Maria Helen Leija, 69, of Poteet passed away peacefully in her home on Thursday, November 12, 2020. She was born on January 15, 1951, in Atascosa County, to Raymond Cordona and Frances Hilburn Lara.

Maria is preceded in death by her father, Raymond Cordona, mother, Frances Hilburn Lara; and her son, Gilbert Peña.

She is survived by her daughter, Antonia Navarro and her husband Robert; sons, Gregory Leija and his wife Lupe, Julian Peña Jr. and Jimmy Joe Peña; brothers, Frank Peña and Henry Peña; sisters, Dominga Garza and Lupe Cruz; grandchildren, Tonya Navarro, Jason Navarro, Robert Navarro Jr., Trevor Navarro, Sammy Navarro, Ashley Peña, Desiree Peña, Jimmy Peña Jr., Diego Peña and Alissa Peña; several great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Graveside services were held Wednesday, November 18, at 10 a.m. at Wilborn Cemetery.

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