Cipriana Nita Rodriguez graduated to eternal glory to be with our Lord Jesus surrounded by her family on Sunday, June 5, 2022. Nita was born on January 9, 1948, to Emeterio and María Vega in Mercedes, Texas. She attended public schools and graduated from Mercedes High School in 1966. She graduated from Pan American College in 1971 with a Bachelor of Science degree and continued her education at Texas A&I University in Kingsville, Texas graduating in 1976 with a Master of Education Degree. Nita began her teaching career at Harlingen CISD and continued for 40 years. She also taught at McCamey ISD, PSJA ISD, and retired at Weslaco ISD. A highly recognized educator, Nita taught various grade levels, including Special Education, and ESL.
Nita served with godly pride and enjoyed mentoring young teachers and students alike. Nita and her late husband, Raúl S. Rodriguez were married on November 2, 1980, and were married for 20 years until his passing in 2001. Nita faithfully served Jesus. She graduated from the Alliance Centers of Theological Studies in May 1988. She was instrumental in planting several churches in the mid-Valley. She was part of a family group that founded Labors of Love and Hope Church in Weslaco where she was an active member. Nita devoted her heart, life, and resources to her service to the Lord.
In her later years, she enjoyed her 5 grandchildren and traveling with her sister Bertha. She enjoyed her lunches and time with her teacher friends and sharing many stories.
Nita is survived by her son, Raúl A. Rodriguez (Viviana) from Arizona. Her grandchildren are Angelina Jo, Raúl Tomás, Logan Alberto, Emily Kate, and Emma Katherine. Nita is also survived by her sister Bertha Wilson, and J. René Vega (Dolores), both from Mercedes.
Nita was preceded in her going home by her husband Raúl S. Rodriguez, parents Emeterio & María Vega, 3 brothers, and 1 sister. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to McCaleb Funeral Home in Weslaco, Texas.
"...the time of my departure has come. I have fought the good fight, I have finished my course, and I have kept the faith.” (2 Tim. 3:7).