Roberto "La Changa" Ornelas entered eternal rest on Wednesday, Dec. 17, at the Edinburg Regional Medical Center at the age of 64 years. He was born on April 17, 1944, to Arnulfo and Manuela Ornelas in Edinburg.
He was a life long resident of Edinburg, and will be dearly missed by his family and friends, and those who came to know hime.
He is preceded in death by his brother, Pedro; and grandson, Josue Noel Almendarez.
He is survived by his children; Raquel Almendarez, Maria Rodriguez, Delia Casanova, Esmeralda Rodriguez, Jose Roberto Ornelas, and Gilberto Ornelas; two sisters, Guadalupe and San Juana; four brothers, Arnulfo, Rogelio, Antonio, and Manuel; 17 grandchildren and two great grandchildren.
Visitation will be on Saturday, Dec. 20, from 3 to 9 p.m. with a rosary at 7 p.m. and Sunday, Dec. 21, from 5 to 9 with a rosary at 7 p.m. Funeral services will be on Monday, Dec. 22, at 10 a.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Cremation to follow at a later time. Funeral arrangements and services are being directed by the Gonzalez Family Funeral Home, LLC of Edinburg.