Leah Michelle Rukavina, 28, beloved wife, daughter, sister and aunt, passed away on Thursday, June 28, 2018 in Bryan, Texas. Funeral: 11:00 a.m. Friday, July 6, at North Davis Church of Christ, 1601 N. Davis Drive, Arlington. Interment: Hawkins Cemetery, Arlington. Visitation: 6-8 p.m. Thursday, July 5, at the church. Leah was a bright shining light; the family requests guests wear bright colors to the service as we honor Leah's vibrant life. Memorials: Donations may be made in honor of Leah and Brian Rukavina to Grace Lutheran Early Education, 210 W. Park Row Drive, Arlington, TX 76010. Leah was born on May 28, 1990 in Arlington to David Charles Ferguson and Pati Guerin Ferguson. She graduated from Arlington High School in 2008 and received her Bachelors Degree in Education from Texas Tech University in 2012. She worked as a third grade teacher at Foster Village Elementary School in the Birdville ISD. She married the love of her life, Brian Rukavina on June 27, 2015. Leah was known for her music and singing in high school and college. She was a member of the Praise Team at Grace Lutheran Church and North Davis Church of Christ. She loved life, and she loved her family and friends. Leah's last gift was to save four lives through organ donation. She was preceded in death by her granddaddies, Charlie V. Ferguson and Alvin R. Guerin. Survivors: Beloved husband, Brian Rukavina; parents, David and Pati Ferguson; parents-in-law, John and Tracey Rukavina; brother, Jordan Ferguson and wife, Kara and their children, Karis Mae and Henlee Dayle; sister, Melissa Mitchell and husband, Lee and their children, Norah Rose and Lyla Grace; sister-in-law, Jen Rukavina; grandmothers, Merle Ferguson and Nola Guerin; uncle, Mike Guerin; aunts, Sheri Arnold and husband, Jay and Linda Cooper and husband, Gary; and a host of family and friends. Wade Family Funeral Home (817) 274-9233

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  1. David & Pati,
    We are so heart broken for your loss of your precious daughter. We cannot even begin to imagine your loss and pray for your family’s comfort. Delight in her brightness in this world that she gave and has left behind. God be with you in the coming days for peace and comfort. With much love, David & Jeanne Jones

  2. May God’s promise at John 5:28,29 of a future resurrection bring you comfort. Until that time comes, he assures us at Psalm 34:18 that he “is close to the brokenhearted” and “saves those who are crushed in spirit.” So he understands your pain and grief and is eager to help you by giving you the strength you need to cope during this most difficult time. (Philippians 4:13)

    The Bible tells us more about the resurrection and what life will be like for us on earth when it takes place. God promises no more death, suffering of any kind, or wickedness. (Revelation 21:3,4; Psalm 37:10,11,29) To be able to live as God originally purposed and to welcome back our loved ones to perfect health and conditions forever, is such a comforting promise! If you’d like to discuss more, feel free to contact me.

    My deepest condolences,

  3. To the parents and family of Leah,
    Our hearts join your hearts, as you try to accept the Will of our Father and Lord. We walk with you and understand your pain and loss. We lost our son in 1999 in an automobile accident in Mexico City, MX. It was his wish to be an organ donor at age 16. He died at 19 years old. We continue to pray for healing and acceptance, as we do for you. A part of us is missing and the only way not to drown in the sea of sadness is to know that God is in control and we want to trust Him. We mourn with you and understand your loss. There are no words to convey our sincere sympathies. May God bless you today and in the coming weeks. Lovingly, Pam and David King, Brenham Church of Christ

  4. Our Deepest sympathy for your loss. Family should not have to go so young. Donna and Art

  5. So sorry for your loss.  During this difficult time, find comfort in God’s thrilling promise found at Revelation 21: 3, 4 to soon wipe out every tear from our eyes, for death to be no more , and no more pain these things will be done away.  Knowing this promise I hope wiil give you the strength to endure.

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