Funeraria del Angel - Memorial Holly

3442 Holly Road, Corpus Christi, TX


Mary C. Barrera

August 27, 1925November 19, 2019

Mary C. Barrera, 94, passed away to be with our Lord Jesus Christ, on November 19, 2019, in Corpus Christi, Texas, surrounded by family who loved her dearly.

She was born on August 27, 1925, in Eagle Pass, Texas, to Antonio and Maria Cirilo. Mary was married to her late husband Thomas V. Barrera for 72 years and together parented 13 children. Always dedicated to her family, Mary worked while raising her children and later in life attended college to become a nurse where she worked for the State of Texas, Nursing Homes, and Private Duty.

Mary enjoyed listening to music, talking with her family and friends, had a great sense of humor and was proud of her Native American heritage.

Mary was a devout Catholic and active in the ministries by participating as a Eucharistic Minister, and a member of the Guadalupanas. Mary also raised her children in the Catholic faith and had a special place in her heart for the Blessed Virgin Mary and Saint Padre Pio.

In summary, Mary was a loving wife and mother and will be missed by everyone who knew her. Fond memories of and feelings for our mother will always linger in our hearts and minds until the day we are reunited to be with Jesus.

Mary was preceded in death by both of her parents; her husband Thomas V. Barrera; and son Jorge Barrera.

Mary is survived by 12 of her children; Gloria Barrera, Sylvia Salinas (Juan), Josie B. Carrillo, Thomas Barrera (Cecilia), Juan Barrera (Esmeralda), Rudy Barrera (Liz), Robert Barrera (Anna), David Barrera, Mark Barrera, Richard Barrera (Concepcion), Joe Barrera (Janis) and Olga Barrera; 34 grandchildren; 54 great-grandchildren; and numerous great-great-grandchildren.

Visitation will begin on Friday, November 22, 2019, at Funeraria Del Angel – Memorial Holly, 3442 Holly Road, Corpus Christi, Texas 78415, from 4:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., with a Vigil Service and Rosary recited at 7:00 p.m.

A Mass of Christian Burial will take place on Saturday, November 23, 2019, at 10:00 a.m., at Our Lady of Pilar, 1101 Bloomington Street, Corpus Christi, Texas 78416. Interment will follow at Rose Hill Memorial Park.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.FunerariaDelAngelMHolly.com for the Barrera family.


  • Antonio and Maria Cirilo, Parents (deceased)
  • Thomas V. Barrera, Husband (deceased)
  • Jorge Barrera, Son (deceased)
  • Gloria Barrera, Daughter
  • Sylvia Salinas (Juan), Daughter
  • Josie B. Carrillo, Daughter
  • Thomas Barrera (Cecilia), Son
  • Juan Barrera (Esmeralda), Son
  • Rudy Barrera (Liz), Son
  • Robert Barrera (Anna), Son
  • David Barrera, Son
  • Mark Barrera, Son
  • Richard Barrera (Concepcion), Son
  • Joe Barrera (Janis), Son
  • Olga Barrera, Daughter
  • Mary also leaves behind her34 grandchildren, 54 great-grandchildren and numerous great-great-grandchildren.


  • Visitation Friday, November 22, 2019
  • Holy Rosary Friday, November 22, 2019
  • Mass of Christian Burial Saturday, November 23, 2019
  • Interment Saturday, November 23, 2019


Mary C. Barrera

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Lillian Cadena

November 22, 2019

I will always remember Mrs. Barrera as a very kind, caring and loving person. She cherished life and lived life to the fullest. She always had a smile on her face and went out of her way to make people feel welcomed. She will be dearly missed. My sincere condolences. Prayers to all her family 🙏

Ann Hawley

November 20, 2019

I will always remember a strong woman who always put her family first. A woman who was proud of her heritage and loved everyone she met. When you went to Mrs B's house she always offered a cup of coffee and a place to sit and chat for a while and you always left with a kiss and her "bendiciones." Such a wonderful woman surely sits at the right hand of The Father.

Catherine Barrera

November 20, 2019

Grandma Barrera and grandson Tom ❤️