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Esmeralda Maria Ramos

January 3, 1941 — April 1, 2023

Esmeralda Maria Ramos passed away peacefully April 1, 2023 in Brownsville, Texas.  She was born to the late Cleto Ortega Sr. and Victoria Ortega on January 3, 1941 in Lozano, Texas.

Esmeralda worked in the fields picking cotton to provide for her family. She was of the Catholic faith and a member of St. Vincent de Paul Mission in Lozano, Texas.

In her leisure time, Esmeralda enjoyed cooking tamales, pan de campo and all her delicious foods. She also enjoyed gardening.

She was preceded in death by her parents Cleto and Victoria Ortega; husband, Juan Ramos; and brothers, Cleto Ortega Jr, Luis Ortega, Pedro Ortega, Thomas Ortega, Lazaro Ortega, Raul Ortega and Amadeo Ortega.

Left to cherish Esmeralda’s memory are her children Olga Lydia Ramos (Ramiro Ramirez) and Juan Ramos, Jr.; her grandchildren Priscilla Sandoval, Kimberly Marie Wiley and Tracey Ramirez; and her great grandchildren Mason Sandoval, Amber Jo Martinez, Damian Rey Wiley and Nova Marie Wiley.

Special thanks to Nuevo Destino (Providing Services).

The Ramos family will receive relatives and friends on Wednesday, April 5, 2023 from 1:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at Buck Ashcraft San Benito Funeral Home.  A recitation of the Holy Rosary will begin at 7 o’clock on Wednesday evening. A funeral liturgy will be celebrated Thursday, April 6, 2023 at 2:00 p.m. in the funeral home chapel.  Interment will follow at Anaquitas Cemetery in Rio Hondo, Texas.

Honored to serve as pallbearers are Joseph Martinez, Edward Sosa, Juan Ybarra, Eddie Ortega, Sonny Ramos, Manuel Caraveo, Rene Ortega, and Indalecio Ortega.   Ernie Puente, Ramiro Ramos, Lalo Ramos and Daniel Ortega will serve as honorary pallbearers.

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Service Schedule

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Visitation

Wednesday, April 5, 2023

1:00 - 9:00 pm (Central time)

Buck Ashcraft San Benito Funeral Home

1400 West Business 77, San Benito, TX 78586

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Recitation of the Holy Rosary

Wednesday, April 5, 2023

Starts at 7:00 pm (Central time)

Buck Ashcraft San Benito Funeral Home

1400 West Business 77, San Benito, TX 78586

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Funeral Liturgy

Thursday, April 6, 2023

Starts at 2:00 pm (Central time)

Buck Ashcraft San Benito Funeral Home

1400 West Business 77, San Benito, TX 78586

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