Elmwood Funeral Chapel & Crematory

Visitation Information

Esperanza Rodriguez

Passed away on November 2, 2019

Esperanza Rodriguez, (nee Ornelas), age 95, late of Whiting, IN and formerly of South Chicago passed away on November 2, 2019. Beloved wife of the late Jose A. Rodiguez “Joe”. Loving mother of Xavier “Harvey” (Rocio) Rodriguez, Noel (Diana) Rodriguez, Maria “Nelva” (John) Heredia, Arthur “Archie” (Grace) Rodriguez, Nora Flores, Martha (Louie) Rosado) and Hope “Pansy” DeLapaz. Devoted grandmother of Paul (Laura) Rodriguez, Beverly (Joe) Jacinto, Martin (Lisa) Flores, Tracy (John) Curran, Gina (Ramon) Rosas, Jenny (Vincent) Gomez, Christina (Alex) Diaz, Noel Rodriguez, Jr., Xavier Rodriguez, Matthew (Monique) Andino, Justine Rojas,  Carla “Lala” (Robert) Bautista,  Katie Rodriguez, Christopher Rodriguez, Xavier Rodriguez, Jr., Albert (Christina) Santiago and Kristin Rodriguez. Cherished great-grandmother of 26 and great-great-grandmother of 1.Dear daughter of late Florentino and late Josefina Ornelas. Dearest sister of Amparo (late Ramon) Ramirez and Piedad (late Jacobo) Gomez. Fond aunt of many nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by her siblings Manuel Ornelas, Isaura Castro, Guadalupe Ornelas, Sebastiana Granados, Benito Ornelas and Celia Marin. Esperanza was a former member of the South Chicago YMCA and was a “First Class” Seamstress. Visitation Wednesday 2-9 p.m. Funeral services Thursday, November 7, 2019 at 8:45 a.m. from the Elmwood Chapel 11200 S. Ewing Ave. Chicago to Our Lady of Guadalupe Church. Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 a.m. Interment Holy Cross Cemetery. 773-731-2749. www.elmwoodchapel.com.




Prayers at Elmwood Chapel
Thursday, November 7, 2019 - 8:45 am

Funeral Mass:
Our Lady of Guadalupe Church
3200 E. 91st Street
Chicago, Illinois 60617
Thursday, November 7, 2019 - 9:30 am

Holy Cross Cemetery
801 Michigan City Rd
Calumet City, Illinois 60409

Visitation Location

East Side
11200 S. Ewing Ave
Chicago, IL 60617
(773) 731-2749


Visitation Information

Wednesday, November 6, 2019 - 2:00 pm until 9:00 pm

"My deepest condolences to The Rodriguez Family, May your mother, grandmother, and great grandmother rest peacefully in God’s loving arms. My heart breaks for you all, she was just so cute and sweet. I will always remember her with the fondest memories. Love you all Your longtime friend, Frances "
- Frances Ramirez
November 4, 2019 8:41 am

"My condolences to the Rodriguez family. May she be at peace with all the angels above.🌹🙏🌹🙏"
- Isabel Medrano
November 4, 2019 4:07 pm

"My thoughts and prayers to the entire family. You were very blessed to have her to love for so long . May she rest in peace.God be with you all."
- Gloria Pena Palacios
November 4, 2019 6:12 pm

"Dear Rodriguez Family: My heartfelt condolences on Tia's passage. She was my mother's sister and best friend. We will miss her presence and I always remember her when I pass by 9042 S. Escanaba, where her children grew up and made many memories. God Bless All the Rodriguez kids. Sincerest Prayers and Blessings to each of you! Your cousin Amy"
- Amy Ramirez, MD.
November 5, 2019 8:20 am

"So sorry to here about one of the kindest sweetest neighbors I had in south Chicago growing up on Escanaba ave .May she rest in peace and now her and her husband Joe can catch up and look down on the wonderful family they have made signed, Don Skalka "
- Donnie Skalka
November 5, 2019 8:14 pm

"I’m so very sorry for your loss. Prayers, hugs and much love to you all."
- Kim Prestley
November 6, 2019 8:56 am

"Xavier, Noel, Nelva, Archie, Nora, Martha & Pansie: Our deepest sympathy on the loss of your mom. We have so many great memories of her and your Dad. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. Love you all!"
- Frank & Mary Esquivel
November 6, 2019 1:31 pm

"My condolences to the Rodriguez family. You all are in my thoughts and prayers! Love, Debbie Hyzy "
- Debbie Hyzy
November 6, 2019 2:44 pm

"Our deepest Sympathy & Condolence to the entire Rodrigrez Family for the lost of your Beloved Mother, May she rest in eternal peace..Blessings & prayers to all "
- David (Flaco) & Lucy Rebeles
November 6, 2019 6:10 pm

"My deepest condolences to The Rodriguez Family, I will add her in my prayers. May she rest in peace. Rich and Gail Perez"
- Richard Perez
November 7, 2019 3:09 pm

"My deepest and most sincerest condolences to the entire Rodriguez family from The Gomez family. "
- Elida Gomez de Rodriguez
November 7, 2019 5:58 pm

Candles Lit
"My you Rest In Peace and join your husband in the light of god. "
- Patricia Alvarez-Garcia
November 4, 2019 8:28 am

"Rest in Peace Esperanza and may the perpetual light shine upon you."
- Sylvia Heredia-Lindsey
November 4, 2019 9:06 am

"Rest in Peace Esperanza "
- Sandra Fernandez
November 4, 2019 9:55 am

"Our deepest sympathy from an old friend. Our prayers are with the family. RIP"
- Esther and Refugio Arredondo
November 5, 2019 5:55 pm