EDINBURG – Alberto Vela, 89, went home to our Lord Monday, March 26, 2018, at his residence in Edinburg. Mr. Vela was born in La Grulla, TX and lived in Edinburg most of his life. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army serving during the Korean War. He is preceded in death by his parents, Dionicio and Sara Vela; two brothers, Ramon Vela, Guadalupe “Lupe” Vela; two sisters, Olivia Ramirez and Lucy Rodriguez. Mr. Vela is survived by his loving wife, Maria Alicia Vela of Edinburg; a daughter, Sylvia Vela of Edinburg; four sisters, Ninfa Ramirez of McAllen, Socorro Reyna of Freeport, TX, Jesusa Cerda of Coppell, TX, Zulema Salinas of Mission; and numerous nieces and nephews. Visitation will be held from 5 to 9 p.m., with a 7 p.m. prayer service Wednesday, March 28, 2018, at Memorial Funeral Home, 208 E. Canton in Edinburg. Funeral service will take place at 12 p.m. Thursday, March 29, 2018, at Memorial Funeral Home Chapel in Edinburg. Interment will follow at Rio Grande Valley State Veterans Cemetery in Mission. Special thanks to Freedom Healthcare Inc. and staff, and the VA in McAllen. Funeral services are under the direction of Memorial Funeral Home in Edinburg.