Tina Ray Arispe

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It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of Tina Ray Arispe, beloved wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, and friend. Tina left us peacefully on July 7, 2024, at the age of 57, surrounded by her loving family in her home in Waco, Tx.

Celebration of Tina’s Life:  6:00 PM to 8:00 PM Wednesday, July 10, 2024, at Lake Shore Funeral Home, 5201 Steinbeck Bend, Waco, Tx.

Born on August 12, 1966, in Waco, Tx, Tina was the twin daughter of Billy and Mary Ray. She shared a unique and special bond with her twin sister, Gina, who predeceased her.  Tina was born and raised in Robinson, Tx, where she made many memories in the family pool, laying concrete, playing with her siblings, and cruising the Valley.

Tina married her husband, Eleno Arispe, in 2016, and together they built an enjoyable life and successful business.

A devoted grandmother, Tina embraced her role as ‘MiMi’ with boundless enthusiasm and excitement. Her granddaughter – Tatum was her pride and joy. Together they enjoyed cooking, shopping, and attending Tatum’s school activities.

Tina was a doting mother to Tierra and Tanner, instilling in them values of strength, curiosity, and compassion. She encouraged her children to pursue their passions, lead with love, and never stop asking questions. Tina’s dedication to her children created a strong bond and lasting love.

Tina’s generosity, warmth, and unwavering strength left an indelible mark on everyone she met. She is survived by her husband, Eleno; her children, Tierra and Tanner; her granddaughter, Tatum; her brother, Billy Ray; and sister, Debbie Hefelfinger, numerous nieces, nephew, and friends.

Tina’s light shone brightly in the lives of those who knew her. Though she is no longer with us, her legacy of love, resilience, and dedication will continue to inspire and guide us. She will be deeply missed, loved, and remembered forever.

May she rest in peace with our Heavenly Father.

A special thank you to the compassionate caregivers, sister, and friend who provided unwavering support and comfort to Tina. Halcyon Home, Community Palliative Care, Texas Oncology, Debbie Hefelfinger, and Jenny Sherman.

Place of Service: Lake Shore Funeral Home , 5201 Steinbeck Bend; Waco, TX 76708

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  1. I am very sorry for your loss.
    She will be dearly missed but forever loved.
    I always looked at her as a sister.

  2. Priscilla Parker

    I am so sorry for your loss. Tina was a special person and I
    Don’t think she ever met a stranger. I always enjoyed her when she worked at the salon. Thinking of you and Tina’s kids and granddaughter. May you find comfort in the days ahead.

  3. Melissa (Lisa) Driskell

    This right here is something I never expected to be doing. We were in our 20s both newly divorced we meet at a place we’re people were every Friday and Saturday night. We would gather with our friends and made memories that I will never forget. For years it was Debbie, Tina, DeeDee and Me living like there was no end . It wasn’t what we talked about We just lived our best life at the time. These memories will be with me until I’m gone. Their mother was like my mother. Tina always had to be talking on the phone while she did her housework on Sunday and I would be the one who was having to hold the cordless phone while I too did mine. We would talk about the night before and laugh a lot. I have never had any friends like her and Debbie. We were just so much fun. I’m just so sorry she had to go through so much during the past year. I know your pain is gone and you are joined with our Lord and savior And your parents, Gina, Bubba and your aunt Sandy and just so many that left before you. I know I actually love my friend even though we all went our own ways after the years together but I am confident you found the love of your life and your forever husband and love was all around you This breaks my heart Rest easy Tina !❤️🙏🏻

  4. Prayers

  5. Laurie Ray Watkins

    Even though our lives got separated for a while I’m glad we connected again years later.. We missed out on a lot memories that could have been made. I love you cuz!, I hope your Mom and Gina were there to meet you at heavens gate. Always remember cousins forever! till we meet again, let your star shine bright, love you!

  6. Donna Finn Wiley

    I had the pleasure of being close to Tina (and her family) in Robinson when they lived up the hill from us. Even though we weren’t true cousins, we share many of the same first cousins, and our families spent a lot of time together back then (late 70’s to mid 80’s). Tina was always such a nice, pleasant person. I hate that she went through so much in the past few years, but she was such a strong woman and did not want to leave her loved ones (here on earth). N now she is no longer suffering and can spend eternity with those in Heaven who were waiting for her at the Pearly Gates. Rest in Heaven sweet Tina, you are now a guardian angel watching over the loved ones you left behind until they can be with you again.

  7. Debbie, Billy and family,
    I am so sorry for your loss. Praying for peace and comfort.

  8. Rhonda Rostockyj

    Debbie and family,
    I’m so sorry for your loss.
    RIP, Tina.

    Rhonda Rostockyj

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