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Jesus R. Perales

March 8, 1940 — February 2, 2021

Jesus R. Perales, 80, peacefully passed at home surrounded by his family on Tuesday, February 2, 2021.  He was born March 8, 1940 in Port Isabel, Texas to Eulalio and Cruz R. Perales.

Mr. Perales is preceded in death by his daughter, Socorro Perales; his parents, Eulalio and Cruz R. Perales; brothers, Jose Perales, Blas Perales, Francisco and Juan Perales; sisters, Eulalia Garcia, Ventura Atkinson, and Cruz Atkinson.

Left to cherish his memory is his wife Guadalupe G. Perales; children, Roger (Martha) Perales, Imelda (David) Zuniga; grandchildren, Gavin Perales, Priscilla Perales, Julio Guerra, Mia Zuniga, Karina Zuniga, Izabella Zuniga, and Victoria Zuniga; sisters, Pomposa Garza, Margarita Landeros, María Cortez; and, numerous nieces and nephews.

The Perales family will receive friends and relatives on Thursday, February 4, 2021 from 2:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Buck Ashcraft Funeral Home.  A Recitation of the Holy Rosary will begin at 7 o’clock on Thursday evening.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, February 5, 2021 at 2:00 p.m. at St. Helen’s Catholic Church in Rio Hondo, Texas. Entombment will follow at Mont Meta Memorial Park Chapel of Peace.

Honored to serve as pallbearers are Roger Perales, David Zuniga, Julio Guerra, Osiel Canales, Angel Castro and Jim Sojak.  Honorary pallbearer will be Gavin Perales.

Special thanks to Dr. Danilo Asase, Dr. Julio Savinon, Dr. Eddie Berges, Greater Valley Hospice and to everyone for your prayers.

The Perales family requests that, in lieu of flowers, memorial donations in honor of Jesus R. Perales be made to the American Cancer Society online: www.donate3.cancer.org or by mail at: American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22478, Oklahoma City, OK 73123.

Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Buck Ashcraft Funeral Home, 1400 W. Business 77, San Benito, Texas 78586. www.sanbenitofuneralhome.com  956.291.4644

All guests must wear a facial covering and practice social distancing while visiting the funeral home.

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Service Schedule

Past Services

Visitation

Thursday, February 4, 2021

2:00 - 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

Thursday, February 4, 2021

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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Mass of Christian Burial

Friday, February 5, 2021

Starts at 2:00 pm (Central time)

St. Helen's Catholic Church

228 Huisache Avenue, Rio Hondo, TX 78583

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Entombment following the Mass

Friday, February 5, 2021

Mont Meta Chapel of Peace

26170 Texas 345, San Benito, TX 78586

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