MISSION - Jesus Maria Ramirez, 91, passed away Saturday, March 2, 2013 at his home in Mission. Mr. Ramirez was born Dec. 7, 1921 in Mission to Rafael and Maria de Jesus Ramirez.
Survivors include his wife, Margarita Cañas Ramirez; daughters, Rosa Lilia Ledesma and Maria Margarita Longoria; and six grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Rafael, Osvaldo and Arnaldo; sisters, Rosa and Lilia; daughter, Linda Teresa; and great-granddaughter, Yasmeen Rashid.
Visitation will be held Tuesday, March 5, at Ric Brown Family Funeral Home in Mission from 1 to 9 p.m. with a rosary at 7 p.m. The funeral mass will be held Wednesday, March 6, at 9:30 a.m. at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church in Mission. Interment will follow at the Rio Grande Valley State Veterans Cemetery.
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