Alicia B. Cortez

September 20, 1956September 6, 2020

Alicia B. Cortez, age 63, of Brownsville, Texas passed away on Sunday, September 6, 2020. Alicia was born September 20, 1956 to Trinidad S. Bella and Ruben R. Bella (†).

Alicia was fun, loving and caring person who loved spending quality time with her family and friends. She enoyed weekend family bbq's, watching the Dallas Cowboys play football and playing card games and loteria. She was always ready to lend a helping hand to anyone who needed it and always gave of herself unselfishly. She leaves behind a family and a countless number of dear friends that will always remember her for the loving person she was. Alicia was preceded in death by her husband Jaime A. Cortez (†); father Ruben R. Bella (†).

Alicia is survived by her mother Trinidad S. Bella; son Ruben (Lily) Cortez; and daughter Dalia M. (Juan Jr.) Muñoz; brother Juan Ruben (Letty), brother Raul (Yolanda), sister Diana (George) and sister Zenaida (Samuel); grandson Ruben Jr. (Diana), granddaughter Selena (Marcos), granddaughter Samantha, grandson Alexis, granddaughter Sabrina, grandson Jaime, grandson Juan lll, granddaughter Alice, great grandson Marcitos and great grandson Misael and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nephews and nieces.

A visitation for Alicia will be held Thursday, September 17, 2020 from 1:00 PM to 9:00 PM at Funeraria del Angel Buena Vista, 125 Mcdavitt Blvd, Brownsville, Texas 78521. A mass will occur Friday, September 18, 2020 at 1:00 PM at Our Lady of Good Counsel, 1055 Military Road, Brownsville, TX. A burial will occur Friday, September 18, 2020 at Buena Vista Burial Park, 5 Mcdavitt Blvd, Brownsville, Texas 78521.

Serving as pallbearers are Raul Bella , Juan Muñoz Jr., Juan Lozano Jr., Ruben Cortez Jr., Raul Bella Jr., Marcos Salazar , Jaime Cortez, Juan Muñoz lll, serving as Honorary Pallbearers are Selena R. Salazar, Samantha Muñoz, Alexis L. Cortez and Sabrina L. Muñoz.

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  • Ruben R. Bella (†), Father (deceased)
  • Jaime A. Cortez (†), Husband (deceased)
  • Trinidad S. Bella, Mother
  • Ruben (Lily) Cortez, Son
  • Dalia M. (Juan Jr.) Muñoz, Daughter
  • Ruben Jr. (Diana), Grandson
  • Selena (Marcos), Granddaughter
  • Samantha, Granddaughter
  • Alexis, Grandson
  • Sabrina, Granddaughter
  • Jaime, Grandson
  • Juan lll, Grandson
  • Alice, Granddaughter
  • Marcitos, Great Grandson
  • Misael, Great Grandson
  • Juan Ruben (Letty), Brother
  • Raul (Yolanda), Brother
  • Diana (George), Sister
  • Zenaida (Samuel), Sister
  • and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nephews and nieces.

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  • Raul Bella , Pallbearer
  • Juan Muñoz Jr., Pallbearer
  • Juan Lozano Jr., Pallbearer
  • Ruben Cortez Jr., Pallbearer
  • Raul Bella Jr., Pallbearer
  • Marcos Salazar , Pallbearer
  • Jaime Cortez, Pallbearer
  • Juan Muñoz lll, Pallbearer
  • Selena R. Salazar, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Samantha Muñoz, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Alexis L. Cortez , Honorary Pallbearer
  • Sabrina L. Muñoz, Honorary Pallbearer


  • Visitation

    Thursday, September 17, 2020

  • Mass

    Friday, September 18, 2020

  • Burial

    Friday, September 18, 2020


Alicia B. Cortez

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Mary Cantu

September 15, 2020

My deepest condolences to all of Alicia's loved ones. Although my sister was part of her family, my family and I considered her part of ours. We will miss her very much but we will always remember the loving, caring, and joyful person that she was. May she rest in peace.

Sandy Medrano

September 12, 2020

My beautiful sister I can’t believe you are gone first dad know you,it will never be the same without you we always had a blast at mom’s we were Las hijas de Don Ruben you me and Diana we had a bond no one knew.Omg sister I will always have you in my heart forever but I have to accept your in a better place no more pain and with your hubby that you missed a lot and our Dad. Love you always R.I.P

Dalia Munoz

September 12, 2020

Ay mamita i am going to miss you so much this feels so unreal this wasn't supposed to happen to our family i can't believe we are going threw this you where the best wife, mom ,grandma ,great grandmother, sister,aunt, daughter, friend u where loved by so many people i can go on and on 😪😪😪😪😪😪 mom i want to thank u for always being there for us all the time even when you would feel sick you would still find a way to make sure grandma and grandpa where fine you are truly going to be missed i love u mom and u will always be in my heart and my mind R,I,P My Beautiful Angel 😪😪😪😪

Jessica Rodriguez

September 12, 2020

Tía i will cherish all the memories we had together. I love you so much & you will be truly missed by so many. It’s not a forever it’s till we meet again! Give my daddy & ama Rosa a hug & kiss. Once again I love you tía..


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