A graveside service honoring the life of Antônia Borges de Santana will be held 9:00 a.m., Friday, November 27, 2020 at Rose-Neath Cemetery, 5185 Swan Lake Road, Bossier City, Louisiana. Brother Mel Campbell will officiate the service. A visitation with the family will be held from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 pm, Wednesday, November 25, 2020 at Rose-Neath Funeral Home, 1815 Marshall Street, Shreveport, Louisiana.
Antônia Borges de Santana was born July 31, 1931 in Pojuca, Bahia, Brazil to José and Júlia Silva and passed away peacefully, Monday, November 23, 2020 in Shreveport, Louisiana.
Antônia Borges, our mother, left in our hearts the contagious memory of her joy and her love for God. She taught us to be honest, obedient to God, and to love one another. We were just children when my mother became a widow, causing her to be a single mother. Despite dealing with this hardship, she never failed to always encourage us and push us towards the path of good. We remember her reading the bible to us as children; especially Psalm 23 that she knew from memory. This verse was important to her because it helped her remind us that even through the darkest of times that God is with us. Most importantly, she taught us to always love our family and the people around us. Altogether, these teachings will strengthen us today and for the rest of our lives as they remind us of her loving memory. Em Nossos corações nossa mainha deixou amor e uma grande saudade.
Antônia is preceded in death by her parents; loving husband, Antonio de Santana; siblings, Manuel, Tininha, Florize, Terezina, Antonio and Salvador.
Left to cherish her memory are her children, Ana Licia Borges, Adenilce Borges, Adil M. Borges and Alberto Borges; siblings, Nelma Borges, Dione Borges, Josélia Borges, Ana Lucia Borges, and Jose Agnaldo Borges; seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Honoring Antônia as pallbearers will be Marvin Park, Ronald Park, Robert Park, Michael Birmingham, Bobby Ettredge, and Jeff Tuey. Serving her as honorary pallbearers will be Alberto Borges, Marcelo Borges, Fabio Souza, Eduardo Borges, Jose Agnaldo Borges, and Edilton Regis Souza.