DURHAM: Eloisa Rojas, 97, died Monday in Hock Family Pavilion. She was born in Pinar del Rio, Cuba to Vicenta and Simon Mendez, but lived in the province of Santi Spiritus in the town of Guayos. Eloisa emigrated to Brooklyn, NY in 1953 with her husband and son. She worked as a seamstress for over 32 years before retiring to Durham. Eloisa attended Immaculate Conception Catholic Church.
Eloisa was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother, and always a deeply caring provider. She looked after many family members and friends during the years Cubans came to the U.S. with exceptional hospitality and attention to their basic needs. Her family mourns her passing yet gives thanks for her long and full life.
Surviving are her son, Manny Rojas and his wife, Sara of Durham; and granddaughter, Amy Rojas of Hillsborough. She was predeceased by her husband, Ismael Rojas in 2004.
Friends will be received from 6-8 PM Wednesday at Hall-Wynne Funeral Service. A graveside funeral will be 1:00 PM Thursday in Charlotte Memorial Gardens.