Maria Irene Reyes Vega, 75, went into the arms of the loving Lord on Wednesday, March 5, 2014 at her residence surrounded by her loving family.

Mrs. Vega was born Sept. 1, 1938 in Calera, Zacatecas, Mexico.

Later in time, she became a citizen of the United States. Mrs. Vega was the oldest sister of nine siblings traveling with her evangelical missionary father to the United States, settling in Los Indios, Texas.

Simultaneously, her siblings were schooled and worked as migrants. She cared for her brothers when her parents parted ways. She later captured her future husband's eyes and married him. She was a homemaker, an entrepreneur, and a home builder subcontractor. Her hobby was welcoming visitors at her Flea Market stand. Most importantly, she was a woman of faith. She always blessed her children and children around her. To her nieces and nephews she was known as Tia Irene, Tia Hilda, and/or just simply Tia. Her grandchildren loved calling her grandma, grandmama and/or abuelita. She always asked for her grandchildren, no matter how far or how close they lived and always sending her love to them. You could never tell she was ill because she was always fashionably dressed and made up; even when she was in route to the hospital. She was a very humble and beautiful woman inside and out. She had the most beautiful green eyes that saw a special gem on each of her children.

She will be missed dearly by her family, friends, and those she met during her journey."

Mrs. Vega is preceded in death by her loving husband, Ignacio B. Vega Sr.; her father, Antonio Reyes; her mother, Natalia Eliserio Reyes; her two brothers, Joel Reyes and Juan Reyes; her sister, Maria Felis Reyes Amaro; daughter in law, Maribel Martinez Vega; granddaughter, Roxanne Vega; and grandson, Stuart Wilkinson.

Left to cherish her memory are her loving children, Rosa Linda V. (Rosie) Wilkinson (Ray) of McAllen, Texas, Joe Vega (Maribel +) of Brownsville, Texas, Norma Linda V. Cruz (Oscar) of McAllen, Texas, Ninfa V. (Nancy) Puente (Omar) of Brownsville, Texas, and Robert Vega (Norma); her brothers, Daniel Eliserio Reyes (Josefina) of Zacatecas, Mexico, Jose Eliserio Reyes (Rita) of Monterrey, Mexico, Francisco Eliserio Reyes of Brownsville, Texas, Samuel Eliserio Reyes (Rosa) of Matamoros, Mexico, and Abel Eliserio Reyes (Juanita) of Brownsville, Texas; 12 grandchildren and 19 great grandchildren.

Visitation will be held from 12 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Sunday, March 9, 2014, with a Prayer Service to be conducted at 7 p.m. in the chapel of Funeraria Del Angel Buena Vista. Visitation will continue from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Monday, March 10, 2014.

A Memorial Service will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, March 10, 2014, in the chapel of Funeraria Del Angel Buena Vista with committal service to follow at Buena Vista Burial Park.

Serving as pallbearers will be Joe Vega, Robert Vega, Bradley Wilkinson, Carlos Cruz, Omar Puente, Tony Reyes, and Francisco Reyes.

We would like to give thanks to Fresenius Medical Care- Brownsville/Edinburg Dialysis Center, Doctors Hospital at Renaissance, CIMA Hospice and D'Oro Home Health.

Special thanks to Providers Melissa Guajardo, Olga Davila, Maria Canas, Leonila Aguirre Gaona, and Virginia Gonzalez; and all the Pastors from Calvary Baptist Church in McAllen.

You may view the obituary of Maria Irene Reyes Vega at www.mem.com.

Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Funeraria Del Angel Buena Vista, cemeteries and mausoleums. 125 McDavitt Blvd., Brownsville, Texas 78521 (956) 541-5400. Dignity Memorial Provider.PF

Funeral Home

Funeraria del Angel Buena Vista
125 Mcdavitt Blvd Brownsville, TX 78521
(956) 541-5400

Published in Brownsville Herald on Mar. 7, 2014