Mary Ellen Mata

June 11, 1948February 9, 2019

Mary Ellen Mata, age 70 passed away on Saturday February 9, 2019. Mary was born June 11, 1948 to + Eloisa Handy and + Frank Handy.

Mary was a true Christian she loved going to church and singing to her Lord and Savior. She loved going to the beach with family and friends. Family was everything to her.

Mary is survived by her husband, Saul Mata; daughter Celina Mata; and daughter Julie Carranza; brother Chancey Handy, brother Danny Handy, brother Modesto Handy and sister Ninfa Handy.

Mary was preceded in death by; daughter + Ann Marie Mata; father + Frank Handy and mother + Eloisa Handy; brother + Frank Handy and sister + Guadalupe Elliott.

A visitation for Mary will be held Monday, February 11, 2019 from 12:00 PM to 9:00 PM at Open Door Baptist Church, 401 S Milano Rd, Weslaco, TX, followed by a prayer service at 7:00 PM.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at for the Mata family.


  • Saul Mata, Husband
  • + Frank Handy, Father
  • + Eloisa Handy, Mother
  • + Ann Marie Mata, Daughter
  • Celina Mata, Daughter
  • Julie Carranza, Daughter
  • Luke Alaniz, Grandson
  • Sabrina Alaniz, Granddaughter
  • Adrian Yarrito, Grandson
  • Adam Yarrito, Grandson
  • Jacob S. Martinez, Grandson
  • Alexa Martinez, Granddaughter
  • Ryan Martinez, Grandson
  • Nero Alaniz, Great Grandson
  • Chancey Handy, Brother
  • Danny Handy, Brother
  • + Frank Handy, Brother
  • Modesto Handy, Brother
  • Ninfa Handy, Sister
  • + Guadalupe Elliott, Sister
  • Mary will forever be missed by all who knew her.


  • Visitation Monday, February 11, 2019
  • Prayer Service Monday, February 11, 2019

Mary Ellen Mata

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Celina Mata

February 12, 2019

Mommy you were the best mother and daughter could ask for I am proud of you that I will soon see you in heaven I took care of you for 6 months that you were sick and I am proud of the woman that you made me and I thank God that he gave you to me ask my mother I will see you soon mommy and I will always love you