Emma Leal Paree, age 86, entered into eternal rest on Sunday, March 11, 2018 in Kingsville, Texas.
She was born in Bishop, Texas on November 22, 1931 to Eloisa and Antonio Leal.
Emma was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister, and friend who will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved her.
She was a retired florist in Bishop. She enjoyed cooking and spending time with her family.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband of 57 years, Eugene G. Paree; a son-in-law, Benito R. Gonzales and two brothers and three sisters.
Emma is survived by seven children, Lucy Gonzales of Bishop, Albert (Irene) Paree of Houston, Eugene Paree, Jr. of Kingsville, Arnoldo (Veronica) Paree of Brownsville, Gilbert Ray Sr. (Ermelinda) Paree of Corpus Christi, Thomas Anthony Paree of Bishop, and Christina (Raymond) Gonzalez of Houston; nineteen grandchildren as well as numerous great-grandchildren and great-great grandchildren; four brothers, Frank Torres of Victoria, Oscar Torres of Sugar Land, Alfredo Torres and Juan Torres of Corpus Christi; five sisters, Elena Trevino, Maria Pruneda and Grace Ramos of Corpus Christi, Elisa Garza of Bishop, and Lupita Rodriguez of La Porte, Texas as well as numerous nieces, nephews and extended family.
Visitation will begin at 6:00 p.m. with Holy Rosary to be recited at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 15, 2018 at St. James Catholic Church in Bishop, Texas.
Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, March 16, 2018 at St. James Catholic Church. Interment will follow at St. James Catholic Cemetery in Bishop, Texas.
Arrangements are entrusted to Holmgreen Mortuary, 2061 E. Main St., Alice, Texas.
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