Rafaela A. Lomas, 90, of Waxahachie, passed away surrounded by her loving family on Tuesday, June 26, 2018 in Waxahachie. She was born October 24, 1927 in McAllen, Texas.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Santos Aguilar and Ambrosia Hernandez; her sisters – Marcela (Chele) Moya and Viviana (Mayo) Casas; her husband, Guillermo V. Lomas.

Mrs. Lomas had many names, Mother, Momma, Mar, Grandma and a special name MeeMaw. She was very much loved by her family that included her children, Grandchildren, Great-Grandchildren and Great- Great Grandchildren. Grandma was born and raised in McAllen, Texas and then in the 70’s with her husband, Guillermo, moved to Waxahachie and settled in for the remainder of their lives. Grandma lived a very fulfilling life enjoying many adventures such as, traveling to Rome with her daughters (Rosie and Terry) and Grand-daughter (Christy), fishing with her son and grandchildren, going to the casinos, going to the Bryon Nelson Golf tournament, Easter gatherings and whenever she could go see her Grandchildren at school events and / or their athletic events. She also enjoyed birthday parties, especially hers. But the one thing that meant the most to Grandma was the surprised visits by any members of her family, and the phone calls as well. Those 2 things would make her extremely happy. Grandma had this rare skill or trait to make each of her family member feel as if they were the most important and loved person of this large loving family. Grandma loved music, parties, an occasional margarita or 2, any kind of family gatherings, and hosting Christmas for everyone. Grandma was very proud of the successes that ALL of her children have reached so far in their lives. Grandma was LIFE; she was the center of this Martinez/Lomas Family, The Matriarch.

Grandma We All Love You and will Miss You very much, but now Rest in Peach in Heaven and look down on us and guide us to be the Loving and Caring Person that you are. Good Night Grandma

Grandma is survived by 7 sons and 2 daughters, Juan & Sonia Martinez, Lupe Martinez, Felix Martinez, Rey & Lucinda Martinez, Rosie & Edward Davila, Santos & Nora Martinez, Wally & Dottie Lomas, Bobby & Michelle Lomas and Terry Lomas. Grandma is also survived by 31 Grandchildren and their spouses, 62 Great Grandchildren and their spouses, and 18 Great Great Grandchildren. That is a total of 161 devoted loving members of this Family of Grandma’s. She was also survived by many nephews and nieces and by her cousins, and countless number of family friends.

Those serving as pallbearers include, Juan Martinez, Lupe Martinez, Rey Martinez, Felix Martinez Jr., Santos Martinez, Wally Lomas (Eric Davila), Bobby Lomas, Edward Davila

Those selected as honorary pallbearers include her grandsons, David Martinez, Albert Martinez, Felix Martinez Jr., Edward Martinez, Isaac Martinez, Aaron Martinez, Rolando Martinez, Edward Anthony Davila Jr., Ryan Davila, Eric Davila, John Lomas, Miguel Lomas, Andrew Mitts.

Also, serving as honorary pallbearers, are her granddaughters, Christy Hamilton, Marcy Kellen, Leticia Martinez, Andrea Williams, Laura Martinez, Jessica Harris, Ana Rodriguez, Amanda Pulido, Candace Carranza, Katie Pace, Stevie Day, Nikki Wingfield, Kristen Taylor, Caitlyn Mitts.

Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m. Monday, July 2, 2018 at St. Joseph Catholic Church with Rev. Ivan Asencio as Celebrant. Interment will follow at the Waxahachie City Cemetery.

A rosary prayer service will be recited at 7:00 p.m. Sunday, July 1, 2018 in the Pat Boze Memorial Chapel of Wayne Boze Funeral Home. There will be an hour of visitation for family and friends prior to the rosary and an hour of visitation following the rosary.