Rosary at 6:00 pm.
Juanita “Lola” Dolores Medina was born on April 12, 1946 to Alfonso and Virginia Medina, Jr. She passed away on April 6, 2017, surrounded by her family and best friend, Anna Gonzales, at UTMB Galveston.
Lola, a proud BOI, devoted her life to caring for her parents and family. She enjoyed hosting family gatherings and delighted all with her cooking. Her culinary talents were developed over years of service at St. Mary’s Hospital, GISD, Galveston Artillery Club, Seaborne, Moody Gardens, and Texas A &M food services.
She is preceded in death by her parents and brothers, Richard Medina and David Medina.
Left to cherish her memory are siblings, Alfonso Medina, III, and wife, Maria; Linda Filidei, and husband, Armido, III; Mary Ann Wheelis and husband, Joe; Rose Medina; Victor Medina and wife, Lupe; sister–in-law, Maricela Medina; nieces and nephews: Michael Medina and wife, Minerva; Nikolas Tsakiris; Valerie Medina; Michelle Medina; April Womack and husband Ryan; Summer Chapman and husband, Joshua; Christopher Filidei and wife, Jessica; Diana Johnson and husband, Ron; Mindy Soto; Steven Soto; Melissa Galicia; Monique Medina; Ryan Medina; Bryan Medina; Richard Mancuso, Jr.; Kimberly Medina; Chloe Medina; Michael Morales; Joey Esqueda; Monica Esqueda; Victor Medina, Jr. and wife, Wendy; and Kandace Medina.
Lola’s family will receive visitors beginning at 5:00 pm, Monday, April 10, 2017, at Malloy & Son Funeral Home. A rosary will begin at 6:00 pm.
Funeral Mass will be 10:00 am, Tuesday, April 11, 2017, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church with burial following at Calvary Catholic Cemetery.
Pallbearers include Alfonso Medina, III, Victor Medina, Michael Medina, Armido Filidei, III, Nikolas Tsakiris, Christopher Filidei, Steven Soto, and Richard Mancuso, Jr.
Honorary Pallbearers are Andrew Medina and Branden Medina.
The family would like to thank the staff of DaVita Dialysis (IH-45 & 646) as well as the doctors, nurses and staff at UTMB for consistently providing excellent care. Special thanks to Alfonso and Maria Medina, III, for the diligent care and loving companionship they shared with Lola during her lengthy illness.