Mauricio "Morris" Serna, 35, died Thursday, Dec. 25, 2008.

He was born in Alice to Robert and Janie De La Rosa Serna Jr. on Aug. 26, 1973.

He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Robert Serna; his aunts, Mary S. Ybarra, Frances Serna and Delia Guevara; and his uncle, Estevan Serna.

Survivors include his parents; Robert and Janie Serna Jr. of Banquete; two brothers, Robert Serna III, Gabriel (Lisa) Serna, both of Banquete; two nephews, Gabriel "Bull" Serna and Alex Serna, both of Banquete; his great-nephew, Kobe Serna of Banquete; his grandmothers, Ester Serna of Banquete, and Margarita Rodriguez of Robstown; his closest friends, Norman Ramirez, Arnulfo Martinez and Tino Salinas; and numerous aunts, uncles, other relatives and friends.

A Rosary was recited at 7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 27 and 28, in the Ramon Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral Mass was celebrated at 10 a.m. Monday, Dec. 29 at St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church in Banquete. Interment followed at Banquete Cemetery in Banquete.

Pallbearers were Armando Serna, Raul Serna, Steve Serna Jr., Mikey Serna, Jose Perez, Tommy Ybarra Jr., Marty Lopez, Norman Ramirez, Tino Salinas Jr. and Arnulfo Martinez.

Ramon Funeral Home Inc.