by Johnny Vasquez.
Interment will follow in the City of Levelland Cemetery, under the direction of Head Duarte Funeral Home of Levelland.
Visitation will be held from 9 a.m. until 9 p.m. Friday, October 30, at Head Duarte Funeral Home, with the reciting of the Rosary to be held at 7 p.m.
She passed away October 27, 2020, in Levelland.
Juventina was born January 25, 1929, to Epifano and Rebecca in Castro Quiroz, in Nuevo Laredo Tamaulipas Mexico.
She attended college and graduated with her teaching degree.
Juventina taught elementary school for five years in Mexico. She taught her children to read and write in Spanish.
She married Antonio Murillo January 18, 1953, in Ciudad Anáhuac, Nuevo León, Mexico and they were blessed with four children from this union.
The family relocated to Levelland in 1953, and have been in Levelland ever since.
Her hobbies were cooking; she expected all her children to come for lunch, plus, anybody else was welcome; embroidery and watching her favorite baseball team, the New York Yankees.
Juventina was a person of very strong faith. Her children thought of their mother as a savior because of her strong faith.
She prayed day and night for her son when he was young and ill for months. Her son believes she saved him with her prayers.
Above all, she loved all her children, grandchildren and great- grandchildren.
Juventina was a lifetime member of St. Michael’s Catholic Church of Levelland.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Epifano and Rebecca in Castro Quiroz; husband of 57 years of marriage, Antonio Murillo; a granddaughter, Lourdes Murillo; five brothers; and two sisters.
She is survived by her sons: Frank (Marianna) Murillo and Mario (Yolanda) Murillo, both of Levelland; daughters: Norma (Lupe) Garcia of Levelland and Beatriz (Daniel) Rodriguez of Lubbock; sisters: Hortencia Quiroz of Mexico and Rosa Acevedo of Laredo, Texas. 11 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers are Adam Garcia, Eric Garcia, Michael Rodriguez, Vince Rodriguez, Dominic Murillo and Malachi Gavina.