Maria Villarreal Hernandez

Dec. 6, 1930 –

Jan. 1, 2014

Maria Villareal Hernandez, 83, of Waxahachie passed away Jan. 1, 2014 after a lengthy illness, at the home of her daughter, surrounded by family and friends. She was born Dec. 6, 1930 in Richland to Jesus and Beatriz (Villasenor) Villarreal. She married Ismael A. Hernandez in 1949 in Corsicana. They moved to San Antonio and lived there for the next 60 years. From this marriage they raised four children. She loved to travel. Maria took everyone under her “wing” and was a grandma and aunt to them all.

Survivors include her loving husband of 64 years, Ismael A. Hernandez; three sons, Retired SFC. Roberto V. Hernandez and wife, Ester of Pleasanton, Texas, Retired Sgt. Tomas V. Hernandez of Lancaster, and Ismael V. Hernandez and wife Annette of San Antonio; one daughter, Cynthia Herrera and husband, Cruz of Waxahachie; 11 grandchildren, two step-granddaughters; 11 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Ester Regalado and Rachel Morales of Waxahachie; one brother, Melton Lozano of San Antonio and several nieces and nephews.

Maria was preceded in death by her parents, Jesus and Beatriz Villarreal; six brothers, three sisters and one great-granddaughter.

Visitation for family and friends will be held from 6-8 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 4, 2014 in the chapel of the Boze-Mitchell-McKibbin Funeral Home.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014 in the chapel of the Boze-Mitchell-McKibbin Funeral Home with the Rev. George Solis and the Rev. Herman Martinez officiating. Interment will follow at the Waxahachie City Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Roberto V. Hernandez, Jr., Raul H. Gonzales, III, Cruz Herrera, Jr., Aaron Herrera, Nathan Zamora and Chris Leal.

To view an obituary or sign the guest book, visit Arrangements are under the direction of the Boze-Mitchell-McKibbin Funeral Home, 511 West Main St. in Waxahachie, 972-937-2211.