Emilia Jaquez
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Emilia Jaquez
  • August 8, 1925 - February 14, 2017
  • Odessa, Texas

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A wonderful, loving Mother, Grandmother, and Sister is now in the loving arms of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Emilia Jaquez, 92, of Odessa passed away on Tuesday morning, February 14, 2017, at Sierra Nursing Home. Emilia Jaquez was born on August 8, 1925, in San Luis, Potosi, Mexico to Francisco Chavez and Refugio Zendejas. She had three brothers: Pedro, Antonio, Rafael, and she was the youngest of the family. Her mother died when she was a child. Shortly afterwards, her father moved their family to Juarez, Mexico. She married and had three children: Tomasa, Jose Angel, and Maria. However, her son, Jose Angel, passed away as an infant due to a sickness. The husband left the family so Emilia began working in El Paso, Texas, in order to provide for her two daughters. She met Elauterio Jaquez and they married. He provided the means to attain her citizenship and the citizenship of her daughters. Together, Emilia and Elauterio moved to Van Horn, Texas, and lived for many years. She found the Lord Jesus Christ when a lady gave her an evangelistical tract. Emilia began Bible studies and began attending church. Emilia received the Holy Ghost with the evidence of speaking in other tongues. At which time, she was diagnosed with cancer and began receiving cancer treatments in Houston, Texas. She began to evangelize the souls in the hospital ward and even had Bible study and prayer meetings with the ladies who were also in the hospital receiving treatments. Despite all her physical problems, she never felt better in her life. She held on to the testimony of Jesus Christ and the power of His Word and Spirit. She overcame and became cancer free to the glory of God, and then returned to Van Horn, Texas. She loved God wholly and served Him with all her heart, praying many hours a day, and fasting. She joined the ministry in Van Horn, Texas, and began to evangelize in Mexico, small towns along the border, near southern Texas. There were many miracles she saw happen: healings, deliverances, and the outpouring of God's Spirit. She was a source to many for prayer and a refuge by the counsel of the Word of God. She was loved by all who met her and she loved all whom she met. She moved to Odessa, Texas, in 2002. She attended Bible Centered Fellowship the last part of her life. The love of God shone through her and we will greatly miss her light. She is survived by her daughters, Tomasa Rivera and Maria Tarango, seven grandchildren, and 10 great-grandchildren. We would like to take this time and with a heartfelt embrace, thank each and every one of you for all your prayers, floral gifts, food offerings, and especially your presence during this time. A special gratitude and thanks to all the staff at Star Care and Sienna Nursing Home for the care given to Emilia Jaquez. May God bless you abundantly?.