July 13, 1934 – December 2, 2017
Maria Ofelia Perez, 83 yrs old, a widow, mother, sister, aunt, grandmother, great grandmother, and friend, went to be with our Lord on December 2, 2017. Born July 13, 1934 in San Benito, Texas, Maria Ofelia was 4th of 15 children. She grew up helping on the family farm. On December 26, 1953, Margarito and Maria Ofelia were joined in holy matrimony. Their lifelong marriage and family relations demonstrated her love for God and a life that was led with strong Christian values at home and work. Maria Ofelia had a love for her family and friends. She worked at the Bartlett Elementary School Cafeteria, and then continued her career at Slim’s Grocery. She enjoyed retirement and loved to spend time baking, cooking for her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. Her compassion and love will always hold a special place in the hearts of her family & friends. Maria Ofelia was preceded in death by her husband Margarito, great granddaughter D’Onna Destiny Powell and son-in-law Oscar W. Smith. Parents Federico and Leonor G. Cortez, of Bartlett; and also preceded in death were brothers Fermin Cortez and Rogerio Cortez of San Jose, TX; Federico Cortez, Jr. of Dallas, TX and Fernando Cortez, Sr. and Roberto Cortez, Sr. and Ramiro Cortez of Bartlett; Survivors: Her children Mary Ester Smith of Killeen, Diana (Billy Barton) of Moffat, Martin (Sonia) of Davilla, Reynaldo (Brenda) of Bartlett, Patricia (Bernard S. Luna) of Bartlett, and 15 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren. Visitation will be at Goodnight Funeral Home in Bartlett on Wednesday December 6 from 5-8 pm with rosary beginning at 7 pm. Funeral Mass at SSCM in Granger on Thursday December 7, at 10 am. Interment will be at Holy Cross Cemetery, Granger, TX .
- Visitation Wednesday, December 6, 2017
- Rosary Wednesday, December 6, 2017
- Funeral Mass Thursday, December 7, 2017
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December 7, 2017
Tricia, may God bless you and your family at this time. You have the wonderful memories of your time with your parents. Know now they are in the presence of God and his loving arms.
December 6, 2017
May GOD Bless you and your family in this time of sorrow. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
December 5, 2017
Martin, I am so sorry to hear of your mothers passing. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.
Goodnight Funeral Home
December 4, 2017
Offering our deepest condolences during this difficult time