MISSION – Inocencia “Chencha” Vela, 88, passed away on Tuesday, July 25, 2017, at McAllen Medical Center.
Ms. Vela was born in Mission and was a lifelong resident.
Survivors include her siblings, Ramiro Vela, Maria Vela, Reynaldo Vela, Raul Vela, Amparo Barbosa, Roberto Vela and Rogelio Vela.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Bonifacio and Carolina (Garza) Vela, and sisters, Carolina Trevino and Lydia Rodriguez.
A funeral mass was held on July 28 at Our Lady of the Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Mission. Burial followed at Laurel Hill Cemetery in Mission.