Weslaco - Maria Luisa M. Lozano, passed into the arms of Jesus surrounded by four generations of her loving family on Monday, June 27, 2022 at the age of 97. She was born on Tuesday, August 19, 1924 to Cleofas Mendoza and Paula Reyes at Toluca Ranch in the Rio Grande Valley of Texas. She was
the eldest of their twelve children.
She is preceded in death by her parents, †Cleofas and †Paula Reyes; her husband †Leoncio Lozano Sr.; her youngest son †Rojelio “Roy” (Rosie)
Lozano; her eldest daughter †Cristina (Daniel) Campos; her infant daughter Lucia Lozano; and her sisters; †Enriqueta Mendoza and †Odilia
She is survived by her sons Francisco (Maggie) Vasquez Sr. of Weslaco, Leoncio (Gloria) Lozano of Driscoll, and Pete (Nelda) Lozano Sr. of
McAllen; her daughters Maria (Francisco) Garza of Lewisville, Petra Ramos of Weslaco who was her care taker till her passing; her daughters-
in-law Rosalinda Reyna of McAllen and Rosalinda Martinez of Pleasanton; 29 Grandchildren; 60 Great-Grandchildren 15 Great-Great-Grandchildren;
She is also survived by her sisters Esperanza Hernandez, Cristina Perez and Francisca Cavazos.
We would like to express our gratitude to Selah Hospice Care and Dr. Peñalo and staff, and Dr. Ghaddar and staff. A special thank you to Petra
Ramos, her daughter, for her dedication and patience in caring for her mother until her passing.
Wela Luisa, as she was affectionately known to many was a kind and loving woman with a heart of gold. She had a capacity to love and care for
her family and all their in-laws and friends with genuine affection and good old-fashioned cooking. You could always count on fresh home-made flour
tortillas and refried beans at Wela’s! Her tamales and menudo were legendary, you never left her home hungry! She fed your body and your
spirit! She loved genuinely and whole-heartedly; she was small in stature but she had a giant heart!
She leaves a beautiful legacy of love and service for us to emulate. She taught us patience and compassion by example. She was truly a good
and faithful servant who now has gone to her reward in heaven.
“I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.
Now there is in store for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord,
the righteous Judge will award me on that day – and not only to me, but
also to all who have longed for his appearing”.
2 Timothy 4:7-8
Services will be held at Hawkins Funeral Home in Weslaco with a viewing on Wednesday July 6th from 11am- 2pm for family followed by the public at 2pm with a Rosary at 6pm. Thursday July 7th viewing at 9am-8pm with a Rosary at 6pm. Friday July 8th at 8am viewing followed by mass at San Martin de Porres in Weslaco at 10am followed by Burial at Highland Memorial Park at 11am.
Serving as Pallbearers will be: Jacob Anthony Arroyo, Jesse Ramos Jr., Paul Justin Abeldaño, Frank Vasquez Jr. Peter
Lozano, Reynaldo Ramos.