Graciela Leal "Gracie" Barrera(1944 - 2018)

Graciela "Gracie" Leal Barrera, 74 years of age, gained her angel wings on August 23, 2018. Graciela was born on May 14, 1944, in Hebbronville, Texas to Juan and Ernestina Escamilla Leal. She was a school nurse for the Ben Bolt-Palito Blanco Independent school district for over 30 years.

Graciela was preceded in death by her parents and one sister, Armandina "Amanda" Guerra.

Survivors include her husband of 50 years of marriage, Enrique Barrera Jr. of Alice, Texas; children, Enrique III (Lorena) Barrera of Alice, Texas, Noela Reene Barrera of Alice, Texas, Kenneth Barrera of Corpus Christi, Texas. Other survivors include one brother, Roberto (Pearl) Leal; and one sister, Josefina "Josie" Pantoja; 10 grandchildren, Jacob Barrera, Giancarlo Ochoa, Bailee Barrera, Alexandra Rose, Derek Barrera, Khole Barrera, Stormy Barrera, Kingston Barrera, Janiya Sanchez and Jewlyana Sanchez; and two great-grandchildren, Nathan Barrera and Joaquin Enrique Barrera; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Visitation will be held at 5:00 P.M. on Tuesday August 28, 2018 at Rosas Funeral Home with a Holy Rosary recited at 7:00 P.M. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:30 Wednesday August 29, 2018 at St. Joseph Catholic church. Burial will follow at the Alice Cemetery.

Serving as pallbearers will be Saul Hinojosa, Martin Silva, Jacob Barrera, Giancarlo Ochoa, T.J. Benavides, Jason Leal, Nicholas Hinojosa and David Hinojosa.

ROSAS FUNERAL HOME entrusted with arrangements

Funeral Home

Rosas Funeral Home Inc
1215 W Front St Alice, TX 78332
(361) 664-7070

Published in Alice Echo News-Journal from Aug. 23 to Sept. 3, 2018