Guadalupe “Lupe” Rodriguez


Guadalupe “Lupe” Rodriguez, 77, of Houston, formerly of Gonzales, passed away Monday, January 2, 2023.  He was born February 5, 1945 in Gonzales the son of Luciano and Julia Longoria Rodriguez.  He was a graduate of Gonzales High School and married Evelia Reyes in 1967.

He enjoyed the outdoors, hunting, fishing or just walking admiring nature.  He was a history buff and followed the History Channel often.  Old Country music was his favorite especially Johnny Cash and Willie Nelson.  Most of all he treasured time spent with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren who affectionately called him “PeePaw”.

He is survived by his wife Evelia Rodriguez of Houston; daughters Rachel Hernandez and husband Ray, Rosalinda Rodriguez and Rebecca Rodriguez all of Houston; son Gregory Rodriguez of Houston; grandchildren Jessica Zamora and husband Jose and Kristen Hernandez and husband John; great-grandchildren Ava Zamora, Alana Zamora, Nora Hernandez and Karina Hernandez; sisters Jamie Hastings and husband Jose Sanchez of Gonzales and Carmen Guiterrez and husband Diego of Crown Point, Indiana; brothers Luciano Rodriguez, Jr. and Richard Rodriguez both of Gonzales.

He was preceded by his parents, sisters Esther DeLaCruz, Hope Sourbeck and Lupita Tejerina, brother Emilo Rodriguez.

Mass of the Resurrection will be celebrated 10 a.m. Friday, January 6, 2023 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church with Reverend Jason Martini officiating.  Interment will follow at the St. James Catholic Cemetery.  Pallbearers include Ray Hernandez, Gregory Rodriguez, Jose Zamora, Richard Rodriguez, Edward Reyes and Joseph Hastings.

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Arrangements are under the care and direction of Seydler-Hill Funeral Home 906 St. Paul St., Gonzales.