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Rebeca Cantu

September 23, 1933 ~ July 26, 2020 (age 86)

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I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. Now there is in store for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will award to me on that day—and not only to me, but also to all who have longed for his appearing. II Timothy 4:7-8

He peleado la buena batalla, he acabado la carrera, he guardado la fe. Por lo demás, me está guardada la corona de justicia, la cual me dará el Señor, juez justo, en aquel día; y no sólo a mí, sino también a todos los que aman su venida. II Timoteo 4:7-8

Rebeca R. Cantú, went Home to be with her Savior and Lord on July 26, 2020 at the age of 86.  Rebeca was born to the late Anselmo and Adela Castro Rodriguez on September 23, 1933 in San Benito, Texas.

After graduating high school, Rebeca went to work for the First National Bank of Harlingen. She was a valued employee of the San Benito CISD Tax Office for many years until her retirement. 

Rebeca was a devout Christian and committed her gifts and talents and found great joy in her Lord as a member of Primera Iglesia Bautista of Harlingen and Iglesia Bautista La Palma en Cristo of San Benito.  She was a Sunday school teacher for more than 65 years. Rebeca was also very involved in Unión Femenil Misionera and loved helping with compañerismos at church. Rebeca enjoyed gardening, shopping, and fine dining. 

Rebeca’s husband, Gustavo Cantú, Sr., her parents, Anselmo and Adela Rodriguez, and son-in-law, Antonio Cavazos preceded Rebeca in death.

Left to treasure Rebeca’s memory are her children, Gustavo (Maria Luisa) Cantú, Jr., Julia Ann Cavazos, Linda Marie (Antonio G.) Limón, and Lisa (Frank) Garza; grandchildren, Abraham Pérez, Gustavo Cantú III, Julie Cantú, Rachel Pérez, Aaron Cantú, Javier Cantú, Khrysty Sauceda, Adrienne Sauceda, Sarah Sauceda, Samuel Pérez, Alexandra Limón, Cassandra Cavazos, David Cavazos, Jadalynn Guajardo, Brayden Guajardo, Mia Cantú, Arliana Cantú, Ana Cantú, Brooklyn Guajardo, Aaron Cantú, Gustavo Cantú IV, Javier Cantú, Jr., Axel and Corey Hernandez.

Rebeca’s family will receive friends and relatives on Friday, July 31, 2020 from 2:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at San Benito Funeral Home.  A Celebration of Life Service will begin at 7 o’clock on Friday evening with Rev. Roberto Rodríguez officiating. 

Samuel Pérez, David Cavazos, Rachel Pérez, Ricky Guajardo, Abraham Pérez, Adrienne Elizabeth Sauceda, and Liza Garza are honored to serve as pallbearers.  Gustavo Cantú, Jr., Frank Garza, and Antonio G. Limon will serve as honorary pallbearers.

Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to San Benito Funeral Home, 1400 W. Business 77, San Benito, Texas 78586.  956.275.8402 www.sanbenitofuneralhome.com.

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July 31, 2020

1:00 PM to 9:00 PM
San Benito Funeral Home
1400 W. Highway 77
San Benito, TX 78586

Celebration of Life
July 31, 2020

7:00 PM
San Benito Funeral Home
1400 W. Highway 77
San Benito, TX 78586

Video is available for this event


RGV State Veterans Cemetery
2520 S. Inspiration Rd
Mission, TX 78572

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