Esmeralda "Essie" Zavala, 49, passed away on Thursday, Oct. 21, 2010.

She was born on Feb. 15, 1961 in Alice to Patrocino and Herminia Charles Villarreal.

She was an administrative clerk for CHRISTUS-Spohn Hospital Shoreline and was a member of St. James Catholic Church and Bay Area Fellowship.

She is survived by her husband, Juan Zavala of Driscoll; her children, Yvonne M. Zavala, Ymelda A. Zavala, both of Kingsville, Feliz Valadez of Forrest City, Ark., and Michelle Valadez of Corpus Christi; her mother, Herminia Charles of Alice; her brother, Santiago Soliz of Alice; her sister, Dalia Vanscile of George West; and numerous other relatives and friends.

A prayer service was recited at 7 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 24, 2010 at Ramon Funeral Home Chapel in Robstown.

The Funeral Mass was celebrated at 10 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 25, 2010 at St. Anthony's Catholic Church in Robstown.

Burial followed at De La Luz Cemetery in Driscoll.

Ramon Funeral Home Inc.