Juana A. Patiño
Juana ‘’Cheli’’ A. Patiño, 48, of Uvalde died on Oct. 25, 2017, in Uvalde.
She was born on March 3, 1969, in Eagle Pass to Antonia (Martinez) and Cipriano Montalvo Patiño.
She was an active member of Templo Cristiano Church in Uvalde and she served as a church board member and secretary.
The family says she was an elementary teacher and an ordained minister, who was called to the ministry at the age of 13 while attending church service at a tent revival in Uvalde; the evangelist called her up and prophesied that she would preach the Word of God in many places. She was an innovator and a visionary with a mission to bring others to Christ. She impacted many lives and changed the course of many by preaching the gospel.
She was a sponsor of the Royal Rangers of Uvalde and a committee member for El Dia de los Niños, a youth assistant and children’s church pastor, and leader of Christian home school at Templo Cristiano; she did sidewalk Sunday school outreach to apartment complexes in Uvalde; she preached on mission trips to Colorado, and was a director of vacation Bible school, co-life group organizer and on the newcomer welcoming committee at Templo Cristiano church.
She did outreach ministry in Uvalde and missionary work in the mountains of Columbia. She founded a bilingual school program at a mega church in Bogotá, Columbia.
Patiño is survived by her parents, of Uvalde; two sisters, Norma Ruiz and husband, Joe, of Uvalde and Maribel Lacey and husband, Brad, of San Antonio; three brothers, Cipriano Patiño and wife, Silvia, of Uvalde, Sergio Patiño and wife, Graciela, and Servando Patiño and wife, Gisela, all of San Antonio; and 15 nieces and nephews, Joey Ruiz, Diego Ruiz, Dora Ruiz, Klara Ruiz, Mia Patiño, Desserie Zuñiga, Elsa Patiño, Servando Patiño Jr., Monic Patiño, Sergio Patiño Jr., Gabriela Patiño-Diaz and husband, Elijah, Daniela Patiño, Lupe Garcia, Adriana Patiño, and Christian Patiño.
A prayer service was held on Wednesday and again on Thursday at 7 p.m. at Rushing-Estes-Knowles Mortuary.
A funeral service was held on Friday at 11 a.m. at Templo Cristiano Church. Interment followed at Hillcrest Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Joey Ruiz, Diego Ruiz, Christian Patiño, Sergio Patiño Jr., Roberto Hernandez Jr. and Jacinto Garcia Jr.
Rushing-Estes-Knowles Mortuary, www.rekfunerals.com