Maria C Ornelas

September 12, 1922July 9, 2018

Maria Cruz Ornelas, 95, of Houston, Texas, passed away July 9, 2018. She was born in San Antonio, Texas on September 12, 1922. She was married to Juan Ornelas on September 1, 1948. Maria worked as a mother and house wife. She was a member of Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church and had a passion for baking, sewing and family, also very passionate about her pecan tree. She was survived by Juan, wife, Beatrice Ornelas Jr., Daniel, wife, Esther Ornelas, Linda, husband, Hector Pena, Rick, wife, Beatrice Ornelas, Lulu, husband, Gilbert Bacerra, Dolores, husband, Oscar Ramirez, Ruby, husband, Roland Benavides, and Ruben, wife, Angie Ornelas. Numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Visitation will be held at 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM, July 12, 2018 at Forest Park Lawndale Funeral Home, Rosary at 7:00PM. July 13, 2018, we will have a visitation at the funeral home from 8:30am to 12:00pm. Followed by visitation at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church, at 1:00 PM with Funeral Mass beginning at 2:00. Interment will follow at Forest Park Lawndale Cemetery.


  • Visitation Thursday, July 12, 2018
  • Funeral Mass Friday, July 13, 2018

Maria C Ornelas

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Dolores Ramirez

July 11, 2018

She was the strongest woman that I have ever met. Never let anyone know if they had got the best of her and always held her head high. She always said that my kids are good, only because she raised them. I believe this was true, she loved them more than I ever got. Going to miss you mom.

monika garcia

July 10, 2018

she was a very sweet lady that I have known for years, she would come by the store with her daughter and we would talk of every day things that would happen around here and of how her children were doing and I would give her fresh vegetables that were given to me by customers here to her and she would always bring me some sweet bread from Houston, I will always remember that special time we had together and she will be in my heart,mind and soul too,god bless and may you rest in peace with the good lord,amen xoxoxooxoxxoox.