Ramona (Barajas) Benavidez, 86, of Beeville, died Friday, Sept. 11, 2015. Mrs. Benavidez was born March 1, 1929, in Mexico to Justa Clara Contreras and Cebero Barajas. She married Mariano Benavidez in Laredo in 1954, and was a home provider and a Seventh Day Adventist. She enjoyed her flower garden, crocheting, sewing (pillows) and ministering to others. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; grandchild, Moses Martinez; and several brothers and sisters. Survivors include eight children, Rosa Maria Baldwin, Mariano (Belinda) Benavidez Jr., Carlos (Laura) Benavidez, Sara Alicia (David) Guerra, Gerardo C. "Jerry" Benavidez, Cristina (Charles) Benavidez, Nohemi Benavidez and Eva B. (Leopoldo) Silvas; grandchildren, Melissa Anne, Lisa Renee, John Paul, Tina Louise, Emily D'Ann, Marcus Mariano, Melanie Faith, Pedro, Danny, Dan Dan, Georgie, Larisa, Priscilla, Joe Jr., Isaac, Rebekah, Crystal Star, Angelica Marie, Jerry Jr., Rebecca, Rachel, Joshua, Marisa, Elizabeth, Victoria, Horacio III, Miah Lian and Olivia Mae; 32 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. Visitation was held Monday, Sept. 14, from 4 to 9 p.m. at Angelus Funeral Home with a prayer service that evening at 7 o'clock. A chapel service was conducted there Tuesday, Sept. 15, at 1 p.m. with Rev. Tim Henson officiating. Burial followed in Beeville Memorial Park. Pallbearers were Mariano Benavidez, Leo Silvas Jr., Marcus M. Benavidez, Gerardo C. Benavidez Jr., Isaac Martinez and Horacio Guerra III. Honorary pallbearers were Carlos Benavidez and Gerardo C. Benavidez. Angelus Funeral Home
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