Maria de Jesus Perez, our beautiful and precious mother was lifted tenderly into the arms of our Lord Jesus Christ and Mother Mary on July 22, 2014. She was born in Fresnillo, Zacatecas and came to the U.S. as a young wife where she raised all 12 children with her husband. She was a homemaker and dedicated to her family. She was our hero. She was preceded in death by her husband of 64 years: Francisco M. Perez; 2 children: Pedro Perez and Maria de Jesus Sarinana; parents: Lorenzo Rodriguez and Maria Santos Gonzalez and her brother: Juan Rodriguez. Maria is survived by her 10 children: Romana P. Grijalva (Deacon Hector), Roberto (Blanca), Rosina Sarinana (Rosalio), Berta A. Cortes (Roberto), Rosa A. Valverde (Paul+), Francisco R. (Rosa), Juan Antonio (Cristina), Eugenio (Jenny), Ana I. Alcantara (Ernie) and Salvador (Irma), daughter-in-law: Alma Perez; 30 grand children and 53 great-grandchildren; several sisters-in-law and numerous nieces and nephews (Felipe Rodriguez). Our mother was a woman of Faith, Love and Compassion. We will miss her dearly but know she is home once again with our Dad, Brother and Sister. God Bless you Mom! We love you…Visitation will be from 5:00 to 9:00 pm on Friday, July 25, 2014 at Hillcrest Funeral Home-Carolina with a Vigil Service at 7:00 pm. Funeral Mass will be at 10:00 am on Saturday, July 26, 2014 at St. Mark Catholic Church. Interment will follow at Evergreen East Cemetery.