Maria Elsa Rosales Reyes “Rata” born September 17, 1953, passed away on Sunday, June 14, 2020, in Poteet at the age of 66 years. Maria Elsa was preceded in death by her parents, Jesus and Augustina Deleon Rosales; and brother, Leo Rosales; nephews, Jesse Rosales III and Rocky Rosales; and her grandson, Gary Turnbull Jr.

Mrs. Reyes is survived by her loving husband, Reynaldo Herrera Reyes Sr.; daughters, Lucia Butler (Wilson) and Jessica R. Turnbull (Gary Sr.); grandchildren, Jeremy Butler (Miranda), Jealousy Butler, Eagle-Eye Butler (Jasmine), Marc Turnbull (Mariah), and Jordan Turnbull; great-grandchildren, Hazel Butler, Hailee Butler, Constantine Butler, Ramesses Butler, Dean Turnbull, Everly Turnbull; and great-grandchild on the way, Eagle-Eye Eileen Butler.

She is also survived by her siblings, Ramon DeLeon, Rosa Elkins, Jesse Rosales II, and Robert Rosales, Sr.

Maria loved many things in life, but her main passions were cooking for her family, crafting and tending to her plants. She loved to spoil her grandchildren and great-grandchildren anytime they went shopping together. She had a heart of gold and could never tell them no. She will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her.

Visitation was held Tuesday, June 23, from 5-9 p.m. at the Camero Funeral Home Chapel. A memorial service was held at 6 p.m. Tuesday evening at the funeral home chapel. Care has been entrusted to Camero Funeral Home.

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