Odessa Funeral Home


Paula Porras

January 15, 1940October 26, 2020
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Paula “Paulina” Escobar Porras, age 80, passed into the arms of our Lord Monday October 26th, 2020 at her residence in Odessa, TX.

Paula was born January 15, 1940 in Melvin, TX to Fidela Gonzalez and Anastacio Escobar. She married Benito Mendoza Porras Sr. on November 28, 1959, in Big Spring, Texas.

Paula was a loving wife, mom, and caring home maker for her family, close friends. She was a very compassionate woman with traditional values in life, and very supportive of her late husband. If anyone came knocking to her home, she would invite them in with a welcomed meal. She was a caretaker for her neighbor, she was a volunteer rosary maker for the Legion of Mary. She was Eucharistic minister at St. Mary’s and pre-cana counselor at St. Mary’s. Our mother was the matriarch of our family that was always selfless and compassionate. The first and last woman we will ever love forever is you, Mom.

She was preceded in death by her husband Benito Mendoza Porras Sr. and her grandson Benito Alejandro Porras.

Paula is survived by her sister Julia Cortez of Hobbs, New Mexico.

Her five children, Mr. Benito Mendoza Porras Jr (wife Rosa); Mrs. Sonia Mancha (husband Jose); Mr. Juan Diego “Johnny” Porras (wife Vivian Porras); Ms. Dorothy Porras; Mr. Paul Javier Porras (wife Sagrario) and God-son Mr. Benny Aguilar (wife Delia); and nephew Mr. Carlos Bugarin (wife Chela).

Her eleven grandchildren, Mrs. Christina Marie Ortega (husband Adam), Elena Maria Porras-Gonzalez (husband Fernando), Beatrice Nicole Porras (Fiancé Ismael Duarte), Victoria Porras; Domonique Lashell Porras, Rebecca Mancha, Christopher John Porras, Jonathan Mancha, Juan Alfonso Porras, Jesus Andres Porras, David Antonio Porras.

Her twelve great grandchildren, Cesar Benito Silva, Breanna Kristine Silva, Aiden Diego Porras, Noah Geremiah Sanchez, Aaliyah Nevaeh Sanchez, Abram Fernando Gonzalez, Isaiah Porras, Amelia Mancha, Alexander Gonzalez, Andric Ortega, Alaric Ortega, and Emerie Mancha; and her beloved dog Nala.

The Porras family will receive guests for a time of visitation on Tuesday, November 3, 2020 from 5 PM – 9 PM at Odessa Funeral Home. A rosary will be recited at 7 PM. An 11 AM Mass of a Christian Burial will be held on Wednesday, November 4, 2020 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church.

Pallbearers will be Jesus “Andrew” Porras, David Porras, Jonathan Mancha, Christopher Porras, Juan Alfonso Porras and Cesar Benito Silva.


  • Jesus “Andrew” Porras, Active Pallbearer
  • David Porras, Active Pallbearer
  • Jonathan Mancha, Active Pallbearer
  • Christopher Porras, Active Pallbearer
  • Juan Alfonso Porras , Active Pallbearer
  • Cesar Benito Silva, Active Pallbearer


  • Visiation

    Tuesday, November 3, 2020

  • Rosary

    Tuesday, November 3, 2020

  • Mass of Christian Burial

    Wednesday, November 4, 2020

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Sonia Mancha

November 4, 2020

You put up with alot from us kids, but you showed your true love to us and others. Always giving us examples of love you shared with your sisters and brother, niece's and nephews . Your with your mom and family and meeting your dad for the first time. You will be praying for us up there and talking to God about the worries we have. And including the Porras family along with your sisters families. Thank you for the love you shared. Truly a blessing for us in heaven.

Melinda Marquez

November 3, 2020

Tia, I will miss your soothing and caring voice and beautiful smile! My brother was right you treated us like your children and loved us and cared for us! You were there for dad and mom and I will always appreciate you! You will always be in my heart and I will miss you so much! Love you dearly, until we see each other again! Give my mom and dad a great big hug for us!!!

Benito Porras

November 2, 2020

My mom loved this song and it reminds me of her so much. I miss her

Watch "Mi novia se me esta poniendo vieja, Ricardo Arjona, Metamorfosis DVD." on YouTube

Peter Porras

October 31, 2020

Was always like a mom to me and my brother and sisters. When cousins would stay at each other houses we would be treated as we were their child. There was always love and laughter. Thank you Tia...Viva La Familia Porras

Rebecca Porras

October 31, 2020

Tia Pauline was such a blessing to our family. I will always remember her as happy and cheerful; never a frown on her face. When she and Tio Benito would come over, we were guaranteed a good laugh as they reminisced on their younger days.

Rest In Peace Tia. Give Tio Benito, my dad and the rest of the Porras familia a big hug from us! And sending my love and hugs to my cousins!

Dorothy Porras

October 30, 2020

Mommy you were my life I will truly miss you and I will love you always and I knownthat you are no longer in pain

Elena and Fernando Gonzalez

October 30, 2020

You were such a light in my life grandma. I will cherish all the wonderful times we spent together. You showed me what kind of mother and person I want to be to my boys. I love you with all my heart and soul.

Maria Ysabelle DeLoach

October 29, 2020

Tia is a beautiful angel in the sky. How I miss our morning coffee and donuts or going for breakfast.. I would like to share these pictures of her I always loved to make her smile and she loved when I would show her pictures of her smiling she would say you know how to catch me mija.


October 28, 2020

Condolences to the Porras Family. Tia was such a good person, sweet and loveable. She is now with Tio Benito and both are having a great time. May she Rest In Peace. Jimmy and Nellie A Robles

norys recio

October 28, 2020

Lamento mucho la perdida de Mrs. Paula. Hoy en dia el mundo esta plagado de enfermedades y muerte. Pero Dios nos ha prometido que muy pronto quitara todo lo que nos hace sufrir incluidos la enfermedad y la muerte. Isaias 25:8 dice:"Dios eliminara la muerte para siempre y secara las lagrimas de todo rostro". Y en Isaias 33:24 dice:"Y ningun residente dira estoy enfermo". Verdad que es una esperanza animadora? Si decea saber mas de esta promesa de Dios puede ir a

Atentamente: Norys Recio


Mom and dad's wedding


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