Maria Elvira Gonzalez of Mannsville, passed away on July 3, 2019, at the age of 78. 

She was born on July 20, 1940, to Jose Maria and Virginia (Reyes) Silva in Brownsville, Texas. She married Jesus Pena Gonzalez, Jr. on Feb. 28, 1955, in Hidalgo, Texas. Maria was an active member of Holy Family Episcopal Church. 

Maria is survived by her daughters, Rosa Slough of Dickson, Sylvia Gonzalez of Mannsville, Esmeralda Delgado of McKinney, Texas, and Carmelita Boldon of Pilot Point, Texas; sons, Ernest Gonzalez of Mannsville, Eliasar Gonzalez of Searcy, Ark., Jesus Gonzalez of Celina, Texas, and Lupe Gonzalez of Bonham, Texas; 18 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren; and numerous other loving family and friends. 

She was preceded in death by her husband, Jesus Pena Gonzalez, Jr.; daughter, Rosalinda Young; granddaughter, Cherry Delgado; and parents, Jose and Virginia Silva. 

A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m., Thursday, July 11, 2019, at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home Chapel, 2525 Central Expressway North, Allen, Texas. Interment will follow at Cottage Hill Cemetery in Celina, Texas. The family will receive friends during a rosary service on Wednesday evening at 7 p.m. at the funeral home. 

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