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Rafael Becerra

August 9, 1975 ~ June 1, 2019 (age 43)

Tupelo – Mr. Rafael Becerra, 43, died Saturday, June 1, 2019 at North MS Medical Center.  He was born August 9, 1975 in Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico to Javier Becerra and Ma Luisa Portillo Cruz.  He married Martha Alicia Gonzalez on June 25, 1992 and they came to the United States in 2005, where he worked as a carpenter for John Pittman.  He was an active member of St. James Catholic Church.  He was great husband, son, and father who loved his family and was loved by everyone who knew him.  He enjoyed cooking, especially Mexican bread.

A Funeral Mass service will be at 2 PM, Wednesday, June 5, 2019 at St. James Catholic Church with Father Mario Solorzano officiating.  A graveside service will follow at Saint Thomas Catholic Cemetery.  Visitation will be Tuesday from 5 PM to 8 PM with a Rosary service at 7 PM at the Tupelo Chapel of Holland Funeral Directors, and visitation from 1 PM to service time Wednesday at St. James Catholic Church. 

Survivors include Rafael’s mother, Ma Luisa Cruz of Guadalajara, Jalisco, MX; his wife, Martha Becerra of Tupelo; 4 sons, Rafael Becerra (Jasmin), Roberto Becerra, Brandon Becerra, and Richard Becerra, all of Tupelo; 5 brothers, Fernando, Luis Jauvier, Miguel Angel, and Daniel, all of MX, and Juan Carolos of Atlanta, GA; 4 sisters, Patricia, Ana Isabel, and Bertha, all of MX, and Alejandra of Tupelo; grandchildren, Liliana, Robert, Maya, and Mila, all of Tupelo.

Pallbearers will be Roberto Becerra, Rafael Becerra, Alejandro Lopez, Alejandro Garcia, Rodrigo Dominguez, and Juan Carlos.

Memorials may be sent to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105. Condolences to the family may be posted at

Donations may be made to:

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
501 St. Jude Place, Memphis TN 38105
Tel: 1-800-805-5856

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