The passing of Maria G Tijerina on Friday, July 5, 2019 in Poteet at the age of 96 has brought a great sadness to the family. She was born April 23, 1923 in Devine to Manuel and Leonora Gonzales Gutierrez.

Maria was loved by many and will be deeply missed. She will be remembered by her children, Louis and wife Linda Tijerina; Reynaldo and wife Margarita Tijerina; Martin and wife Priscilla Tijerina; Raymond Tijerina; Ignacio and wife Rose Tijerina; Gregoria Leal; Leonora and husband Marcos Villesca; Linda Villalobos; Dominga Tijerina; Dora Ramon; Della and husband Rudy Herrera; Olivia and husband Andrew Campa; Modesta and husband Juan Rivas; son in law Willie Cantu; her sister Janie and husband Damascio Lugo. Maria is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, grandchildren, and great grandchildren.

Maria was preceded in death by her parents; husband Martin P Tijerina; daughters Janie Tijerina; Domitilla Delgado; and Apolonia T Cantu; brothers Manuel Gutierrez and Chon Gutierrez.

A viewing will be held on Wednesday, July 10 from 4-9 p.m., with a prayer Mass starting at 7 p.m. at Hurley’s Funeral Home. Funeral services will be Thursday, July 11 at 10 a.m. at Emanuel Baptist Church in Charlotte. Interment to follow at Chilipitin Cemetery in Charlotte.

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