Raquel Zoeller

April 4, 1936 - February 10, 2018
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Raquel Zoeller, 81, was called by the Lord to her resting place in Heaven Saturday, February 10, 2018.

“I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.” 2 Timothy 4:7

In the glorious presence of our Lord God and Jesus Christ, Raquel, our mother, grandmother and sister in Christ dwells.

After a long and debilitating illness, Raquel is now free and finally home with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ where there is no more suffering and no more pain through God’s amazing grace and great love.

“My chains are gone, I’ve been set free; My God, my Savior has ransomed me; And like a flood His mercy rains; Unending love, amazing grace.” (Amazing Grace (My Chains Are Gone) – Michael W. Smith)

As the Leal family mourns the physical absence of their matriarch and one of God’s mightiest prayer warriors on earth, they rejoice that God has earned another angel in Heaven, an angel who will be do their bidding in the spiritual realms.

Raquel had lots of friends and a sentimental heart, often sharing an encouraging word or giving a kind donation to those less fortunate as she professed her faith. This went hand in hand with the sharing of her love and kindness towards her pets and all animals.

She will be sorely missed by her family and friends.

Mrs. Zoeller is preceded in death by her husband Ned Zoeller.

Left to cherish her memory are her loving children, Jose (Marissa) Leal, Jr., Raul (Irene Gloria) Leal, Gerardo Javier (Leticia) Leal and Melissa Leal; grandchildren, Alejandro Jose Leal, Adriana Leal, Carisa Rubi Leal, Melissa Raquel Leal, Stephanie Atwell Santos, Priscilla Atwell, Anaissa Ariana Leal, Gerardo Javier, Jr., John David Carrillo II and Liliana Gutierrez; siblings, Homero Rodriguez and Maria Flores.

Special thanks to her caregivers Pilar and Tella for their love, care and kindness.

The family will receive guests Tuesday, February 13, 2018, from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm at Fred Dickey Funeral & Cremation Services, where a holy rosary will be recited at 7:00 p.m. followed by a Celebration of Life service, Pastors Norman and Sandra Howell officiating. Funeral service will be held Wednesday, February 14, 2018, at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church.  A funeral mass will be celebrated at 9:00 am.  Pall bearers will be Jose Leal, Jr., Raul Leal, Gerardo Javier Leal, Alejandro Jose Leal, Gerardo Javier Leal, Jr. and John David Carrillo II.  Cremation service will be at a later date.

Funeral arrangements are by Fred Dickey Funeral & Cremation Services, 1320 Trey Dr. Laredo, TX 78041 (956) 723-3611.  You may leave condolences to the family online at www.freddickey.com


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Service Schedule

Visitation Information

Date: Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Time: 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Fred Dickey Funeral & Cremation Services


1320 Trey Dr.
Laredo, Texas 78041

Rosary at 7:00 pm

Service Information

Date: Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Time: 9:00 am

Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church


1718 San Jorge
Laredo, Texas 78040

Funeral Mass Time AT 9:00 AM

Cemetery Information

Cremation Associates of Laredo


1320 Trey Dr.
Laredo, Texas 78041


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Born: April 4, 1936
Died: February 10, 2018

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Gaby posted on 2/19/18

So sorry for your loss. In the Bible we can find hope because in Acts 24:15 talks about “a resurrecction”. Jehovah God has the desire of bringing back to life our loved ones and he will accomplish that in the near future.


Stella Mallard posted on 2/16/18

Adriana and family, I am so sorry for your loss. Please know that you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.


Jesus R Torres posted on 2/13/18

Raul, on behalf of the Laredo Police Department and Chief's Staff; we convey our most sincere condolences on your loss, your Mom, did a great job by raising a committed and brilliant son.


Anna Laura Botello posted on 2/13/18

My most sincere heartfelt condolences go out to all the family. May you find God's peace and love during this difficult time. "I am the resurrection and the life; whoever believes in me, even if he dies, will live, and everyone who lives and believes in me will never die." (John 11:25-26)


Javier Trevino posted on 2/13/18

Raul and Jerry. I was very sorry to hear of your mother's passing. I'm certain that your loving memories of her will sustain you through this trying time. You are in my thoughts and prayers.


Elvis & Tammy Goddard posted on 2/12/18

We extend our deepest sympathies to the family on your loss. May God grant you peace and comfort during this difficult time. Elvis & Tammy Goddard


Diana Chavez posted on 2/12/18

My condolences to the Leal Family.


Carlos Botello posted on 2/11/18

On behalf of Carlos Botello and family, our sincere condolences go out to all family members and friends. We will miss you, but our memories and love for you will always be in our hearts and mind. Thank you for all the prayers you sent out to many of us. Your faith and love for our Lord was always seen in your eyes. May you rest with ever lasting Love and Peace.