Luisa Cruz Zepeda, 90, was called to rest by our Great Creator in Heaven on Friday, December 24, 2021. She was born in Harlingen, Texas on February 16, 1931 to Andres Cruz and Carlota Mendieta. She is preceded in death by her parents, Andres and Carlota Cruz, five brothers, Epifanio Cruz, Jose Cruz, Juan Cruz, Julian Cruz and Manuel Cruz, 2 sisters, Aurora Torres and Francisca Gonzalez, 2 sons, Damian and Orlando Zepeda, a granddaughter, Estela Castro Hernandez, a grandson, Andres Azua and great granddaughter, Sophia Grace Rosas. Left to cherish her loving memory are a brother, Geronimo Cruz of Los Fresnos, TX and sister Tomasa Rodgriguez of Las Yescas, TX, and her children, Juanita Castro (+Reynaldo) of Kittitas, WA, Amado Zepeda, Jr. (+Maria) of Harlingen, TX, Jose Luis Zepeda of Santa Rosa, TX, Maria De La Luz Jaramillo (Francisco) of Harlingen, TX, Jorge Zepeda (Nancy) of Los Fresnos, TX, Graciela Zepeda of Brownsville, TX, Raquel Garcia (+Juan) of Brownsville, TX, Karla Martinez (Luis) of Los Fresnos, Texas, Maria del Rosario Torres (+Jesus) of Traverse City, MI, Robert Zepeda (Kathleen) Los Fresnos, TX, Francis Zepeda of Los Fresnos, TX, Sandra Azua (Jesus) of Del Rio, TX, Oscar Zepeda (Rocio) of Rochester, MN, Blas Zepeda of Los Fresnos, TX, 53 grandchildren, 59 great-grandchildren and 7 great-great-grandchildren. She was baptized at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church in Harlingen, Texas on May 17, 1931. She was enrolled in the Harlingen School District until the Third Grade. As a teenager, she helped in caring for her younger siblings and housekeeping chores. Luisa met and married Amado Zepeda, Sr., (+) and both had 16 children, 8 boys and 8 girls, born to their marriage. Luisa always said that she was not rich but that her children were her riches. She worked hard as a housewife and migrant worker. With only a third-grade education, she was a self-taught woman who knew a lot about construction, mechanics, cooking, housekeeping, current events, world news, budgeting, running a business, societal acceptance and injustices and music; but the most important to her though, were family and God. She was known to give her all and more, even though she had no more to give. She taught us to love, forgive, not to judge and to believe in mankind. She will always be remembered for her delicious foods, mounds of flour tortillas. Family and friends will mainly remember her for the unselfish acts of kindness, prayers and blessings. Visitation will be held from 4:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. with a a Rosary starting at 6:30 p.m. at Thomae-Garza Funeral Home in San Benito, Texas. Funeral Mass will be held at 2:00 p.m. at St. Cecilia Catholic Church in Los Fresnos, Texas, interment will follow to Los Cuates Cemetery in Los Fresnos, Texas. Pallbearers will be her six sons, Amado, Joe, Jorge, Robert, Oscar and Blas. Also escorting the casket to the final resting place will be her daughters, Juanita, Lucy, Gracie, Rachel, Karla, Rosie, Francis and Sandy. All individuals are encouraged to follow CDC guidelines by socially distancing a minimum space of 6 feet apart and face covers or masks are recommended. You may sign the online guestbook, light a remembrance candle, or send words of comfort to the family of Luisa Cruz Zepeda at www.thomaegarza.com. Funeral arrangements entrusted to the care of Thomae-Garza Funeral Home and Crematory, 395 S. Sam Houston, Blvd., San Benito, TX 78586.