January 8, 1943 - October 2, 2021
Felipe ''Felipito'' Soto, born on January 8th, 1943 to Vicente Soto and Ygnasia (Pruneda) Soto in Robstown, TX. He was a resident of Proctor, Arkansas. Felipe celebrated life with his 8 Siblings: Lupe, Vicente Jr., Jesus, Mario, Herminia, Maria, Jose, and Aurora. On October 20th,1962, he married the love of his life, Estella (Trevino) Soto, and was married for 59 years. He is the proud father of 1 daughter and 5 sons: Maria (deceased), Phillip Jr & his wife Ronda, Paul & his wife Adriana, Steven & his wife Ruth, Matthew, & Jeremy & his wife Heather. He has 19 Grandchildren, and 12 Great Grandchildren and a host of nieces and nephews. His beautiful life will forever be cherished in the lives of his family and friends.He was a passionate musician, playing the bass, accordion, and guitar, throughout Crittenden County and Memphis, TN. Felipe also had the opportunity to host and DJ his own Spanish segment of a radio show called Victory 97.1 in Mississippi. His love for music later became part of his legacy that was passed onto his sons and grandchildren. He dedicated his life in 1979 to ministry and missionary work, which spanned a time of over 30 years. Felipe traveled to Guadalajara, Mexico where he helped build a recreational facility for children. He traveled to Ecuador where he ministered to impoverished and lesser developed communities. Felipe also ministered in Memphis, TN at St. Jude Children's Hospital and Millington TN Prison Ministry.Felipe mentored and participated in mission conferences in Glorieta, New Mexico and Las Vegas, Nevada and pastored in Waverly, Missouri for years to the Spanish speaking community. He was then called to Hope, AR where he continued his ministry of spreading the gospel to Hispanics in the area. Lastly, he was Pastor of a Spanish congregation at Olive Branch Mississippi Baptist Church. His life and work will forever be remembered and honored through his legacy of faith and servanthood. He loved his family and the simple things of life. Felipe continued his journey with the Lord on October 2nd, 2021 at the age of 78.
Heather, Jeremy and Ms. Estella, so sorry about your loss. We love you guys
Sending my heartfelt condolences to you & your family on the loss of your Father. May God continue to strengthen You all throughout this difficult time.🙏🏽🙏🏽
Estella and family you have my deepest sympathy in the loss of Felipe. You are in my prayers. May all your good memories help comfort you. Felipe was a good neighbor to us especially when Doug got worse. He was faithful to check on him.Sorry I could not arrange to be off for the service.
My thoughts and prayers will be with the family today and the days to follow. May the Lord give you peace that surpasses all understanding. My deepest sympathy. With love Diana Ray .
Praying for God's peace and comfort for the family.
Alex, Emily, and I are sending all of you prayers of comfort at your time of loss. He loved his family so much and will continue to watch over you.
You have my deepest sympathy. Praying for you and your family.
Estella, Jeremy and family,I was very saddened to hear of Mr. Soto's passing.My heart and prayers are with you at this time.Cherish his life and memories for they shall be with you always.Love always,Veronica Nichols BondMemphis, TN
Estella, Jeremy and family, I am so sorry to hear about your loss. Abuela, you are such a kind and special lady and although I didn’t know your husband I’m quite sure he was just as kind and special. I know he will be greatly missed. Praying for you guys during this time of transition.
Estella and Sons I am so sorry for your loss, Prayers, May Our Lord Jesus Christ Comfort yours ♥️’s
Prayers to my family and my aunt. Y’all have been in my prayers and thoughts.
My condolences and deepest sympathy are with you Paul Soto and your entire family!! 2 Corinthians 5: To be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord!! God bless you all!!
My prayers are with all of you. I love each and everyone of y’all.
Descanse en paz abuelito Felipe mis condolencias para toda la familia!
Sending my deepest condolences to my Godmother Estella and her sons Phillip, Paul ,Matthew, Jeremy. My prayers for you all that our Heavenly Father give you all the strength during this difficult time. Love you all so very much.
So sorry for your loss
We're sorry for the loss of your family member. You and your family are in our prayers.
Sorry for your loss Paul. Sending Prayers to you and your family.
So sorry for your loss. Felipe, left a great legacy! Will be in prayers for you all.
My deepest condolences Estella to you and your children. So very sorry for your loss.May the Lord give you my strength in this time of sorrow.My lone PrimaArgie
Estelle, Jeremy, Heather, and Family, You all are so very heavy on my heart. I always loved to be around Philipe. His love for family and ministry were so evident. He lived such a beautiful life of service and left a legacy that will live on in many hearts and lives. I pray that God comforts you in your loss and grief, and that you will have wonderful memories to cherish, too! Much love to you all!
Estelle, Paul, Jr., Steven, Jeremy and Matthew I am so sorry to hear about your husband/dad. I’m praying for all of y’all. Even though I don’t see any of you any more I still love y’all.
I am truly sorry for the loss of our family member. Will keep our family in prayer. You will be missed greatly.
Jeremy and Heather....I'm so sorry to hear this. He was always so kind and sweet to me. We would talk about my Dad often and Parkin, AR. He was one of a kind. He will be missed so much. Prayers to your family. I know those girls are going to miss him very much.