MISSION – Jesusa M. Ramirez, 89, passed on Monday, March 25, 2019, at her home.
Mrs. Ramirez was born on Nov. 2, 1929, in Los Ramones, Nuevo Leon, Mexico. She moved to the Rio Grande Valley as a child and married Leonel Ramirez Sr. on May 14, 1946. They had seven children whom she raised as a single parent when she became a widow at age 28. She was a member and past president of the Guadalupanas organization.
Survivors include her children, Leonel Ramirez Jr. of Premont, Rene Ramirez Sr. of Mission, David Ramirez Sr. of Edinburg, Leopoldo Ramirez Sr. of Mission, Leobardo Ramirez Sr. of Mission, Cleo Ramon of Mission and Gloria Femat of Mission; and 20 grandchildren and 25 great-grandchildren.
She was also preceded in death by her son, Leopoldo Ramirez Sr.
A funeral mass was held on March 29 at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church in Mission. Burial followed at Rio Grande Valley State Veterans Cemetery in Mission.