Rosendo “Ross” De Los Santos

Rosendo “Ross” De Los Santos
Rosendo “Ross” De Los Santos

On the evening of January 24, 2021, at 9:12 p.m., Rosendo “Ross” De Los Santos, 84, of Amarillo, Texas, made his entrance into Heaven.

Prayer services will be at 6:00 P.M., Wednesday, January 27, 2021, in the Boxwell Brothers Ivy Chapel. Services will be at 3:00 P.M., Thursday, January 28, 2021, at Power Church. Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

Rosendo was born in Runge, Texas, on February 2, 1936, to Espiridion and Gregoria De Los Santos. He grew up surrounded by the ministry of his father and at the tender age of eight began playing guitar during church services.

He was married to Santos Rodriguez on August 21, 1954, in Crowell, TX, later relocating to Amarillo, TX in 1960. He was a member of the Sunny Siders and the Sun Kings Orquestas of Amarillo. He later fully dedicated his musical talent and gift to the service of the Lord.

Rosendo surrendered his life to Christ and began his journey of becoming a faithful pastor, tireless minister, dear friend, committed father, loving husband, and incredible man we all knew and loved. Rev. Rosendo pastored Iglesia Betel loyally for over 40 years, building a legacy of faith and service to both God and community which continues through his family and the lives he has impacted.

Pastor Rosendo De Los Santos had a tremendous heart to serve. Any time prayer or wise counsel was needed, Rosendo was there to provide his love and compassion. Along with being the pastor of Iglesia Betel, he never hesitated to serve in whatever capacity he was needed. His service ranged from preaching, leading worship, to humble acts of church maintenance. Whenever a pastor was needed to officiate a funeral, Rev. Rosendo was called upon. He sat with families he had never met, got to know them and preached their loved one’s funeral, earning him the title of Pastor of the City. He formed an Alliance of Pastors in order to connect and serve the community alongside other ministers. His pastor’s heart included sharing the Word of God and dedicating his life fully to the ministry to which he was called to by God. At age 75, he entrusted the church he pastored to his grandson. However, he never stopped being a minister. He pastored until the day he stepped out of his calling here on earth and into his calling in Heaven.

Rosendo was preceded in death by his parents; his brothers, Richard DeLosSantos, Speedy DeLosSantos, Ray DeLosSantos, Lucio DeLosSantos, Robert DeLosSantos, and Lupe DeLosSantos; his sisters, Ofelia Lanning, Joyce Martinez, Rosa Rodriguez, and Odelia Stevens; and by his infant daughter, Victoria DeLosSantos.

Rosendo is survived by his loving wife of 66 years, Santos De Los Santos; 7 children, Dorcas Vigil of Amarillo, TX, Armando & Serena DeLosSantos of Arlington, TX, Rosendo DeLosSantos, Jr, Sylvia & Julio Galindo, Dalia & Daniel Ortega, MaryLou & Luis Quinones, and Benny DeLosSantos, of Amarillo; 24 grandchildren; 44 great-grandchildren; 2 great-great-grandchildren; 6 brothers; 2 sisters; and a host of nieces and nephews.

Rev. Rosendo DeLosSantos leaves a great spiritual inheritance to his family and all who knew him.

23 Replies to “Rosendo “Ross” De Los Santos”

  1. Our condolences to our beautiful Ross De Los Santos family, may God be with you. Uncle Ross was chosen to be a Pastor and he sowed his seed to his Children, Grandchildren and Great Grandchildren. Ecclesiastes 3:11 says, “He has made everything beautiful in its time. Also He has put eternity in their hearts, except that no one can find out the work that God does from beginning to end.” We Love you all and we will be praying for your family. From his brother Ramon De Los Santos and family. ❤❤❤🙏

    1. on be half of the De Los Santos family we want to thank you for your kind words and being there through this difficult time.

  2. To all the De Los Santos Family , my deepest condolences may the love of the Lord and His peave fill you with the Holy Spirit . I celebrate Reverend Ross’s life with you I am thankful that my family knew him and touched our lives as well
    God Bless you and keep you always
    Gloria Sustaita Fowler

  3. Words cannot ease the pain of losing a loved one, but let God’s peace calm your spirits as you know where he stands today! I’m sure there is a wonderful jam session in Heaven with all the talent that is there now! Much love to all of you, from the kids of Ray De Los Santos!!

