Maria G. Reyes

Born on March 14, 1925

BLOOMINGTON - Maria G. Reyes, 88, of Bloomington, passed away on Sunday, July 14, 2013. She was born March 14, 1925 in Bloomington to the late Pedro and Juanita Loa Gonzales. She was a Catholic and a homemaker.
She is survived by her daughters, Rosa Amador (Johnny) of Port Lavaca, Diana Gonzales (A.C.) of Bloomington, Rita Rodriguez (Gus) of Angleton, and Melissa Reyes of Bloomington; sons, Joe Robert Reyes (Teresa) of Bloomington, Richard Reyes (Rosie) of Victoria, Rudy Reyes (Mary Lou) of Bloomington, Rene Reyes of Bloomington, and Ralph Reyes (Veronica) of Victoria; sister, Irene Gonzales of Bloomington; daughter-in-law, Estella Reyes; 27 grandchildren; 45 great-grandchildren; and 3 great-great-grandchildren.
She is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Jose F. Reyes; son, Ruben Reyes; sisters, Benita Rivera and Josephine Martin; brothers, Luciano Valadez, Pete Valadez, Escolastico Gonzales, Domingo Gonzales, and Jose Gonzales; grandchildren, Denise and Leticia Gonzales; and great-grandson, Noah Gonzales.
Visitation will begin at 4 p.m. with a Rosary recited at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, July 16, 2013 at Artero Memorial Chapels. Visitation will resume from 9 - 10 a.m. with a funeral Mass at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, July 17, 2013 at St. Patrick's Catholic Church, Bloomington. Burial will be at Sam Jose Cemetery.
Pallbearers: Xavier Reyes, Ruben Reyes Jr., John Amador, Javier Gonzales Jr., Richie Reyes, Jordan Brooks, Gus Rodriguez Jr., Rudy Reyes Jr., and Ryan Reyes.
She was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother. This is the legacy we have from you. You taught us love and how to fight, you gave us strength, you gave us might. A stronger person would be hard to find, and in your heart you were always kind. You fought for us all on one way or another, not just as a wife, not just as a mother. For all of us, you gave your best , now the time has come for you to rest. So go in peace, you've earned your sleep, your love in our hearts, we'll eternally keep.
Under the direction of Artero Memorial Chapels, Victoria, 361-575-3212.



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