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Lilia E. Gonzalez

December 31, 1954 — April 24, 2023

Lilia E. Gonzalez, 68, of San Benito, Texas passed away Monday, April 24, 2023.  Lilia was a loving mother, wife and fulltime homemaker.

She is preceded in death by her husband of 36 years, Leonel M. Gonzalez and her father Juan Escobedo.

Left to treasure Lilia’s memory are her children Eusebia (Pedro) Zavala, Margarita (Francisco) Garcia, Minerva Gonzalez (Juan Medrano), Leonel (Lizette) Gonzalez, Jr., Rosario Gonzalez (Angel Trevino), Lilia (Leonard) Machuca, and Destanie N. Medrano; her grandchildren Peter, Leonel and Greg Zavala, Francisco Jr. and Fabian Garcia, Juan, Angel, Jose D. and Andrew Medrano, Leia Gonzalez, Angel Jr., Allen, Aiden, Amber and Allie Trevino, Leonard Jr. and Leandra Machuca,  and Leonardo Rocha Jr.; and 3 great grandchildren.

Special thanks to the Harlingen Medical Center – ICU staff and Solara Hospital-Harlingen for their kindness and care of Lilia.

Lilia’s family will receive relatives and friends on Friday, April 28, 2023 from 2:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at Buck Ashcraft San Benito Funeral Home. A recitation of the Holy Rosary will begin Friday evening at 7:00 p.m. A funeral liturgy will take place Saturday, April 29, 2023 at 12:00 p.m. in the funeral home chapel. Following the service, Lilia will be laid to rest at Mont Meta Memorial Park.

Honored to serve as pallbearers are Francisco Garcia Jr., Fabian Garcia, Juan Medrano III, Angel Medrano, Jose Daniel Medrano, Andrew Medrano, Angel Trevino Jr., Leonard Machuca Jr., Pedro Zavala, Francisco Garcia, Juan Medrano, Angel Trevino, Leonard Machuca, and Gilberto Garcia Jr.  Honorary pallbearers: Leonel Gonzalez Jr. and Leonardo Rocha Jr.

Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Buck Ashcraft San Benito Funeral Home, 1400 W. Business 77, San Benito, Texas 78586.  www.sanbenitofuneralhome.com 956.361.9192.

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Visitation

Friday, April 28, 2023

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

Friday, April 28, 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

Saturday, April 29, 2023

Starts at 12:00 pm (Central time)

Buck Ashcraft San Benito Funeral Home

1400 West Business 77, San Benito, TX 78586

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Interment following service

Saturday, April 29, 2023

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