  4. To our dear brother, Pastor Phil and family,

    The entire Potter’s House North family sends our love and deepest condolences in the transition of your beloved grandfather (Rosendo “Ross” De Los Santos). During this difficult time, be reminded that you and your family are safe in the hands of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.

    God is our refuge and strength,
    A very present help in trouble. Psalm 46:1

    Although the transition of a loved one is never easy to bear, the Lord has promised us hope and those that sleep in Christ shall rise again.

    Know that death is not an end, but a transition to a place free of pain and suffering. The word of God reminds us in II Timothy 4:7-8, “I have fought a good fight, finished the course, I have kept the faith: Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at that day: and not to me only, but unto all them also that love His appearing.”

    As you walk through this valley of the shadow of death, find comfort in the sweet memories of your grandfather.

    Please know that the Potter’s House North family is committed to praying for you and the rest of the family.

    Respectfully submitted,

    Pastor Sheryl Brady & Bishop Joby Brady

    “We are the Voice and the Hand that encourages people to change their lives with hope, comfort and peace.”

  5. Condolences from the Cunningham family. I pray for comfort for your family that only comes from our Father. May he rest in peace.

  6. I will truly miss Pastor Ross De Los Santos Knew Him Since I was a little boy , when my Brother pastor Alvino Alvarez would take us to Church on Arthur st. That’s we’re I frist met Our Lord And Savior Jesus Christ At the age Of 9 years old I thank God that the seed was planted in my heart even though I went astray for years every time I would see Pastor he would tell me that Jesus loved me and he had a plan for my life he was always full of Christ Love for the lost.Thank God for Men Of God like Pastor DeLos Santos .He left a great legacy. My deepest condolences for the Family! Frank Alvarez Sr.

  7. I was fortunate to meet Pastor Del Los Santos there are very few pastors like him , he was one of a kind. On one occasion we needed someone to do a service for a baby that had passed away, my husband was on a mission trip. There was no one else that was going to be able to help me. When I called on him he said of course, with no hesitation. I was informed weeks later that he was not feeling well but he came to the funeral to help me with the service and never thought twice about it .

  8. I knew the Pastor very well it was a great honor to know him. I attended his church along side with my parents and siblings and children and we adored The Pastor he even helped with ministry work in Canyon with my Dad and he was there for anything we may have needed. I am truly blessed to have had the opportunity to have met him and had him in my life. He will be missed but always remembered for his work in the Lord. At this time I want to tell the family we will be Praying for you all for strength and peace and understanding. God Bless the family

  9. Thank you, Pastor. Enjoy God’s eternal presence.
    Bless you for all you accomplished and shared on earth.

  10. My Sincere Condolences to my second family. I’m deeply sorrowed for your loss, but I know that the strength and peace of God will dwell in you all because of the strength and faith my Suegro always taught y’all. I will never forget our talks regarding the word of God and how he talked about it with such enthusiasm. Love you all and though I am not there in person, I am there, in spirit thru my prayers.

  11. Lots of love and prayers to my De Los Santos family. Tio will leave behind a great legacy. Such a wonderful man full of the holy spirit.

  12. Our deepest sympathies for the loss of Uncle Ross. Please know we are praying for you all to find comfort and peace during this sorrowful time.

  13. My sincerest condolences to the DelosSantos family! Pastor Ross DeLosSantos was a great man of God and left an amazing legacy. He reminded me of my dad. There was never enough work to do for the Lord. I loved sitting in the vicinity of he and his wife at church and watching the happiness in his face while watching his children and their children minister and worship God. I could only imagine what was going through his mind. I felt proud for him. Prayers for the family for comfort and joy. ❤

  14. Sincere condolences for the family and friends we lift up our prayers that in Christ Jesus the family will have peace and comfort our Brother touched the hearts of so many people including ours go Rest High on that Mountain Pastor Rosendo Del Los Santos your work on Earth is Done Rest in the Arms of the Lord Almighty Amen

  15. My thoughts and prayers are with the family. May God give you the strength and comfort you need. Grandpa was a great man of God. I will for ever cherish my moments spent with him. He taught me so much and I will forever carry that with me. Abdiel and I will miss him.

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