Maria Socorro Sanchez Ovalle, 102, of Seadrift, went to her heavenly home Saturday, Oct. 23, 2021. She was born Oct. 11, 1919, in San Felipe, Guanajuato, Mexico, to the late Jesus T. and Josefa R. Sanchez.

She was a beloved mother and grandmother, and an ever-faithful Christian woman who loved the Lord, her family and church. She was a devout Catholic and a member of St. Patrick Catholic Church.

She is survived by her daughters: San Juanita Benavides, of Port Lavaca, Francisca Rios, of Seadrift, Rosa Esquivel (Luis), of Plano, Mercedez Garza, of Seadrift, Dolores Rodriguez (Joe), of Port Lavaca, Maria Socorro Rodriguez (Tony), of Port Lavaca, and Rebecca Ovalle, of Port Lavaca; sons: Jesus Ovalle (Herlinda), of Seadrift, Juan Manuel Ovalle, of Corpus Christi, Daniel Antonio Ovalle (Mary), of Point Comfort, and Jose Ramon Ovalle, of Bay City. She has 45 grandchildren, 112 great-grandchildren, and 113 great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Fernando M. Ovalle; daughters, Elvira Carabajal and Josephina Ovalle; son, Fernando Ovalle Jr.; sister, Juanita Ayala and brothers, Salvador Sanchez and Jesus Sanchez.

Visitation will begin from 5-8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 27, with a Rosary recited at 6 p.m. at Angel Lucy’s Funeral Home in Port Lavaca. Visitation will continue at 10 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 28, with a funeral Mass celebrated at 11 a.m. at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Seadrift. Burial will follow at Seadrift Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Paul Ray Benavides, Leonardo Flores Jr., Juan Manuel Rios Jr., Jose Luis Esquivel, Pablo Garza Jr., Fernando Ray Ovalle, Jesus Ovalle Jr., Martin Estrada, Juan Manual Ovalle Jr. and Jose Ramon Ovalle III.

Under the direction of Angel Lucy’s Funeral Home in Port Lavaca, 361-575-3212.

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