Angelica Guerra passed away peacefully on January 9, 2023. While enduring a tough battle with cancer, she always trusted God and showed resilience and perseverance. Angelica was a loving daughter, sister, wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and friend.
Angelica was born on April 26, 1945, in Monterrey, Mexico, but she called San Cristobal de las Casas, Chiapas (Mexico), Lubbock (Texas), and Nashville (Tennessee) her home. She is preceded in death by her parents Amado Guerrero and Manuela Juarez, her siblings, David Guerrero, Amado Guerrero, Oscar Guerrero, Maria de La Luz Puente, and her son-in-law Manuel Reyna III. Angelica was devoted to the love of her life, her late husband, Dr. Eloy Guerra (1945-2001). Angelica is survived by her children Jesus Eloy Guerra and Gracie, Sergio Manuel Guerra and Kam, Angelica Loli Reyna and Grace Guerra; grandchildren Christian Reyna, Ashley Reyna, Jesus Eloy Guerra Jr, Aaron Reyna, Isabella Guerra, Natalia Guerra, and Leah Woolbright; great-grandchild, Mason Reyna; siblings Magdalena Prado, Jaime Guerrero and Martha Platas; her brother-in-law Efrain Guerra; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Angelica was a member of Quaker Avenue Church of Christ, where she demonstrated her devotion and love for God. Alongside her husband, Eloy, she served in the missionary field in San Cristobal, Chiapas (Mexico) from 1973-1983. In 1992, Angelica and Eloy moved to Nashville, Tennessee where they established a successful non-profit agency assisting the emerging Latino Community with legal issues. Angelica was very talented and enjoyed creating amazing crafts for friends and family. She was an enthusiastic crocheter, always making newborn outfits, booties, and blankets. Angelica was an amazing cook, known best for making the best tamales in town. She was an amazing mother, who boasted about her children’s accomplishments and always supported them in achieving their goals.
The family would like to thank Minnie Martinez, Carmen Serrano, Essie Alvarado, and Manuel and Lupe Reyna for their unwavering friendship.
Visitation with the family will be held on Saturday, January 14, 2023, from 2 PM to 3 PM at Quaker Avenue Church of Christ, 1701 Quaker Avenue Church of Christ, with a Celebration of Life to follow from 3 PM to 4 PM.