Mr. Suniga was born on April 15, 1940, in Beeville. He was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Pettus.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Pablo and Soledad Suniga; a son, Roberto Ray Suniga; and a sister; Virginia Suniga.
Survivors include his wife, Janie Suniga of Pettus; two sons, Juan Danny Suniga of Pettus and Juan (Lupe) Suniga Jr. of Beeville; three daughters, Martina (Lino) Garcia of Beeville, Mercy (LeeRoy) Flores of Pettus and Anna (Roland) Perez of Grand Prairie; two brothers, Enriques (Hortencia) Suniga and Lazaro Suniga, both of Beeville; three sisters, Maria Ambriz, Herminia Santillana and Beatrice Suniga, all of Grand Prairie; 17 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Visitation was held Wednesday, May 29, from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Treviño Funeral Home chapel. A rosary was recited there Thursday evening, May 30, at 7 o’clock.
The funeral Mass was celebrated Friday, May 31, at 10 a.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Pettus with Rev. Luke Thirunelliparambil officiating. Burial followed at the Pettus Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Jerad Garcia, Eugene Suniga, Dorian Flores, Jose Esparza, Gregory Bowden and Ruben Ambriz.
Honorary pallbearers were Amber Garcia, Jennifer Gomez, Anissya Suniga, Jessica Esparza, Kanda Suniga, Reina Suniga, Izaak Suniga, Darian Flores, Dustin Flores, Jaedan Suniga, Christopher Bowden, James Garcia, Matthew Suniga and Michael Ray Suniga.
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