Maria C. Salinas, 54, was born in Raymondville, Texas on December 20, 1966 to Rosa Cruz Torres. She is survived by her husband, Ernesto D. Salinas, Jr., of 24 years; her children, Christina (Ian) Wilkes of Abernathy, Ernesto D. Salinas, III, (Nicole) of Lubbock, Adreeyana Salinas, Kazzy Salinas and Roxxy Salinas; grandchildren Cade and Clara Wilkes. She is also survived by her mother, Rosa Torres, her siblings, Cruz Hooper (Anel), Lisa Mejia, Wenceslau (Tiny) Cruz and Willie (Orlando) Salinas.
Maria went to heaven on Sunday, September 26, 2021. She was a devoted wife and a beautiful and loving mother who adored her children and grandchildren. Maria was a caregiver for the elderly for 31 years. She was also a devoted and loving foster parent for 5 years. She loved to collect metal yard art and spend time in her garden. She also loved rooting for her favorite football teams, the Texas Longhorns and the Philadelphia Eagles.
She was preceded in death by her dad, Jorge Torres; her grandchild, Baby Salinas and her sister, Margaret Carrizales.
A visitation for Maria will be held on Friday, October 1, 2021 from 2-8pm at Combest Family Memorial Chapel. Celebration of Life Service will be held on Saturday, October 2, 2021 at 10am at Combest Family Memorial Chapel with interment to follow at Peaceful Gardens Memorial Park.
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