Miriam Cruz Rosas

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Miriam Cruz Rosas, 68, of Waco, passed away Monday, November 30, 2009. Funeral services will be 10AM Thursday, December 3rd at Lake Shore Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Frank Alvarado and Rev. Marcos Rodriguez officiating. Burial will follow at Oakwood Cemetery. Visitation will be 6 to 8PM Wednesday, December 2nd at Lake Shore Funeral Home, 5201 Steinbeck Bend in Waco. Mrs. Rosas will be available for viewing starting Wednesday morning. Thoughts and memories may be shared in the online Guest Book at www.LakeShoreFuneralHome.com.

Miriam was born October 15, 1941 in Mayaguez, Puerto Rico to Florencio and Ramonita (Cuevas) Cruz. She married Rafael Rosas on April 18, 1959 in Brooklyn, New York. Miriam and Rafael lived their life in New York City until they moved to Texas in 1995.

Survivors include husband of 50 years, Rafael Rosas of Waco; daughters, Miriam Pastrana and husband, Eddie and Theresa Rankin and husband, Joe; and son, John Rosas; grandchildren, Jessica, Natalie, Matthew, Ashleigh, Shianne, Josiah, and Jonathan; great grandchildren, Julia, Emma and Sophia; sisters, Theresa, Sylvia, Ramona and Martha; and brothers, Frankie, Tony, Charlie, and Sammy.

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  1. Alex ayala and family

    we will miss you alot and will never forget your kindness love ya

  2. We Love You Very Much Titi. You were always so strong, positive and smiling. So full of Love. We will all help to keep the spirit of your love flowing strongly within the family. God Bless You.

  3. Bryan and Leticia Collado

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time. May your grandmother rest in peace.

  4. Daniel & Mona Dominguez

    Natalie, and the Pastrana family. We are so sorry for your loss. May God bless you and keep you during your time of sorrow.

  5. David & Lynette Abreu

    May you RIP

  6. When I think of Titi Miriam, I think of a truly Awakened spirit. Awakened to the beauty, bliss, and infinite happiness that can be found in the sacred experience of being alive. Her strength of character, her graceful means of being, her boundless compassion, and endless fount of love is a blessing she shared selflessly with all who knew her. She will always remain a source of wisdom and inspiration we shall all aspire to. She is a light that will always burn brightly in my heart. As she moves into this next cycle of being, I ask we never forget how she lived…and also remember how she passed on her own terms through the power of her love for us. When all said she couldn’t make it a day longer, she persevered without an inkling of doubt or fear. She now remains in a realm of bliss, yet her essence will forever be a part of our souls. As the wise Lao Tzu once said, "Music in the soul Can be heard throughout the Universe." Listen closely to the rhythms of your beating heart, it is there that the song of her love remains for all time. In love, light, and harmony we remain forever connected through your memory and righteous spirit.

    Renee and Ehren Cruz

  7. Frankie & Sherri Cruz

    All our love to you all. So glad to have visited with my father and see you all.

  8. Tata, Thank you for the fond memories. You were a spiritual champion, and encourager! How I loved spending time wth you, and listening to your words of Wisdom! God was always number one in your book, and you were a true example of a follower and doer in Christ. Your joy and laughter in the Lord was contagious, and came out of a deep love for Him. I will always keep you alive in my heart, You have arrived home safely, and great is your reward! I’m comforted because I know that it’s not goodbye, and that I will see you again…….
    Love, your Niece Helen.

  9. Aunt Miriam was a Virtuous Women.
    She was clothed with strength and dignity, and she laughed without fear of the future.
    When she spoke her words were wise,and she gave instructions with kindness.
    Her children will stand and call her blessed and her husband will always praise her.
    There are many virtuous and capable women in the world, but Aunt Miriam surpassed them all.
    Proverbs 31:25-29

    We love you Aunt Miriam
    you were a great example!!
    Ivette, Sam, Brandon, Samantha and Harmony


    Sister Miriam was a beautiful woman of God. She is with her Lord today. I pray peace and rest for the family. You will see her again. Keep the faith. Stand firm in the Lord and do not faint. The Lord will answer all of your mom’s prayers in due time. He promised her, and He is faithful to do it.

  11. We will miss you Tia Tata.
    We love you and will always remember you.

  12. Jessica R. Perez

    All my love and prayers I send your way.


  13. Lillian Lebron Cruz

    She will live on in our hearts and in our thoughts! May our Lord embrace you and give you comfort during this difficult time. With our deepest condolences and love, Tony, Lilly, Anthony, Michelle, Ehren and Renee

  14. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. God Blesses those who mourn, for they will be comforted. Matthew 5:4

    Our deepest condolences. Love, Margie, Tommy, Amanda and Christopher

  15. Mary Fajardo Ayala

    My sincere condolences to all the family. Beta will be missed by everyone she touched with her love and prayers. My thoughts and prayers go out to you all.

    Mary Ayala, Waco, Texas

  16. love has never been an example like yours, you were the real deal and no one will ever come close to you love. i love you and miss you so much, let this not be a mourning of death but a celebration of a what effect bita’s life has had on you.

  17. Satish and Mira Dalia

    May God give you eternal peace.

  18. Tammy Culpepper Castro

    I am so sorry to hear about Mrs. Rosas. I had the pleasure of visiting her as a nurse. She was one of of my favorites. Always had a hug and a smile that would light up the world and my day.I am so grateful I knew her. My thoughts and prayers go out to the family. She always said she was ready when the lord was ready for her. Tammy (Jordan Health Services- Former employee

  19. Johnny, Jonathon, & Rosas Family, i’m truly sorry for your loss. Beta was a wonderful woman, who always showed me lots of love, and oh how i loved the way she worshiped the Lord. She was a true blessing to my life, as i’m sure many people that she met. She will be truly missed, you are all in my thoughts and prayers! May God have his mighty hand upon you all during this time! Wally, Alias, DanYel, & Lexus

  20. Surely goodness and love has followed her all the days of her life, and now she will dwell in the house of the LORD forever. Amen!

    Our prayers are with you all! Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted. Matthew 5:4

    Sending our love and condolences, Yvonne, Ed, Jiorden and Adam

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