Funeraria del Angel - Memorial Holly

3442 Holly Road, Corpus Christi, TX


Susana H. Barraza

May 24, 1924July 18, 2020

Susana H. Barraza, loving mother and grandmother whose personality and smile would light up any room she entered, gained her wings and flew to heaven on July 18, 2020 at the age of 96.

Susana was born on May 24, 1924 in Nueces County to her loving parents Elena and Juan Hinojosa. She was one of the 8 children. Brothers, Pedro Francisco, Ramon and Juan Hinojosa; and sisters, Marie Rangel, Amalia Gonzales and Antonia Castillo.

She found true love in her husband, Manuel Barraza, to whom she was married to for 55 years, once again they will join hands, this time in Heaven. She was a kind and devoted mother to 11 children and a loving grandma to 29 grandchildren, 44 great-grandchildren, and 8 great-great-grandchildren.

Susana was survived by her children, Jose Maria Barraza, Nazaria Gallegos, Juan (Otilia) Barraza, Manuel Barraza, Jr., Mary Lou (Richard) Bayardo, Richard (Sherry) Barraza, Mary (Andres) Luis, Mario Barraza, Ana Derda, Arturo Barraza, Celestino Barraza; and her siblings, Pedro Hinojosa, Francisco Hinojosa and Maria Rangel.

Susana loved to travel, play bingo and never passed up a chance to see the lights of Las Vegas. One of her favorite things to do was to make pan de polvo during Christmas to share with her family and friends. Those cookies were the best. Susana will be greatly missed, however we will never forget the memories of her which will be forever etched in all of our hearts. We must find comfort that she will be watching over each and every one of us from above, especially if we happened to be scratching some lottery tickets or pulling the arm of a slot machine.

Our family would like to five a special thanks you to the Windsor Nursing Home for all the care and support they provided to our Susana. Thank you to Rebecca, Belinda, Sandra, Janine, Maria and Jessica, who were amazing caregivers and treated Susana as one of their own.

Family viewing will be August 3, 2020, at Funeraria del Angel Memorial Holly, 3442 Holly Road, Corpus Christi, Texas 78415, from 8:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. followed with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 a.m. at Most Precious Blood Catholic Church, 3502 Saratoga Blvd., Corpus Christi, Texas 78415. Burial will follow at Memory Gardens Cemetery.

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


  • Elena and Juan Hinojosa, Parents (deceased)
  • Jose Maria Barraza, Son
  • Nazaria Gallegos, Daughter
  • Juan (Otilia) Barraza, Son
  • Manuel Barraza, Jr., Son
  • Mary Lou (Richard) Bayardo, Daughter
  • Richard (Sherry) Barraza, Son
  • Mary (Andres) Luis, Daughter
  • Mario Barraza, Son
  • Ana Derda, Daughter
  • Arturo Barraza, Son
  • Celestino Barraza, Son
  • Pedro Hinojosa, Brother
  • Francisco Hinojosa, Brother
  • Maria Rangel, Sister

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  • Funeral Mass

    Monday, August 3, 2020


  • Interment

    Monday, August 3, 2020


Susana H. Barraza

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Minerva Ellis

August 3, 2020

My deepest condolences to Susana's family. She will be greatly missed. Susana was my neighbor and dear amiga. She was there for me when I was grieving the loss of my beloved husband and was going through the most difficult time. Susana lifted my spirits and we had heartfelt talks, especially about family. We shared many memories. She encouraged me to go on and make the best of the rest of my life, and I have. I am forever grateful for Susana's friendship, encouragement, inspiration, and love.

Anna NOT Ana Barraza-Derda

August 3, 2020

Mom was the strongest woman I ever knew. It was evident after birthing 11 babies and living in this world for 96 years. She was one special human being showing so much care and love of others. Even though, as she aged I didn’t get to see her much because of distance, she always thought and prayed for me and my family. I could always count on her blessings and prayers. She loved all of her family equally. My mom was my hero and made me find her strength within myself. RIP mom y Via Con Dios y la Virgen.....🌹🌹🌹🌹...Here are Roses from me, Krista, Mariah and Nicolas!!! I am a better person because of you!💜

Byron (Ray) Sosebee

August 1, 2020

I knew Mrs. Barraza since I was probably just out of diapers. She made the best tortillas! My best memories of Susana were when I was a little kid on Sat. mornings I would run down the street to my best friend Tuddy's house so I could have a fresh homemade tortilla, sometimes with bean and egg. But I would be happy to just have one with melted butter. Susana was one of the sweetest persons I have ever known! Until the last time I saw her probably a couple of years ago, she would always ask me "How's your mom?" She always thought of other people. What a wonderful woman she was! I will miss her dearly!

Delia Sepeda

July 31, 2020

Grandma I will forever miss you. All the times you would come for Christmas. We would make your famous cookies. I am so happy my kids got to spend time with you. Adrian the clown in my family would always make you laugh the way he tried to speak Spanish. It wasn’t good but you could understand him anyway. Veronica sweet Veronica now she could speak to you In Spanish she learned just so she could talk to you. Luis the Quiet one, with the tattoos. We will always keep you in our Heart!! Oh, let’s not forget Your David he never did no wrong he would tell you I was picking on him and you would tell me “Delia, no seas mala.” I will forever miss you.

Sylvia Van Coppenolle

July 31, 2020

Our deepest condolences to all family and friends. Our father, Tiburcio Sanchez, and Susana were first cousins. Their mothers, Gregoria and Elena were sisters. We have very fond memories of Susana and Maria coming down to Brownsville for Charro Days back Several years ago. We so enjoyed their company and always looked forward to spending time with them. May God comfort you And continue to bless you all during this difficult time.

Jose maria Barraza

July 29, 2020

Mom I will be missing you for the rest of my life, I am so sorry that I could not be at your side, but I know that knew that I probably might not be be able to be there at your time, but that you would not love me less. I remember all of my life with you, and will never forget it. We will all be together again. Love you always. your son Chemo

Adela Gonzales

July 29, 2020

My Sweet Wela,
My best memories were spending all my Summers with you as a kid. Waking up to the smell of breakfast that ALWAYS included tortillas the size of Texas. I also remember you would sit on the floor with us and play Jack's. I will never forget you and all the fun we had playing Loteria and Toma todo on your dining table. And yes of course, those famous Pan de polvo cookies. You finally let me make my own batch four years ago, without taking the bowl from me telling me," Dejame hacerlo. No lo estás haciendo bien." And you refused to use the Texas themed shaped cookie cutters I bought just for that batch. You said, the Armadillo looked like a rat. We laughed so much. But most of all I will miss your hugs and kisses.
I am most grateful that you got to meet my Granddaughter's Ryleigh and Ariannna. They will have found memories of you too. I am not saying good bye Wela. I am saying, see you later. I miss and love you so much.

Jennifer Cisneros

July 29, 2020

My dear loving Wela. I miss you greatly already. I am so honored and blessed to have had you as such a big influence in my life. You showed me nothing but love, even when I wasn't so deserving of it. I looked forward to our visits and listening to your stories. You understood every word of my "spanglish"! You taught many things throughout my life including how to make the infamous pan de polvo, which Lalo thanks you, but they will NEVER be as good as yours. I love you so much Wela!

Ninfa DeLeon

July 29, 2020

Susana Barraza will always have a special place in my ❤️,she always made me feel I was special to her.she was kind ,full of life,a joy to be around.a great cook I remember her pan de polvo,and her tuna casserole,just the best.I love you now and always🙏🏼😢


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