Maria De Jesus Garza Zapata, 80, died on Tuesday, May 5, 2009.

She was born on April 19, 1929 in Violet to Juan and Tomasita Garza.

She was a Catholic and a homemaker.

She was preceded in death by her parents, and her two brothers, Felix Garza and Mike Garza.

She is survived by her husband of 50 years, Raul Zapata of Corpus Christi; two sisters, Leandra Galindo of Corpus Christi, and Lillie Garza of Tahuca; and numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

A Rosary was recited at 7 p.m. Friday, May 8, in the Ramon Funeral Home Chapel.

Funeral Mass was celebrated at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 9, at St. Anthony's Catholic Church in Robstown.

Interment followed at Memorial Park Cemetery.

Ramon Funeral Home Inc.