PROGRESO, TX – Maria E. Mendez, 66, died Sunday, December 4, 2016, in Odessa, TX.

Born in Progreso, TX, Ms. Mendez had lived there all of her life.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Benito and Guadalupe Mendez.

Ms. Mendez is survived by a son, Michael Mendez of Edinburg; two grandsons, Michael Mendez and Dillon Mendez; a sister, Juanita Castillo of Weslaco; a brother, Pedro Torres of McAllen; and numerous nieces and nephews.

A prayer service was held Thursday, December 8, 2016, at Memorial Funeral Home in Edinburg.  Funeral service will take place at 11:30 a.m. today, December 9, 2016, at Memoria Funeral Home Chapel.  Interment will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Park in Edinburg.

Funeral services are under the direction of Memorial Funeral Home in Edinburg.