Funeral services announced for Emilio Navaira

By TejanoNation Staff @TejanoNation

By TejanoNation Staff

EmiliofuneralFuneral services for Tejano music legend Emilio Navaira were announced on Tuesday via the funeral home’s website.

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According to Castle Ridge Mortuary’s website, services for Navaira will begin with visitation at the Freeman Coliseum, 3201 E Houston Street in San Antonio, Texas, on Sunday, May 22, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. with a rosary to be recited at 4:00 p.m. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at San Fernando Cathedral, located at 115 W. Main Plaza in San Antonio, Texas, on Monday, May 23, 2016 at 1:00 p.m.

Confirmed reports state that a call was placed to the New Braunfels Police Department when family members found Navaira unconscious when they returned home Monday night. Reports also state Navaira was transported to a local hospital, where we was then pronounced dead. An autopsy is expected to reveal the cause of the death for the singer.

The Grammy Award winner’s obituary was posted on the mortuary’s website:

Emilio H. Navaira III, 53, went to be with our Lord and Savior on May 16, 2016. He is preceded in death by his father Emilio G. Navaira, Jr.; mother-in-law, Maria Elena Rojas; father-in-law, Fernando Ibarra; sister-in-law, Paloma Ibarra; brothers-in-law, Fernando and Manuel Ibarra. He is survived by his wife, Maru Navaira; children, Emilio C. Navaira IV, Diego Ramon Navaira, Emely Ann Navaira, Pani Antonio Navaira, Freeda Luna Navaira; mother, Mary H. Navaira; sister, Yvette Navaira; brother, Raul Navaira; nieces, Destiny Luz Navaira and Lauren Paz Navaira; nephew, Rodrigo Raul Navaira. Emilio will be deeply missed and remembered forever in the hearts of many.

Tejano Nation sends our heartfelt condolences to the Navaira family on the untimely passing of our Tejano music icon.

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19 Comments on Funeral services announced for Emilio Navaira

  1. Gutierrez // May 18, 2016 at 1:16 am // Reply



  2. you will always be in my heart, will miss very much Good bye


    • Elena hernandez // May 18, 2016 at 10:42 am // Reply

      Condolences to the Navaira family. Emilo will always be missed ,even though i never met him , to me he was one great and awesome person, plus a genuine singer.


  3. veronica deleon // May 18, 2016 at 10:36 am // Reply

    Rest in peace Emilio… you will continue bringing joy to your fans while dancing to your music and enjoying the sound of your voice…rest in the arms of our Lord😢


  4. You will be forever remembered and thought of through your music. ~ Hugs and prayers to the family ~ RIP Emilio


    • We will always remember you.
      Though you have gone to be the Lord your music will stay with us and you in our hearts …
      Condolences to the navirra family. Emilio we will miss you always. You were a big inspiration to a bunch of us tejanos.
      We love you… Rest In Peace Bro..


  5. alice lopez // May 18, 2016 at 6:51 pm // Reply

    RIP Emilio! You were, and always still be King of Tejano! Music! Listening to your music, is one way to still keep you close to us! your Fan’s! We will miss you Immensely! No one like You! A most beautiful journey has just begun for you, as you enter in to God’d Kingdom, a place we call Paradise! Our Lord takes the Best!


  6. Juntos


  7. L.Guerrero Family // May 18, 2016 at 9:14 pm // Reply

    You will be remembered forever. Our condolences to the Navaira family. Praise God his journey is now forever
    with the Lord in paradise! God Bless You.


  8. My Heart really go to the Navaira Family .it so hard when a family loses someone very special so I will pray for yall.God be with love goes to yall.


  9. EMILY RODRIGUEZ // May 18, 2016 at 9:33 pm // Reply

    RIP Emilio you will be missed. I really enjoyed your music thur out the years. Now its time to go sing in heaven.


  10. We will miss you Emilio Navaira. all of us from Lubbock, tx The king of tejano music. God rest your soul.You will always be a legend to tejano music.Gonna miss you.Your music lives on..Rest in Peace my friend! !!


  11. Condolences to Emilio Navaria’s entire Family.May our Lord and Savior Jesus be your company through this difficult days ahead of you all.You are in our thoughts and prayers.


  12. R.I.P You and your voice are awesome.Thanks for the memorieS!!! LAURA M.


  13. Pete and Debbie hernandez // May 19, 2016 at 10:38 pm // Reply

    Condolences to emilio navaira family we lost a very special person the greatest you have gone with Lord he wait for you at a special place in heaven one day we’ll meet again .


  14. Berta Lopez // May 20, 2016 at 8:15 pm // Reply

    Emilo you will deeply be missed but you will leave in our hearts forever to the navadria family my deepest condolences on you’re beloved loved one


  15. our thoughts and prayers go to the family of this great Tejano star that helped make the music so special and great. RIP.


  16. Leticia Rodriguez // May 21, 2016 at 4:30 pm // Reply


    Mil gracias,Padre Dios por darnos la dicha de tener este gran ser humano en el mundo artistico,de poder escuchar su musica,con su carisma, humilde.Gracias por 53 años de vida. De nuestro hermano Emilio Navaira. Hoy que esta a tu lado, Padre, que nos deja con una tristesa enorme pero sabemos que esta en el cielo. Asta pronto mi hermano. ❤❤

    My Condolences to the familia Navaira, May the Lord give you the resignation, strength and peace your heart needs. God bless you all abundantly❤❤❤❤❤😘


  17. Stella Vasquez // May 23, 2016 at 11:08 am // Reply

    My condolences and prayers to Emilio Navaira’s family. Emilio’s talent and love for music brought so much joy and happiness to his family and Tejano fans. Rest In Peace!


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