Juanita B. Cantu
Juanita B. Cantu
  • June 2, 1948 - November 22, 2017
  • Houston, Texas

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Our beloved Juanita B. Cantu went to her eternal reward on November 22, 2017, at the age of 69 years. Born in Pharr, Texas on June 2nd 1948 to Vicente Barbosa and Maria Amada Garza. Juanita was raised in Benavides, Texas.
October 2014 Juanita was re-diagnosed with Metastatic Breast Cancer (Stage 4). She never gave up, she never complained and always maintaining a brave and cheerful outlook of an optimistic future. Even through countless radiation, chemotherapy treatments, broken bones, x-rays, hospitalization and pain. No matter the trials and tribulations she faced, she always had a beautiful smile on her face saying God has a plan.

Juanita shared her incredible gift of her Catholic faith with everyone she met. Her faith was her strength that sustained her throughout her life, and her countless prayers were always a source of strength and protection for her family. Filled with compassion and interest in others, Juanita made friends easily and maintained contact with many. Throughout her life, Juanita loved to be outdoors with her plants.

Juanita was preceded in death by her husband of 17 years, Jose Benito Cantu, her father Vicente Barbosa, her mother Maria Amada Garza, and her siblings Mario Ramirez and Eddie Ramirez.
Juanita will be dearly missed and lovingly remembered by her Partner of 26 years Gerardo (Jerry) Fernandez from (Hebbronville, TX), her Daughter Anna M Cantu (Houston, TX), and her siblings Hilda Sauceda (Frank Sauceda) Diana Ramirez (Danny Doda), and Deborah Ramirez. She had many nieces and nephews whom she loved dearly.