Jose R. Ballejo our father, grandfather and great grandfather left this world to be with our Lord Jesus Christ on March 15, 2021.
The Ballejo family will receive guests on Thursday, March 25, 2021, from 5pm to 7pm at Grace Funeral and Cremation Care - Legacy Chapel in Lubbock, TX. A Celebration of Life service will begin at 7pm, also at the Legacy Chapel.
Jose was born in Karnes City, Texas, on January 4, 1941, to Guadalupe Garces and Julian Ballejo. He married Guadalupe Arellano Ballejo in 1983. He was a welder and loved to take long trips, vacations were his favorite. He welded for Jarvis Metals for 20 years. He loved his grandkids and always did what he could for his loved ones. He was a pastor in his early age, he knew God and always instilled in us the word of God. To be good people, to appreciate what we had and to be humble.
Jose is survived by his brothers, Savas Ballejo, Antonio Ballejo and Alberto Ballejo; sisters, Consuelo Ballejo, Janie Ballejo and Edubina Ballejo; his daughters, Elizabeth Gil (Alex Pesina) and Paula Ballejo of Slaton, Connie Ballejo, Rachel Ballejo (Pete), Tammy Muños (Raymond) of Abernathy, Nancy Ballejo (deceased); and his sons, Able Ballejo of Lubbock, Joe Robert Ballejo Jr., Jimmy Ballejo (Lisa) of Guam, and Herman Ballejo; grandchildren and great grandchildren.
He leaves behind an abundance of nieces, nephews, and cousins who loved him dearly. He is preceded in death by father, Julian Ballejo, mother, Guadalupe Garces, wife, Guadalupe Arellano Ballejo, brothers; Lupe Ballejo, Enrique Ballejo, Emilio Ballejo, Julian Ballejo Jr., Ramon Ballejo and Jose Angel Ballejo; sisters, Aurelia Salas, and Esperanza Ballejo, and great great grandson Jaxon Garcia.
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