Sandra Elizabeth Avila Rodriguez, 45, passed away December 20, 2020. She was born on March 16, 1975 in San Antonio, Texas to Jose Arturo Avila Sr and Linda Batilla Rodriguez. Sandra was the heart of our gatherings. She always had a smile on her face and was always making people laugh. Sandra radiated good energy and was always very considerate of other people. Sandra also enjoyed traveling, especially anywhere with a body of water. There was nothing else she enjoyed more than the tranquility of the ocean. Sandra will be dearly missed by all whose life she touched. Left to cherish her memory are her beloved husband, Roel Rodriguez; son, Santino David Avila Rodriguez; mother, Linda Batilla Rodriguez and her step-father, Abraham Rodriguez; siblings, Linda JoAnn Avila Moreno and Jose Arturo Avila Jr; Brother in Law Joseph Xavier Moreno; along with her extended family, Ernesto Villegas, Michaela Dyan Sims, Mary and Victor Escobar. "May we continue to celebrate her life and always remember the blessing she was to everyone."

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  1. My beautiful cousin Sandra, the life of the party and a personality that could light up any room! Thank you for being so loving, caring and positive towards me and all the family. Santino has been so blessed with you as his mommy and you gave him the best life!! You will truly be missed, but I promise you will never be forgotten! I love and miss you so much!❤️❤️

  2. Sandra I remembered us having zo much fun as teenagers. There was never a dull moment! Our adventures were spontaneous and exciting! Your friendship was beautiful 😍 you were always so thoughtful and caring ❤ you will forever be loved and cherished!

  3. In mind & spirit, Sandra was truly special – an original. Every time we met for a gathering at the home, park, or beach, she was at her best. Her never-ending smile & laugh would lit up every room she entered with her brand of elegance. She always has a kind word to say about her family, friends, & loved-ones. Sandra did her best to keep those around her in a good mood so they could enjoy each & every moment with her. I will forever miss Sandra’s style & grace, & her love of life. Rest with the Angels my friend.❤️

  4. Sandra you will missed, Your contagious smile would always light up the room. All the memories of you being so happy and full of life, your fun, free sprit personality, beautiful soul will live on through all the great memories we have of you!! RIP fr The Bustos Family ❤️

  5. My Darling Sandra, I loved you as only a best friend could and cherish all the special moments we spent together the past seventeen years. From our secret Target friendship days to the years of us being inseparable, always making sure we got together once or twice weekly and being each other’s date for family gatherings and later I had the honor of being your Best Man in your wedding. That was a fun and beautiful event to be a part of and I will hold dear to it and thank you for choosing me and most recently I was again honored to have you be a part of my wedding as my Best Women. Your personality had so much energy and you led up a room when you walked in and oh how you would bring a big smile to my face every time I saw your beautiful face and will miss you dearly. I loved you then, I love now, and I will always love you. ❤️

  6. Sandra we have been part of each other’s lives for decades. Since we were preteens in junior high “trying” to sing in choir all the way into adulthood. We came from being immature young adults to responsible loving best friends helping each other navigating the roller coaster of life, friends, work, family, and budding relationships. You are my lifelong friend. You never did anything just because it was the trend. You did things because it was adventurous, fun, uplifting, or the right thing to do. Thank you for teaching me to step out of my shell and to be an unapologetic confident woman. It is true that you always lit up a room, but you never took yourself too seriously. You knew how to tap into a child like creativity. Like the way you lined gummy bears on your arm and talked to each one before you ate it. Thank for knowing how to make me laugh when I needed to. Thank you for showing me understanding when I needed. Thank you for getting in my face when I needed it. Thank you for loving and caring for my family as your own and allowing me into your family. Thank you for being unapologetically you, because you were just who you needed to be. I know you will continue to shine your light on all of us, especially Roel and Santino. Until we met again my friend. Keep the music on and the disco ball turning.

  7. You have always been such a charismatic and bubbly girl. Even as a child you made simple things better,brighter and fun. You never had a mean thing to say about anyone. We can all learn from you on how to enjoy the moment. Love hard , have patience and smile. You are already missed more than words can say. Even though we didn’t always spend time together you are always in my heart . Aunt Linda,Uncle Abraham ,Joanne, Joey, Santino and Roel I am so sorry for your loss and pray for you all. Love Rita

  8. Sandra was truly beautiful inside and out. I am glad for the times we spent together. Her and Roel always invited me to come and enjoy time with them in celebration. I can never forget the smile which radiated across her face every time I saw her. May God greet you at heavens gates and may your soul find rest. Rest in peace beautiful….

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