Sunday, January 26, 2014

Adelfa Botello Callejo Funeral


90-year-old Adelfa Botello Callejo, a civil rights attorney from Dallas Texas, died from brain cancer on Saturday. She made her name by standing up to government and businesses who discriminated against African-Americans and those of Mexican-American heritage. She was feared by status quo politicians and business men and woman in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex and beyond. She was even referred to as La Madrina, “The Godmother” from time to time. Callejo, fought and defeated breast and colon cancer during her life. However, it was brain cancer, she worked so hard to defeat, that caused her death. Callejo's life will be celebrated at a funeral mass at Cathedral Shrine of the Virgin of Guadalupe located at 2215 Ross Ave in Dallas beginning at 10:00 AM on Thursday.

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