Emiliano Zapata, 45, of Dilley, died on July 16, 2022 in San Antonio. He was born on October 21, 1976 in San Antonio to Domingo Zapata Jr. and Gloria De La Cruz Zapata.
He is preceded in death by his father, son Sebastian Nicolas Zapata, sisters Gloria Jean Zapata and Belen Perez, brother-in-law Noel Cantu, grandson Jovani Xion Fields and grandparents Domingo and Juanita Zapata.
He is survived by his mother, children Sanitha Nicole Zapata, Cierah Amelie Zapata and Zendayah Nevaeh Zapata, siblings Domingo Zapata III (Rosalinda), Raul Zapata (Irene), Dahlia Arriazola (Johnny), Cynthia Zapata, Sandra Cantu and Charlene Cano (Danny) and grandson Nathaniel Fields. He is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
Pallbearers include Daniel Zapata, Noel Cantu Jr., Danny Cano, Ray Perez, Johnny Joe Arriazola, Moses Gonzales III and Juan Arriazola Jr.
Visitation was held on Friday, July 22 at the Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church from 5 to 9 p.m. A Rosary was recited at 7 p.m. Funeral mass was celebrated on Saturday, July 23 at the Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church at 10 a.m. Interment followed to the Dilley Cemetery.
Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Trevino Royal Oaks Funeral Chapels.