Ricardo Xavier "Ricky" Roa-Rodriguez

April 3, 1994 - July 27, 2011
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Ricardo Xavier “Ricky” Roa-Rodriguez, born April 3, 1994 departed this life in the evening hours of July 27, 2011in the arms of his Father, Simon Rodriguez and Mother, Elodia Rodriguez surrounded by his loving family.

17 years ago this world was blessed with a true angel. A young man with strength beyond his years, Ricky was an exceptional young man. With a smile that could light up a room and a contagious laugh, Ricky never met a stranger and often went out of his way to bring a smile to the face of his friends and everyone around them. Although he endured a lot of pain on of own, Ricky never complained… he accepted the life he was afforded and did the best he could to fight and overcome his illness. He never gave up and fought through the last moments of his beautiful life.

Ricky Rick, we will never for a second forget that entrancing smile or those whispered tones in your voice. Those unquestionable gaming skills and your loving hugs you were always sooo happy to give out with every greeting. You will forever remain in our hearts, minds, prayers and thoughts. We are so grateful to love you, Son.

Ricky is predeceased in death by his loving grandfather, Alfred Rodriguez, Sr., and his sweet baby cousin, Kaylie Guardiola. Ricky’s memory lives on through his father and mother, Simon and Elodia (Roa) Rodriguez, and his younger sister, Katarina Rodriguez all of Galveston; his Grandparents, Rodolofo and Maria Roa of Galveston, and Josephine Rodriguez of Galveston; Aunts, Elsa Mullins (Jeff) of Laredo, TX, Griselda Marcciano (Falco) of Texas City, TX, Josie Molina (Rudy) of Clear Lake, TX, Cynthia Rodriguez of Galveston, TX; Uncles, Javier Roa of Galveston, TX, Alfred Rodriguez, Jr. (Patricia) of Humble, TX, Eugene Rodriguez (Lisa) of League City, TX, Alonzo Ramirez, Sr. (Cindy) of Galveston, TX, and Kevin Kim of Galveston, TX. Cousins, Daniel Mullins, Maribel Mullins, Vito Marcciano, Giovanni Marcciano, Vincent Marcciano, Kathy Rodriguez, Alfred “AJ” Rodriguez, III, Amanda Rodriguez, Alex Rodriguez, Alonzo “Bebo” Ramirez, Jr., Andrew Ramirez, Avery Kim.

Visitation will begin at 5:00 pm, Friday, July 29, 2011 at Malloy & Son Funeral Home in Galveston, TX. A rosary will be prayed in Ricky’s honor at 7:00 PM.

Funeral Mass will be held at 10:00 am, Saturday, July 30, 2011 at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Galveston, TX, followed by a Christian burial at Galveston Memorial Park Cemetery, in Hitchcock, TX.

Pallbearers are Alonzo “Bebo” Ramirez, Jr., Daniel Mullins, Alfred “AJ” Rodriguez, III, Andrew Ramirez, Vito Marcciano, Stephon Strickland. Honorary pallbearers are Alfred Rodriguez, Jr.., Javier Roa, Eugene Rodriguez, Blake Jensen, Christian Acuna, Tim Sheehy, Roger Tobar, and Murchant Smith.

The family of Ricky would like to extend their most heartfelt thank you and appreciation to Dr. Chad Davis, MD, Dr. Amr Abouliesh, MD, Dr. Marvin Cohen, MD, Dr. Shraddha Siddharth Mukerji, MD, and all the nurses and staff that treated our beautiful Ricky over his life at UTMB Hospital in Galveston… your gentle and caring kindness always made him feel loved.

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Born: April 3, 1994
Died: July 27, 2011

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Tammy Cervantes posted on 11/30/-1

May God bless you. Ricky was a great person and he had fun when he and Stephon came to the Youth Lock-in at Lighthouse Family Assembly of God. Our youth group will be praying for the family. What a Homecoming party that is taking place for him in Heaven. Tammy Cervantes, Youth Leader


The Sepulveda Family posted on 11/30/-1

Dearest Rodriguez Family, We cannot imagine your pain. We were granted the blessing of small glimpses of the joy that Ricky's life brought you all. During this time of sorrow, may you experience the comforting presence of God's love throughout your beautiful family. Bendiciones, Chuck, Rhonda, Chaz, Corbin and Christian


Daniel and Monica Hernandez posted on 11/30/-1

You will be missed Ricky. We love you! Daniel and Monica


Teri Kingsley posted on 11/30/-1

so sorry for your loss.


Chris Cagle posted on 11/30/-1

Simon, I'm so sorry for your loss, me and Sandra's Prayers are with you and your Wife during this difficult time. We will continue to keep you and your Son in our Prayers each night. If you need anything please feel free to get in touch. Love, Chris & Sandra Cagle


Tommy Castillo posted on 11/30/-1

Sorry for your loss. Our prayers are with your Family.


Ambrose Vargas posted on 11/30/-1

Sorry for your loss and we send our love and faith to you! GOD bless and comfort you at this time and always! love Ambrose Vargas and family