MARIA REBECA ACEVEDO, 88, of Paris, passed from this life at her residence on Saturday September 11, 2010. A Mass of Christian Burial will be conducted by Starrett Funeral Home at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday September 14, 2010 at Our Lady of Victory Catholic Church with Rev. Fr. James Rowland and Rev. Fr. Joseph Lobaton as celebrants. Interment will follow in the Union Grove Cemetery.
A vigil service and visitation will be held at 7:00 p.m. Monday September 13, 2010 at Starrett Funeral Home.
Maria was born February 25, 1922 in McAllen, a daughter of Santiago and Genovea Galvan Barrera. She was a homemaker and a member of Our Lady of Victory Catholic Church.
She married Ezequiel Acevedo on December 19, 1941 in Edinburg. He preceded her in death on February 4, 2002. In addition to her husband she was preceded in death by a daughter, Juanita Graham; a son, Ezequiel Acevedo, Jr.; and by two brothers and one sister.
Maria is survived by four sons, Edward Acevedo, of McAllen, Jesse Acevedo, of Justin, David Acevedo, of Bells and Lee Acevedo, of Paris; three daughters, Mary Smith, of Paris, Linda Ortega, of Amarillo and Gloria Tibbs, of Paris; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren; two brothers, Reynaldo Barrera, of McAllen and Oscar Barrera, of Spur; and two sisters, Ernestina Guarjardo, of Arlington and Amelia Garcia, of Chicago, Illinois.