Maria H. Lerma, 97, entered into eternal rest with the Lord on Wednesday, May 15, 2013, at her residence in Brownsville, Texas.
Mrs. Lerma is preceded in death by her parents, Reyes Hernandez and Juanita Sanchez; her husband, Manuel Lerma; one daughter, Margarita Lerma; one brother, Agustin Bennett; and a sister, Margarita Hernandez.
Left to cherish her memory are her loving children: son, Robert H. (Alicia) Mendoza; daughters, Maria Teresa (Manuel) Espinoza, Carmen L. (Cesar Lopez) Esparza and Minerva (Rufino) Martinez. Also surviving are 54 grandchildren, 58 great-grandchildren and one great-great-great-grandchild.
Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. today, Friday, May 17, 2013, at Guerra Funeral Home "Chapel of the Arch Angels" with a holy rosary recited at 7:00 p.m.
A funeral Mass will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 18, 2013, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 555 W. St. Francis St. Interment will follow at Buena Vista Cemetery.
Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Guerra Funeral Home of Brownville, 3955 Jaime J. Zapata Ave. (956) 544-1171.