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Josefa R.

Josefa R. Luna (Chepa)

Of Milwaukee, WI Entered into her rest on Thursday, July 30, 2020. Josefa was born August 27, 1920 in Woodswater, Texas to Juan Rodriguez and Paula Robles Rodriguez. She is the cherished mother of Felipe J. Luna Jr. (Juanita-Gigi), Rosario (Gene) Marshall, Juanita (Gilberto) Rodriguez, Linda (Jose) Hernandez, and Diana (James) Marquez. Dear sister of Cirilo (Elena) and Victor (Ofelia) Rodriguez. She is preceded in death by her parents, her beloved husband Felipe Luna Sr., daughter Gloria Luna, son Robert Luna and siblings Maria (Manuel), Natividad-Tivo (Chavela), Consuelo (Salvador), Cruz (Rene), Juan, Santos (Ramona), Theodoro (Patsy), and Luisa (Pedro). She was blessed with 22 grandchildren, 61 great-grandchildren, 43 great-great-grandchildren, countless number of nieces, nephews as well as extended family and many friends.

Our Beloved mother has gone on to be with her Creator whom she spoke of everywhere she went. Mom was a woman of great faith who “…fought a good fight, she has finished her course, and held strong to the faith;” Mom has taught us in the way of wisdom; and has led us in the right paths.” She glorified her great God on this earth: and finished the work which God called her to do. Mom you’ve touched many lives and gave to many so unselfishly your reward now awaits you. Thank you for leading us to Christ and showing us by example to be strong in faith. Your words will always ring clear – when you’re in need “PRAY” you serve a great God!”

Josefa was a member and a full supporter of the Apostolic Assemblies of the Lord Jesus Christ; Parkway Apostolic Church Alma’s; and most recently the 414.Church.

Together Josefa and Felipe Sr. owned and operated a number of businesses from February 1952 until May 1985 most notably was Luna’s Texas Restaurant.

Visitation Saturday, August 8, 2020 at 414.Church 7515 W. National Avenue West Allis, WI 53214 from 2:00 PM until time of the Funeral Service at 4:00 PM

As we say goodbye to Josefa Luna we want everyone to feel safe and ask that you respect the following protocols.

Due to COVID-19, the current protocols are:

• Everyone Is required to wear a mask inside the building.

• Social Distancing is imperative!

No: Shaking Hands, Hugging, or contact with anyone that is not in your immediate household. Please keep proper distance at all times including when in line and seated.

*If you are invited to hug, shake hands, etc then you may do so.

• Do not attend IF: You are sick in any way. Have a fever. Have been around anyone who has been sick in the last 14 days. Have any compromised health condition.

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Past Comments

Linda Guzman

I remember seeing sis “Chepa” in church, my mom Nancy Chavarria, tells me that they were close and remembers her as being very kind, loving and appreciative with her. I have memories of her from the times that I would go to the restaurant “Texas” with Diana and she would put us to “work”.

Lizette King

So many memories of Grandma, as I liked to call her, was a friend that with open arms and a generous heart accepted me like a member of her family. I know that because she gave me a key chain (from her long gone Texas restaurant) as a keep sake and Diana, her daughter and my bestie, said to me: “you are in” Lizette, you are part of the family now. I don’t even have one of those key chains.” LOL All jokes aside, she really touched my heart and my life. She prayed at anytime and anywhere, that’s the truth. She was fearless, not ashamed of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Her faith and strength have been an inspiration to many, including myself. Rejoice in the loving arms of the Lord, Grandma. You will always be in my heart.


I met this beautiful and strong lady when I was 17 years old when my sister in law Beatrice took me to eat dinner at the Texas Restaurant. We talked with Chepa for a bit while we were there and before I knew it I had a part job working there for many years on and off. Only one problem I knew very little Spanish and the majority of customers spoke Spanish but I learned fast with her help. She always treated me like I was part of her family ( and that meant getting yelled at when you would do something she didn’t like 🙂 She was the only boss I ever had that would take her employees out for breakfast after you finished work at 5am at George Webbs . She was an amazing,kind , hard working lady.
I have so many fond memories of her and the entire Luna family.
My thoughts and prayers are with you all.
RIH Chepa
I am sure those yellow roses were waiting for you there.


My LOVING Hard strong Working and beautiful Grandma has gone home to be with OUR lord Jesus Christ. She live a long life 99yrs .Would’ve turn 100 next month August .. I haven’t been around her much these last 10 years But she taught us a lot.,
I remember seeing her counting her blessings ($)($) lol


My LOVING Hard strong Working and beautiful Grandma has gone home to be with OUR lord Jesus Christ. She live a long life 99yrs .Would’ve turn 100 next month August .. I haven’t been around her much these last 10 years But she taught us a lot.,
I remember seeing her counting her blessings ($)($) lol

Steven Marshall (Great Grandson)

My Great Grandmother…

You will be sadly missed. Your voice was so distinct and unforgettable. I wish we had the pleasure of living closer so that we could have spent more time all together but I am fortunate that when you came to visit your daughter, Rose in DuBois,PA , we were able to see and hear your stories.

I will miss you and I wish so badly that I was able to be there on Saturday surrounded by your legacy of a family that you created.

Charlie Guerra

My memories of my aunt is knowing that she always treated me with love and kindness. There are to many thoughts that will be embedded in my heart that I will hold dearly for the rest of my life. She will be missed dearly by the members of our side of the family. May she rest in peace in gods presence.

Isabel Perez Hernandez (niece)

My Tia Chepa so many memories I have of her growing up as a child we would com visit from south Texas I was like 8/9? N she told me to go pick up orders at her restaurant…big mistake I was big n body but not in mind so I guess she thought I could so I got the orders but then I forgot who ordered what

Ken & Cheryl Daly

We really like Sis Luna VERY much she was quite THE LADY:
funny, spicy, and sweet; she would tell it like it is. But most of all she was easy to love and respect and she loved the Lord.
We remember how she liked our white Chevy car so we sold to her and she was sooooo thrilled and when ever we saw her she would always tells how much she liked that car.

Myriam Rodriguez

I will always remember my dear sister Josefa R.Luna how much she loved and talked about Jesus. Sister Josefa will be missed. A wonderful , strong , with lots of Faith woman of God. ❤

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