Carmel Longoria,75, of Eagle Lake, passed away Saturday May 7 in Columbus surrounded by her loving family.
Carmel is survived by her daughter Connie Longoria; grandchildren Kali Longoria, Siriah, Ivonne, and Aubree Rodriguez; great grandchildren Autumn and Noah Miller; sister Maria Perez and brothers Bruno and Raymond Leal.
Carmel was born Sept. 13, 1946 to Jesus and Aurelia Leal. She was the sixth of seven children. Carmel married Pedro Longoria Feb. 4, 1967, and together they had two beautiful daughters.
Carmel was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother. She enjoyed the outdoors, garden ing, cooking and being around family. She took great pride in caring for others. Carmel was considered a mom to many people besides her own children. She was kind, giving and understanding. She was the rock that held our family together.
Carmel was a devout Catholic, seen in church every Sunday. She also helped with CCD classes and was a member of The Catholic Daughters.
Her kind and fiery spirit will truly be missed. Carmel was preceded in death by her parents, husband, daughter Elizabeth Longoria, sister Antonia Rivera, and brothers Jesus and Juan Leal.
Visitation was Friday, May 13 at Wharton Funeral Home with a Rosary recited that evening. The Funeral Mass was celebrated Saturday, May 14 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Nada at 10 a.m. with Father Peter Yeboah-Amanfo officiating. A Rite of Burial and Committal followed at St Mary’s Cemetery in Nada.
Funeral services were under the direction of Wharton Funeral Home.
Condolences may be left at whartonfuneralhome.com.