Carmen Edith Rodriguez
06/21/1955 - 10/16/2021
Obituary For Carmen Edith Rodriguez
Carmen Edith Rodriguez of Sparta, Michigan, Formerly of Lares, Puerto Rico, age 66 passed away on Saturday, October 16, 2021. She was born to Julia Irizarry and Milino Rodriguez Ortiz on June 21, 1955, in Arecibo, PR. Carmen was born one of the oldest of eighteen children in her family in Puerto Rico. Carmen was married to Arcelio Crespo with whom she had two children, Jenitza Colon-Crespo and Isses Crespo. In her free time, Carmen would enjoy the company of friends and family. Carmen liked taking walks around the neighborhood and talking with her neighbors. Carmen always had food ready and available for guests because she enjoyed serving others and being Jesus-like to all. In her down time, Carmen enjoyed watching the news, soap operas and birds. Carmen was known to always give a helping hand and care for others. Carmen relished in the beauty of forming a community that was like family. She never judged others for what they had done but saw the potential in the greatness that they could accomplish. Carmen is survived by her two loving children Jenitza Colon- Crespo and Isses Crespo, her daughter in-law, Marianela Mejias, as well as her grandchildren: Shaquira Colon-Crespo, Daniel A Colon-Crespo, Marialis Crespo, Marianyelis Crespo, Adias Crespo, Angel Manuel Crespo, Zairis D. Alicea, and Edrick A. Sanchez. She was preceded in death by her partner, Angel. The family would like to thank Mercy Health Saith Mary’s for their care and compassion during Carmen’s last days. Carmen will be having an private family gathering at Hessel-Cheslek Funeral Home. Therefore, during the next couple days, the family asked that prayers be said in her name.