The Cruz clan sends their condolences to brothers Rayver, Rodjun, and Omar—whose mother, Beth, passed away on Saturday, February 2.
Sunshine Cruz and Geneva Cruz, cousins of the Cruz brothers, both dedicated an Instagram post to the memory of their Tita Beth.
Sunshine wrote, "To my favorite and sweetest Tita who's a second Mom to me, Tita Beth, I can't imagine doing zumba without you. I do not know if I can sing 'I love the nightlife' without shedding a tear.
"This is really painful and devastating not just for me but to the whole Cruz family.
"You have always been the life of the party, only had good words to say, the fashionista in our family.
"Your voice, dance, smile and positivity will be missed.
"You fought a good fight Tita Beth. No more pain now.
"Don't worry Tita, we will always be here for Omar, RJ, and Raymond.
"I will miss you, we will terribly miss you. I love you so much.
"Rest now my Tita Beth."
Geneva, for her part, wrote, "My most sincere condolences, cousins @ohmarrrrrrrr, @rodjuncruz, and @rayvercruz.
"Your mom, Tita Beth was an extraordinary woman who loved life and music... napakabait nya.
"May care and love of those around you provide comfort and peace to get you through the days ahead.
"We all love you! Godspeed."
Tirso Cruz III posted a memory from one of their family gatherings where his late son TJ was also present.
In his caption, he imagined how TJ welcomed his Tita Beth in heaven.
It read, "GODly heavenly morning TJ. It was a sad day for the Cruz clan yesterday as your Tita Elizabeth 'Beth' Cruz passed away. But I’m sure you know this very well.
"You must have been there at the place we fondly refer to as the 'PEARLY GATES' to welcome her with all our other relatives who like you, are already there in heaven.
"What a celebration that must have been!
"I am now experiencing mixed emotions.
"Sadness, as we mourn the passing away of your tita Beth, at the same time happiness because she is now in the best place together with you where there are no more tears, hurts, nor pain.
"Only happiness, joy, perfect bliss, and the honor of being with God the Father, and our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.
"This morning I blow you a kiss my son, and again wish that I could give you a bear hug so you may feel how much I love you and miss you!
"Rest well and be happy my son.
Tirso's wife Lynn Ynchausti also remembered Beth.
She captioned, "I am posting this dance video again because our dearest cousin Melody Beth Cruz (loving Mom to Omar, @rodjuncruz & @rayvercruz) was part of this number for my son TJ’s Celebration of Life.
"When I asked her to dance with us she gamely said 'Yes of course! Para kay TJ yan, di pwedeng hindi ako kasali dyan pinsan. Mahal namin si TJ!'
"She is the one dancing behind Rodjun.
"Little did she know, and us too, that she will be joining our Creator 2 months & 12 days after TJ.
"She was diagnosed last January days after New Year 2019 as having pancreatic cancer. (Let us all continue to pray for cure for cancer).
"Beth has accepted the Lord October 15, 2017 when my husband @tirsocruziii shared his personal testimony at Victory Sucat.
"I clearly remember she was seated at the front row & she stood up when Pastor Jonathan Ramirez asked who would want to accept Jesus as their Lord & Savior.
"Thank you Lord! Thank you Jesus for your gift of eternal life!
"Beth must be dancing with TJ now in heaven!
"And oh, she must be singing too (she was a very good singer). We love you pinsan Beth!
"John 3:5 Truly, truly I say to you, unless one is born of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter the kingdom of God.
"Luke 18:17 Truly, I say to you, whoever does not receive the kingdom of God like a child shall not enter it.