Maria de Jesus Rodriguez Fuentes, 81, passed away on May 1, 2011. She was born on Aug. 6, 1929 in Amarillo to Jose and Maria Delgado Rodriguez. She was a homemaker and was a resident of Robstown but had lived in Minnesota for 17 years of her life.

She was preceded in death by her daughters, Maria Lydia Rodriguez and Anna Maria Torres.

She is survived by her children, Teresa (Martin Jr.) Naranjo, Angelita (Juan) Naranjo, Celestino (Oralia) Fuentes, all of Corpus Christi, Rosalinda (David) Martinez of Shakopee, Minn., Delma (Carl) Long of Houston, Jose Francisco (Maribel) Fuentes of Fairbault, Minn., Hermelinda Cardona, Maria Alfaro, both of Austin, Guadalupe (Angie) Rodriguez of Robstown, and Jose Maria "Chema" Rodriguez of Austin, Minn.; five grandchildren whom she raised, Martina (Fidencio) Arispe, Amy (Manuel) Zamudio, both of Rocksprings, Nancy (Rudy) Cantu of Robstown, Rosa Maria (Jose) Chavez and Melissa Torres, both of Mesquite; brothers and sisters, Trinidad Molina of Robstown, Manuel Rodriguez and Francisco Rodriguez, both of Corpus Christi; 42 grandchildren, 10 step-grandchildren, 76 great-grandchildren, 10 great-great-grandchildren and numerous other relatives and friends.

A Rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, May 4, 2011 and Thursday, May 5, 2011 at Ramon Funeral Home Chapel in Robstown. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. at St. Anthony's Catholic Church in Robstown. Burial will follow at St. Anthony's Cemetery in Robstown.

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