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Jesus Rafael Fraire-Molina

Jesus Rafael Fraire-Molina, 65, of Amarillo passed from this life on Tuesday, September 25, 2018. Family and friends will gather to celebrate his life at 12:00 pm on Friday, September 28, 2018 in Iglesia Apostolica, 4313 SE 10th Ave. with Pastor Rogelio Ibarra officiating. Burial will follow in Llano Cemetery East. Arrangements are under the personal care of LaGrone Blackburn Shaw Funeral Directors, 1505 Martin Road.

Rafael was born on March 25, 1953 in Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua, Mexico. He grew up in Mexico where he attended school. He married Elda Castillo in 1982. They moved to Amarillo in 2007 with their family. Rafael was a pastor at Iglesia Apostolica for 15 years until his health forced him to retire. He enjoyed music and working in his garden.

He was preceded in death by his father, Rafael Fraire, two brothers, Oscar Fraire and Jaime Fraire and a sister, Sonia Fraire.

Left to cherish his memory is his wife, Elda Castillo; mother, Guadalupe Molina; a son, Pablo Fraire; three daughters, Guadalupe Fraire, Alma Fraire and Nohemi Frayre; and a grandson, Frank Saldana.

Visitation will be held on Thursday, September 27, 2018 from 10:00 am until 8:00 pm at the funeral home.

Courtesy of LaGrone Blackburn-Shaw

Carl Jerry West

Nadine Davis