McAllen - Mrs. Maria H. Villicana, 98, entered into eternal rest on Monday, February 25, 2019 at Doctors Hospital at Renaissance in Edinburg. Maria was born on August 3, 1920 in Michoacán, Mexico to Bernardino and Sosima (Diaz) Hernandez. She was a resident of McAllen for more than 35 years and often attended Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church. Maria was a strong believer in God. She enjoyed music and playing bingo and especially enjoyed spending time with her family. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband: Rafael Villicana and several siblings.
Left to cherish her memory are her nine children: Roselia Villicana Hernandez, Luz Villicana Hernandez, Jesus Villicana Hernandez, Celia Villicana Hernandez, Marcelina Villicana Hernandez, Antonia Villicana Hernandez Cortez, Rafael Villicana Hernandez, Irma Villicana Hernandez and Luis Villicana Hernandez; 56 grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be held on Thursday, February 28, 2019 at Rivera Funeral Home, 1901 Pecan Blvd. from 3:00 pm to 9:00 pm with the recital of the Holy Rosary to begin at 7:00 pm. A Celebration of Life Service will be held on Friday, March 1, 2019 at 1:30 pm at Rivera Funeral Home of McAllen. Interment will follow at Valley Memorial Gardens in Mission. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Rivera Funeral Home of McAllen. www.riverafuneralhomes.net