Eunice L. Zapata, 87, of Lubbock went to be with the Lord Sunday, April 23, 2023. Visitation will begin on Wednesday, April 26, 2023, from 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. at Calvillo Funeral Home Chapel. The recitation of the rosary will be held at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church (1603 Cherry Ave) beginning at 6:00 p.m. the same evening. Funeral Mass will be held 10:00 a.m., Thursday, April 27, 2023, at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church with Father Joseph Thanavelil officiating. Burial will follow at Idalou Cemetery. All arrangements were made under the direction of Calvillo Funeral Home & Chapel.
Eunice was born on March 10, 1936, in Maysfield, Texas to the late Hermin and Donitela Lucio. Later in life on January 3, 1955, she married Louis V. Zapata in Clovis, New Mexico, cherishing sixty loving years of marriage before he preceded her in death on September 10, 2015. Eunice and her family were formally of Petersburg, before moving to Lubbock. She was always a faithful, devoted, and active Catholic attending Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Petersburg before becoming members at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church. Eunice worked as a seamstress for numerous years before retiring. Her hobbies in life included cooking and baking for others and for her church. She loved two-stepping with her husband to country music. Her favorite NFL team has always been The Dallas Cowboys and cheering them on to victory. Another enjoyment in life for her was watching her sons play football in high school and “Petersburg Buffalo Friday Night Lights!”. Her family will always remember how she was a very creative person, very funny, and the best mother-in-law and grandmother. Eunice will be greatly missed.
She is preceded in death by her loving husband Louis V. Zapata and by her parents Hermin and Donitela Lucio.
Those left to cherish her memory are her three sons Roy Zapata and wife Shirley, Rudy Zapata and wife Sharon and Steve Zapata and wife Hermie; three brothers Frank Lucio, Antonio Lucio, and Fermin Lucio all of San Angelo; four grandchildren, nine great grandchildren and five great great grandchildren.