Rosa Leal

Rosa Leal

1913 - 2006

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La Paloma, Texas; Rosa P. Leal, our beloved "Ma Rosa" went home to her maker, our Lord Jesus Christ. She passed away peacefully at home, at the age of 93 on December 4, 2006 surrounded by loved ones. She was born on August 21, 1913 in Las Rusias, Texas. She is preceded in death by her husband, Willie Leal; daughters, Aurora and Rebecca Leal; parents, Teodoro & Julia Perez. Survivors include one sister; Adelfa Gonzalez, son: Leonel A. (Manuela) Leal; Grandchildren; Gloria (Ismael) Flores; Elvira Cruz; Leo (Nelda) Agado; Hermelinda (Ismael) Luna; Rebecca Infante; Genoveva (Toribio) Martinez; & Rosendo (Sulema) Agado; 18 great grandchildren; and 6 great- great grandchildren. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, 12/05/2006 from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. with a Rosary to be recited at 7:00 p.m. by Carmen Gamez in the North Chapel, her Funeral will be held on Wednesday, 12/06/2006 at 12:00 p.m. at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in La Paloma, Texas. Interment will follow to La Paloma Cemetery off of U.S. 281 and Padilla Road. The Funeral procession will depart the funeral home by 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday. Special thanks goes out to her caregivers; Delfina Torres, Berta Meza, Gloria Valdez, Martina Maldonado, and Edith Hernandez. Serving as pallbearers will be Leo Agado, Rosendo Agado, Simon Leal, Miguel Jimenez, Joe Maldonado, and Carmen Leal. She was left childless after her daughters passed away as infants, in the ensuing years, many came to view her like their second mom. "Ma Rosa" was well known for her strong faith, strength of character and her feistiness. She was forever giving us her blessing, "Que Dios te bendiga", and we were truly blessed by her presence in our lives. We love you "Ma Rosa" we will truly miss you. Tell Pa Willie that we love him and miss him. Until we see you again. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Thomae-Garza Funeral Directors, 395 S. Sam Houston, San Benito, Texas 78586 (956) 399-1331. Words of comfort be sent to the family of "Ma Rosa" at

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