Cecilia Z. Perez, age 76, of Poteet, passed away at her residence Friday, June 2, 2017.
She was a loving, dedicated mother. Cecilia enjoyed crocheting, embroidery and quilting. She was a food service worker at Poteet ISD for 44 years until her retirement in 2004. Cecilia enjoyed traveling, eating out and shopping. She was very active at St. Philip Benizi Catholic Church where she taught Catechism. She was also a member of the Guadalupanas. What she most enjoyed was spending time with her family, who loved her very much and will greatly miss her.
She is survived by her children, Celia Rodriguez and husband George of Poteet, Reynaldo Perez and wife Olga of Pleasanton, Ernest Perez and wife Tules of Poteet, Steve Perez and wife Rosie of San Antonio, Rosanne Perez of Poteet and Ruben Perez and wife Krisstell of Poteet; brothers and sisters, Jose Zamora, Jr. of Poteet, Olga Salazar of Jourdanton, Josie Gutierrez of Poteet and Janie Oliva of Poteet and grandchildren, Gerard and Delisa Rodriguez, Aurora Rodriguez, Lee Roy Perez, Vanessa Perez, Jessica Rivera, Steve Perez, Jr., Jeremy Perez, Heavenly Florez, Sheila and Andy Covarrubias, Lyneigh Garza, Brianna Calliham, Janelle Lira, Michael Ray Perez and Derek Perez.
Cecilia is also survived her great-grandchildren, Lee Roy Perez, Jr., Arianna Hernandez, Fernandito Hernandez, Nathan Hernandez, Amery Rodriguez, Justin Rodriguez, Hayzen Perez, Ayden Perez, Levi Garza, Woodrow Allen Garza, Nahla Lira, Jamie Calliham and John Ruben Calliham.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Concepcion Perez; parents, Jose and Josephine Zamora; brothers, Antonio and Ricardo Zamora; sister, Maria Josephine Zamora, and grandson, Pierre Covarrubias.
Visitation was held at St. Philip Benizi Catholic Church in Poteet, from 4 - 9 p.m., with a rosary recited at 7 p.m., Monday, June 5. Funeral Mass was held at St. Philip Benizi Catholic Church in Poteet, at 10 a.m., Tuesday, June 6, 2017. Interment followed at Madre Dolorosa Cemetery in Poteet. Serving as pallbearers for Cecilia’s service were: Reynaldo Perez, Ernest Perez, Steve Perez, Ruben Perez, Gerard Rodriguez and Steve Perez, Jr.
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