Rafael Fonseca Jr., 32, passed away on Saturday, September 18, 2021 in Norfolk, VA. Funeral: 10 a.m. Thursday, October 7, at Wade Family Funeral Home, 4140 W. Pioneer Parkway, Arlington. Interment: Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery, Dallas. Visitation: 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, October 6, at the funeral home. Rafael was born on November 13, 1988 in Port Lavaca, Texas to Rafael Fonseca Sr. and Valerie Arredondo Fonseca. He was raised in Houston and graduated from Hightower High School in Missouri City, Texas in 2007. Rafael enlisted in the U.S. Army in 2009 and served as a Signal Intel Analyst. He loved high tech computers, online games and motorcycles. He dearly loved his wife and children more than anything in the world. Rafael will be dearly missed by all those who knew and loved him. Survivors: Wife, Amy D. Fonseca; daughter, Elle Fonseca; son, Raith Fonseca; parents, Rafael and Valerie Fonseca; and sister, Vanessa Fonseca. Wade Family Funeral Home (817) 274-9233

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  1. I will always remember you as a teenager Ralphie. You were always kind and gentle. May you Rest In Peace. My sincerest condolences and prayers to the family. Love Laura Mendoza

  2. We’re so proud that you grew up to be such an amazing gentlemen and daddy. We will always remember you for being so protective of your love ones and very caring. Rest In Peace our precious nephew. We love you so very much! We will be sure to keep your memory alive. Love, Uncle Jesse and Aunt RoseMary Arredondo

  3. I’ll never forget you, jr. I’ll always remember how intelligent and determined you were to achieve everything you wanted. R.I.P and I’ll always love you.

  4. Moments like these are every family’s nightmare. The fact that I talked to you seven days prior to your last breath makes my heart ache. I told you our favorite game was being remastered and I told you to come back from this so we could play together. You smirked like you always do, and you just stared at me. Through our bond I knew what you were telling me without you having to say it. The goodbye I was mad at you for conveying to me. Except, you gave me a gift I won’t appreciate until I have completely healed from this. We got to say our goodbyes, and though I didn’t want it to be, I knew what you were trying to tell me. I am mad because you had so much to give and I wish that I had taken advantage of the time we had to learn more of your wisdom. This feels like the moment in Brother Bear, where you are Sitka and I am Kenai. I was always the one to rush in, and you always gave me that room to do what I wanted. You always followed with your words of wisdom so that the next step I made wasn’t the rash path that I would have taken on my own. You had my back and I had yours, and I know just like Sitka had Kenai’s back after death, I know you will continue to give me your guidance in life. My heart aches, but watch over us and give us your guidance. We need it. I love you, Bubby. Thank you to everyone for your love and support during this difficult time.

    – Vanessa Fonseca

  5. I keep thinking back to Stacy’s graduation when the four of us where riding in your car. It felt like a new beginning. All of us graduated with our futures laid out in front of us. Anything seemed possible. We drove around with the windows down listening to music. What I would give to step back into that memory now. If I had known it would be the last time we all would be in the same place all together I would have appreciated it so much more. We were always together and when you are young you just believe it’s always going to be that way. We had no idea how crazy life would be with college, marriage, and kids. Time just gets away from you. You were an amazing cousin. I will always cherish all the great memories you left behind. I miss and love you so much, Jeica

  6. Junior, It’s hard to write this knowing that you are no longer around but I know that you are resting with God and you are no longer suffering. When growing up I would look forward to the summer times because it was going to be spent with our cousins and we had no worries in the world. You were always there and I will cherish the memories that were made. My prayers are with your family.

  7. My heart goes out to everyone suffering this great loss. Raf was a serious study of people and behaviors and someone who watched the world around him intently. He loved his wife and kids hard and they were everything to him. He was someone I will never forget, with his all observing smile and all knowing grin lol. Memories of laughing, being silly, getting very competitive in any game we played together and in seeing the love you had to share. Thank you for being a friend Raf…You will never be forgotten.

    Amy…So much love for you girl and so much hurt for your loss and the kids loss. Send them my hugs and love.

  8. Siento mucho el fallecimiento de su ser querido. Es un dolor muy profundo que deja un vacío en nuestras vidas y corazón. Dios mediante su palabra la Biblia nos da consuelo y esperanza de poder reunirnos con ellos aquí en la tierra cuando vuelva a ser un paraíso como en el principio de la creación con Adán y Eva antes de pecar. Como lo sabemos? En el libro de Salmos 37:29 Dios promete y nos asegura: Los justos heredarán la tierra y vivirán en ella para siempre. Como pudieron leer es aquí en la tierra adonde resucitará la gran mayoría de los millones de personas que han muerto junto a sus familias y amistades para vivir para siempre aquí en la tierra. Que esperanza tan maravillosa! Como sabemos que nuestros seres queridos resucitarán aquí en la tierra? Dios nos dice y nos hace esta promesa que se encuentra en Juan 5:28, 29 (a): No se asombren de esto, porque viene la hora en que todos los que están en las tumbas oirán su voz y saldrán. Cuanta emoción! Podremos reunirnos con nuestros seres queridos igual que Jesús hizo con Lazaro! Que nos dice la palabra de Dios la Biblia que debemos hacer para estar allí y recibirlos? Por favor escríbanme a mi correo electrónico o visitando a JW.org y pidiendo un estudio gratuito de la biblia. Con mucho gusto lo ayudaremos.

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